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Two Toyota Vehicles Named to ’10 Best Green Cars of 2015′ List by KBB.com

2015 Toyota Camry HybridSan Francisco Toyota is proud to announce that the 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid and the 2015 Toyota Prius landed on KBB.com’s “10 Best Green Cars of 2015.” Every year, KBB.com makes a list of vehicles to celebrate Earth Day composed of the most efficient, valuable, and appealing fuel-efficient new vehicles on the market. This year is the Camry Hybrid’s first appearance on the list, while the Prius is a repeat from year’s past.

The Toyota Camry Hybrid has been slightly updated for 2015. Updated interior and crisper driving response have made the car fresher and more fun to drive. The Camry Hybrid is the first midsize sedan to include a wireless charging station, a feature that allows drivers to charge on the go. With EPA-estimated 43/39 city/highway mpg,* this sedan is not one you want to pass up. Continue Reading →

5 Common Ways Drivers Lose Fuel Efficiency and How to Avoid Them

out of gas gaugeThe advertised fuel efficiency of your car will normally be an estimate of the maximum output the vehicle can achieve under certain conditions. In reality, your car’s fuel efficiency will vary considerably based on how you drive it among other factors. If you’re looking to get the most from your car, read about the five following common ways that drivers lose fuel efficiency—and ways to avoid them from San Francisco Toyota.

  • Constant heavy acceleration. Accelerating puts more demand on the engine, forcing it to burn more fuel. Your fuel consumption is related directly to how hard the engine is working. Constant heavy acceleration simply burns fuel with no real benefit. This includes racing away from traffic lights or zooming up to traffic on the highway and then having to hit the brakes hard. Drive moderately, accelerating steadily and smoothly to avoid guzzling gas.

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Supporting the Minds of Tomorrow: Toyota USA Foundation Announces $1.9 Million for Scientists, Innovators and Engineers

toyota red logo largeSan Francisco Toyota is proud to announce that the Toyota USA Foundation has awarded $1.9 million in grants to fund K-12 programs that specialize in the STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. The grants will serve diverse communities through a variety of nonprofit organizations.

Toyota USA Foundation President emphasized Toyota’s belief that the future will be built on groundbreaking technological expertise and advanced problem solving by the next generations to come. The Toyota USA Foundation has allocated the funding to address STEM from a wide range of perspectives. Continue Reading →

5 Bands that Got Their Start in California

guitarist with crowdFor many Toyota drivers, there are few things better than driving down the highway to your favorite tunes. At San Francisco Toyota, we’re lucky to share a state with some of the most popular American bands in history. Here are a few of our favorites.

We have to start with the Beach Boys. Their recently-released album moved them past the Beatles on the Billboard Top 200 list. While they need more than a few years to match Frank Sinatra for longevity on this chart, it is still quite a record. Bruce Springsteen once recalled in an interview with Rolling Stone that he hung around to listen to the Beach Boys to understand why they were the headliner instead of him. He realized that from the first word to the last, the audience was singing with the Beach Boys, and so was he!

Next we go to the Eagles. “Hotel California” will be played well after we all are gone, and the album of the same name is ranked among the Top 20 best-selling albums in the U.S. You have to bow to five Number 1 singles, six Grammys, five American Music Awards, and six Number 1 albums. Calling them successful might be an understatement. All legendary musicians, Don Henley, Glen Frey, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit recently received Honorary Doctor of Music Degrees at Berklee College of Music 2012 Commencement.

Black Eyed Peas began their hip-hop magic in Los Angeles and have enjoyed over a decade of solid popularity. In an era where music groups might be considered a success for having one or two hit albums, the innovative group has amassed 6 Grammy Awards and has sold nearly 30 million records to become one of the most successful contemporary music groups. Constantly inventive, they moved from a West Coast Underground rap band to international superstars heard around the globe. They created an entirely new sound in “The E.N.D.” with a blend of hip-hop, electro, and techno rhythms.

Also hailing from Los Angeles, the Red Hot Chili Peppers mix funk with all kinds of rock music. They’ve been on the music scene since 1983 and have moved from macho high-energy rock to a more mellow sound. They also keep their clothes on now, as opposed to their naked pose on the cover of a 1992 Rolling Stone magazine.

A native of California, Herb Alpert has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a trumpeter and the bandleader of the renowned Tijuana Brass. Worldwide they sold over 70 million albums and won seven Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year for their “A Taste of Honey album. The early Tijuana Brass hit “Whipped Cream” was also honored by being included in the Grammy Awards Archive Collection.

 

Toyota Genuine Motor Oil Takes You Further

At San Francisco Toyota, our service department offers the expertise you need to get the most out of your vehicle. We also offer official Toyota products to keep your vehicle running at its best, including Toyota 0W-20 motor oils. This low-viscosity oil is specially engineered to work with Toyota’s engine technology and can take you up to 5,000 miles further between oil changes.

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