Toyota is excited to announce that it has collaborated with Uber Technologies, an alternative transportation company, to offer a discounted price on select Toyota hybrid vehicles to Boston area Uber drivers.
Hybrid vehicles are one of the greatest automotive innovations of the past couple decades. However, when you think about driving a hybrid, all you are thinking is: "I'm saving gas and money!". But, do you ever stop and wonder just what a hybrid is and exactly how it's saving you all that gas and money? Lucky for you, we're here to shed some light on that topic.
What does the phrase "family-friendly" really mean? Well, in the automotive world it means versatile, durable, safe, reliable and – in light of increasing fuel costs – efficient. Those are just a few of the areas Kelley Blue Book eyed while creating its 10 Best Family Cars of 2013 list, which included not one, but two Toyota vehicles. The automotive research group praised the new Toyota Avalon and the Prius v for their family-friendly ways, and we're not surprised these two vehicles were chosen.
You can’t control the price of gas, but you can control how much you use. You can change how much gas you use several different ways, from buying a fuel-efficient vehicle like the Toyota Prius to carpooling, but you don’t need to change your life to save at the gas pump. Often the most inefficient part of a vehicle is the driver behind the wheel, which means a couple changes in behavior can make significant improvements in your fuel efficiency.
We admit we're biased when it comes to Toyota products, but we really do believe these are the finest vehicles on the road. That's why we sell them! You don't have to take our word for it, though, because there are plenty of consumer sites that back up our beliefs, not least of which is U.S. News & World Report's. The publication recently revealed its 2013 Best Cars for Families awards, and wouldn't you know it, there are two Toyota vehicles featured. The Toyota Prius earned honors in the Best Hatchbacks for families category, while the 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid earned accolades in the Best Hybrid SUVs for families for the third consecutive year. U.S. News' Best Cars for Families awards are chosen using a weighted score from their own rankings, which compare cars on the basis of safety, reliability and the opinions of the automotive press.
We've already covered the major points of comparison between the Toyota Prius v and the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, but many of our customers are interested in the fuel economy of these two models. We've had to rely on EPA fuel economy ratings to compare the two models, but now we have some real-world ratings from none other than Wayne Gerdes, founder of CleanMPG.com and holder of the Guinness World Record for lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid.
Last year, Wellesley Toyota began offering a full line of Prius vehicles for those of you looking for amazing fuel economy and a comfortable drive. The original Prius was and is a fantastic car, but Toyota realized some customers would prefer a slightly smaller version, while others would prefer a slightly larger version with more cargo space. That's why the Prius, which had been on its own since 1997, became a full fledged family!
We've all heard about the many electric vehicles that manufacturers have been releasing lately, ranging from the Chevy Volt to the Nissan Leaf. Although most people know that electric vehicles are the future because of our collective desire to shift away from dependence on gasoline and other environment harming energy sources, electric battery-powered vehicle technology is certainly still in its infancy.