Highlander’s Spacious Center Console Storage Really Can Hold 60 Juiceboxes

You can’t blame Courtney Messenbaugh, a writer for Cars.com, for doubting Toyota’s claim. I mean, come on: 60 juiceboxes? All fitting snugly inside the new, more spacious cargo compartment of the Toyota Highlander center console? That just seems way to good to be true—especially because when you open the console, it just looks like a normal console.

2014 Toyota Highlander Interior

The 2014 Highlander’s spacious center console can hold 60 juiceboxes!

There was only one thing to be done—Messenbaugh grabbed a Highlander, bought 60 juiceboxes, and conducted a little experiment. She recorded her results in an article for USA Today: “With 60 juice boxes in our possession, my oldest child and I loaded 20, then 20 more and the final 20 in the bin. All 60 boxes fit perfectly without any arduous maneuvering on our part. As it turns out, Toyota wasn’t bluffing.”

Here at Doxon Toyota, when we consider the Highlander’s new cavernous cargo space, we can’t help but think of Mary Poppins and her magical purse. And, just like that purse, you’ll never know what you’ll find inside the console. Aside from juiceboxes, it can also hold 24 water bottles, a week’s supply of snacks, or even larger items like laptops, magazines, and books. What will you fill your Toyota Highlander center console with? Let us know here at Doxon!

Toyota Unleashes a 1,000 Horsepower Monster – And It’s a Hybrid

If there’s one way to send Porsche limping away from the 2014 24 Hours of LeMans, it’s probably with 1,000 horsepower. The new Toyota entrant is doing just that with the new TS040. This monster packs 986 horsepower into a new 3.7 V8 hybrid engine.

To produce that much power, the power on TS040 has got to be different. The electric engine horsepower is coupled with the V8 to offer optimal performance. The car actually stores energy from moments when the driver brakes, putting it inside a super-capacitor. When the gas is hit, all of that power is reversed back into the wheels. This is made possible by two motor generators located at the front and back of the car.

“As a team we learnt a lot in our first two seasons in WEC and all this know-how has gone into our new TS040 Hybrid, which is the most technologically-advanced Toyota ever to compete on the track,” says Toyota team president Yoshiaki Kinoshita. “We consider it very important that our racing program contributes to Toyota’s wider activities and I am very proud that data, knowledge and technology pass regularly from our racing program to our R&D colleagues, who are working to make great road cars of the future.”

If the race track truly serves as a proving ground for new production engine technology, then we at Doxon Toyota are truly excited for this new development.

New SUV Profile: 2014 Toyota RAV4

Visit Doxon Toyota in Auburn, Washington today to check out the brand new 2014 RAV4 SUV, available now in a variety of trim levels!

2014 Toyota RAV4

The 2014 Toyota RAV4 is available now in the Auburn, WA area!

As one of the original compact SUVs, the RAV4 has long combined the best elements of small and large vehicles: it’s roomy yet easy to maneuver and powerful yet fuel efficient. This year, the RAV4 is back with subtle technology updates, maintaining all the aspects that have made it a popular choice for almost 20 years in the U.S. The RAV4’s 3 main trim levels are available with a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive and offer a variety of features including dual-zone climate control, Smart Key and optional Blind Spot Monitor.

For more information about the 2014 Toyota RAV4, including a full list of trim levels, options and features, visit Toyota online!

Doxon Toyota is proud to serve the areas of Auburn, Renton, Puyallup, Kent and Federal Way with a great selection of new Toyota cars, including the RAV4, Highlander and the completely redesigned 2014 Corolla. For more information, or to view our wide inventory of used cars and Certified Pre-Owned Toyota vehicles, head over to our website! You can also view our Service Department online to schedule a maintenance appointment for your vehicle!

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RAV4 and Highlander Lead to Strong Toyota February Sales

T.S. Eliot opens his timeless epic poem, The Waste Land, with the line “April is the cruelest month.” If we were to measure cruelty in terms of cliché school bully tactics, we’d say that while January and February may not have necessarily been the cruelest months, they were definitely responsible for doling out more than their fair share of noogies. Despite the fact that February bullies most automakers and even helped contribute to a drop in Toyota Division’s year-over-year sales, it wasn’t enough to wrestle away Toyota’s title of number one retail brand.

“February auto sales emerged from a chill in the second half of the month, poising the industry for a strong March,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. “For Toyota, strong truck sales were a highlight this month, with RAV4 and Highlander posting best-ever February results.”

