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Go Further With the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota Information on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 10:54 AM
The 2018 Toyota Hylander Hybrid driving down a road

When it comes to performance and fuel efficiency, you usually can’t have both. Well, not unless you have the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. This capable SUV defies everything you thought you knew about hybrid vehicles, and then some.

Continue on to learn what makes this hybrid SUV tick.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid FAQs

Can the Highlander Hybrid really get 30 mpg?

Yes, it can. The 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid comprises an efficient 3.5L V6 gasoline engine and an electric motor. This powertrain gives the Highlander an EPA-estimated 30 city and 28 highway mpg.

By optimizing fuel efficiency, Highlander Hybrid has earned a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) rating.

Does the Highlander Hybrid still perform like its gasoline-fueled siblings?

Believe it or not, the Highlander Hybrid conserves fuel and produces fewer C02 emissions while still offering powerful performance. In fact, the V6 and electric motor combine to produce 306 combined horsepower, making it the most powerful engine in the 2018 Highlander lineup.

The Highlander Hybrid can tow up to 3,500 pounds and is equipped with the Electronic On-Demand AWD system with intelligence (AWD-i), which delivers more torque to the rear wheels when extra traction is needed on unpaved roads or during inclement weather.

What are ECO Mode and EV Mode?

ECO Mode and EV Mode give you control over your fuel consumption. While in ECO Mode, your 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will modify its throttle response so you don’t expend too much fuel accelerating with a lead foot. When you slowly accelerate on low-traction surfaces, such as snow or ice, ECO Mode can also make adjustments to help you out.

In EV Mode — short for electric vehicle — the Highlander Hybrid will only use the electric motor. While you can’t drive fast or for long distances on just electric power, this mode can help cut down on fuel consumption when you’re cruising around a parking garage or moving your car to the other side of the street.

What’s the purpose of the energy monitor display?

For insights into your electric power usage, the Highlander Hybrid comes with an energy monitor display. It’ll cue you into when the system is charging and show you electric power consumption.

You’ll also learn when your 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is using its electric motor, V6 engine, or both. Then, you can use this feedback to alter your driving behavior and, as a result, conserve more fuel.

2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUVs for Sale in Burlington, NC

Interested in taking the Toyota Highlander Hybrid out for a test drive? Call Cox Toyota at 844-215-8747 to make an appointment with our team. We’ll show you the ins and outs of this vehicle and get you behind the wheel.

Save Big With the 2018 Toyota Corolla’s Fuel Efficiency

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota Information on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 12:39 PM
The 2018 Toyota Corolla driving down the road

Choosing a fuel-efficient vehicle is an easy way for commuters to minimize the long-term costs of driving. Take a look at the 2018 Toyota Corolla.

Furthering Toyota’s reputation as an innovator of automotive technologies, this compact, yet family-friendly sedan is offered with available features designed to maximize fuel economy. Here, we’ll tell you why the Toyota Corolla is the right choice for buyers seeking a vehicle that puts efficiency first.

The Corolla Is Built for Efficient Performance

In order to keep your miles per gallon to a minimum, every 2018 Corolla with automatic transmission features the innovative CVTi-S system, which ensures smooth performance both in the city and on the highway. Plus, the available Valvematic technology on the Corolla LE Eco trim offers enhanced efficiency and added excitement from the get-go.

But that’s not to say 2018’s manual Corolla is lacking in efficiency. Coming in just behind its CVTi-S-equipped counterparts at an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, the 6-speed manual version of the 2018 Toyota Corolla SE still gives competing compact cars a run for their money.

The best part? With each trim upgrade, mileage only improves. The ultra-efficient LE Eco peaks at an estimated 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

Whichever trim you choose, the 2018 Toyota Corolla’s range of under-the-hood efficiency features are enhanced considerably by the vehicle’s sleek, wind-tunnel-tested exterior design.

The Innovative LE Eco

For some buyers, fuel economy comes second to none when considering must-have features. That’s where the 2018 Corolla LE Eco comes into play. This cutting-edge model lets the Corolla’s efficiency shine thanks to ECO Mode, which cuts down on gas pedal output and optimizes the car’s air conditioner for peak efficiency at the touch of a button.

