We are a family-owned-and-operated company with 60 Years of Experience.

Here at Ernst Auto Group, it is our mission to be the automotive home for people in the Columbus, NE area. We provide a vast inventory of new and  used vehicles, exceptional car care, and customer service with a smile!

Ernst Auto Group consists of Ernst Toyota, Ernst Chevrolet Buick GMC, and Ernst Collision Center, all located in Columbus, Nebraska. Ernst has been serving Columbus, Norfolk, Grand Island, Humphrey, David City, Omaha, Lincoln, and surrounding areas for over 60 years. We understand the only way to ensure our customers have a great experience is to make sure our team members have a rewarding and empowering career.


The employees of Ernst Auto Group take pride knowing that Ernst treasures its customers. To say “thank you” to the people of Columbus and beyond, Ernst Auto Group is proud to sponsor and be involved with the following local organizations.

Columbus High School Industrial Class