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
Happy holidays message, a snowman on snow with a weathered wood background and text happy holidays

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.

Toyota Sells its Five Millionth Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

By srohn | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 3:48 PM

A Toyota dealership on the West Coast had the honor of selling the 5,000,000th Toyota certified pre-owned vehicle last month to Bob and Sheila Wenzel. To celebrate the milestone, Toyota rewarded the couple in style. First, they donated $10,000 to the Wenzels’ choice of charity: the Family Promise of Orange County. They also donated $5,000 to the preferred charity of the dealership where the historic sale was made: the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. After that, there was only one thing left to do: pay off the Wenzels’ recently financed 2013 Toyota Highlander!


The celebration didn’t stop there, as Toyota awarded $1,000 to Ray Jackson, who made the sale to the Wenzels. Carfax even got in on the good times by presenting the Wenzels with $1,000 in free gas, a framed copy of the Carfax report for their Toyota Highlander, a two-year subscription to SiriusXM® Radio, and a prepaid maintenance and vehicle service plan for their car from Toyota Financial Services.


While the ship has sailed on the 5,000,000th sale, you can still find a ton of great certified pre-owned Toyota cars here at Cox Toyota in Burlington, NC. We’ve also got plenty of 2016 Toyota Highlander models to choose from. The Toyota Highlander is a stand-out SUV, with a bold look and performance you can count on. With seating for up to eight passengers, increased cargo space, and a quiet interior, it’s a top choice for families on the go, and just about any big crew with ambitious travel plans.


To top it all off, the Toyota Highlander is a workhorse. The formidable SUV can be equipped to tow up to 5,000 pounds. Drivers can opt for the available Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as well, an impressive feature that distributes engine power from front to rear and manages the vehicle’s braking system from side to side, providing better control.

Toyota Donation Supports STEM Education

By Admin | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 5:31 PM

The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) recently received $1.44 million from Toyota, as the automaker looks to bolster the center’s efforts to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education and inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and curious minds. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota Pursues Vehicle Safety Through AI Research

By Admin | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 9:29 PM

The future is coming fast, and Toyota plans to be there to greet it. Recently, the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced a commitment of $22 million to the University of Michigan (U-M), extending the institute’s partnership with the university. This initial $22 million will be provided over four years to support research collaborations focused on enhanced driving safety, partner robotics and indoor mobility, autonomous driving, and student learning and diversity. Read the rest of this entry »

Drive the Stylish 2016 Toyota Corolla

By Admin | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 9:28 AM

There’s an energy to the 2016 Toyota Corolla, and you can sense it when you first lay eyes on the sport-inspired, wind-tunnel-tested, aerodynamic design. A number of other exterior features work together to help push this feeling even further. The Toyota Corolla S sports an aggressive, piano-black grille with chrome trim. The Toyota Corolla LE Eco and S models feature a rear spoiler designed to integrate seamlessly into the lines of the rear deck lid. And available 17-inch alloy wheels give the Toyota Corolla a unique profile that’s sure to turn heads.

Inside, that feeling of style and energy persists. Those same smooth, aerodynamic exterior lines carry through to the fluid dashboard, showing off the instrument panel, center console, and passenger area. In the Toyota Corolla LE, LE Eco, and S models, available piano-black accents heighten the premium feeling of the vehicle. On the Toyota Corolla LE Premium, LE Eco Premium, and S Premium models, SofTex® seats provide added luxury coupled with water- and stain-resistance, as well as added support.

The interior of the Toyota Corolla isn’t just easy on the eyes, it’s easy on your passengers too. The car was designed with extra space to allow rear passengers to spread out. And with plentiful rear cargo space, you won’t have to stack all of their stuff back there with them. If you’ve got a few less people to haul and a few more items, take advantage of the 60/40 split rear seats to make the most of this sporty Toyota vehicle.

Here at Cox Toyota, we’ve found that nothing’s quite as convincing as a test drive. Head in to our dealership near Greensboro, NC and let us put you behind the wheel of the 2016 Toyota Corolla. While you’re here, be sure to check out all of the available deals on Toyota cars.

Toyota Trucks Are Built Army Tough

By Admin | Posted in Uncategorized on Sunday, August 7th, 2016 at 9:06 PM

Toyota drivers hail from all walks of life, from young drivers purchasing the first car that’s all their own, to families looking for a dependable vehicle to take them on their many adventures. Recently, a whole new segment of drivers set their sights on Toyota, as it was announced that the U.S. Special Operations Command has agreed to a deal with the Battelle Memorial Institute to outfit Toyota trucks for use overseas. Read the rest of this entry »