Experience the 2018 Corolla in Burlington, NC

Toyota’s 2018 Corolla family offers a diverse range of features to appeal to nearly any driver, so you can rest assured that you’ll find a fuel-efficient sedan that meets your automotive needs. Explore Cox Toyota’s inventory of new cars to find the perfect 2018 Corolla for sale, or contact us to schedule a test drive today.

We’re delighted to be your local Toyota dealer in Burlington, North Carolina, and we’re looking forward to your next visit.

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Cox Toyota Service

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Dealership Information on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 3:48 PM
Two Toyota cars at the service center featured in a blog post about Toyota service

Figuring out where to take your vehicle to have it serviced can be as tricky as deciding where to purchase it in the first place. But if you have a Toyota or Scion in need of a repair and live near Burlington, North Carolina, there are at least five good reasons to bring your car to the Cox Toyota Service Center.

1. The Cox Toyota Service Center Promise

Our team is committed to providing the expert level of care and service that Toyota owners deserve. Our technicians use only genuine Toyota parts when repairing your vehicle and are trained in knowing the ins and outs of every Toyota car, truck, and SUV on the road. The Cox Toyota Service Center Promise is one we vow to keep.

2. Versatility

Toyota has been found to make the most reliable cars on the market. But even the sturdiest of cars will require a wide range of services over their lifetime and you can count on Cox Toyota for each one. Whether it’s just a routine oil change or tire rotation or you need a bigger job like a muffler repair or electrical work, Cox can do it all.

3. Express Maintenance

You can’t afford to be without a vehicle or spend all day sitting in a waiting room. With our Express Maintenance option, you won’t have to endure either at Cox Toyota. If it’s just a minor repair or factory-scheduled service, schedule Express Maintenance and our technicians will work like a pit crew to get you back in the race in no time.

4. Big Savings

Repairing your car doesn’t have to damage your wallet. We offer a variety of service coupons for things like like oil changes, battery replacements, brake services, and more. At Cox Toyota, we help keep your vehicle and your finances running smoothly.

5. Easy Scheduling

You don’t have to put your life on hold to have your Toyota serviced. You can easily schedule a service appointment online in just a few minutes for a day and time that works for you.

Your Choice for Toyota Service in Burlington

You only need one reason to have your Toyota serviced — to keep it in the best condition possible.

We give you at least five reasons to bring you car to Cox Toyota on Danbrook Road in Burlington, NC. Let our team take care of all your car maintenance needs and get you back on the road with ease.

Dashboard Lights: What Do They Mean, Anyway?

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Industry at Large on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 11:28 AM
A close-up of car dashboard lights

You’ve been meaning to look up what that blinking light on your dashboard is all about, but you’ve been putting it off. It’s okay, you can admit it. Isn’t it about time you found out what it means? The truth is, whether you’re a car expert — or someone for whom the flashing symbol might as well be hieroglyphics — understanding your car’s icons can go a long way toward making sure you stay in the know and get the most out of every drive.

You don’t always have an owner’s manual right in front of you. Even if you did, you don’t have time to flip through all the pages. That’s why Cox Toyota is here to break it down for you. Don’t worry — this isn’t your driver’s license test. You don’t have to learn and recite dozens of road signs from memory (thank goodness). Below, you’ll find an explanation of your six most important dashboard symbols.

 

An infographic detailing what common car dashboard lights mean

If you still have questions, please reach out to us today.

How NitroFill Is Improving Tires and Helping the Environment

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Events on Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 7:00 AM
A blurred green background with a circle of hexagons that have symbols associated with the environment

Cox Toyota is proud to participate in the NitroFill Plant-a-Tree Program. Through the program, a tree will be planted for every customer who purchases a NitroFill conversion service.

NitroFill is a generator that fills up tires with nitrogen instead of oxygen.

Filling your tires with nitrogen helps prevent common problems like rusting, rotting, and corrosion — leaving you with a set of tires that is safer, more durable, and more environmentally friendly.

Increased fuel efficiency, a decreased number of old tires sent to landfills, and a reduced carbon footprint are all reasons why nitrogen is a clean, smart choice for your tires. And through the Plant-a-Tree Program, NitroFill has emerged as the smart choice for this practice. But why trees?

