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Toyota Prius, Avalon and Highlander Make List of Edmunds Top Rated Vehicles

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“As we go on, we remember. All the times we, rode in a Highlander.”

Graduation season is almost upon us, which means we should prepare for lots of Green Day, sappy yearbook quotes and senior superlatives.  Edmunds.com is looking back fondly by announcing the best of the best with their Edmunds Top Rated Vehicles and 2014 Most Popular picks.

Whether it’s a turning point or a fork stuck in the road, you’ll be happy driving any of the 4 Toyota choices for Top Rated Vehicles:  the 2014 Toyota Prius, Avalon, Highlander and Sienna.  These picks are based on extensive driving by the Edmunds Testing Team after getting behind the wheel of almost every model on the market.  Making the honor roll by receiving an “A” is what earns an Edmunds Top Rated distinction.

In addition to the geeks and scholars, Edmunds also recognized 2013′s cool kids with their Most Popular Vehicles.  Popularity is based on the number of unique visitors that viewed inventory and research pages on Edmunds.com for a given vehicle.  As to be expected, there was some crossover (and crossovers) between the Top Rated and Most Popular selections.  Toyota was well-represented, with 7 segment winners.

  • RAV4:  Compact Crossover SUV
  • Tacoma:  Compact Truck
  • Avalon:  Large Car
  • Tundra:  Large Truck
  • Camry:  Midsize Car
  • Highlander:  Midsize Crossover SUV
  • Sienna:  Minivan

So whether you’re looking for a vehicle that’s bookish or one to take up to make out point, Sun Toyota has a car, truck or SUV that fits the mold.  Visit our dealership to find the Edmunds Top Rated or Most Popular Toyota that’s right for you!

2015 Toyota Camry Refreshes for Car Browsers

You don’t become the best-selling car in America by being complacent.  The Toyota Camry has been the industry leader for the past 12 years and the company is making sure that mark will continue by updating this country’s favorite midsize car with some significant changes.

Automotive writers and residents of the Big Apple got to see the 2015 Toyota Camry when it was unveiled on Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show.  What they observed was a striking redesign, with no exterior part carrying over except the roof.  It’s being described as more athletic, more aggressive and more impressive than ever.

“Customers today love the durability, quality and value that the Camry represents, but they are looking for a little more style, comfort and performance, and this 2015 Camry has all of the above,” said Toyota Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter.  “This is the new Camry, and it’s coming from the new Toyota.”

In addition to the changes outside, Camry aficionados will also notice some cabin upgrades.  Improvements include the incorporation of more refined materials, a roomier center console and a higher caliber gauge cluster.  You can also expect less interference from the outside, as the latest version sports 30 percent more insulation.  Two new sportier trims, Hybrid SE and XSE, will be available and the newest Camry will come in 10 colors.  Celestial Silver Metallic and Ruby Flare Pearl are additions to the paint selection.

Toyota expects the 2015 Toyota Camry to start selling (presumably like hotcakes) this fall at dealerships like your own local Toyota dealer near Tampa, Sun Toyota.  Although it’s the quietest Camry ever, we expect it to make some noise in the midsize market.

Driving a Used Toyota in Spring Hill? Learn About Our Buyback Event Now!

Driving a used Toyota in Spring Hill, and looking to upgrade?

Well, right now is your time to act at Sun Toyota, a Toyota dealer serving Spring Hill.  And it’s all thanks to the Buyback Program happening right now during our Go Green, Save Green sales event!

Sun Toyota takes our responsibility to the environment very seriously – that’s why we upgraded our facility to a new, state of the art, LEED-certified Green facility featuring solar power, recycled materials, and more. Plus, not only does our new Green dealership help save the planet – it helps save you money, and that’s never more true than right now at the Go Green, Save Green event.

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The state-of-the-art showroom here at Sun Toyota shows our commitment to superior customer experience.