2014 Toyota RAV4

Great numbers for the Toyota RAV4 helped lead to strong Toyota February sales.

Indeed, the RAV4 and Highlander lead the charge for sales growth among Toyota Division vehicles in February. The RAV4 moved 16,451 units (good for a 23.4 percent year-over-year increase), and the Highlander moved 12,052 (29.5 percent year-over-year increase). This brings the RAV4 and Highlander’s respective year-to-date sales totals to 33,331 and 22,728, good for year-to-date sales increases of 33.7 and 25.3 percent.

February may have been a cruel month, but Toyota’s one-two punch of the RAV4 and Highlander are more than capable of standing up for themselves against bullies. Want to give the last weeks of winter a wet willie? Stop out and test drive one of these rugged rides right here at Doxon Toyota!

2016 Toyota Tundra May Have Diesel Option

For 2016, we may see big changes for the Toyota Tundra. According to WardsAuto, Toyota is planning to offer a 5.0-liter Cummins V-8 diesel engine in the next-generation Tundra.

Diesel engines are a great choice for those who want more torque power and great efficiency. Practically every diesel engine achieves better fuel efficiency than its gasoline counterparts.

2014 Toyota Tundra

A diesel option could be in store for the Toyota Tundra!

Improved fuel efficiency is a major goal for essentially all automakers as tougher CAFE regulations in the U.S. are coming soon. By 2025, automakers are expected to have a fleet average efficiency of 54.5 mpg and diesel engines are a great way to work towards that goal.

WardsAuto also says that Toyota had been working on an in-house diesel engine in 2007 and 2008, but when the economy took a turn for the worst, it shelved the project. Now, if the Cummins diesel is well-received, Toyota may pick up the project again.

What do you think? Would you choose a diesel engine for your next Toyota Tundra?

New Minivan Profile: 2014 Toyota Sienna

The fantastic family-friendly 2014 Toyota Sienna minivan is available now for test drive and purchase from Doxon Toyota of Auburn, WA!

2014 Toyota Sienna

The 2014 Toyota Sienna is available now from Doxon Toyota!

Providing an excellent fuel economy of 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, a roomy interior that can seat up to eight passengers and innovative safety features like Safety Connect and Blind Spot Monitor, the 2014 Sienna is great for families looking for a vehicle that can help save money on gas that still provides the storage and passenger capacity of an SUV. Available this year in 5 different trims, the Sienna also offers a variety of options and features that make it customizable to each family’s needs!

To learn more about the 2014 Toyota Sienna minivan, including safety features and ratings, head over to Toyota’s website.

Visit Doxon Toyota in Auburn, Washington today to test drive a brand new 2014 Toyota Sienna! Our extensive inventory of new Toyota cars also includes the brand new Prius, Corolla and Highlander. Stop by our website and take a look at our new car selection, as well as our great selection of used cars in many different makes and models at affordable prices!

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Get Ready to Get Dirty: Toyota TRD Pro Series Set to Launch This Fall

It may seem like we’re eternity away from fall, but we here at Doxon Toyota assure you: it’s coming, and now that we know that the Toyota TRD Pro Series trucks will be coming along with it, we can pretty well guarantee it will be coming with a vengeance.

The 2015 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, and 4Runner will all be getting the TRD Pro Series treatment, courtesy of the Toyota Racing Team for which the line is named. The special edition trucks are intended to celebrate Toyota’s off-road legacy and their victories in both the Baja 500 and Baja 1000 endurance races. Clearly, the TRD Pro Series trucks are intended for the staunchest off-road fanatics.

Need further proof? According to Toyota’s press release outlining the specs of the TRD Pro Series, each model will feature the following:

  • TRD Bilstein shocks with remote reservoirs
  • TRD-tuned front springs
  • TRD front skid plate
  • Unique front grille with “TOYOTA” badging (pays tribute to early iconic Toyota models)
  • TRD floor mats
  • TRD shift knobs
  • Black wheels

Sound like fun to you? Can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a TRD Pro Series Tundra, Tacoma, or 4Runner? Well, if you’re an old school gamer, you don’t have to wait: you can visit the Toyota Super Off Road website and get the details on a mobile version of the NES classic that features all three of the special edition trucks.

