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
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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.

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Safe, Stylish, & Environmentally-Friendly

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota SUV on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 3:06 PM
White 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid in a field

Modern consumers have found ways to be as environmentally conscious as possible, and driving hybrid vehicles is a major part of that lifestyle shift. Hybrid vehicles have grown in popularity, and Toyota regularly introduces new hybrid models into their lineup to meet this demand.

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the latest offering, and it delivers everything you’ve come to expect from Toyota: safety, style, and of course, the environmentally-conscious hybrid powertrain.

How the Hybrid System Works

The RAV4 Hybrid delivers an innovative and proven hybrid powertrain system that offers a combined 194 horsepower.

But how exactly does it work? Let’s take a look.

Built with a gas engine and an electric motor, the 2017 Toyota RAV4’s low-carbon emissions are environmentally friendly. This vehicle gives you power when you need it and conserves it when you don’t. When the motor kicks into gear, gas mileage increases and carbon emissions become virtually non-existent.

Electric power is perfect for short trips. For a longer trip, the gas engine kicks in, delivering the reliable power you should expect from Toyota.

Monitoring the Hybrid Synergy Drive® system can be easily done from the carefully designed and easy-to-read dashboard. You’ll be able to see gas mileage, electric engine efficiency, and more.

Other RAV4 Features You’ll Love

There’s more to the 2017 RAV4 Hybrid than fuel efficiency. These are other reasons you’ll fall in love with this crossover:

  • Named a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+, there’s no need to worry about safety. Features designed to keep you and your family safe on the road include Blind Spot Monitor, Star Safety System, 8 airbags, and more. No matter where you’re going, you’ll always have peace of mind.
  • Cargo capacity is another feature you’ll enjoy. With rear seats that fold down, you’ll get up to 73.4 cubic feet of space for all your stuff.
  • The RAV4 Hybrid offers plenty of technological advances that guarantee convenience and comfort on the road. The Bird’s Eye View and Integrated Backup Cameras assist with blind spots  and parking. Integrated and connected navigation systems get you where you want to go quickly and with precision.

With features like these, there’s no need to look anywhere else. For a complete list of what you can get in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, visit this website, or ask one of the sales associates at our dealership.

If you’re ready to take the next step, visit Cox Toyota in Burlington, North Carolina today. With a wide range of new and used Toyota models, you’ll find the perfect vehicle, including the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Stop in today.

Why Buy a 2017 Toyota Corolla? 7 Outstanding Features and Awards

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota Cars on Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 1:25 PM
2017 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla sedan is a time-tested road warrior with plenty of great features for maximum handling and luxury at an affordable price. Featuring seven unique models, the 2017 Toyota Corolla is no exception – if you’re in the market for a reliable and fun compact vehicle, then why buy anything else?

Let’s look at the standout features, awards, and trim levels that make the 2017 Corolla hard to beat.

7 Standout Features of the New Corolla

The Corolla is known for being a safe, family-friendly sedan, but new features for 2017 take it to the next level to satisfy drivers looking for more luxury, compatibility, and technology.

  1. A redesigned front fascia is lower and more streamlined for a  sleek and sporty look.
  2. Rear spoilers for the LE Eco, SE, XSE and 50th Anniversary special editions really pop and accentuate the sportiness of these trims.
  3. 60/40 split rear seats and available SofTex® seats provide space and stain resistance for long road trips.
  4. 17” alloy wheels on select models are crafted with performance in mind. Toyota’s new wheels are turning heads.
  5. The Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) is packed with essential safety features:
  • Standard Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Standard Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Standard Automatic High Beams
  • Standard Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  1. Entune™ Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App is on a full 7”  touch-screen display. Listen to MP3s, WMAs, or connect your smartphone – all with fully integrated GPS navigation.
  2. Bluetooth® technology lets you go wireless so you can stay focused on the road.

Choose from seven models starting at $18,500:  

  • L
  • LE
  • LE Eco
  • XLE
  • SE
  • 50th Anniversary Special Edition
  • XSE

Awards and Accolades for the Toyota Corolla

The 2017 Toyota Corolla has won numerous awards and industry accolades for being one of the best performing, safest vehicles on the road:

  • 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+
  • Only Vehicle in its Class to Have a Standard Collision-Avoidance System
  • Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award Finalist
  • NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating

Buy a Toyota Corolla from Cox Toyota in Burlington, NC

Where can you find the best deal on a new or used Toyota Corolla in North Carolina?

