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Retaining Value: Toyota Still Most Valuable Auto Brand

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Much like this 2015 4Runner, Toyota has climbed over some competition to remain the most valuable auto brand in the world.

As the Seattle Seahawks will undoubtedly tell you after this week’s home loss to the Cowboys, it isn’t easy to repeat as a champion.  Everyone gives you their best shot when you’re at the top.  That’s what makes Toyota’s repeat performance as Interbrand’s most valuable auto brand all the more impressive.

Interbrand released their annual list of the 100 most valuable brands last week and Toyota took the honors of most valuable auto brand, checking in at #8 overall.  That’s an improvement of two slots from last year’s rankings and it marks the 11th straight year that the company has had the best performance of any automaker.

The Interbrand rankings are based on their perception of a company’s “financial performance, influence on customer choice, and price and earning strength.”  Overall, Toyota’s brand value increased 20% to a total of $42.39 billion.  Toyota also ranked as the second highest in Best Global Green Brand competition.

Here at Sun Toyota, we’re proud to be representatives of the most valuable auto brand in the world!  We look forward to continued growth of the Toyota brand and can’t wait to see what next year brings.

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2014 Scion FR-S is the Coolest Car Under $25,000

Usually, being cool doesn’t come cheap.  Bugle Boy jeans, No Fear shirts and Air Jordans don’t grow on trees.  Although you might find them in a tree if that bully is lurking around on the corner of Third Street.  (Sorry, just reliving painful parts of childhood).

With the 2014 Scion FR-S, you don’t have to choose between cool and practical.  Kelley Blue Book has named the sporty FR-S to the top of its list of 10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000.  This marks the second consecutive year that the FR-S has earned its reputation as the affordable leather jacket of the automotive world.

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The epitome of cool (don’t mind that guy in the background).

Nobody is quite sure why Toyota and Subaru combined to develop a 2-door coupe, but we’re really glad that they did.  The 2014 Scion FR-S is cool because of its driving dynamics.  It’s a car for the driving enthusiast, responding to your every whim behind the wheel.  A 2-liter 200 horsepower four-cylinder engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.  Discerning drivers will also appreciate the Torsen limited-slip differential.

Each 2014 Scion FR-S comes standard with a 6.1-inch Pioneer display audio system, a new standard feature.  Other notable perks include Bluetooth, 8-speaker sound and HD Radio.  MPG estimates check in at 25 in the city and 34 on the highway.

So put away the pogs.  Give away that Members Only jacket (or burn it).  Delete your MySpace profile and get some cool in your life with the new Scion FR-S.  We have 2015 models in stock now, so contact the dealership if you’re interested!

The Best Time to Buy a Car

Ever wonder why buying a new car is stressful? It’s probably because purchasing a car is the second most expensive purchase people make after buying a house. Nowadays with the influx of information that is available online, there are so many misconceptions and myths about how and when to buy a car. As experts in the automotive industry, we’d like to shed some light by debunking some common car buying myths and theories.

Car Buying Myths

Myth 1: Buy a car at the end of the year

The end of the year does come with holiday specials and sales but that’s not the only time of the year they are offered. Dealers always have new car specials and seasonal offers throughout the year. A great time to look out for great deals on cars is when a new model is introduced. Dealers are eager to create space for new incoming models by offering great deals on older models. The truth is, anytime of the year is ideal for buying a car if you keep up with dealer specials and sales events. Continue reading

The Used Toyota Sequoia near Clearwater is an Award Winning Choice

Get Behind the Wheel of the Award Winning Reliability and Resale Value of a Used Toyota Sequoia near Clearwater

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It can be difficult to find a vehicle that lasts and maintains its value, so if you’re in the market for an SUV with unrivaled durability and resale value, look no further than the used Toyota Sequoia near Clearwater.

Reviewers Award the Used Toyota Sequoia near Clearwater Thanks to Unmatched Reliability

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Why the Sequoia? As IHS Automotive put it, Toyota has a reputation for producing the “longest-lasting vehicles of any full-line automotive manufacturer” due to the fact that 80% of Toyota sold in the last 20 years are still running today. What’s more, Kelly Blue Book gave it the Best Resale Value Award. And those are just two of the many reviewers that have praised the used Toyota Sequoia for its outstanding reliability.

Try Out the Reliability of the Used Toyota Sequoia near Clearwater Today

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When it comes to making great, long-lasting vehicles, no other manufacturer beats Toyota. And if you’re looking for an SUV that will hold up year after year, mile after mile, check out the award-winning reliability and resale value of a used Toyota Sequoia at Sun Toyota near Clearwater.

Contact Sun Toyota online, or call (844) 351-4487 to schedule a test drive of a used Toyota Sequoia near Clearwater today.

