Meet the All-New 2016 Toyota Avalon at Sun Toyota

Upgrade your ride this spring to the all-new 2016 Toyota Avalon. Sun Toyota assures you that there is no longer a reason to sacrifice your high-tech wants for your safety needs because the all-new 2016 Toyota Avalon offers you both.

Arrive in Style

The all-new 2016 Toyota Avalon is at the intersection of fierce and high-tech. The Avalon’s eye-catching grille and LED headlights are guaranteed to make a grand entrance and turn heads. The Avalon’s sculpted body style looks elegant in the city, yet sophisticated for the long drive ahead. You have every reason to be confident while driving the highly dependable all-new 2016 Toyota Avalon.


When going out, you’ll be the one offering to drive and your friends will be grateful. You’ll be able to show off your V6 engine’s vigorous and dynamic acceleration while your passengers remain comfortable in the spacious back seat. The all-new 2016 Toyota Avalon’s standard high performance dominates the road ahead.

Impeccable interior cabin features provide both you and your passengers with exceptional comfort. Luxurious interior features include heated and cooled leather seats, a spacious second row for back seat passengers, and a three-zone automatic climate control system that allows rear passengers to adjust the temperature in the back of the cabin without adjusting the front. The 2016 Toyota Avalon entitles everyone to custom comfort.

Technology at its Finest

Standard high-tech innovations including a multi-information display, HD predictive traffic, Entune™ App Suite, and wireless smartphone charging all exist to provide you with the utmost convenience. Whether you are trying to avoid traffic at all costs or wanting to make evening plans, the 2016 Toyota Avalon has you covered.

Remain informed about your Toyota Avalon’s performance level with the multi-information display. The Toyota Avalon’s MID keeps track of how much fuel you have left, checks your current mpg, and on the Avalon Limited, you can get turn-by-turn directions to your favorite destination. The Toyota Avalon’s MID eliminates unpleasant surprises by warning you of potential issues, such as low fuel.


Arrive on time when using the 2016 Toyota Avalon’s HD predictive traffic feature. HD predictive traffic lets you see traffic jams before you hit the road. In a hurry? No problem. Immediately get real-time traffic updates about current traffic jams, accidents, and construction displayed right in front of you on the Integrated Navigation screen.

Entune™ App Suite provides convenience right at your fingertips. Make restaurant reservations with the OpenTable app, buy movie tickets at, or jam to Pandora all while your hands remain on the wheel. Plus, get sports scores, stocks, weather, and fuel prices.

No charger? No problem. The all-new 2016 Toyota Avalon’s Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging system lets you charge your smartphone while on the go. Plus, make phone calls and listen to new text messages with the Avalon’s standard touch screen while your phone is charging.

Ready to Upgrade Your Ride? Test Drive the 2016 Avalon at Sun Toyota Now!

Upgrade to a fierce and high tech 2016 Toyota Avalon this spring. Stop by Sun Toyota today to learn more about the all-new 2016 Toyota Avalon’s pricing, payment options, and scheduled maintenance. Schedule your test drive now!

Top 7 Romantic Restaurants in New Port Richey

If you are looking for a great place to enjoy a delightful romantic dinner in New Port Richey, your friends here at your preferred new and used car Toyota dealership in New Port Richey, Sun Toyota, have done the legwork for you.


The Best of the Best: Romantic Restaurants in New Port Richey

We’ve come up with our own list of our top 7 romantic restaurants in New Port Richey and vicinity. We’re sure you’ll find just the right dining establishment to make this year’s Valentine’s Day date night extra special. Continue reading Top 7 Romantic Restaurants in New Port Richey

On Top of the World: Toyota Sells Most Cars Again

“Mirror, mirror, on my door.  Who sells the most cars, can we sell even more?”

This might be a question that some of the more vain auto executives ask when they look in their side mirrors every morning.  In 2015, the answer was Toyota.  It’s the fourth consecutive year that Toyota has hoisted the global sales belt and the seventh time in the last 8 years.

