Monday
Apr142014

Scion FR-S AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star – Again!

Getting named one of AUTOMOBILE Magazine’s All-Stars for two straight years has solidified the Scion FR-S as one of the best cars on the road.

The FR-S’ nimble handling, athletic design, pure driving experience and affordability are among the unique traits that led AUTOMOBILE Magazine to name this rear-wheel drive sports car one of its all-stars.
The judges evaluated the car’s exterior good looks and handle on the road, saying that the standard six-speed manual transmission is easy to shift, which adds to the FR-S’ fun driving dynamics.  The car’s agility provides an exhilarating driving experience thanks to its athletic reflexes, accurate steering, responsive brakes and low center of gravity.

According to Edmunds.com, consumers love the FR-S, calling it an amazingly responsive car with a real soul.

Visit the Scion Pressroom to learn more about what makes the 200 horsepower, RWD Scion FR-S one of AUTOMOBILE Magazine’s All-Stars.

Monday
Apr142014

NHTSA Bestows High Ratings on Camry and Tundra

Camry and Tundra are no strangers to the lime light, and this year is no exception.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently awarded the 2014 Camry a 5-star overall safety rating while the 2014 Tundra earned a 4-star overall rating. 

NHTSA measures frontal, side and rollover crashworthiness as part of its New Car Assessment Program, and the Camry’s excellent crash test ratings are what earned the sedan its five stars.  The Camry comes equipped with 10 airbags, all-disc antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system.  A backup camera, blind spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alerts are also available. 

The Tundra garnered five stars for its side crash safety test and four stars for its frontal and rollover crash tests, accruing a 4-star overall safety rating.  Several advanced safety features come standard in the Tundra, such as Rearview Video Systems as well as anti-lock brakes, stability control, and pretensioners that automatically tighten seatbelts to place the occupant in the optimal seating position during a collision. 

Read more about Camry and Tundra’s NHTSA ratings.

Monday
Apr072014

Toyota Sienna: One of KBB’s “12 Best Family Cars” and Gets Five Stars from NHTSA for Overall Safety  

Impressed with its family comfort and versatility, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com named Sienna one of the “12 Best Family Cars” for 2014, and the family friendly minivan also received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.  

With more varied configurations than any other minivan on the market, KBB.com editors are calling the Sienna “the perfect family car” and referring to it as possibly “the most passenger-accommodating minivan you can buy.  

To be named one of the “12 Best Family Cars,” the Sienna had to exceed various testing criteria in the areas of safety, comfort, driving performance, room for child seats, cargo space, and rear-seat entertainment among other family-friendly features.  

Continuing its list of accolades, the Sienna also received five stars in NHTSA’s 5-Star Overall Safety Rating, a program that tests crash protection and rollover safety.  

Learn more about the Sienna and these awards here Kbb.com and Safercar.gov.  


Wednesday
Mar122014

Longo Hosts Teen Driver Safety Clinic

Longo Toyota was abuzz with energy on January 25 when over 50 teens and their parents visited the Longo Campus to attend the “Teen Driver Safety Clinic”.

This informative and interactive workshop, developed by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, aimed to equip teens with knowledge of safe driving practices while teaching parents how to best support their new and soon-to-be drivers.  

Parents and teens also had the opportunity to work as a team during the classroom session when they participated in a “Scavenger Hunt” that included looking under the hood to test their knowledge of engine parts, such as how to check the transmission fluid and learning how to use their complimentary tire gauge. 

The response to the clinic was fantastic.  “I love the idea of the program and it was well executed,” said one of the participating teens, while one parent quipped, “Amazing job! Let the community know about your programs.”

Each participant left the workshop with a certification of completion delivered with pomp and circumstance reminiscent of a high school graduation ceremony to the delight of the parents.

To learn more about Toyota’s teen driver safety program, visit http://www.toyotateendriver.com/.


 

Wednesday
Feb122014

Red is the new Black in February

Team Longo is proud to support National Wear Red Fridays throughout February to help raise awareness about heart disease among women. 

Every Friday throughout February, Longo Toyota team members will don red attire to show unity for the cause. Longo sells the striking Red Dress Pin for $5 with all proceeds to be donated to the American Heart Association. Every dollar raised from Red Pin sales will be matched by Longo Toyota Scion.

 

Our Focus – Health, Prevention, Wellness 

Longo is also sponsoring a Go Red Campaign Fundraiser in which Longo Team Members and our guests can purchase $1-Red Hearts, $5-Silver Hearts, and $10-Gold Hearts with all proceeds benefiting the Go Red For Women Campaign. Longo will match all donations up to $1,000 throughout February 2014.

Longo Toyota Scion is proud to partner with the American Heart Association for the 4th consecutive year to fight heart disease. 

February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. For more than 10 years, the American Heart Association has sponsored National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women. For more information and education about heart disease and prevention, please visit www.goredforwomen.org.