Cash for your Trade-In: We’ll Buyback Your Used Toyota in Spring Hill

Sun Toyota Holiday is the only Toyota dealer serving Spring Hill to earn Edmunds.com’s 5 Star Dealer Award for three consecutive years — so when you trade in a car, you can have confidence you’re choosing the best possible Suncoast Toyota dealer option.

Right now during our Go Green, Save Green event, we’re offering cash for your trade, which you can then use to buy or lease a new 2014 Toyota with No Dealer Fee. Trade out of your used Toyota into one of our popular hybrid models — including the Toyota Prius and Toyota Camry Hybrid — to earn yourself more fuel efficiency and big savings, both in our showroom and at the pump.

So, if you’re driving a used Toyota in Spring Hill, Florida, and are looking for the latest and greatest new Toyota vehicles in the Suncoast, participate in our Buyback program today. Then, explore your options for driving home in a brand new 2014 Toyota Hybrid to Spring Hill with No Dealer Fees — for upfront savings of up to $699 — during our exclusive Go Green, Save Green sales event.

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Sun Toyota Holiday Florida

Trade in Your Used Car Near Spring Hill, FL at Sun Toyota Holiday

When you trade your used car in Spring Hill, FL, to Sun Toyota Holiday, you’ll be able to choose from our full Toyota lineup, including the hybrid Prius, Avalon, Camry and Highlander — all available to you when you are ready to complete your trade.

Plus, you’ll work with our award-winning sales staff, who we firmly believe is the friendliest team you’ll find at any Toyota dealer serving Spring Hill. Plus, on top of the Buyback Program’s benefits and the low prices you’ll find at our Go Green, Save Green sales event, Sun Toyota is not charging a Dealer Fee.

This means that when you shop for used Toyotas near Spring Hill, you won’t find better prices, service, and benefits than right here at Sun Toyota Holiday.

Take advantage of the limited-time Go Green, Save Green event today from our Toyota dealer serving Spring Hill. Contact us online, or call 877-686-9365.

Say Goodbye to Your Used Toyota: Switch to a 2014 Toyota Hybrid Today

Interested in Trading in Your Used Camry, Corolla, or Any Other Toyota Model for a 2014 Toyota Hybrid Near Holiday, Tampa, or Wesley Chapel, FL?

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

If you’ve considered trading in your used Toyota for a new 2014 Toyota hybrid, now is the time to visit Sun Toyota. Why? The answer is simple — savings you won’t find at any other Toyota dealership in Suncoast.

At our Toyota dealership serving Wesley Chapel and Holiday, FL, we’re dedicated to making it as easy as possible to place you in the seat of a highly fuel efficient 2014 Toyota hybrid. Not only will you save money on gas in the long run, but our trade-in policy helps you save you money immediately. Bring in your used Toyota today, and we’ll buy it back and put its value toward a 2014 Toyota hybrid.

Save on a 2014 Toyota Hybrid by Trading in Your Used Toyota at Our Dealership Serving Tampa

2014 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2014 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Our facilities at Sun Toyota are LEED certified, which means that we use considerably less energy and produce much less waste than other new and used Toyota dealerships in the Suncoast, FL.

Going green saves us money, and we pass those savings on to you by charging no dealer fees, reducing the final price on your 2014 Toyota hybrid by $699.

To recap: Our dealership near Tampa and Holiday, FL, will buy back your used Toyota, put its value toward a 2014 new Toyota hybrid, then save you a further $699 by charging no dealer fees? You won’t find a deal like that anywhere else in Suncoast.

Come to Our Dealership for the Best Selection of 2014 Toyota Hybrids near Tampa, Holiday, and Wesley Chapel, FL

2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Ready to trade in your used Toyota for a 2014 Toyota hybrid? Whether you’re looking for the reliability of the 2014 Camry, the luxury of the Avalon, the carrying capacity of the Highlander, or the outstanding efficiency of the Prius, we have the most extensive selection of hybrid models you’ll find anywhere in the Suncoast region.

At Sun Toyota, we’re all about saving you money both today and further down the road. Trade in your used Toyota for a 2014 Toyota hybrid today, and you’ll keep $699 in your pocket thanks to no dealer fees, then you’ll save even more with every mile you drive thanks to better fuel efficiency.

