Why the Toyota Highlander Is the Perfect Car for Holiday Road Trips

Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

There’s nothing better than being able to combine family, holiday, and travel. With all of the Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities going on, there is nothing but pure joy in the air wherever you go. Here’s how the Toyota Highlander can make your holiday road trip even better.

Impressive Size and Fuel Economy

One of the most important factors for someone deciding what car to take on a road trip is the fuel economy. In this category, the Highlander most certainly does not disappoint. For a vehicle that fits up to eight people, getting 30 mpg or more on the highway is quite impressive.

Features and Cargo

Almost as important, especially for families, are the features and cargo space offered in a vehicle, and the Highlander has plenty of both. There’s extra cargo storage space located throughout the car, and the room behind the third row is among the largest in its class.

As for features, Toyota outfitted the car down to the smallest detail. There is even a feature that amplifies the voices in the front row so that the people in the third row are able to hear.

For this holiday season, the Toyota Highlander provides everything a family is looking for in the perfect car for holiday road trips.

 

Toyota Indiana Assembly Plant Celebrates 4 Millionth Vehicle

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

The Toyota Indiana assembly plant has reached a new milestone: their 4 millionth vehicle (a Blizzard Pearl Highlander Hybrid.)

Toyota is happy to announce that one of its most productive assembly plants has reached a new milestone. The Toyota Indiana assembly plant recently produced its 4 millionth vehicle after a Blizzard Pearl Highlander Hybrid rolled off the assembly line earlier this month. With this 4 millionth vehicle, the plant has officially produced more vehicles than are registered in the state of Indiana.

“The community has shown incredible support since day one,” said Norm Bafunno, Toyota Indiana president. “This 4 millionth vehicle is only possible because of the great team effort of our team members, suppliers, and citizens of this wonderful community we all call home.”

 Toyota Indiana is currently known as being one of Toyota’s biggest exporting plants. Just last year, the plant exported over 42,000 vehicles to more than 20 countries, an outstanding number. Since it’s founding almost 19 years ago, the Toyota Indiana assembly plant has produced the Sequoia SUV, Sienna minivan, Tundra pickup truck, Highlander SUV, and Highlander Hybrid SUV.

If you are interested in seeing what the Toyota lineup has to offer you, don’t hesitate to stop in to Dick Dyer Toyota today and give one of our vehicles a test drive!

The Fully Loaded Series: 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

You’ll have “no room for boring” in the new 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The 2015 Highlander was designed for excitement and adventure, yet makes for an excellent choice for day-to-day travels.

The tag line from the iconic Muppet’s commercial is meant to emphasize the spacious interior that is perfect for the whole family.

Here at Dick Dyer Toyota, the 2015 Highlander Hybrid is fully-loaded and chock-full of features that will let you grab life by the wheel.

Exterior

  • Hybrid Synergy Drive® blue accent badges
  • 19-in. 5-spoke Chromtec® alloy wheels
  • High Solar Energy-Absorbing glass on front and rear side windows

Interior

  • Perforated leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front-row seats
  • SofTex®-trimmed 60/40 split fold-flat third-row seat with sliding headrests and recline function
  • Blue LED ambient lighting on interior of front and rear doors and in-dash shelf

Technology

  • Driver Easy Speak voice amplification
  • Entune® App Suite with intelligent touch controls and navigation, SiriusXM All Access Radio with 3-month trial subscription, HD Radio™, HD predictive traffic and Doppler weather overlay, AM/FM radio, Gracenote® album cover, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
  • 2-in. color LCD Multi-Information Display in meter cluster
  • Integrated backup camera with dynamic gridlines

Safety

  • IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus
  • Star Safety System™
  • Ventilated Disc Brakes
  • Advanced Airbag System
  • Child safety
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

With seating for up to 7 people, it is clear that the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid was designed for versatility and convenience. Stop by Dick Dyer Toyota and see why this fun-to-drive vehicle is fully-loaded and fully-prepared for the busy road ahead of you.

Toyota & The Muppets Are at It Again in New Highlander Commercials

The Muppets 2014 Toyota Highlander

The Fun Isn’t Over for the Muppets and the Toyota Highlander

Although the Super Bowl was two months ago, people are still loving Toyota’s Super Bowl commercial, featuring America’s favorite gang of Muppets, the all-new Toyota Highlander, and Terry Crews from FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Since that original commercial, Toyota has put out several follow-up videos in an effort to satisfy America’s craving for funny and heart-warming moments with the Muppets and their favorite car, the Toyota Highlander.

