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Colonial Toyota examines current Highlander, Prius models


Colonial Toyota examines current Highlander, Prius models

Crossover SUV and hybrid vehicles ready to take on the competition

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MILFORD, Conn., July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The lineup of new Toyota vehicles available at the Colonial Toyota showroom touches just about every segment of the automotive industry. Because there are so many options available to buyers visiting the Milford-based dealership, Colonial Toyota product experts must take a proactive role in helping people learn what they need to know to make a well-informed purchase. There aren't many vehicles that are more diametrically opposed than the 2018 Toyota Prius and the 2018 Toyota Highlander. Both share the automaker's commitment to quality, capability and performance. However, the Prius and Highlander take different paths to the same destination. Colonial Toyota has profiled both models against top competitors to assist potential buyers' research efforts. 

Crossover SUVs are among the most popular vehicles in the world today. The Toyota Highlander was among the charter members of that class and has been a leader ever since. A comparison of the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Honda CR-V clearly illustrates why this is the case. At the base level, the two crossover SUVs are fairly closely matched in terms of performance. However, only the current Highlander model makes a V-6 engine available.  

Additionally, all versions of the Highlander offer more available cargo volume than what is available with the 2018 CR-V. A properly-equipped version of the three-row Toyota SUV has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. 

The Toyota Prius has been available in the United States for nearly 20 years. In that time, it has helped to spark a hybrid vehicle revolution. There are two basic schools of thought when it comes to an environmentally-friendly vehicle, a gas/electric hybrid power plant and options that are solely powered by electric motors. Looking at the 2018 Toyota Prius versus the 2018 Nissan Leaf demonstrates the difference between these two methods.  

Buyers who are considering taking home either the Prius or Leaf need to consider their driving needs. By opting for the Prius, they will have a maximum driving range of more than 600 miles. The 2018 Nissan Leaf uses a battery-powered electric motor and can travel up to 150 miles before needing to be plugged in to replenish the batteries. Additionally, the 2018 Prius has more than twice the amount of cargo volume available. The interior of the 2018 Toyota Prius can be configured to offer more than 65 cubic-feet with the Leaf topping out at 30 cubic-feet. 

Anyone can view the entire Colonial Toyota inventory by visiting the dealership's website, The showroom is located at 470 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460. Customers who would like to learn more about the 2018 Toyota Prius or 2018 Toyota Highlander can schedule a test drive with a Colonial Toyota by calling, 203-286-5500. 

Media Contact: Mike Bihary, Colonial Toyota, 203-286-5500,

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