2014 Toyota Camry

Toyota Sales: Best Month in 6 Years

Toyota Motor Sales delivered its best sales month in six years thanks to strong sales increases for new cars like the Corolla, Camry and Prius.

In tune with auto industry trends in May, Toyota saw an overall increase of 12.6 percent from May of 2013. New vehicle-specific sales highlights for the month include a 30.8-percent increase in Corolla sales, a 26-percent increase in Camry sales, a 14-percent increase in Prius sales, a 13-percent increase in RAV4 sales and a 70-percent increase in 4Runner sales.

Toyota attributes much of these increases in renewed faith in new cars and automakers.

2014 Toyota Camry
The 2014 Toyota Camry once again helped Toyota sales reach great sales goals in May.

“Industry sales in May soared as consumer confidence improved and demand for new vehicles continued to strengthen,” said Bill Fay, a Toyota spokesperson, adding that “Toyota had its best month in six years led by strong Camry, Corolla and Hybrid sales.”

Doxon Toyota is proud to contribute to the best Toyota sales month in six years, and would like to thank our customers in the Auburn, Washington area for their dedication to our dealership! Help us make June another positive month – visit our dealership this month and view our wide inventory of new Toyota cars like the redesigned Corolla and Camry. We also offer a great selection of used cars in many makes and models at fantastic prices!

Stay tuned to our blog and check out our dealership on Google+ for more Toyota news and dealership info!

People Walk Again With Help From Toyota Robots

Toyota is known for its innovation technology in the green car segment. Now, it’s known for its innovative technology in a different area—robotics. The Japanese carmaker recently introduced newly developed clinical research versions of its “Walking Training Assist” and “Balance Training Assist” robots to 20 medical facilities in Japan this autumn.

These clinical research versions, which are improved versions of the robots announced in 2011 as part of the Toyota Partner Robot series, aim to rehabilitate patients who find it difficult to walk or maintain balance. Toyota is hoping to commercialize the Walking Training Assist and Balance Training Assist robots as soon as possible.

Since 2011, both robots have received significant improvements including a lifting mechanism to lessen weight burden, real-time monitoring of joint angle and other walking data for the Walking Training Assist, along with the addition of skiing and rodeo games to the Balance Training Assist robot to enable patients to shift their center-of-gravity.

For more information on the Toyota robots, click here.

Doxon Toyota is proud to be affiliated with such an innovative and ground-breaking company! To learn more about Toyota’s innovations in the automobile market, head over to our website or stop by our dealership in Auburn, Washington for a test drive!

Aftermarket Safety Systems Allow Drivers to Put New Technology in Older Cars

If you’re just not in a position for a new car, but you’re itching to have some of today’s technology in your current vehicle, you’re in luck. Consumer Reports recently published an article about Safe Drive Systems, a technology which allows drivers to install forward-collision and lane-departure warnings in a car without these technologies.

The aftermarket safety system provides warnings if a driver is following the car in front of them too closely or if they swerve from their lane using a small radar mounted behind the front bumper and a camera behind the rearview mirror to detect lane markers. A small dash display uses green and amber lights to show as you close in on a car in front of you, and indicates if the car wanders from the lane.

The lane-departure system works only at speeds above 37 mph, and at speeds below 15 mph, the audible warning turns off – a great feature to avoid constant warnings that would otherwise be associated with stop-and-go traffic.

The Consumer Reports article states, “the system can detect an obstacle as small as a bicycle, in any weather or lighting condition, up to 460 feet ahead, and that the information updates 20 times per second. We haven’t tested the system, but during our brief demo drive on a clear day, it seemed to work as advertised in moderate highway traffic.”

The ability to work well in any lighting or weather condition is a feature that only a radar system can take advantage of, as cameras don’t have the same capability. The cost of the system includes installation at your home or office, a three-year warranty, and the ability to have it transferred to a new vehicle in the event you trade yours in.

Proven to work, these kinds of technologies are becoming more and more common. The Safe Drive System may be a great feature to add to you, or your teenage driver’s car for a safer driving experience and peace of mind.

If you’re in the market for a car already packed with these safety technologies, stop by Doxon Toyota today. We look forward to showing you what we have to offer!

What to Do If You Aren’t Running in the Capital City Marathon

Props to those who have been training for the Capital City Marathon this weekend. For our part, most of us here at Doxon Toyota will be cheering on the runners from the sidelines. For those of you who plan on joining us, we thought we’d share our handy dandy guide on the best places to view the race.