With Sun Toyota, the savings just keep on coming.

Contact Sun Toyota online or call (877) 650-6840 today to find out more about trading in your used Toyota for a fuel efficient, 2014 Toyota hybrid in the Suncoast, FL.

Available Now: $1K Cash in the Dash from Our Suncoast Toyota Dealer Serving Wesley Chapel

Looking for Great Deals on a 2014 Toyota in Wesley Chapel, Florida?


If you’re searching for the best deal on a 2014 Toyota hybrid in Wesley Chapel, Florida, look no further than Sun Toyota. We’re currently celebrating our Go Green, Save Green sales event. This event means that for a limited time, you can take advantage of our Cash on the Dash program.

You won’t find Cash in the Dash at any other Toyota dealer serving Wesley Chapel. But what exactly does “Cash in the Dash” mean?

It means that if you bring your business to Sun Toyota, then refer us to a friend, family member, or acquaintance, you earn $100 per referral. Refer as many as ten friends and make as much as $1,000 or more!

Go Green and Save Green Now with Sun Toyota Serving Wesley Chapel, FL

If you’re looking to trade in or buy a new, more fuel efficient Toyota in Wesley Chapel, FL, now is the best time to do so. Our Go Green, Save Green promotion makes this the perfect time to trade in your used, less efficient Corolla — or any other Toyota model — for one of our many hybrid or electric options.

By taking advantage of this sales event, you save $699 thanks to our commitment to charging no dealer fees. This savings is combined with the opportunity to earn Cash in the Dash.

A new, more fuel efficient vehicle, $699 off thanks to no dealer fees, and as much as $1,000 Cash in the Dash simply by telling your friends about Sun Toyota?

Now that’s a great opportunity to drive home in a 2014 Toyota for maximum value.

Get Your Brand New 2014 Toyota Hybrid in Wesley Chapel, Florida

2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Ready to bring home a brand new, more fuel efficient Toyota? Come to Sun Toyota and browse the best selection of 2014 Toyota hybrids in Wesley Chapel. At Sun Toyota, we offer the best selection of new and used Toyota models that you’ll find anywhere in the Suncoast.

So, stop by the Go Green, Save Green sales event at Sun Toyota today to benefit from no dealer fees, and earn up to $1,000 Cash in the Dash.

Contact Sun Toyota online or call (877) 650-6840 today to find out more about earning a 2014 Toyota hybrid, as well as up to $1,000 Cash in the Dash, in Wesley Chapel, FL.


Enjoy No Dealer Fees from a New Toyota Dealer Serving Clearwater

Are you searching for a new Toyota in Clearwater? Don’t opt to buy your new or used Toyota in Clearwater from a dealer that charges a dealer fee.

Here at Sun Toyota Holiday, we make an everyday promise to never charge a dealer fee – and that’s an automatic savings of up to $699 on your new vehicle, before you even visit our Toyota dealership serving Clearwater.

While you’re comparison shopping for 2014 Toyota specials in Clearwater, keep in mind that dealer fees are not included in sticker prices. This means you could end up paying hundreds more for your new or used Toyota if you don’t choose a Toyota dealership serving Clearwater that waives your dealer fees. That dealership is Sun Toyota Holiday.

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The new 2014 Toyota Camry

What is a Dealer Fee? Ask Our New Toyota Dealer Serving Clearwater?

In short, a dealer fee is a charge that nearly every dealer includes on top of the cost of your vehicle that goes directly to their bottom line. They can add up to $699, simply for the privilege of purchasing a vehicle at that dealer.

Here at Sun Toyota, we don’t believe that practice delivers much value to our customers, so we’ve eliminated dealer fees at our Toyota dealership serving Clearwater, FL.

When you shop for a new Toyota near Clearwater at Sun Toyota, you can be sure that you’re getting the lowest price, with no surprises, no tricks, and no dealer fees.

