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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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

Drive, Robot: Toyota Kirobo Mini Calls Shotgun

The open road can be a lonely place sometimes.  When you’re driving by yourself, there’s nobody to talk to, nobody to keep you focused, nobody to hear your (presumably) awesome singing voice.  One Japanese automaker has heard your cries for help.

At the Tokyo Motor Show, the world was introduced to the Toyota Kirobo Mini, a robotic automotive companion.  He’s the smaller version of Kirobo, the astronaut robot sent to space in 2013 as part of the Toyota Heart Project.  Kirobo was part of a couple historic events, including being the first robot to speak in space.

The Toyota Kirobo Mini has more terrestrial aspirations.  It’s designed to provide drivers with quick tips and record information on your mood behind the wheel.  Meaning “hope robot,” the Kirobo Mini is about 4 inches tall and the size of an apple.  He’ll be perfectly comfortable chilling in a cup holder on long journeys.

Ultimately, Toyota is seeking to transform the driving experience.  They aim to develop new ways to keep drivers calm, alert, and focused.  As Toyota puts it on their website:

“With people spending an average of 4.3 years of our lives in our cars, which equates to traveling to the moon and back three times, Toyota believes that much can be learned about our behavior and emotion while driving.  Imagine how driving would change if Kirobo Mini’s technology was integrated into Toyota vehicles: We could assimilate hours of data to better the everyday lives of drivers all over the world, informing future innovations and developing transport that’s in tune with the driver’s mood, suggesting places to visit, routes to travel and music to listen to.”

It’s way too early to tell if the Toyota Kirobo Mini will ever make it into cars in Japan or cross over to other markets.  Until we learn more, we’ll just keep belting out tunes and dancing like nobody’s watching.

Back to the Future 2016 Toyota Tacoma Looks Oh So McFly

“This is heavy.”

“Roads?  Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”

“Great Scott!”

Ok, now that we have all of those out of our system, we can talk to you about what Toyota did to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future and the day Marty travels to in Back to the Future 2…with minimal movie puns.

If you haven’t seen any of the Back to the Future trilogy, this would be a good time to start watching.  We’ll wait.  Now that you’re all caught up, Toyota is paying homage to the popular movie franchise with its Back to the Future 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

This specially designed truck is the perfect blend of past and present, combining modern LED lamps with signature touches straight out of 1985.  Other special flourishes include a custom 1985 black paint job, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) wheels, an off-road suspension, 1985 mud flaps, vintage headlights and taillights, and the iconic TOYOTA logo on a custom tailgate.

You probably haven’t been able to avoid all of the Back to the Future mania, but take a look around if you’ve been living under a rock.  There are a couple Toyota Back to the Future videos on the Toyota USA YouTube channel, both of which feature the futuristic Toyota Mirai.  If you want a completely modern truck, learn more about the 2016 Toyota Tacoma by checking out our website.

Trunk or Treat and Prices that Can’t Be Beat at Sun Toyota

Drop By the Halloween Event at Sun Toyota and Save

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Right now there are three big reasons to drop by Sun Toyota:

  • Our Trunk or Treat Event
  • To check out the new 2016 models from Toyota
  • And to save big

What’s a Trunk or Treat event? And just what kind of savings are we talking about? Read on to find out.

Save on New 2015 Toyota Models at the Trunk or Treat Event at Sun Toyota

For the month of October, we’re celebrating Halloween by holding our Trunk or Treat event. That means we’ve decorated our showroom and that we’re providing candy and treats for your family’s enjoyment.

We’re also celebrating by offering sales. For a limited time, you can get a new 2015 Camry LE for just $20,454, a new 2015 Corolla L for $16,454, a new 2015 Prius Two for a low $19,954, or a new 2015 RAV4 LA for an unrivaled $22,454.

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Savings So Big You’ll Be Spooked at the Month-Long Trunk or Treat Event at Sun Toyota

Ready to join in on the fun and save? Then bring the family in to Sun Toyota today, and enjoy our Trunk or Treat event while it lasts. We’ll be celebrating through the end of the month, so swing by and get some candy – not to mention some big savings.

Visit the Trunk or Treat event at Sun Toyota before the end of the month, or call (844) 250-4271 today.