Conveniently located between Greensboro and Durham, Cox Toyota in Burlington, NC, has it all. We will get you quick approval on your Corolla, value your trade-in, and assist you with a test drive – all in the same day.

For over 70 years, Cox Toyota has proudly served the automotive industry with exceptional service, quality inspection, and a wide variety of new, used, and certified pre-owned Toyotas.

Step into a Corolla today. Call us today at (855) 789-1555 to schedule a test drive.

Coming Soon to Cox Toyota: The All-New 2018 Toyota CH-R

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 4:09 PM
2018 Toyota CH-R

Here at Cox Toyota, we’re excited to introduce the first-ever 2018 Toyota CH-R — an all-new take on Toyota cars.

The idea for the CH-R was cultivated from the mind of a race car driver and designed for you, the everyday driver. The CH-R has a rebellious spirit thanks to an edgy exterior design that features:

  • Diamond-inspired lines
  • Vortex-styled 18” Sport alloy wheels
  • C-pillar rear door handles
  • A cantilevered rear spoiler.

Inside you’ll find elegant athleticism that blends seamlessly with the diamond motifs of the exterior design.

Like other Toyota models, the CH-R comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P), which includes:

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

Overachieve Behind The Wheel of the 2018 Toyota CH-R

Under the hood, the CH-R has a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine that uses Toyota’s advanced Valvematic technology. Estimated by the manufacturer to achieve 27 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway, there’s nowhere this car can’t take you.

The CH-R brings a lot of new Toyota tech to the road, and that includes its sport-tuned suspension. Take corners like an expert race car driver or cruise comfortably through the city thanks to the newly developed front and rear suspension.

In the front is the all-new Macpherson strut with SACHS dampers. This advanced performance tech features a large-diameter stabilizer bar and angled strut bearings. The rear suspension is a Toyota first with a new double-wishbone suspension that uses SACHS shock absorbers with urethane upper supports.

Learn More At Cox Toyota in Burlington, North Carolina

Are you interested in learning more about the all-new CH-R? It’s coming soon to our dealership in Burlington, North Carolina, and we’re excited to keep you up to date on the latest news.

Sign up to receive more information from your friends at Cox Toyota below. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Capable Rally RAV4 Places Second at the 100 Acre Woods Rally

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota News on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 10:28 AM
Rally Toyota RAV4

When you think of high-performance racing vehicles, you don’t usually think of Toyota’s popular compact crossover, the RAV4. That’s why many were surprised when the Toyota Rally RAV4 finished second at the Rally America sponsored Rally in the 100 Acre Woods on March 18.

RAV4 owners weren’t surprised by the results because they know first hand about its reliability and maneuverability. You can experience the new 2017 RAV4’s abilities first hand at Cox Toyota in Burlington, North Carolina.

Rally RAV4 Places Second at 100 Acre Woods Rally

The race, in Salem, Missouri, was a close and competitive. Ryan Millen, the driver of the Rally RAV4, finished just a short 9.7 seconds behind the winner in this treacherous 130-mile contest. The vehicle’s impressive handling around the tight turns helped it pull ahead of the pack on the first day of racing. Millen commented on the results, “If you go back and look at stage times, you can see how close the times are. It was a battle all the way through the rally.”

The team even overcame obstacles like a tire puncture and water in the engine that cost them precious time. “That puncture cost us 10 seconds a mile for that stage. And the water slowed us down – you just have to keep driving until it clears. We learned some new things. And the RAV4 ran perfectly all weekend,” said Millen.

Get Your RAV4 at Cox Toyota in Burlington, NC

One of the most surprising things about the Rally RAV4’s performance was that the vehicle was mostly a stock vehicle that even comes with a standard 6-speed automatic gearbox, which means the model you get at our dealership won’t be too different from the one that sped through the 100 Acre Woods.

Cox Toyota has plenty of new 2017 RAV4s in our inventory. Sign up for a test drive today. If you have any more questions about our lineup, contact us at (855) 789-1555. You can also stop by our showroom in Burlington, North Carolina. We’re just a short drive from Greensboro and Durham.

Choosing Between the Bold Designs of the 2017 Toyota Camry and Corolla

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota Cars on Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 11:30 AM
Smiling people in a 2017 Toyota Corolla

The 2017 Camry and 2017 Corolla have long been two of Toyota’s best-sellers. Consumers appreciate their fusion of reliability, efficiency, and affordability.

