Tacoma and Tundra Winners at ‘2013 Best Cars for the Money’ Awards
For the second year in a row, Toyota has received top honors from U.S. News & World Report for its vehicles. With the Tacoma taking the title of “Best Compact Truck for the Money” and the Tundra taking the “Best Full Size Truck for the Money” designations, Toyota does better with only two pickups available than those will full lines of pickups. U.S. News & World Report judges vehicles for their “outstanding value and critical acclaim” when choosing which vehicles will take top honors.
While Toyota has continually been an innovator in the vehicle market, having both pickups on the top of many peoples’ lists is just another confirmation of Toyota’s loyalty to its customers by providing the best vehicles they can in every range they offer. While Toyota designs the Tundra and Tacoma in Michigan, California and Japan, the Tundra and a majority of the Tacomas are built in the U.S. at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing located in San Antonio, Texas.
There are over 21 categories of quality and value and every vehicle is graded on the criteria in these categories. The criteria used to gauge the quality of a vehicle is based on its safety performance, its reliability as well as on research provided by industry experts. To gauge the value of a vehicle the total cost of ownership over five years is determined and then combined with the initial cost of the vehicle. These factors help decide which vehicles are the best overall. With more people keeping their vehicles longer, gauging the cost over time has become as important as the original price of the vehicle.
Street Toyota has a large selection of both new and used Tacomas and Tundras with a variety of features and options. You can also find a full line of other Toyota vehicles from the Prius hybrid to the full size redesigned Avalon. When you purchase a vehicle from Street Toyota you can be sure that you are not getting a great vehicle backed by great customer service, but a vehicle that will not only save money the day you take it home, but the entire time you own it!