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    Improve Your Gas Mileage with These Fuel-Efficient Driving Tips from AAA

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Did you know that simply going 70 mph on the highway rather than 60 mph can reduce your fuel economy by up to 4 miles per gallon? You can save yourself a lot of money this fall and winter by learning what will increase your Toyota’s gas mileage.

    Underinflated tires will decrease your Toyota’s traction and your fuel economy. Read the pressure of your Toyota’s tires on a regular basis, and be sure that you inflate your tires according to what your owner’s manual recommends. If you aren’t sure, head to the Toyota dealership to get your tires inflated properly. Another thing to do is to accelerate slowly—jackrabbit starts will greatly reduce your Toyota’s mileage. Watch this video for more tips.

    For top-notch maintenance for your Toyota, come to Toyota of Greenfield. Simply call us at (888) 923-8230 or click over to our website to schedule a service appointment with us.

    With So Many Options, Which Toyota Crossover SUV is Right for You?

    Last updated 5 years ago

    If you’re considering an SUV, but you want something that handles well and doesn’t guzzle gas, consider a Toyota crossover SUV. Toyota crossovers are essentially SUVs built on the platform of a car, rather than a truck, which offers better handling and fuel economy than a traditional SUV has to offer. Fortunately, Toyota makes three award-winning crossovers that offer a variety of features for a terrific value.

    Compact: Toyota RAV4

    The 2012 Toyota RAV4 is a great car if you’re looking for a fuel-sipping crossover that’s reliable for the long haul and versatile enough to seat up to seven passengers. You can get the Toyota RAV4 with either a 179-horsepower four-cylinder that earns 22/28 mpg city/highway or a 269-horsepower V6 that puts out 19/27 mpg city/highway and up to 3,500 pounds of towing capability. In any case, the RAV4’s relatively low load floor is large enough to fit 73 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats folded.

    Mid-Size: Toyota Highlander

    If you need a little bit more space in your family car, the seven-passenger Toyota Highlander is an easy-to-drive midsize crossover SUV with a practical, high-quality cabin. Parking the Highlander is surprisingly easy, thanks to a responsive steering system and a tight turning radius. On the inside, you’ll feel like you’re in a cabin that’s built to last: big buttons and knobs, high quality materials, and up to 95 cubic feet of cargo space. As far as power goes, equip your Highlander with a 270-horsepower for up to 5,000 pounds of towing capability, or a 280-horsepower hybrid engine that makes 28 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. 

    Hatchback: Toyota Venza

    It’s hard to imagine, but the combination of style and practicality is possible in a crossover SUV—just look at the Toyota Venza. Able to fit up to five passengers, or up to 70 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded, the Venza is a sleek crossover with an elegant, elongated hatchback design. It’s also a joy to drive, as the electric assist power steering delivers responsive steering feedback as soon as you ask for it.

    Come to Toyota of Greenfield to take a spin in Toyota’s wide range of crossover SUVs. Visit our website to see our entire lineup of Toyota crossover SUVs, and call (888) 923-8230 if you have any questions.

    Get the Most out of Your Toyota's Massachusetts Drive with These Tips

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Toyotas are widely known for being some of the most efficient vehicles in the world. Whether you just purchased a hybrid or some other highly efficient Toyota, it helps to know that how you maintain and drive your Toyota will have a significant impact on its gas mileage. Our Toyota dealers in Greenfield have provided a few tips to help:

    Change Your Driving Habits

    The way that you drive has by far the greatest impact on your Toyota’s gas mileage. To achieve better mileage in your Toyota, avoid speeding and accelerate as slowly as possible. If you go 70 mph on the highway rather than 60 mph, you’re looking at a 2-4 mpg difference, which over a long trip can make a huge difference. Stepping on the accelerator will raise your engine’s rotations per minute (RPMs), which tends to burn fuel at a faster rate. Toyota Hybrids automatically shut down the engine when you’re at a stop, so if you don’t have a hybrid, make sure to shut down your engine if you are going to be idling for more than 30 seconds.

    Keep Up with Engine Maintenance

    Go to the Toyota dealership on a regular basis to get oil changes, fluid changes, and filter replacements for your Toyota. This will ensure that your Toyota’s engine and transmission are working optimally, which will do wonders to improve your Toyota’s fuel economy.

    Take Good Care of Your Tires

    Keeping a close eye on the pressure of your Toyota’s tires is the easiest way to improve your Toyota’s mileage. When your tires are too low in pressure, head to the dealership or a gas station to inflate them to the PSI levels recommended by your Toyota’s owner’s manual. Furthermore, it’s smart to promote even tire wear to ensure that you have the best traction and that your tires last longer—to do this, simply get wheel alignments and tire rotations on a regular basis.

    Visit Toyota of Greenfield for high-quality maintenance for your Toyota. To make a service appointment, visit our website today. Otherwise, feel free to give us a call at (888) 923-8230 for more information or to get answers to your questions.

    About Toyota's Impressive SUVs and Hybrid Cars

    Last updated 5 years ago

    When it comes to functional SUVs and hybrid cars, Toyota has an impressive fleet. Learn more about the RAV4 EV and the 2012 Toyota Yaris by visiting the sites below. Plus, there's some great information about how electric vehicles work and information on Toyota's FT-HS hybrid sports car concept, which will definitely impress even the toughest of audiences. Check out the links for the facts, which have been supplied by our dealership in Greenfield!

    • See what the RAV4 EV is all about and the functionality it’s bringing to the world of SUVs.
    • HowStuffWorks.com talks about electric vehicles and what drives them.
    • MotorTrend.com explores Toyota’s unique and interesting FT-HS hybrid sports car concept.
    • If you are considering the 2012 Toyota Yaris as your next vehicle check out this informative review.

    When you're done researching Toyota cars you're interested in, you'll want to visit a Toyota dealership in person. Our Greenfield Toyota dealership is the preferred choice. Check out our reviews online to learn why our customers love us. Contact us online with questions, visit our website to browse our inventory and give us a call at (888) 923-8230!

    How Toyota is Advancing Their Technology

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Toyota has grown to be one of the largest automakers in the world through making quality products, staying at the edge of technological advancement, and taking care of their customers. Our blogs have covered some of the vehicles and technologies that show Toyota’s commitment to the present and future.

    Toyota of Greenfield is proud to offer Toyota vehicles and show off their latest technologies. Contact us at (888) 923-8230, online, or visit us in person to learn more about new and used Toyotas, new Toyota technology and Toyota financing options. Explore the articles below for an in-depth understanding of Toyota's advancements.

    • Take a sneak peek at what the 2013 Toyota Avalon has to offer drivers everywhere.
    • Learn what Synergy Drive is and how it’s helping to make your Toyota more efficient.
    • IntelliTouch and eBin are two of Toyota’s latest technologies which will both be appearing in the all new Avalon.
    • Toyota Entune owners should regularly visit their dealership to ensure they have the latest version of Entune and are getting the most out of their vehicles.

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