Over time, Toyota has updated these models to include the most innovative driver-oriented technology. Despite shared smart design, each appeals to different drivers and driving styles. While the mid-size Camry prioritizes power, the compact Corolla puts efficiency first.

You can get a sense of which popular sedan best meets your driving needs by reviewing their key features.

Comparing the 2017 Camry and the 2017 Corolla

New Technology for the Toyota Camry and Corolla

Both the Camry and Corolla have been updated with new technology. In particular, the Entune™ Audio Plus multimedia system starts with 6 speakers and a 7-inch touchscreen. It adds SiriusXM radio, Bluetooth® and iPod connectivity, hands-free calls, and Scout® GPS navigation.

The trim levels for each model offer even more features to help meet your unique technological needs.

Take Up Space Inside a Toyota Camry

While similar in technology and size, these cars differ in terms of the space they offer for passengers and cargo. In particular, the Camry is one inch wider and eight inches longer than the Corolla’s 70 inches by 182 inches. The latter model is thus better-suited to urban driving and tight parking spaces.

The Toyota Camry’s interiors, though, are more expansive, with 102.7 cubic feet of passenger space versus the Corolla’s 97.5. Cargo space is more limited in the Corolla, too, while the Camry boasts over two feet more of utility.

Drive Safe with Toyota’s Protection Systems

Both of these sedans come standard with Star Safety Systems. These include a number of features, from a standard backup camera to tire pressure monitoring and collision-avoidance. Brake-Assist and Smart-Stop Technology also help avoid collisions at every trim. Further, Toyota’s Safety Sense provides pedestrian detection, lane departure alerts, and radar cruise control.

Thanks to the combined effects of these functions, both models received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-Star Crash Safety Rating.

Power Up with the Camry’s Powerful Engine

Both the Toyota Camry and Corolla can be equipped with different engine configurations. The Corolla comes with a 1.8-liter, 140-horsepower engine standard. It can be matched with a 6-speed manual transmission or one with Valvematic technology to maximize fuel economy.

The Camry, meanwhile, comes with either a 2.5-liter, I-4 engine or a 2.5-liter V6 engine. The latter boosts the engine’s load of horsepower from 178 to 268 HP. Higher trims also include different driving modes to boost performance. But, with less torque, the Corolla is less powerful.

Get Your Money’s Worth with Toyota

Overall, the 2017 Toyota Camry combines remarkable performance and interiors. Yet, the Corolla surpasses its sibling in fuel economy. While the Camry’s peak fuel economy reaches a respectable 34 MPG on the highway, the Corolla can reach up to 38 MPG.

The Camry comes with a small sacrifice of efficiency for its increased power, while the Corolla remains the choice for anyone who needs the utmost fuel economy.

The best choice for you and yours will depend on your unique driving needs. Both the 2017 Toyota Camry and Corolla make travel a luxury through excellent technology, performance, and design. Each is also available with coverage from ToyotaCare featuring a no-cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance.

Contact the experts at Cox Toyota to take each for a test drive and decide which is the best sedan for you.

The Team at Cox Toyota Wishes You Happy Holidays

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Events on Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 1:18 AM
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The team at Cox Toyota in Burlington wishes the entire community a happy holidays. No matter what holidays you and your family celebrate, we hope you have a joyous time filled with fun, relaxation, and bonding with your loved ones.

Safe Travels

Whether you plan on staying in Burlington or visiting family in another city, state, or even country, we wish you safe travels to your destination. As a part of the community, our team at Cox Toyota wants you to have the best possible holidays with stress-free traveling and the chance to reconnect with loved ones.

Celebrate with Loved Ones

No matter what holidays you celebrate, our team hopes you have the chance to celebrate with those that mean most to you. Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and a Joyous Kwanza to our entire community. The entire community can gather together to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends of all beliefs. Whatever you celebrate, enjoy this festive season with your closest family and friends.

Enjoy the Local Festivities

The local festivities have already begun with activities for all ages and religions. We hope you enjoyed yourself at the annual Burlington Christmas Parade, A Dickens Christmas, or any other local festivities you have attended. Save some energy to enjoy nearby fireworks on New Year’s Eve and welcome in the near year with a bang.

The warmest wishes during this holiday season from the entire team at Cox Toyota. You may even some of our staff at the local celebrations, enjoying the festivities right alongside you.