All told, Toyota is reporting sales of 10.151 million vehicles last year.  That figure bested their projected number of 10.098 units.

2015 was a standout year for both the auto industry and for Toyota! The industry has had a 6th consecutive year of growth, and the auto industry’s all-time, best-ever year on record, surpassing 17.5 million vehicles. That’s because of an improving labor market, declining gasoline prices and an overall stronger economy.  -Bill Fay, Toyota Group Vice President and General Manager-

As January draws to a close, we can’t help but wonder about who will sell the most cars in 2016.  Toyota is projecting 10.114 million sales this year, even higher than their record-breaking 2015 forecast!  Which reminds us, we better get busy.  If you’re in the market for a car, visit our website at and take a look around.  Our staff would love to help you find the perfect vehicle.

2017 Toyota Corolla Spied, with a Little Mirai

If the contentious nature of the American election cycle already has you dreading this year, allow us to transport you to the magical time known as 2017. Regardless of your political leanings, the election is over. And if that isn’t enough to put a smile on your face, we’ll also be closer to the release of the 2017 Toyota Corolla.

Photos of a camera-shy 2017 Toyota Corolla hit the internet last week.  While much remains unknown, these candid pictures do indicate a few things.  It appears that the next Corolla will take its styling cues from the hydrogen Toyota Mirai and the latest Prius.  Based on which parts of the car were under wraps, the grille and taillights will be areas of focus.

What will be under the hood is anyone’s guess.  Speculation abounds that the 2017 Toyota Corolla will have a new turbocharged 1.6-liter 140 hp 4-cylinder engine.  We really hope that the grapevine gets this one right.

As the nation’s attention goes from Iowa to New Hampshire to South Carolina and every other state in the union, our minds will be fully devoted to the future:  the 2017 Toyota Corolla.  Sun Toyota wants to be your destination for information and new car purchases!  Follow our blog to read more news as it’s released.

Introducing The All-New 2016 Toyota Prius

Sun Toyota, your hometown Toyota new and used car dealership in New Port Richey, Florida, proudly introduces the new 2016 Toyota Prius. With spectacular fuel economy, smooth acceleration, a spacious interior, and the latest in cutting-edge technology, the new 2016 Toyota Prius for sale in New Port Richey is a rolling showcase of Toyota’s industry-leading hybrid engineering prowess.

The Prius lineup for 2016 includes the original 4-door Prius sedan, plus the urban-sized Prius c and larger, family friendly Prius v hatchbacks.

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What’s the Most Fuel-Efficient Car Without a Plug? The 2016 Toyota Prius

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No plug, no problem. The 2016 Toyota Prius is the most fuel efficient car among non plug-in vehicles.

Oil.  Black gold.  Texas tea.  Whatever you call this most common fossil fuel, it’s a precious commodity.  If you find yourself spending more time (and money) at gas stations than Powerball players and truckers, maybe it’s time to consider a hybrid car.

Enter the 2016 Toyota Prius Eco, the most fuel-efficient car that doesn’t plug into a wall.  The new Prius Eco is officially EPA-rated at 56 combined MPG (58 city, 53 highway).

This year’s Prius is the beneficiary of a complete redesign.  Perhaps the most obvious change with the new Prius is on the outside.  Wider, longer, lower.  It can be rebuilt and it was.  There’s no doubt that the new-look Prius seems edgier and more modern.

Inside, drivers will appreciate more legroom up front.  Everyone will enjoy more headroom and more space for cargo.  Other interior highlights include a quieter ride, standard rearview camera, and more of a premium feel than in years past.

That futuristic interior is befitting of a the most fuel-efficient car (sans plug), which leads us right into what’s improved under the hood.  Thermal efficiency is the name of the game.  Thanks to reduced friction and better combustion, the new Prius achieves 40+ percent in this area.  In layman’s terms:  the 2016 Prius is more efficient than ever before.

If you’d like to schedule a test drive of the most fuel-efficient car without a plug or just bask in its glory, contact Sun Toyota for more information about the 2016 Toyota Prius.  Our staff is committed to helping customers find cars that are better for them and better for the environment!