There are plenty of Muppet videos to choose from, but our all-time favorites have to be the Blooper Reels and a video simply titled “Boop!”  Between the laughter and the fun, it is clear that there is no room for boring in the 2014 Toyota Highlander. Let’s be serious, you can’t have boring when the Muppets are involved!

Here are our favorite new installments of the Muppets and the Toyota Highlander. Check out Toyota’s YouTube page to see all of the latest videos and commercials.

The Muppets Blooper Reel

“Boop!” Starring Animal, Dr. Teeth, and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker Blooper

How Efficient Are Toyota Hybrids? We’re Not Just Talking about the Prius Anymore

 

2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Find Out How Efficient the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Really Is

We all know that the Toyota Prius reigns supreme as the flagship Hybrid vehicle; you can’t get much better than 51 mpg city. But what about the other hybrid vehicles that Toyota sells? After all, the Prius isn’t the only hybrid in the Toyota lineup.

From the Camry to the Avalon to the Highlander, Toyota offers a nice assortment of hybrid options for varying car buying needs. If the Prius is too small or maybe you want a more luxurious interior, there is certainly another Toyota hybrid out there for you.

So just how efficient are the other Toyota Hybrids? Let’s do some comparisons and see what each hybrid model has to offer:

Hybrid Engine Hybrid MPG Gas MPG
2014 Avalon Hybrid 2.5-liter 4-cylinder 40/39 21/31
2014 Camry Hybrid 2.5-liter 4-cylinder 43/39 25/35
2014 Highlander Hybrid 3.5-liter V6 27/28 19/25

| View Specs for the 2014 Toyota Avalon |

The best part about opting for a Toyota hybrid is that you get all of the features and specs of the cars you love, just with way better gas mileage. We still love our king of hybrids, the Prius, but it’s nice to know there are other options out there for the eco-conscious shopper in all of us.

Dick Dyer Toyota has the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, and Highlander Hybrid in stock. Check out our website for more information or visit our showroom.

The Fully Loaded Series: 2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Toyota Highlander in Exclusive Blizzard Pearl

2014 Highlander Carpet Mats

Upgraded Carpet Mats

2014 Highlander Rearview Entertainment

Rearview Entertainment Package

You may have seen the 2014 Toyota Highlander’s big reveal during the Super Bowl – they had that commercial with, who was it? Oh yeah, Terry Crews and the Muppets of course! As that commercial states, the Highlander has, “No Room for Boring,” emphasizing the Highlander’s extremely spacious and equally luxurious interior. Indeed, this redesigned SUV can now seat eight comfortably and offers things like a rearview camera and streaming audio as standard.

Here at Dick Dyer Toyota, we’ve topped the already bigger and better 2014 Highlander with a suite of option packages and upgrades. This beauty definitely screams “fully loaded,” from a rear entertainment package to a paint protection bundle.

Take a look at this fully loaded 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited and see what makes it a cut above the rest:

  • 3.5-Liter V6 Engine with 18 MPG City/24 MPG Highway*
  • 19-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Power Moonroof with Sunshade
  • Rear-Seat DVD Entertainment System with Remote and 2 Wireless Headphones
  • Carpet Mats with Folding Cargo Mat
  • Window Tint Package
  • Clear Paint Protection – Door and Hood Package
  • TOYOGUARD Elite Customer Care Package
  • Exclusive Blizzard Pearl Exterior Finish
  • Perforated Leather Heated Seats
  • 9 JBL Speakers with SiriusXM and Bluetooth Streaming Media

We have this top-notch 2014 Highlander in stock, as well as tons of others. Check out our entire new inventory to find the perfect Toyota for you.

A Muppets Joyride: Toyota’s 2014 Super Bowl Commercial

Toyota Super Bowl Ad 2014

From an all-purple dressed Kaley Cuoco to a Chihuahua in a beret to the all-new RAV4, last year’s Toyota Super Bowl commercial was a hit. Since probably half of the people watching the Super Bowl only care about the commercials, it is no surprise that people are eager to see what Toyota has up its sleeve this year.

Enter the unlikely duo of the Muppets and Terry Crews, Star of FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and former NLF player. Throw in the new Toyota Highlander and the commercial is complete. Confused? Allow us to elaborate.