Why Buy a Used Toyota Camry Hybrid in Clearwater: Toyota’s Award-Winning Legacy

When it Comes to Unmatched Reliability and Resale Value, Reviewers Point to the Used Toyota Camry Hybrid near Clearwater

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As the years have gone by, Toyota has proven that no other brand can stack up against the outstanding reliability and resale value of its vehicles, and when it comes to purchasing a car that you know will keep running mile after mile, the used Toyota Camry Hybrid near Clearwater is your #1 choice.

Consumer Reports are Raving About the Value of the Used Toyota Camry Hybrid near Clearwater

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Toyota has received a great deal of praise from the leading consumer reports, much of which has gone to the used Camry Hybrid. IntelliChoice gave it the Excellent Value Award, and named it the SmartChoice Ownership Costs Winner and gave it a SmartChoice accolade for Retained Value. Kelly Blue Book ranks it among the most recommended by its customers. Finally, the IIHS declared the used Camry Hybrid its Top Safety Pick.

Test Drive the Reliable Quality of a Used Toyota Camry Hybrid near Clearwater Today

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Are you ready to discover the unrivaled reliability, resale value, and safety of the used Toyota Camry Hybrid near Clearwater? Then head into Sun Toyota, where you’ll find the best selection of the used Toyota Camry that you’ll find anywhere in the region.

Contact Sun Toyota online, or call (844) 351-4487 to schedule a test drive of a used Toyota Camry Hyrbid near Clearwater today.

Used Toyota FJ Cruiser near Clearwater: Award-Winning Fun & Utility

Looking for an SUV of Unrivaled Value and Utility? Introducing the Used Toyota FJ Cruiser near Clearwater

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When it comes to finding a great SUV, you need something that combines fun, quality, and value. Look no further than the used Toyota FJ Cruiser near Clearwater, recognized as one of the most versatile and high-quality SUVs on the market. And what’s more, a used FJ Cruiser is known for offering consistent value year after year, whether it be a 2008, a 2012, or any other release.

Check Out the Award-Winning Used FJ Cruiser near Clearwater

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Reviewers everywhere have given the used Toyota FJ Cruiser a slew of awards and accolades. IntelliChoice awarded it Highest Retained Value, SmartChoice Maintenance Cost Winner, and Excellent Value. Kelly Blue Book called it Best Resale Value. And beyond award, the used FJ Cruiser has received outstanding ratings. Kelly Blue Book gave it a practically unheard of 9.4 out of 10, while Edmunds gave it an equally impressive 4.6 out of 5.

Discover the Versatility and Quality of a Used Toyota FJ Cruiser near Clearwater Today

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Ready to check out the unrivaled quality of a used Toyota FJ Cruiser for yourself? Then head over to Sun Toyota to test drive yours today. After just one drive, you’ll see why consumer reports rank it at the top of its class.

Contact Sun Toyota online, or call (844) 351-4487 to schedule a test drive of a used Toyota FJ Cruiser near Clearwater today.

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Don’t Worry, Be Camry: Six Toyotas on Cars.com Worry-Free Index

The stereotypical car buying process involves a heavy dose of anxiety.  Is my credit score good enough?  What kind of payments can I afford?  Will the coffee in the waiting area be potable?  (If you come to Sun Toyota, you can cross that last one of your list;  it’s excellent).

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that after you’ve settled on your vehicle of choice, the worrying is over?  That’s the proposition offered by the Cars.com Worry-Free Index, a new list that aims to identify cars that won’t be a pain in the trunk for their owners.

To compile the Cars.com Worry-Free Index, the folks at Kicking Tires, the Cars.com blog, focused on three main factors:  reliability ratings, expected maintenance costs and warranties.  Their research was fairly extensive, pulling data from J. D. Power and Associates, Consumer Reports, Cars.com consumer reliability scores, 5-year maintenance estimates and manufacturer warranty information.  The undisputed winner of this list is Toyota, which had a total of 10 cars in the top 15, including Lexus.

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Other cars might have to worry about that menacing motorcycle, but not the 2014 Toyota Avalon.

So which vehicles will have you whistling while you work the pedals?  New models that were honored and we carry here at the dealership were include:

  • The 2014 Toyota Avalon (#6)
  • 2014 Toyota Tundra (#7)
  • 2014 Toyota Sienna (#9)
  • 2014.5 Toyota Camry (#12)
  • 2014 Toyota Sequoia (#14)

Also making an appearance on the list was the 2014.5 Toyota Camry Hybrid, which ranked the highest of any Toyota at #5.  Check out the Kicking Tires blog to find out which 4 Lexus models made the Cars.com Worry-Free Index.  Once you find the one you want, give us a call or stop by the dealership!

