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
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.
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
Starting MSRP: $24,320
Estimated MPG: 19/24 (city/highway)
Starting MSRP: $30,120
Estimated MPG: 15/19
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
- A redesigned front fascia is lower and more streamlined for a sleek and sporty look.
- Rear spoilers for the LE Eco, SE, XSE and 50th Anniversary special editions really pop and accentuate the sportiness of these trims.
- 60/40 split rear seats and available SofTex® seats provide space and stain resistance for long road trips.
- 17” alloy wheels on select models are crafted with performance in mind. Toyota’s new wheels are turning heads.
- 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
- 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.
- Bluetooth® technology lets you go wireless so you can stay focused on the road.
Choose from seven models starting at $18,500:
- LE Eco
- 50th Anniversary Special Edition
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.