When Crews comes across a broken down bus while driving in his Highlander, he graciously offers his help to the unfortunate travelers. Things quickly get out of hand, however, when a mob of Muppets appear and take over Crews’ all-new Highlander. Thanks to its spacious and accommodating interior though, all the Muppets fit in just fine.

But there isn’t room for something: Boring. The Muppets show an uptight Crews that the Highlander is meant for fun and when you reach the end of the commercial, I think we can all agree Crews breaks out of his shell and embraces the “No Room for Boring” attitude with his new Muppet friends.

In addition to the commercial, the Muppets will be traveling to the Super Bowl in their very own Highlander and will be live tweeting their wild ride. Anyone can be a part of the fun by tweeting @Toyota or using the hashtag #NoRoomForBoring.

Check out the commercial for yourself and get ready for some fun and laughs during the premiere of this spot on Super Bowl Sunday as well.

2014 Toyota Highlander Columbia SC

2014 Toyota Highlander

You love the Toyota Highlander, right? It’s a great family crossover that is easy to maneuver as well. But even the best of things have room for improvement and boy, even the near-perfect Highlander stepped it up for the 2014 model year.

One of the reasons people love the Highlander is that it is spacious enough even for a car full of kids and their cargo. But drivers wanted a little more, more room for passengers and more room for stuff. And Toyota listened.

The 2014 Toyota Highlander can now seat up to eight passengers and offers 34% more cargo space behind the third row. This is due in part to a new suspension design as well as a body construction that is 3 inches longer. Now that’s something to celebrate.

Another thing to love about the 2014 Toyota Highlander is its modern new design. Featuring a dramatic, wider grille, wrap-around headlights, and more pronounced taillights, the new Highlander certainly makes a statement. The rear liftgate window is now wider, delivering a more open feel. Opt for the moonroof and you might forget you are in a car altogether.

The interior is not too shabby either, with available leather seating, chrome-plated interior accents, and soft-touch materials throughout. And with a center console big enough to hold a purse or laptop and a storage shelf that continues across the entire dashboard, there is plenty of space for all of your gadgets and gizmos.

Be the first driver in Columbia to experience the 2014 Toyota Highlander by coming to Dick Dyer Toyota once it is released. Be sure to keep up to date with our new car inventory to see when it has arrived!

2014 Toyota Highlander Revealed at New York Auto Show

Toyota unveiled the 2014 Toyota Highlander today at the New York Auto Show and we at Dick Dyer Toyota are excited about it! The new Highlander has been totally redesigned and even adds a new hybrid engine option. Plus, the exterior has been restyled, resulting in an appealing new look, indicative of a heartier, more powerful SUV.

The new Hybrid powertrain includes a 3.5-liter V6 Hybrid Synergy Drive Engine with an electric motor and an electronically controlled CVT transmission. Plus, the 2014 Highlander has optional Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive to provide an even more compelling driving experience.

Oh and let’s not forget that the Highlander can now seat up to eight passengers! You need more room – Toyota gives it to you! The list of standard features is excellent as well as the bells and whistles you can add on like rear cross traffic alert, rear entertainment system, and a heated steering wheel.

Watch this video to find out more about the all new 2014 Toyota Highlander and make sure to check back with Dick Dyer Toyota often to see when the 2014 Highlander arrives on the lot!

Used Cars Under $10,000 in Columbia SC

Need a car but don’t have a lot of money? We know how it is. That’s why Dick Dyer Toyota offers a great selection of used cars under $10,000. This way, you can purchase your much needed vehicle without breaking the bank. Plus, all used cars under $10,000 come with a CARFAX vehicle history report so you know you are receiving a quality car.

Here are the used cars under $10,000 that you can choose from:

  • 2009 Toyota Corolla: $9,835

    2009 Toyota Corolla

    2009 Toyota Corolla

  • 2007 Ford Five Hundred: $7,988
  • 2003 Chevy Cavalier: $5,988
  • 2006 BMW 3 Series: $8,191
  • 2002 Nissan Altima: $5,003
  • 1999 Mazda 6: $3,988
  • 2006 Ford Focus: $8,988
  • 2004 Nissan Maxima: $9,988
  • 2003 Toyota Highlander: $6,988

So there you have it, tons of great used cars at unbeatable prices! Stop by Dick Dyer Toyota to get your used car today!