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Spring-ify Your Ride

get your car ready for summer

You always see blogs, articles and tips on “winterizing” your vehicle, but you hardly ever see any advice on how to get your car ready for the spring and summer. It is just as important to take some preventative and restorative steps after winter as it is before. Below are some tips and more importantly some coupons for you!

The tires and suspension on your car take a beating during the winter months. Between potholes (we don’t have those in Minnesota and Wisconsin do we?), ice, snow, snow banks, etc, it is important to check your tires and make…

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The 2020 Highlander LE Value story

400 × 200For decades, Toyota has used pretty standard and uniform nomenclature to designate trim levels of vehicles.  LE was the entry level or base level, XLE was the one with more of the goodies, and the Limited was the top of the line.

LE.  Basic.  Lacking in features.  Boy, I wish it had X, Y, and Z. 

Well, you can no longer say that about the LE.  Especially on the 2020 Toyota Highlander.  Let’s take a look at what this “basic” level gets you.
Let’s start on the exterior.  The lights are all LED:  headlights, taillights, and daytime running…

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Toyota’s Hybrid Battery Warranty is now 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.

400 × 104Toyota’s Hybrid Battery Warranty is now 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.

For all 2020 Model Year Hybrids, you now get more coverage. With many hybrid models to choose from, there is a Hybrid for just about everybody.

There will soon be more hybrids from which you can choose.

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Three More Reasons Why RAV4 is Such a Hot Seller

New Toyota RAV4Let’s take a look at three more reasons why so many people are opting in for the Toyota RAV4 as their new ride of choice.


1 – DEEP SPACE
With 60/40 split reclining fold-flat rear seats, RAV4 unlocks up to 69.8 cubic feet of cargo volume – RAV4 Hybrid included. Needless to say, that’s much more space than what’s available from sedans like Camry or Corolla. And with its spacious 98.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, RAV4 has plenty of room up front as well...
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Three Reasons Why RAV4 is Such a Hot Seller

Once upon a time, sedans like Camry and Corolla were the clear best-sellers across the Toyota dealership lineup. But as consumer tastes evolved, so did popularity for Toyota’s crossover offerings. It’s no wonder, then, that the Toyota RAV4 has become the highest-volume model, boasting annual sales in the hundreds of thousands. Let’s take a closer look at the latest generation RAV4 to find out why so many are opting for this compact…

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Why Does My Gas Mileage Stink in the Winter?

poor winter-gas-mileageAs if we really needed another reason to hate winter.

Those of us living in northern climes have already started to notice the seasonal decline in fuel economy, even with careful attention to sagging tire pressure (probably the best known effect of the mercury's slide).

Yet, despite diligent all-around maintenance and continued careful driving, cold weather fuel consumption can be dramatically worse than in warm temperatures.

How much worse?

Have a gander at these calculations for a hybrid at 60 MPH in varying ambient temperatures:

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Does Toyota Make an Electric Car?

All-Electric-Car-batteryWell, according to Gerald Killmann, Toyota's vice president of research and development for Europe, Toyota is able to make batteries for either 1,500,000 hybrid vehicles, or 28,000 All-Electric Vehicles (EVs). In addition, 1.5 million hybrid vehicles reduces carbon emissions by a third more than 28,000 EVs.

Toyota being a very environmentally-conscious company, has stayed the course with Hybrid vehicles in order to make the largest positive impact it can…

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Maplewood Toyota Celebrates Earth Day

Following in Toyota's footsteps, Maplewood Toyota is taking initiative to lessen our landfill output.

Toyota has long been a leader in the manufacturing community regarding their footprint and Maplewood Toyota will endeavor to do our part. We are connecting with BizRecycling, a St. Croix county resource for Recycling and Energy.  After a consultation, Maplewood Toyota is going to be taking steps outlined by BizRecycling to be much more environmentally respectful. In the coming months…

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Toyota Land Cruiser: Benchmark, Icon, Legend

The name Land Cruiser has been around since 1954, and is synonymous with off-road prowess.  The initials FJ make enthusiast's eyes get misty, and create a longing for a vehicle from long-ago.

The history and heritage of the Land Cruiser is irrefutable.  It was the first vehicle to climb the 6th stage of Mount Fuji.  The 40 series introduced in 1960, has become one of the most sought after and restored classic vehicles.  It…

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What is the Best Hybrid Car?

The people spoke – and Toyota listened. They did more than listen, they acted. The 2019 All-Wheel-Drive Prius Hybrid car is here!

Toyota Prius AWD is the most fuel efficient of Toyota vehicles and on its way to becoming a best hybrid car with a rating of 52 hwy, 48 city and 50 combined miles per gallon. 50 mpg AND All-Wheel Drive? You can’t beat that.

Toyota's all-new AWD-e system is a revolutionary magnet-less…

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