Sun Toyota Holiday serving Clearwater

Sun Toyota Holiday serving Clearwater

More Reasons to Choose Sun Toyota for Your New Toyota near Clearwater

In addition to offering the complete new Toyota lineup for 2014, including award-winning sedans, SUVs, trucks, coupes, and hybrids, we’re also the only 5-Star Suncoast Toyota dealer, according to Edmunds.com.

This is the third year in a row we’ve earned this impressive distinction for outstanding customer service, so you know when you choose Sun Toyota you’re not only getting the lowest price possible on your new Toyota, you’re going to get the best customer service you’ll find at any new Toyota dealer serving Clearwater.

The choice is clear: for exceptional savings plus exceptional customer service, choose Sun Toyota – the Suncoast Toyota dealership serving Clearwater with No Dealer Fees!

Connect with Florida’s friendliest Toyota dealer, and let us help you get into a new Toyota today. Contact us online, or call 877-686-9365.

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The Truck Stops Here: 2014 Toyota Tundra Ranked More American than Competition

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The tundra is in Canada. The 2014 Toyota Tundra? American-made.

Much like a domestic housekeeper is a “maid  in the USA,” people are constantly seeking transportation that’s as American as an apple pie that looks like a baseball.  To some people out there, that means avoid Toyota vehicles like the Tundra.  A recent update to the Kogod Made In America Auto Index might just change some hearts and minds, however.

According to the index, the 2014 Toyota Tundra contains more American parts and brawn than the Chevy Silverado, Ram 1500 and GMC Sierra.  The list is produced and maintained by the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C. (can’t get much more patriotic sounding than that location).  Our very own Tundra scored a 78.5, making its Texas-manufactured self the second-most American truck on the road this year.

When determining just how American a vehicle is, the Kogod School considers factors like the locations of labor, research and development, production and assembly.  Production of the Tundra used to be split between Princeton, Indiana and San Antonio, but now all work on the Toyota full-size truck takes place at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas (TMMTX).  It currently employs roughly 1,850 people.

So if you feel that it’s your patriotic duty to buy an American truck, give the 2014 Toyota Tundra another look (or longing gaze).  We have plenty in stock right here in the Tampa area at Sun Toyota.

Announcing the Go Green Save Green Event at Sun Toyota

Save Some Green by Visiting Sun Toyota’s LEED Certified Facilities Near Holiday, FL

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Are you looking for a Toyota dealership near Holiday, New Port Richey, Spring Hill, and Wesley Chapel that will save you money on a new or used vehicle while protecting the environment at the same time? Head over to the Go Green, Save Green event at Sun Toyota happening now, and you’ll be doing something good for both your wallet and the planet.

Trade in your older, less fuel efficient vehicle for a new hybrid or electric car today at Sun Toyota. How do we do it? All of our facilities are LEED certified, which results in savings to us that we then pass on to you.

Interested in learning more about the savings available to you now? Read on below.

Great Selection, No Dealer Fees, and Cash in the Dash at Sun Toyota Near Holiday, FL

2014 RAV4 EV

2014 RAV4 EV

When people think of fuel efficient Toyota’s, the first thing that comes to mind is usually the Prius. Sure, we’ve got a great selection Prius models, but we also offer an array of Camry, Avalon, and Highlander hybrids — not to mention the new and outstandingly efficient RAV4 EV.

Hybrid and electric vehicles are a great way to not only cut out expensive gas fill-ups—they also lower your impact on the environment. That’s what we at Sun Toyota call a “win-win”.

And when you buy a fuel efficient vehicle from Sun Toyota near Holiday, FL, you won’t just save money on gas. We share the savings we’ve achieved through our LEED certification with you by eliminating dealer fees, cutting your purchase cost by up to $699 right from the start.

That’s not all. At the Sun Toyota Go Green, Save Green event near Holiday, New Port Richey, Spring Hill, and Wesley Chapel, FL, you can take advantage of our Cash in the Dash program. That means whenever you refer someone to Sun Toyota, we give each of you $100. Refer as many people as you want to earn $1,000 or more now during our the limited-time Go Green, Save Green event.

