Over the years, hybrids have become less of a niche vehicle. In fact, Toyota has many hybrid variants of its most popular nameplates available. A recent study from iSeeCars.com also confirmed that many Toyota nameplates are the most reliable hybrid vehicles on the road. They last longer than most of the competition.
The iSeeCars.com study looked at more like
15.8 million used cars on the road. Their verdict? The longest-lasting hybrid
of all time is actually the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. 4.2 percent of them are
still running even at the 200,000-mile mark. The Highlander Hybrid was also in
the top five four longest-lasting vehicles overall, not just hybrids.
The next two most reliable hybrid vehicles
after the Highlander were the Toyota Prius and Toyota Camry Hybrid. Toyota has
a monopoly on the top three longest-lasting hybrids on the market.
Having a reliable hybrid vehicle that lasts a long time means the amount of fuel emissions saved by your vehicle greatly outweighs the increased energy it takes to manufacture them. And with options on the road like the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, families have better access to a more sustainable, fuel-efficient hybrid model that won’t break down in a few years.
The fourth generation of the Toyota Highlander is coming to dealership lots as soon as February. This next-generation midsize SUV is completely redesigned from the ground up. In order to kick off the new ad campaign, Toyota is debuting a 60-second commercial spot for the all-new Toyota Highlander during the Big Game. Football fans all over the U.S. will get the first glimpse of a new ad campaign set to run until July.
The new Toyota Highlander features practical
family solutions such as the option of seven- or eight-passenger seating and a
standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 suite of features. There’s also high-tech and
performance-oriented features such as the new addition of an efficient hybrid
powertrain and the inclusion of Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Waze and
Amazon Alexa compatibility. Plus, with a bold new design set on the 2020 Toyota
Highlander’s new TNGA-K platform, drivers will ride in style.
Toyota has a habit of debuting new ad
campaigns for vehicles during the Big Game. In 2019 both the 2019 RAV4 and
Supra made their TV debut at the same time, and Toyota also had spots during
the 2012, 2015, and 2018 games. Keep your eyes peeled for the all-new Toyota
Highlander while you tailgate.
Experience the latest iteration of the Highlander for yourself when you stop by Ken Nelson Toyota for a test drive.
You don’t have to go far from Dixon to find fun New Year’s
Eve parties in northern Illinois. Try these three venues for an upbeat way to
Closest to Dixon is the 2020 New Year’s Eve Celebration at
Lake Carroll. Not only is a night to ring in the new decade but a full night of
entertainment. Try your hand at five courses in the dinner beforehand, the
Comedian Jay Harris in the middle, and the band Outlaws & Angels to bring
things to close. $50 a person.
Bar Louie Geneva
The bar in Geneva will be saying goodbye to the year and
decade on Dec. 31 with a huge party focused around the Roaring 20s. You can
either come free with a champagne toast, or upgrade for $50 for the elite
package. You can get the toasts, appetizers, and four drinks at the elite
level. Don’t forget the Instagram photo contest! Period attire encouraged but
For a less formal experience with lots of dancing, try the New Year’s Eve Dance Party 2020. For $25 you can get access all night to hustle, swing, salsa, cha cha, rumba, West Coast swing, and foxtrot music at 8:15 p.m. Have a champagne toast and White Castle sliders as you party the night away. The dress code is lenient but steer clear of jeans.
Ken Nelson Toyota wishes you a happy (and safe) New Year’s. Remember to call us to schedule your vehicle’s seasonal service appointment, if you haven’t done so already.
The Toyota Tacoma is an excellent option for
winter travel. With these winter-ready OEM accessories for your Tacoma, you can
get this full-size truck even more prepared for the coldest months of the year.
There are lots of interior accessories designed specifically for the Tacoma, and all-weather floor liners are a must-have for winter months. They’re easy to clean, and fit the Toyota interior perfectly, keeping snow, ice, and slush from damaging floors.
Soft Tonneau Cover
Work doesn’t stop in the winter, so having a
Tonneau cover for your bed is essential if you want to keep your cargo
protected from the weather. The cover is weather-resistant, so while it’s not
completely weatherproof, it’s still enough to protect your things from snow and
sleet during a day’s work and commute.
Tote for Winter Emergency Kit
During winter, it’s more important than ever to be prepared for an emergency. In addition to regular emergency items, like those included in the Emergency Assistance Kit, it’s smart to add winter-specific things, like an extra ice scraper or extra warm clothing. You can buy a Toyota Cargo Tote for your Tacoma to help you keep everything together and ready in case of an emergency.
Call us here at Ken Nelson Toyota to find out which other OEM accessories would be perfect for your Tacoma this winter.
The two new trims for the Tundra full-size pickup are the
TRD Sport Premium and the TRD Off Road premium. The new TRD Off Road Premium elaborates
on the regular Off Road model by adding Connected Services by Toyota and other
features like premium audio and navigation. Other upgrades include leather seating,
dual-zone automatic climate control, blind spot monitoring and a spray-in bed
Of course, the TRD Off Road Premium also comes with all of
the features of the base Off Road trim, like the Bilstein shock absorbers,
all-terrain tires and fuel tank protector plates.
The new TRD Sport Premium embellishes the TRD Sport trim. It
adds many of the same features that the TRD Off Road Premium adds to the TRD
Off Road, such as navigation and premium audio.
These two new trims are perfect if you want high-end luxury,
but still need to have a TRD-level of off-road capability. However, if you
prefer a trim with the most functionality, tech, and comfort on the inside, go
with the range-topping 4×4 CrewMax Platinum trim.