No Dummy: Nine Toyota Models Selected as IIHS Top Safety Pick+

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Don’t be this guy. Stay safe in a Toyota, the brand with the most IIHS Top Safety Pick+ cars.

Everyone wants to feel safe as they travel with their family for the holidays.  With the right vehicle, the biggest threat on the road should be forever wondering “Are we there yet?” or your insistence that you “will turn this car around, so help you God!”

Toyota has earned a reputation for safety and reliability.  That reputation today as the company announced that a total of nine Toyota vehicles were given a Top Safety Pick+ rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).  That’s the highest rating the IIHS gives out and Toyota had more of those safety all-stars than any other manufacturer.

“At Toyota, we continue to focus on the safety and peace of mind of our customers,” said Toyota Chief Quality Officer Dino Triantafyllos.  “We are proud that IIHS has recognized our commitment to helping protect drivers and passengers.”

This year, the IIHS named a total of 48 cars as Top Safety Pick+ recipients.  In order to qualify, cars must fare well in five crash tests (moderate overlap front, roof strength, head restraint, side, and small overlap) and be equipped with a front crash prevention system, including automatic braking.  That requirement is new for 2016.

These safest cars Toyota offers include the:

If you’re hunting for the safest cars Toyota has in their lineup, the news that nine models were given the highest safety rating should reassure you that there’s no wrong choice in our selection.

2016 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2016 Toyota RAV4

Your local New Port Richey, Florida Toyota Scion dealer, Sun Toyota, pits the all-new 2016 RAV4 against the capable 2016 Hyundai Tucson in a head-to-head comparison to see which crossover SUV reigns supreme.


RAV4’s Refreshed & Updated Styling

Let’s first start with styling. While there is no question that the 2016 Tucson is a good-looking SUV, the RAV4 takes to the streets with a lower, wider, and more aerodynamic stance. The RAV4’s refreshed exterior features a low, sloping hood, arrow-shaped projector-beam headlights, and an aggressive lower front fascia with available fog lights. Large wheel wells accentuate the RAV4’s available sport alloy wheels while the roofline and integrated spoiler merges seamlessly into the rear lift gate. Elongated rear tail lights carve gracefully into the rear lift gate. The 2016 Tucson offers similar dimensions overall.

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2016 Scion iA Tagged as Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy

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Although retail and department stores have already skipped from Halloween to Christmas, November is a time of year to be thankful.  Most people celebrate Thanksgiving by expressing gratitude for family, friends, three football games, or an excuse to eat 20 pounds of food.

The folks at Consumer Guide Automotive spend this season selecting their Best Buy picks in a number of categories.  Those categories include Subcompact Cars, where the new 2016 Scion iA made its presence known by bursting onto the scene.

In making their determinations, Consumer Guide evaluates factors like standard features, handling, ride quality, residual value, passenger comfort, and fuel consumption.

“The Scion iA is loaded with premium amenities and safety features, including a low-speed pre-collision system, which really helps it stand out.  The iA is a $17,000 car and was developed to be the best buy in its class, so this award from Consumer Guide Automotive validates those efforts.”  -Scion Vice President Andrew Gilleland-

If this four-door sedan has danced its way into your heart, visit us here at the dealership or view our 2016 Scion iA inventory online.

Introducing the All-New 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Having officially introduced the redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma at the North American International Auto Show earlier this year, Toyota proves that it is once again ready to dominate the highly competitive mid-sized truck market with a complete refresh of America’s best-selling pickup. It’s set to arrive at Sun Toyota, and other Toyota dealerships, across the country this fall.


An Aggressive New Personality

The 2016 Tacoma’s aggressive new body style is sure to turn heads, whether going to the shopping mall, out for a night on the town, or heading on a backcountry adventure. The new chrome-framed hexagonal grille prominently displays Toyota’s signature badge. LEDs Continue reading Introducing the All-New 2016 Toyota Tacoma