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2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Wins Best Hybrid SUV for the Money

Not to be outdone by the recent Best Hybrid Car awards won by the 2017 Toyota Prius, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is getting into the award season action. The RAV4 Hybrid has been named the Best Hybrid SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report. That means Helena drivers will get the most bang for their buck when they drive off the lot in this…

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2017 Toyota Prius Drives Home With Two Best Hybrid Awards

Stylish, environmentally friendly, practical, and easy on your gas budget. These are just a few of the ways you could describe the 2017 Toyota Prius. But now you can add "award winning" to that list. Twice. The Prius has been named the 2017 Eco-Friendly Car of the Year by, and the Best Hybrid Car for the Money by U.S. News & World Report.

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Save on Your Auto Insurance Plan With These Lesser-Known Discounts

First comes the car, then comes the financing. Finally, you will need to select a car insurance policy that best suits your needs. Here at Helena Toyota, we are here to help you find value by scouting out some of the lesser-known insurance discounts that you may be eligible to receive.

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Many vehicles feature innovative safety and security systems such as anti-theft protection. If your vehicle offers certain features, you could reap the benefits of a small discount in your auto insurance rates.

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Explore Toyota End-of-Lease Options for Your Leased Vehicle

Now that 2016 is drawing to a close, it may also be time for you to make a big decision. Do you keep your leased Toyota or do you return it to a dealership and choose another? Here at Helena Toyota, we are happy to share a few end-of-lease options!

You and your Toyota have experienced a lot together over the years. Perhaps you…

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When to Get New Tires


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It's important to take care of every aspect of your new or used Toyota. That means taking care of the engine and the tires. Think you might need new ones? Here are some signs to look for:

  • Are your tires bald? If the tread is wearing out, your tires won't handle or grip as well, thus making them less safe. (Unlike a bald head, you can replace a bald tire.)
  • Are bulges or cracks forming in the tire? That might mean something inside the…
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Fly First Class in Toyota's Full-Sizer, the 2016 Avalon

Might you be in the market for a full-size sedan? Searching for one that's every bit as stylish as it is substantive? Well, if so, we here at Helena Toyota would be quick to point you in the direction of ours, the 2016 Toyota Avalon.

Wondering what, specifically, makes this particular pony such a prime pick? Then, give the clip below a go. Here now to detail some of the Avalon's top traits is Autotrader pundit Jabari Jones:

There is but one engine option available for the Avalon. Thankfully, though, it's a great one.

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Behind the Scenes of the California Studio Where Your Favorite Toyota Models are Designed

Many of your favorite Toyota models, including the Texas-built Toyota Tundra and Tacoma are made in America... but did you know Toyota does much of its designing and engineering right here in the states, too?

The place it all happens is called Calty Design Research, Inc., "Cal-Ty" being a combination of California and Toyota.

The studio first opened in 1973 with a tiny staff, carefully guarding their new, top-secret designs from other businesses that shared the office building.

"It was one portion of a modest building in an industrial area," recalls Doris Kusumoto, a member of the

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Why MIT Called Toyota the 17th Smartest Company of 2016

Okay, okay -- nobody ever brags about taking 17th place. We're bragging about it anyway. This summer, the MIT Technology Review named Toyota on its 50 Smartest Companies of 2016 list. We are honored to see a full-line automaker appear on a list like that at all, alongside the likes of SpaceX, Amazon, 23andMe, and Facebook.

Toyota even ranked higher than companies like Microsoft and IBM.

The reason an automaker caught...

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