Trees help reduce erosion along with carbon and ozone levels. They also collect dust and debris to create cleaner air for us to breathe while serving as a critical ecosystem for animals, insects and other life.

So far, a total of 4,370 trees have been planted to date through the program, which equates to 56,810 lbs. of annual carbon offset upon maturation.

Cox Toyota and Your Community

The NitroFill Plant-a-Tree program is just one way Cox Toyota gives back. Our dealership has also been involved in Wounded Warriors, Toys for Tots, Red Ribbon Week, and Loaves of Fishes. Don Cox, president of Cox Toyota Scion, is an 11-time recipient of the President’s Award, which recognizes dealers across the country for customer service and best business practices. To improve your car’s performance, safety, and durability while making a difference in the environment at the same time, visit Cox Toyota on Danbrook Road in Burlington, North Carolina, to have your tires filled with nitrogen. A healthier set of tires will be planted on the road, and a brand new tree will be planted in the ground in your honor.

See How 2017 Toyota Models Stack up Against the Competition

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota on Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 11:27 AM
Three 2017 Toyota RAV4 models lined up in parking spots

With all the different vehicles available these days, choosing a new car can be difficult. Cox Toyota wants to help you any way we can, and one of the easiest things we can do is compare our models with those of our competitors. Use the links below to see how Toyota stands up to other brands. We strive to provide the most accurate and honest comparisons to help you make your decision.

Compare 2017 Toyota Models in Burlington, NC

2017 Toyota Avalon vs. 2017 Nissan Altima

The Altima may be the lower priced of these two midsize sedans, but it’s also outfitted with a smaller engine. The 2017 Avalon gives you more legroom in the back seat, and more DC power outlets to power your electronics. While both cars have ABS and driveline traction control, only the Avalon offers LED taillights, and a lane departure alert with steering assist.

2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Honda Accord

The Camry and the Accord are two of the most popular midsize sedans in the world. While both can boast impressive fuel economy, the Camry has been more recently updated and features a more sporty and aggressive appearance. The Camry offers wireless charging for your cell phone — and the Accord does not.

2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Hyundai Sonata

Once again, the Camry has an edge on the competing midsize sedan. It features more interior space than the Sonata, as well as an edgier design. The Camry’s Pre-Collision System and Technology Package enhances your family’s safety.

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent is great if you’re looking for just basic transportation, but it’s worth spending a little more for the Corolla. Its CVT transmission outshines the Accent’s 6-speed manual, and even the base model has a touchscreen-based audio system. A full suite of safety systems makes the Corolla an excellent choice.

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Nissan Versa

The Nissan Versa is a basic sedan without any bells and whistles. Driving a sporty and stylish Corolla will turn more heads than the Versa, and with its Entune Infotainment system, you can easily connect your smartphone for access to a number of apps and music.

2017 Toyota Highlander vs. 2017 Honda Pilot

The redesigned 2017 Highlander easily edges out the Honda Pilot to be the superior midsize SUV. Both vehicles can seat up to eight, but only the Highlander comes with Lane Departure Alert, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and a Pre-Collision System all as standard features. You can get similar features on the Pilot, but you’ll have to pay extra for it.

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Honda CR-V

The RAV4’s Toyota Safety Sense™ P. suite of safety features includes Lane Departure Alert featuring Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Warning plus Pedestrian Detection, and Automatic High Beams. While many of these are also found with the CR-V’s Honda Sensing, they’re not standard features like in the RAV4.

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Jeep Patriot

The Jeep Patriot proudly showcases its off-road abilities but does little for appearances and comfort. Both have an available all-wheel drive, but the RAV4 scores higher in the looks department with a newly styled front fascia and LED tail lights. The RAV4’s two-tone upholstery is both durable and comfortable.

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Nissan Rogue

The chiseled lines and athletic stance of the RAV4 give it a more refined look than the Nissan Rogue, which is a trend that continues on the inside. It’s also the only model in its class with Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive for instant torque when it’s needed.