Sun Toyota: Helping You Save Money and the Environment in Holiday, FL

So let’s run through this again. At Sun Toyota’s Go Green Save Green event in Holiday, you can trade in your old gas-guzzler for a new hybrid or electric Toyota and save money on gas, while also helping the environment. Then, you’ll also save $699 thanks to no dealer fees, and get Cash in the Dash for referring friends to Sun Toyota.

If it sounds like an outstanding Toyota sales event, that’s because it is — visit us today to act now!

Contact Sun Toyota online or call (877) 650-6840 today to find out more about our Go Green, Save Green event serving Holiday, New Port Richey, Spring Hill, and Wesley Chapel, FL.


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Toyota Tops Temkin Experience Ratings, Alliteration Algorithm

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Doesn’t this look inviting? Your customer experience starts here.

People don’t just “visit” a business or “stop by” to shop anymore.  At least it isn’t phrased that way in 2014.  No, today’s consumer is concerned with the overall “customer experience.”  Fortunately for all involved, so are we.  That’s why it’s fitting to hear that Toyota has once again received first place in the Temkin Experience Ratings, a measure of satisfaction for dealership customers.

This is the second consecutive year of having the highest marks in the automotive field for Toyota.  So they’re going places, but not away from being number one.  Toyota received a 74% in the Temkin Experience Ratings, placing them 59th overall among all businesses and showing an improvement of three percentage points over 2013.

The results are based on three feedback-seeking questions that Temkin sent to customers across all industries.

  • Functional. “Can you do what you want to do?”
  • Accessible. “How easy is it to work with the company?”
  • Emotional. “How do you feel about the interactions?”

By averaging the scores from this trio, the final Temkin Experience Ratings were calculated.  The stellar mark of 74% was matched by Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division.  Overall, the auto industry fared well in this years rankings.

If it’s been awhile and you want to see what it’s like to shop at a dealership that cares about its customers, visit experience Sun Toyota at our location in New Port Richey, near Tampa!

Green Driving Tips for your Toyota


Gas prices typically go up during the spring, but fear not, Car Care Month is just around the corner. Here are a few spring clean-up tips to optimize your Toyota for the best fuel economy this spring:

Check your tires

Tires are essential to your fuel economy yet they are some of the most neglected auto parts. Having properly inflated tires increases your car’s overall efficiency as well as improves your gas mileage by up to 3.3%.

Check your fluids

Over time, your car’s fluids deteriorate because of temperature differences during seasonal changes. The five essential fluids your car should have at all times include the engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze/coolant and your windshield wiper fluid.

Check your brakes

If your car makes squeaky or grinding noises when you hit the brakes, it indicates the need for brake service. Be sure to get your brake pads and rotors inspected when you go for a tune-up. Your engine works more efficiently when your brakes are in good shape.

Check your battery

The durability of car batteries is usually three years depending on the weather and your driving habits.  The best way to check your battery is through electronic testing which is available at most automotive stores. To ensure optimum battery conditions, have your battery tested every time you have an oil change.

Check your hoses and belts

Over time, your hoses and belts become weak and tear due to temperature changes and lack of maintenance. Get your hoses and belts checked for sign of cracks and wear. A simple clean-up will make it easy to identify any signs of wear and if connects need refastening.

Whether you have a new or used Toyota, getting professional vehicle inspection will keep your car dependable and improve its fuel efficiency this spring. Scheduling regular maintenance checks will help you avoid higher repair costs down the road. Visit us today at Sun Toyota to get started today!

Sun Toyota is a Toyota dealership in New Port Richey proudly serving the Holiday, Tampa, Clearwater, Spring Hill and Palm Harbor areas. Whether you need an oil change or any other auto repair service, we offer an experienced and reliable service and parts department. Visit us today (3001 US Hwy 19 • Serving Holiday, FL 34691) or give us a call (727) 474-4847) to get started on your Toyota’s spring clean-up.