For those of you who would just prefer to do some actual driving, the TRD Pro Series is set to arrive when the mud is good and thick in the fall of this year. In the meantime, stay tuned to our blog for the latest details on the newest Toyota products!

The Toyota Presidents Weekend Sales Event at Doxon Toyota

The Toyota Presidents Weekend Sales Event kicks off tomorrow at Doxon Toyota of Auburn, Washington!

From February 14th through February 17th, new Toyota buyers can take advantage of up to $1000 for a down payment of trade equity in matching money from Toyota on select new Toyota vehicles. This offer is available over and above all other current incentives, and can be used toward great new Toyota vehicles; our inventory includes the 2014 Avalon, Camry and Corolla!

Toyota Presidents Weekend Sales Event

The Toyota Presidents Weekend Sales Event kicks off tomorrow at Doxon Toyota!

For more information on the sales event, give Doxon Toyota a call today at 800-833-2595 and speak to one of our friendly salespeople!

The oldest Toyota dealership in the state of Washington, Doxon Toyota offers its customers the best in customer service and satisfaction. Visit our dealership today at 3405 North Auburn Way to view our impressive inventory of safe, reliable and comfortable new Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs. We also offer interested buyers a great selection of used cars in many makes and models at affordable prices. For more information, visit Doxon Toyota online.

Doxon Toyota's LucyDoxon Toyota would also like to let customers know that we are a pet-friendly dealership! In fact, we love it when customers bring their puppies out to experience car-buying firsthand. Head over to our website to view photos of our own loveable pooch, Lucy, as well as photos of our happy customers with their dogs!

Last but not least, Doxon would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you spend it with someone special!

Toyota Super Bowl Ad: Terry Crews and Muppets Leave “No Room for Boring”

For Toyota’s Super Bowl ad promoting the 2014 Highlander, the automaker called upon one of cinema’s most vaunted troupes to help do some of the heavy lifting. With Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews in tow, The Muppets introduced a massive home viewing audience to Toyota’s new SUV and its potential to “unborify” your life.

“Joyride,” Toyota’s 60-second spot, is a joint effort between the automaker and Disney. In addition to prominently featuring the 2014 Highlander, the spot serves as hype material for The Muppets’ latest adventure, Muppets Most Wanted, which will hit theaters March 21.

“Our game-day spot shows how Toyota Highlander puts the ‘fun’ in function,” said Jack Hollis, vice president of Toyota Division Marketing at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc, in the automaker’s press release. “Toyota vehicles are built to last and can even endure the most boisterous Muppets, a former NFL player, as well as a center console full of chickens.”

And the Highlander endures all of that effortlessly. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem play their tune, “No Room for Boring,” there’s a rock concert filled with bingo-playing old biddies, a trip to the farm, and even a visit to Mardi Gras. No room for boring, indeed.

“It’s truly an honor to be a part of this wild ride with Toyota and the Muppets,” said Crews. “The Toyota Highlander is the perfect vehicle to teach my character how to loosen up and have some fun. Be prepared for some laughs on game day.”

And laugh we here at Doxon Toyota did. By far, “Joyride” was our favorite among the pack of Super Bowl ads this year (we’ve even got it featured up on our front page). What was yours? Leave us a comment and let us know!

New Car Profile: 2014 Toyota Prius

The 2014 Toyota Prius is available now as part of Doxon Toyota’s wide range of new Toyota vehicles in Auburn, WA!

Toyota Prius

The 2014 Toyota Prius is available now from Doxon Toyota!

After over a decade of innovation and immense popularity, the Prius needs no introduction. As the premier vehicle for hybrid car technology and an overall greener auto industry, the Prius is a truly remarkable vehicle that continues to awe and inspire. Maintaining all the great features that helped it reach its place in today’s car market, including an excellent fuel economy and a roomy yet compact hatchback design, the Prius is poised to continue its streak indefinitely!

For a full list of EPA fuel economy mileage ratings, specs, dimensions and available features for the 2014 Toyota Prius, visit Toyota’s website.

Doxon Toyota is proud to offer the all-new Prius as part of our extensive lineup of 2014 Toyota cars that also includes the new Highlander and the completely redesigned 2014 Corolla. To learn more about our new car inventory, or to check out our great selection of used cars, head over to Doxon Toyota’s website. You can also check our website regularly for great new and used car specials; we update them all the time!

For more Toyota news, including new car information and future vehicle previews, check our blog regularly and be sure to follow Doxon Toyota on Google+!