Toyota Boosts Toyota Tacoma Production to Meet Demand

By srohn | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 3:47 PM

With demand for trucks at an all-time high, and auto manufacturers cranking out more new models to meet this demand, it takes an impressive truck to stand out. The Toyota Tacoma is that truck. Of course, once you have people’s attention and enthusiasm, you have the challenge that comes from building something popular—making enough for everyone.

 

Toyota Tacoma sales are up 4% this year through August. To keep pace with driver demand for the Toyota Tacoma, Toyota plans to invest $150 million dollars and manufacture 60,000 additional Toyota Tacoma models each year. That represents a jump to more than 270,00 Toyota Tacoma models in production per year.

 

Toyota Motor North America CEO Jim Lentz talks about the decision-making process behind this investment: “Demand for trucks has grown exponentially. By leveraging our manufacturing facilities’ availability and expertise, we can be nimbler and better adjust to market needs in a just-in-time manner.”

 

The all-new 2017 Toyota Tacoma continues the model’s dominant presence in the auto industry with impressive features that make for one tough truck. Designed to help provide more ground clearance, more travel, maximum damping, and fade-free performance, TRD-tuned FOX Internal Bypass shocks optimize performance and control. A cat-back exhaust announces the arrival of you, your truck, and the V6 engine under the hood. Out on the road, great features like Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) are at your disposal.

 

If you’re in the market for something big, but don’t want a pickup truck, be sure to come in to Cox Toyota, proudly serving High Point, NC, and check out the 2016 Toyota Highlander.

The 2017 Toyota Camry is Here

By srohn | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 6:50 PM

The Toyota Camry has long been a standout automobile, and the 2017 Toyota Camry is no exception. If you’re looking for your next car, look no further. Just head in to Cox Toyota today for a test drive.

 

An aggressive design accented by striking hood lines helps set the 2017 Toyota Camry apart. To get inside, you can use the available Smart Key System, which allows you to unlock the front doors, unlock the trunk, and start the car all with the push of a button—without ever taking out your key fob. Once inside, you’ll notice the roomy interior, complete with cutaways in the seats and interior panels that provide extra leg room, and a headliner shaped specially to provide greater headroom. An eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support is standard, allowing you to tweak your settings for the perfect fit.

 

If you plan to have your playlist going at all times, you’re in luck. The 2017 Toyota Camry is an audiophile’s dream. Toyota uses sound-imaging instruments to pinpoint where wind, road, and engine noise were making their way into the cabin. Then they made strategic use of sound-absorbing materials to help create a distinctly whisper-quiet ride. With unwanted sound taken care of, you’re free to add your own soundtrack. You may even want to take advantage of the available JBL® GreenEdge™ audio system, featuring ten speakers spread out in eight locations, a subwoofer, and an amplifier.

 

The Toyota Camry has always been one of the best cars on the road. That’s why, at our dealership near Durham, NC, not only do we have new models available, but we also have certified pre-owned Toyota Camry models for you to choose from. Head in today to find your perfect Toyota Camry.

Enjoy the Exciting Hybrid Power of the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

By srohn | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 6:00 PM

The Toyota RAV4 has long been one of Toyota brand’s most popular and dependable vehicles. And with the addition of the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, it’s the perfect vehicle for a whole new set of drivers. The best part is, you’re not giving up performance for the sake of efficiency in this highly advanced hybrid. Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive with intelligence (AWD-i) utilizes an electric motor to deliver instant torque to the rear wheels any time you need some added traction.

Curious about what’s going on under the hood? The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid features a unique gauge cluster that lets you keep track of the Hybrid Synergy Drive® system with a quick glance. The gauge tells you when the system is charging and providing power to the drive wheels, information that helps you get the most out of every trip. While you’re keeping an eye on the road and monitoring your engine, you may notice what you’re not noticing—road noise, vibration, or harshness. All have been greatly reduced for a quiet ride to help put you at ease. And of course, a navigation system you can count on goes a long way towards maintaining your peace of mind on the road. Two available audio and navigation systems—Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite, and Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite featuring JBL® GreenEdge™ speakers—help you get where you’re going with the perfect soundtrack at your side.

Speaking of peace of mind, we should mention Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P). This is your all-in-one package for in-the-moment safety. The available package includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Auto High Beams (AHB), and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).

Head in to Cox Toyota near Greensboro, NC to test drive the 2016 Toyota RAV4. While you’re here, be sure to ask about another great hybrid Toyota car, the 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.