Toyota Named Top Non-Luxury Brand

Top Non-Luxury Brand

The Toyota Tacoma won its segment in “Best Retained Value Awards”

Much of Toyota’s popularity is built on the brand’s long-standing reputation for durability and dependability. Therefore, it’s no surprise to us at Dick Dyer Toyota—and probably not to our loyal customers, either—that Toyota was named as this year’s top non-luxury brand in Edmunds.com’s fifth annual “Best Retained Value Awards”. Basically, Toyota vehicles hold their value better than any other non-luxury brand, over the first five years of ownership.

“Earning the Edmunds.com ‘Best Retained Value award is a great honor and a testament to Toyota’s commitment to quality, durability, and reliability – all key ingredients for great value,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager for Toyota Division. The award applies specifically to the 2015 Toyota model lineup, which is Toyota’s greatest and most diverse lineup to date.

While Toyota’s overall win is the most impressive achievement, four individual Toyota models also earned an award as the vehicle with the best resale value in their segment. The Tacoma and Tundra pickup trucks both won their segments, as did the Highlander midsize SUV and the Avalon full-size sedan. Come see us at Dick Dyer Toyota to learn more about these winning vehicles and the whole award-winning lineup today!

Toyota Wins ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 10th Consecutive Time

Toyota has won its 10th consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued commitment to sustainable energy. Over the last 11 years at Toyota’s 14 plants, the automaker has saved more than $500 million through energy improvements and reduced energy use by 22 percent—enough to power the whole Columbia area around us here at Dick Dyer Toyota and then some!

Among these 14 plants, it was the Toyota Alabama plant in Huntsville that stood out the most this year. It received five awards last week, including the EPA ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry Award, the City of Huntsville Air Pollution Control Achievement Award, and three Toyota North America Environmental Awards.

In the last year, Toyota Alabama reduced energy use by 14 percent (about 4.3 gigawatt hours per year—enough to power 400 homes for a year) and reduced water use by an equivalent of 75 million water bottles. It uses water from a rainwater harvest pond using pumps powered by solar panels. Talk about efficiency!