2017 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2017 Nissan Frontier

These midsize pickup trucks are ideal for anyone looking for size and value. The Frontier’s setup is not as driver-friendly as the Tacoma and isn’t as easy to drive. Both offer all-wheel drive technology, but the Tacoma also features Multi-Terrain Select® to regulate the wheel spin by adjusting the traction control and engine throttle automatically.

2017 Toyota Tundra vs. 2017 Ford F-150

The Tundra’s 4.6L V8 engine easily out powers the F-150’s 3.5L V6. It can tow more than its competitor too, beating Ford’s 5,000 lb. towing capacity by 1,800 lbs. Inside, you’ll be able to relax with a premium audio system, while touchscreen navigation ensures you make it to your destination on time

Visit Cox Toyota in Burlington, North Carolina, today and see for yourself how Toyota stands up to the competition.

Which Remarkable Toyota Corolla is Right for you?

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota Cars on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Blue 2017 Toyota Corolla iM driving down the road

For over 50 years, the Toyota Corolla has enjoyed popularity all over the world. It’s been at the top of the list of best-selling cars since 1974, and in 1997 it surpassed the venerable Volkswagen Beetle as the best selling nameplate of all time. This compact car is now available in two versions for the 2017 model year, the sedan you know and love, and an all-new hatchback known as the Corolla iM. Learn more about both below.

The Main Differences Between the Corolla and Corolla iM

Corolla Sedan

It was October 1966 when the first Toyota Corolla hit the streets of Japan and set the standard for reliability and fuel efficiency. Fast forward to 2017, and the Corolla now gets an EPA-estimated 36 MPG on the highway and 28 MPG in the city and is one of the best-selling cars in America.

The Corolla features sporty styling inside and out. The redesigned front fascia has an aggressive look, rounded out by standard Bi-LED headlights. Available 17” alloy wheels and a rear spoiler complete the look. Inside, the flowing lines and piano-black accents of the dashboard give the entire car an upscale feel, and the available SofTex® seats make every ride comfortable.

Corolla iM Hatchback

New for the 2017 model year, the Corolla iM takes style to the next level. The sculpted aerodynamics of the front fascia and side skirts give it an appearance of movement even when standing still. Standard equipment includes 17” alloy wheels and a chrome-tipped exhaust, enhancing the hatchback’s performance-inspired look.

Under the hood, a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine produces 137 HP, while the MacPherson strut front suspension and double-wishbone rear suspension keep it steady on any surface. The Corolla iM offers a spacious 20.8 cu. ft. of cargo space in the trunk — which is seven cu. ft. more than the Corolla sedan.

Both the Corolla and the Corolla iM are outfitted with Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) technology that includes:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams

Visit Cox Toyota in Burlington, North Carolina, and see both of these great cars side by side. We will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Which Toyota Truck is Right for Me? 2017 Tundra vs. 2017 Tacoma

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Toyota trucks have been a powerful staple in garages across the globe since their inception in 1935. Rugged, tough, and consistent for decades, Toyota has earned their reputation as a world-class quality vehicle.

When choosing the right truck for you, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma and the 2017 Toyota Tundra offer exceptional quality at an affordable price. Let’s dig a little deeper and narrow down the differences and see what each one can do for you.

Comparing the Toyota Tacoma and Toyota Tundra to Find the Best Fit

2017 Toyota Tacoma

Starting MSRP: $24,320

Estimated MPG: 19/24 (city/highway)

2017 Toyota Tundra

Starting MSRP: $30,120

Estimated MPG: 15/19

Size

At first glance between the Tacoma and the Tundra, you’ll notice the Tacoma mid-size pickup truck is smaller than its full-size Tundra cousin. This translates into better fuel mileage coming from the Tacoma, with more hauling and space capabilities in the Tundra. The Tacoma has available seating for four and a 6-foot long bed. The Tundra offers a spacious cabin for seating up to six passengers, as well as a 6.5-foot bed.

Power

Neither Toyota is a slouch when it comes to power. The Tacoma sports a 159-horsepower 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of towing 3,500 lbs., or an available 278-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 behemoth able to haul 6,800 lbs. On the other end of the spectrum, the Tundra features a base model 4.6-liter V8 engine, able to tow 6,800 lbs. right away, or a 5,7-liter V8 engine that can haul a Herculean 10,500 lbs. When you need some heavy duty, gritty work done the Tundra is up for the job.