Why a Used Toyota Matrix in Palm Harbor is a Great Choice

Discover the Safety, Efficiency, and Quality of a Used Toyota Matrix near Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor

 

The Toyota Matrix was discontinued in 2014, but not before Toyota produced more than a decade’s worth of this great hatchback. A popular, family-friendly vehicle, the Matrix was released in two generations over the course of its production. Drivers everywhere loved the first generation upon its release in 2003, but when the second generation hit the market in 2009, the Matrix became a hit thanks to its improved safety and efficiency. Let’s take a quick look at how the first and second generations of the used Matrix differ.

As the Years Went by, the Used Toyota Matrix near Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor Only Got Better

 

Before the release of the second generation of the used Toyota Matrix, the hatchback was already widely-appreciated. The second generation, however, featured a number of important updates:

  • New exterior design
  • More standard safety features
  • More power thanks to the optional 2.4 liter 158 horsepower engine
  • Improved efficiency of 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway

The update also brought an all-wheel drive option, a unique feature among compacts shared only by the Subaru Impreza.

Find Out Which Generation of the Used Toyota Matrix near Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor is Right for You

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Ready to get behind the wheel of your used Toyota Matrix? Then head over to Sun Toyota, where you can browse through our selection and find the perfect used Matrix for you.

Contact Sun Toyota online, or call (844) 351-4487 to schedule a test drive of a used Toyota Matrix near Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs today.

Used Toyota Tacoma near Clearwater is Almost Like New

Check Out the Value and Reliability of America’s Best Selling Pickup Truck: the Used Toyota Tacoma near Clearwater

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Are you looking for a truck that offers unmatched reliability and value, year after year, mile after mile? Are you also in the market for comfort and performance? Look no further than a used Toyota Tacoma near Clearwater, America’s Best Selling pickup truck.

See What Reviewers Are Saying About the Used Toyota Tacoma near Clearwater

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The used Toyota Tacoma has received a slew of accolades. Kelly Blue Book gives it an outstanding rating of 9.2 out of 10, and gave it the Best Resale Value Award. IntelliChoice found that it was the most awarded pickup truck on the market. Edmunds gave it the Best Retained Value Award. And IHS Automotive found that it has the highest model loyalty in the non-luxury, mid-sized pickup segment. Simply put, people who drive a used Toyota Tacoma won’t get behind the wheel of anything else.

Test Drive a Used Toyota Tacoma near Clearwater Today

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Ready to discover why reviewers and drivers everywhere love the used Toyota Tacoma? Then head over to Sun Toyota to browse through our massive selection and find the perfect used Tacoma for you.

Contact Sun Toyota online, or call (844) 351-4487 to schedule a test drive of a used Toyota Tacoma near Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs today.

How the 2015 Toyota Highlander near Palm Harbor Lives Up to Its Reputation

For drivers looking for a versatile and stylish alternative to the minivan to move you and your family around, the wait is over. The 2015 Toyota Highlander in Palm Harbor is here, and it’s the latest in a long line of SUVs with a reputation for excellence in reliability, versatility, and value.

Since it was redesigned in 2014 the new Toyota Highlander in Tarpon springs has offered drivers exactly what they needed in an SUV, with engine choices including a 2.7 liter 185 horsepower four-cylinder, a 270 horsepower V6, or even a hybrid variant giving you all the power you’ll need with exceptional fuel economy.

 

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2015 Toyota Highlander in Palm Harbor

Awards and Accolades of the New Toyota Highlander in Tarpon Springs

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Interior of the 2015 Toyota Highlander now on sale in Palm Harbor

When you choose the 2015 Toyota Highlander in Palm Harbor, you’re going to be getting a vehicle that is the latest in a long line of critically acclaimed SUVs. Not only did the 2014 Highlander receive a NHTSA 5-star overall safety rating and IISH Top Safety Pick Plus designation, but it also received both the 2014 ALG Residual Value Award and the 2014 ALG Highest Projected Resale Value Award. And if those aren’t compelling enough, how about Intellichoice 2014 Best Overall Value? That means when you choose a new Toyota Highlander in Tarpon Springs, you’re getting the most for your money, and that’s important!

Season of Savings at Sun Toyota

Get your 2015 Toyota Highlander in Tarpon Springs During Sun Toyota’s Seasons of Savings

If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the impressive new 2015 Toyota Highlander in Palm Harbor, or even the impressive 2014 model, there has never been a better time than right now at Sun Toyota Holiday. During our Seasons of Savings event you can get behind the wheel of the new Toyota Highlander in Tarpon Springs you’ve been looking for with no money down, and as always – no dealer fees at Sun Toyota Holiday.

Contact us online or call (844) 250-4271 to get into your new 2015 Toyota Highlander in Tarpon Springs or Palm Harbor Today.