2014 Toyota Tundra: Stylish and Strong

Red 2014 Toyota Tundra
2014 Toyota Tundra

The all-new 2014 Toyota Tundra is great combination of strength and style. With its five available trims, the Tundra has something for everyone, whether you are looking for a stylish ride, one with all best interior features, or a true work truck.

The Tundra’s chiseled exterior features a bold new grille, optional heated mirrors, optional sunroof, and standard deck rail and tail caps. With its easy lower and lift tailgate, filling up the bed of your truck is a breeze. Whether you are taking the truck to the worksite or to the restaurant, it is sure to turn heads.

The 2014 Toyota Tundra’s standard audio package includes a high-resolution touch-screen display, a USB port, and Satellite radio, and will have the techno-lover in your family in awe. The optional leather interior will have even the most difficult of critics relaxing during the ride.

But the Tundra is not a show truck. With its 5.7L V8 engine, you will get 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. In combination with the 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2014 Toyota Tundra is ready to do some heavy towing. It can tow over 10,000lbs and haul more than 2,000lbs.* If you’re looking for a strong work truck, the Tundra is the truck for you.

No matter what kind of Truck you need, the Toyota Tundra fits the bill. Stop by Haddad Toyota to test drive one today.

 

 

*Towing capacity can depend on cargo and passengers and should be used for comparison only

The 2014 Toyota Camry – A 5-Star Safety Vehicle

2014 Toyota Camry 5-star safety rating

5-Stars of Safety – The 2014 Toyota Camry

Whether you are just running errands, making your daily commute, or heading out on the open highway, the 2014 Toyota Camry is designed to keep you safe.

In a recent safety assessment done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program, the 2014 Toyota Camry received a government 5-star overall safety rating. What contributed to this high rating? Well, the Toyota Camry has ten standard airbags including a front and passenger advanced airbag system, side airbags, knee airbags, and curtain airbags.

The 2014 Toyota Camry also comes with Toyota’s Star Safety System™. The Star Safety System™ is actually made up of six different systems to help keep you safe. These systems include vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, smart stop technology, electronic brake-force distribution, and brake assist.

Every inch of the Camry was designed with safety in mind. Not only are the seats comfortable, but they also come with whiplash-injury-lessening technology to help prevent neck injuries.

With all of its standard safety features, it’s easy to see why the Camry gets a 5-star safety rating! Stop by Haddad Toyota and test drive one of the safest cars on the road today.

No Power, No Problem: Power Your Home with Your Prius

Toyota Prius in Snow
When the weather took a turn for the worse, one ingenius man decided to use his Prius to power his house.

What do you do when your house loses electricity? Do you hunker down and get your wood-fire place going, buddle up under some blankets, or go to your friend or family member’s house until your power comes back on?  None of these solutions were good enough for one man, Bob Osemlak, who decided he wasn’t going to let a little weather and the loss of power stop him.  He decided to find a way to keep his power working.

Osemlak lives in Thornhill, Ontario, an area which lost power for about a day on December 21st of 2013. Osemlak, a 30-year Canadian Air Force aircraft technician veteran, decided to use his Prius for back-up power.

 

Osemlak planned for the power outage by first installing an outlet on his furnace. Once the storm hit and he did lose power, he connected a cord from his basement to his Prius. He used his car as his back-up power source for 9-hours and only lost about a gallon of gas.

For safety reasons, Osemlak urges others to not try to duplicate his experiment and power your home with your Prius, but for him, the Toyota Prius’ battery back gets two thumbs up.

The Fuel of the Future: Toyota’s New Hydrogen-Powered Car

Toyota FVC, a hydrogen-powered car
The Toyota FVC is a hydrogen-powered car which could be on the market in the U.S. as early as 2015.

Just because Toyota’s current hybrids, such as the Camry, Prius, and Avalon are so popular doesn’t mean that Toyota has given up on producing other methods of green technology. In fact, Toyota is one of the leading car companies investing in hydrogen-powered car technology and has a current model which will be sold in the near future.

In November at the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota débuted their hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle (being called a FVC for fuel cell vehicle). However, this car had not been seen in the U.S., until now.

The FVC was unveiled in North America for the first time at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show this week.  With a hydrogen-fuel powered cell, this Toyota FVC can go for 310 miles before it needs another hydrogen fill-up. Unlike the electronic hybrid plug-ins, you do not need to wait a long time for this car to re-charge before you go on your way. Each refuel takes about three minutes.

Just because it’s not powered by gas, doesn’t mean the FVC can’t go fast. The FVC can reach top speeds of over 100 mph and can go from zero to 60 in about ten seconds. The FVC does share a lot of its electric drive system with Toyota’s hybrid drivetrain technology.

This technology could be a game changer, not just for Toyota, but for all automakers.  To learn more about this hydrogen-powered technology, check out Toyota’s website.