Amenities

Both the Tacoma and the Tundra meet the high-performance safety standards synonymous with Toyota. They also both feature the best technology on the market. The Tacoma features a Smart Key fob, GoPro® mount on the windshield, available Entune™ Audio system, a backup camera, Blind Spot Monitor, a Multi-Information Display and Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging. The Tundra has a Standard backup camera and Display Audio, available Entune™ Audio system, available Integrated Navigation with a 7-inch high-res touch-screen, and a Multi-Information Display.

Conclusion

For those highway commuters and budget-conscious space savers, go with the affordable 2017 Toyota Tacoma. It’s got everything you need and more for a long day of work.

If you need more hauling capability and rugged off-road capabilities, you’re right to choose the 2017 Toyota Tundra, where power is king.

Find the Right Choice With Cox Toyota in Burlington, NC

Feel the difference between the 2017 Toyota Tundra and the 2017 Toyota Tacoma when you test drive each model and trim from Cox Toyota in Burlington, North Carolina. Serving the Triangle with the best deals on new and used Toyota trucks, our specialists are here to help you choose your next vehicle. Go to our website to see our specials, or call us at (844) 215-8747 today to schedule your visit.

The 2017 RAV4: Equally Fun in the Driver’s or Passenger’s Seat

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota Cars on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 7:00 AM

 

Test drives. They’re a vital part of the car-buying process. At Cox Toyota in Burlington, located just off the I-40 freeway, you’ll find many new Toyota models throughout an expansive lot — all underscored by pristine vehicles parked just inside the showroom’s glass windows. Perfect for taking any coupe, sedan, or sport utility vehicle for a spin.

That’s why we chose Cox — that, and the fact that they call themselves a family dealership. You’re probably saying, “But most dealerships say that about themselves, right?”

In this case, it’s not just some marketing tactic.

General Manager Rusty Cox was one of the first people to greet us, introduce himself, and shake our hands. It was his approach and generally welcoming demeanor that immediately felt familial. With pleasantries exchanged, our team split into two groups based on which Toyota models that the brand specialists at Cox recommended.

So, without further introduction …

The 2017 Toyota RAV4: Outfitted and Ready for Adventure

The RAV4, or Recreational Active Vehicle with 4-Wheel Drive, is Toyota’s compact crossover. For today’s drive, Cox selected a RAV4 Limited with all-wheel drive in what’s officially described as a Silver Sky Metallic. The front fascia offers a powerful look underscored by headlights connected by a strip of chrome atop its unique grille and all connected by the Toyota symbol where it all meets in the center.

Resting comfortably in the SofTex®-trimmed 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, our quite personable brand specialist pointed out the features and answered our questions in a very congenial manner. One of the first notable features was on that, in a way, is missing: the RAV4 doesn’t require a key inserted for the ignition — it’s a push-button start.  

With the crossover in gear, it was time to move out onto the road. The RAV4 handled quite well, allowing for anyone to quickly adapt to its behaviors. This Toyota offers different driving modes, such as Eco and Sport; the latter of the two offered a more spirited drive with better acceleration. And there was no better way to enjoy a beautiful North Carolina spring day than by opening this crossover’s power moonroof. All that we needed was a breeze and sunshine.

In the cabin, the RAV4 is equally impressive. A 7-inch touchscreen displays navigation and other media that is both crisp and intuitive. Our brand specialist also highlighted the navigation’s ability for easy updates with a micro sim card, which was an improvement over the older DVD-based system. And the JBL® audio system delivered classick rock, hip-hop, pop — or whatever SiriusXM® station — with amazing clarity through all six speakers.

Good music and nice displays aren’t worth much if occupants are uncomfortable or cannot take the right equipment with you. The RAV4 has reclining rear seats that can provide an armrest, provided there is not a third rear passenger, that houses two cupholders. The trunk boasts an ample 38.4 cubic feet of cargo space with an available 73.4 cu.ft. when the 60/40-split rear seats are folded flat.

