Colonial Toyota will remain open for service during state quarantine order

How can I get an oil change/car repair during the quarantine in Milford, CT?

Effective March 23, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont instituted the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” executive order designed to stem the spread of COVID-19. As a result, all businesses not meeting the state’s definition of essential have been forced to shut down or, at least find compliant ways to keep serving its customers. Colonial Toyota has been affected by the governor’s order and we have closed our showroom to the public. However, the hard-working professionals in the Colonial Toyota Service Department are allowed to keep helping people keep their vehicles in good working order. If you’re wondering, ‘How can I get an oil change/car repair during the quarantine in Milford, CT,” we are here to help. Let’s take a look at a few things you need to know. Read the rest of this entry >>

A close up photo of a 2020 Toyota Camry Nightshade Edition.

Learn about some 2020 Toyota models without leaving the safety of your house

Toyota Vehicles Versus Their Top Competition

Toyota is routinely at the forefront of the automotive industry. Our manufacturing partner led the way in developing and deploying hybrid technology that has helped prevent untold tons of pollutants from being released in the atmosphere. Additionally, Toyota was years ahead of the industry when it came to including active safety systems as standard equipment across its entire lineup. However, that hasn’t stopped the rest of the industry from trying to catch up. These videos show Toyota vehicles versus their top competition in a very compelling manner. It should come as no real surprise that there isn’t a bad choice to be made among the vehicles available for sale or lease at the Colonial Toyota showroom. Give these materials a look and let us know if you’d like to learn more about these exciting Toyota cars and SUVs with the help of a Colonial Toyota product expert. Read the rest of this entry >>

A close up photo of the badge used by the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE with all-wheel-drive.

We’re expecting the newest member of the Highlander family to be incredible

How is the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE different?

The modern automotive industry moves faster with every passing model year. It’s become almost an accepted fact that Toyota is going to be on the cutting edge of this progress. Our manufacturing partner is rolling out a new athletically themed trim grade for one of its popular and recently designed crossover SUVs. So, how is the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE different? When the newest member of the Highlander is delivered to dealership showrooms like Colonial Toyota, it will feature several exclusive style differences, sportier suspension and the same nearly unbeatable capability. Obviously, our team is very excited for this incredible new Highlander variant to arrive. Toyota has released a few details about the 2020 Highlander XSE. Let’s see what we can expect. Read the rest of this entry >>

A front left quarter photo of the 2020 Toyota Camry with all-wheel-drive on a snow-covered road.

We’re getting closer to the arrival of a new Camry model every day

When can I buy the 2020 Toyota Camry with AWD in Milford, CT?

Every day that we mark off the calendar means we’re another day closer to a 2020 Toyota Camry with all-wheel-drive arriving at the Colonial Toyota showroom. People regularly contact our product experts to ask, ‘When can I buy the 2020 Toyota Camry with AWD?’ Unfortunately, we still don’t have an exact date for this version of the popular sedan’s delivery. However, the automaker has made a few more pieces of information available like the special model’s performance specs and fuel economy scores. We’ve also found a few new photos that we thought you would like to take a look at. Our team was quick to dig into this newly available information; let’s see what they found. Read the rest of this entry >>

A close up photo of the new grille used on a new Toyota truck.

End your February with some exclusive photos from the Chicago Auto Show

New Toyota photos from the 2020 Chicago Auto Show

For the last couple of years, we’ve been lucky to have a Colonial Toyota representative visit the annual Chicago Auto Show. This is beneficial to you as a potential customer because this is the auto show where Toyota tends to break a lot of news about future models coming to the lineup. We mistakenly gave away a few of our new Toyota photos from the 2020 Chicago Auto Show in a previous blog post when we profiled the new Trail special edition vehicles. However, there was more to see in the Windy City this year and our team thought that you would like to see them. Our correspondent was able to snap a few photos of the all-new 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime and the new Nightshade vehicles. If you like what you see, make an appointment today to start the pre-ordering process. Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the three Toyota Trail models near a pond.

New Toyota accessory options help owners get out on the ‘Trail’

What does the Toyota Trail Special Edition offer?

Toyota trucks are very popular with people who like to get outside and see what nature has to offer. The automaker has supported this kind of lifestyle with several models outfitted with Toyota Racing Development components. For the upcoming model year, Toyota is introducing a new accessory package to further hammer this idea home. So, what does the Toyota Trail Special Edition offer? The manufacturer is introducing three of its most rugged models with the Trail Edition gear including the 2021 versions of the Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra and Toyota 4Runner. These vehicles will be available at dealerships later this summer. Let’s take a look at what they will have to offer. Read the rest of this entry >>

A left profile photo of the 2020 Toyota Supra on the road.

The 2020 Supra features lots of performance and safety gear

Does the 2020 Toyota Supra have driver assistance systems?

When we talk about the Supra, we tend to focus on its on-track performance including things like its zero-to-60 mph time and overall top speed. But at the end of the day, the person behind the wheel is going to be driving their Supra to work or to the grocery store and not on a race track. So, does the 2020 Toyota Supra have driver assistance systems? Yes, it does. Our manufacturing partner has released a couple of videos that will help people understand the available systems of how the vehicle can help them avoid potentially dangerous situations. If you like what you’ve read about the Toyota Supra so far, make an appointment with us today by scheduling an appointment with one of our product experts. Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of several Toyota GR Supra models on a race track.

Toyota keeps surprises coming with the 2021 GR Supra family

Will the 2021 Toyota GR Supra have a new engine?

The Toyota Supra has barely been available at dealerships like Colonial Toyota for a year. So much testing and development went into the sports coupe’s design, that when the new model year kicked off, we didn’t expect there to be much in the way of changes. We were wrong; very, very wrong. So, will the 2021 Toyota GR Supra have a new engine? Yes, it will. Toyota will be introducing a new entry-level trim grade that will be powered by a high-output four-cylinder engine and it will feature a lighter gross weight. Let’s take a look at what we can expect to see when the 2021 GR Supra is available at the Colonial Toyota showroom in the near future. Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota touts new Nightshade models ahead of the next new model year

What comes with the new Toyota Nightshade Editions?

If you’ve been a regular reader of the Colonial Toyota Blog, you might have noticed we really get excited when our manufacturing partner steps outside the norm. They have already introduced several Nightshade-themed models, but since Toyota is on the cusp of introducing a new model year and they are leaning into it in a special way. So, what comes with the new Toyota Nightshade Editions? Previous Nightshade-equipped models were based on SE or equivalent trim grades. The new Nightshade versions of the Sequoia, Tacoma and Tundra will be based on the higher-end Limited trim grade of each model. Let’s take a look at what these up-fitted vehicles can offer customers. Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo from the set of the Toyota Super Bowl commercial.

Toyota saves the day with 2020 Highlander commercial

Who is driving the vehicle in the Toyota Super Bowl Ad?

There weren’t many people on the Colonial Toyota staff who had a team in this year’s Big Game. However, plenty of the product experts, service technicians and support staff had fun watching all of the commercials. The consensus favorite advertisement included the one from our manufacturing partner. However, a lot of people came into work on Monday asking, ‘Who is driving the vehicle in the Toyota Super Bowl ad?’ The actress behind the wheel of the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander is none other than Cobie Smulders. You may recognize her from the TV show, “How I Met Your Mother” where she played Robin. If you’re a fan of the Avengers’ movies, you may also recognize her from her role as Agent Maria Hill. Let’s take a closer look at the commercial and the 2020 Highlander. Read the rest of this entry >>