Refreshed and Ready – The 2015 Toyota Camry

 

2014 Toyota Camry
The 2015 Toyota Camry, replacing the pictured 2014 Toyota Camry, was completely refreshed for the new year.

The 2015 Toyota Camry was introduced at the New York International Auto Show earlier this month.

The Toyota Camry is the bestselling vehicle in the US behind the Ford and Chevrolet pick-up trucks. However, over the last few years, the Camry has lost a little bit of its edge. Toyota realized this and got it back with this new refreshed 2015 Toyota Camry.

Apart from its roof, the refreshed Camry has all new body panels giving it a unique exterior look that is sure to turn heads. The all-new Camry also has LED headlights, options for a blacked-out grille, and dual exhaust tips, adding a sporty, athletic edge to the ever-popular model.

The Camry also got a huge interior overhaul with high-quality features such as a wireless charging station, leather gear shift knob, satin and chrome accents, wood trim interior, and detailed accent lighting.

While the all-new Camry hasn’t hit the market yet, it’s bound to cause a huge splash! Stay tuned to Haddad Toyota’s blog to learn when you can get behind the wheel of this fun, newly refreshed 2015 Toyota Camry!

Western MA Toyota Dealer Earns Sixth-Straight President’s Award

The Haddad Toyota Team
The Haddad Toyota Team

Haddad Toyota – a Western MA Toyota Dealership located in Berkshire County – has been named a 2013 Toyota President’s Award winner for the sixth year in a row. The award recognizes Toyota dealerships who meet the highest standards for parts and sales, service, management, and customer satisfaction, and is generally only awarded to the top 10 to 15% of the Toyota dealerships in the country.

“This award is really a tribute to the people at our dealership—our team—and their dedication to our customers,” said George Haddad, owner of Haddad Toyota. “It’s because of them that Toyota is the No. 1 car brand in Berkshire County.”

Recognizing the importance of their teamwork is Eddie Torres, Toyota’s district manager for the area, who has worked with the group for more than 14 years. He says that the award isn’t one that just honors the dealership, it also recognizes the contribution of every individual who works for Haddad Toyota.
“I visit a lot of dealerships throughout the region and Haddad Toyota always comes straight to mind when I stress the importance of putting customers first,” said Torres.

Ride in the New Fuel Cell Hydrogen-Powered Highlander at New York

Prius Plug-In Hybrid
At the New York Auto Show this week, you can check out the Fuel Cell Hydrogen-Powered Highlander and the new Prius Plug-In Hybrid (pictured).

Hybrid technology and efficiency enthusiasts ought to have at least one thing to get really excited about at the New York Auto Show.

Almost as though in celebration of Earth Day, the Big Apple will play host to the new Prius Plug-In Hybrid and Highlander fuel cell hydrogen vehicle (FCHV), which visitors will not only be able to watch but also ride in.

Ever wondered what it would be like to drive around a completely emission-free vehicle powered by the most abundant stuff in the universe? (The same stuff that powers the sun?) If so, then just head on over to the Auto Show and check out this amazing Fuel Cell Hydrogen-Powered Highlander!

When you’re done, you’ll also be able to check out the gorgeous fuel cell sedan concept Toyota unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show, and which it plans to introduce to the market next year. If there ever was a “car of the future,” this would be it.

But if you can’t wait till 2015 to get your hands on a fuel efficient vehicle, just pay us a visit at Haddad Toyota. We’ve got plenty of fun, fuel efficient new cars, such as the Toyota Prius and Camry Hybrid, for you to choose from!

Compact, Yet Spacious – 2014 Toyota RAV4

2014 Toyota RAV4
The 2014 Toyota RAV4  has plenty of interior room to fit whatever you want to bring along.

If you are looking for a compact SUV with plenty of interior space, then look no further! The 2014 Toyota RAV4 is the perfect new SUV for you!

Even with the rear seats upright, the 2014 RAV4 has up to 38.4 cubic feet of cargo room for all of your belongings. Of course, if you do need more room, you can fold the second row of seats flat and expand your cargo space to 73.4 cubic feet, helping ensure that no matter what, your gear will fit in the back.

Of course, when you need cargo space, you tend to have your hands full of the gear that you need to put in the back. Toyota’s engineers realized this and put in a height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection. All you have to do is set the liftgate to your ideal height once, and your RAV4 will remember!

No matter what you are looking for the, RAV4 has something for you. It’s big enough to carry your belongings, yet also small enough to allow you to park in tight city spaces with ease. The 2014 RAV4 comes in three trims, the 2014 RAV4 LE, 2014 RAV4 XLE, and the 2014 RAV4 Limited. Stop by Haddad Toyota to figure out what trim is right for you.

Used Truck of the Month: 2012 Toyota Tundra 4WD

2012 Toyota Tundra 4WD
Our Used Truck of the Month is the 2012 Toyota Tundra.

Haddad Auto Group has the largest selection of pre-owned vehicles in Berkshire County. As a part of Haddad Auto Group, we here at Haddad Toyota have a wide selection of used cars, trucks, SUVs, and mini-vans. This month’s “Used Vehicle of the Month,” the 2012 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck, is one that we don’t think will be around for long, so be sure to stop in soon to get behind the wheel!

This 2012 Toyota Tundra 4WD comes with a 5.7L DOHC 32-valve i-force V8 engine to help you move your heavy load. Combine this with front tow hooks, and you’ve got a great work truck.

The 2012 Toyota Tundra isn’t too bad on the eyes either with its 18-inch steel wheels, chrome grille surround, chrome rear bumper, and multi-reflector halogen headlamps.

The interior of our used truck of the month is also designed to impress with an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, a 4-way adjustable front passenger’s seat, cruise control, dual zone air conditioning, fabric seat trim, and a 40/20/40 split fold-down front bench seat. With seating for six, this used Tundra is perfect for work, and for play.

All of this, and the truck only has 21,598 miles on it! Stop by Haddad Toyota today and talk to Scott O’Connell, our Toyota Truck Champion, to get behind the wheel of this great truck today! Hurry before someone else snatches our used truck of the month for themselves.

How to Determine the Overall Cost of A Car

 

2014 Toyota Camry - cost of owning a car
The cost of owning a family sedan, such as the pictured Toyota Camry, is about $9,000 per year.

When searching for the perfect car, it’s easy to get lost in its fancy interior features, upgraded technology, sleek exterior, engine power, and safety features. What’s often hard to figure out is how much the car will really cost you. Sure, there’s the sticker price, the price you negotiate for, and the payment you make each month, but the overall cost of a car is often more than these simple numbers.

The real cost of having a car is much higher than you would expect. According to a recent AAA report, for the average family with a sedan, such as the Toyota Camry, the cost of owning the car for a year would be around $9,000. This includes the obvious costs of gas and oil changes and other standard maintenance, but it also includes some not-so-obvious costs such as depreciation, insurance, and registration. If you opt for an SUV, these costs often tend to be even higher.

Michael Calkins, the manager of technical services for AAA suggests that to combat these costs, the most sensible thing to do is to buy a used car. Used cars don’t lose as much depreciation during the first few years on the road as new cars do.

Be sure to check out the great used cars we have on hand to get more bang for your buck down the line.