Safety Comes First in the RAV4. It Even Has Its Own Name.

Toyota Safety Sense™ P.

This package contains many helpful safety applications, using an in-vehicle camera and front grille mounted millimeter-wave radar. On an empty stretch of road, the Lane Departure Alert performed as promised, beeping as the car begins to drift out of the lane. This feature will sounds its alarm anytime the RAV4 starts moving into another lane without the use of the turn signal, preventing accidents and making you a more considerate driver.

Sometimes You Inadvertently Test Other Safety Features.

While returning to the dealership, a vehicle unexpectedly stopped in front of us. The Pre-Collision System noticed it a fraction of a second before anyone in the car and released an audible alert, as well as a light on the dashboard. And even without the driver applying the brakes, the system would’ve done so itself. This experience served as a live-action value proposition, ensuring that every driver has a reliable co-pilot.

In a RAV4, Every Drive is a Fun Time — No Matter Your Seat

Once back at Cox Toyota, the RAV4 backed easily into a parking space thanks to its backup camera, projecting dynamic lines that curve and straighten to guide any driver into the vehicle’s intended stop.

Whether you are behind the wheel of the 2017 Toyota RAV4, sitting in the passenger seat choosing the music, or relaxing in the back seat, you are going to have a good time. The friendly folks at Cox Toyota are ready to answer any questions, and let you take one out on the road and enjoy it.

The Bold 2018 C-HR: Test Driving Toyota’s Newest Crossover

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota Cars on Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 8:33 AM
blue ch-r

 

Cox Toyota in Burlington, North Carolina, was the place. The 2018 Toyota C-HR was the car.

Yes, we had been discussing the possibility of getting a hands-on look at Toyota’s newest vehicle, the 2018 C-HR, a crossover that is just now being rolled out to dealerships across the United States. And our enthusiasm was equally met by the Cox Toyota team, who gave the attention and quality service expected of a family-owned, single-roof dealership like Cox.

Our anticipation quickly transformed into excitement once we saw the all-new C-HR.

First Impressions: The Exterior

The first thing you notice about the C-HR is its uniqueness. Its roots as a Scion concept are very noticeable in its distinct curved design. C-HR stands for Coupe-High Rider, and the coupe inspiration is immediately evident in the low roof and flowing lines.

A variety of distinct qualities made the C-HR feel fresh and new. The elongated headlights and front fascia design gave the car a determined expression. Protruding tail lights and a rear spoiler that flow from the roof give the C-HR an unmistakable silhouette. And hidden rear door handles gave this crossover a fun flair.

The C-HR doesn’t look like any other crossover, and that’s a good thing.  

We drove the XLE Premium, the highest level trim available. As our brand specialist walked us through the features, he mentioned that this trim level came with heated seats and blind spot monitoring. In addition to two available trims, the C-HR also comes in six colors, with two-tone options. All the color options look great, but our C-HR came in a vibrant Blue Eclipse Metallic, my personal favorite.

Stepping Into the C-HR

When we finally got into the C-HR, I noticed the diamond theme running through — from button clusters to sculpted trim details to indentations in the roof. The running visual theme gave the interior a fun and cohesive feel.

The cockpit is driver-oriented and earns appreciation, tilting all of its modern features toward the driver, including touch screen and information display. The control cluster was intuitively laid out and easy to use, leaving us, at no point, searching for a button or command.

Unlike many other crossovers on the road, the 60/40-split rear row of the C-HR folded completely flat, offering a smooth surface to store any cargo. It also comes with a standard cargo cover to keep any valuables out of sight.

Driving the C-HR

Most people are accustomed to a keychain knocking at their knee. That’s why the push-button ignition, activated by a Smart Key that can be stored in your pocket, was a welcome feature.

While pulling out of Cox Toyota, it was difficult not to notice how smoothly the C-HR ran. The ride stayed comfortable as this crossover effortlessly glided up inclines and over rough roads. The handling wa also responsive, with a particular thanks to the sport-tuned suspension. The CH-R inspires confidence that its agility could manage any curve or sharp turn ahead. With a 2.0L 4-cylinder, the C-HR offers good pickup, and enough power to handle most situations.