There are four viewing locations throughout the full and half marathon races. If you prefer to encourage the runners earlier in the race, head to the corner of Lemon and Schincke at mile number 15. We probably would’ve run for our cars by that point, but those with the determination and endurance to make it to mile 15 deserve our applause.

The corner of 26th and Friendly Grove is the place to be for fans to encourage loved ones passing mile marker 18, mile five for the half-marathoners, steadily working their way to the end of the course.

At mile 21 (or 7.5), grab a sweet treat from the San Francisco Street Bakery, but be sure to eat inside, or at least not in front of the runners. That would just be rude.

Use caution if you choose to stand on the corner of 8th and Eastside Street. If you cross Eastside, a collision may ensue; so take care to stand back as you cheer the runners to the finish line.

For more information on parking at these designated cheering locations, visit the Capital City Marathon website. If you happen to be one of the brave souls running on Sunday, let us know so we can cheer as you blaze past!

2014 Toyota 4Runner

New SUV Profile: 2014 Toyota 4Runner

Check out the 2014 Toyota 4Runner, a great and trustworthy midsize SUV, today at Doxon Toyota in Auburn, Washington!

The 4Runner is one of the last classic sport utility vehicles still on the market in today’s automotive climate, offering the fantastic interior space, tremendous power and sturdy design of yesteryear yet bearing the fuel economy and technology of 2014. This year, the 4Runner receives slight exterior and interior upgrades, adding a rearview camera and several other features to the already-great SUV!

2014 Toyota 4Runner
The 2014 Toyota 4Runner SUV is available now in Auburn, WA!

Find a full account of the trim level options, specs, features and safety technologies available for the 2014 4Runner at Toyota’s official website.

Head over to Doxon Toyota today to get behind the wheel of a great new 2014 car like the 4Runner, Camry, RAV4 or the fully redesigned Toyota Corolla. We also carry a great inventory of used cars in many makes and models and offer regular specials – visit our website to see for yourself! You can also check out our expert Parts and Service Departments, which work together to keep your vehicle running like new.

2015 Toyota cars will be here sooner than you think! Stay tuned to our blog and our Facebook page for more information and vehicle release news!

Fund Our Ride Program Helps Nonprofits Earn Toyota Vehicles

Toyota Financial Services has piloted a new program called “Fund Our Ride”, which enables charitable organizations in need of vehicles to accomplish their missions to raise funds to purchase or lease Toyota vehicles.

The program is run through Crowdtilt, a secure, fast, and easy way to pool money, collect funds, and support causes from a variety of groups. Crowdtilt invites supporters to help raise money for their favorite non-profit to purchase a Toyota for their organization. Any person can go to the Fund Our Ride website and find an organization they’d like to donate to.

Donors will pledge funds to the campaign of their choice using a major credit card, and once the campaign ‘tilts’ or earns their goaled funds, the donor’s cards are then charged, and that campaign’s charitable organization receives the funds to purchase the vehicle at an approved local Toyota dealership.

The charitable organizations for this program were selected through the following criteria:

  • Organizations must be located within the Toyota Financial Services Western Region Service Area.
  • Organizations must be either 1) 100 Cars for Good Finalist, 2) Community Partner of a Toyota Dealership or 3) Community Partner of Toyota Financial Services
  • Demonstrated need for a vehicle to advance organization’s mission
  • Strength of organization’s social network, fundraising ability and reputation

Each campaign must reach its goal within 30 days to receive the funds and donors won’t be charged unless the campaign reaches its goal. The clock is ticking for these charities, so consider donating today to help a nonprofit get a vehicle they desperately need. Visit Fund Our Ride online to donate to your favorite cause.

2014 Toyota RAV4

RAV4 EV Remains Successful Collaboration between Toyota and Tesla

Several years ago, Toyota and Tesla struck a partnership to create the Toyota RAV4 EV together. They finally revealed the special vehicle to the world in May of 2012 at the Electric Vehicle Symposium 26, an EV that united a battery and electric powertrain created by Tesla with the popular body and platform of Toyota’s RAV4 SUV. A couple years later, the unique collaboration stands up as a success.

2014 Toyota RAV4
The Toyota RAV4 EV is an incredibly efficient hybrid SUV!

As the Green Bay Press Gazette so effectively summarized, “From remote charging options to interior comfort to futuristic interactive displays, the RAV4 EV combines the practical features of a compact crossover with aerodynamic styling and an electric powertrain for the longest EPA estimated driving range rating of any non-luxury EV.”

The RAV4 EV can go 103 miles on a single charge, in fact, and gets an estimated 78 MPGe city and 74 MPGe highway. You don’t have to sacrifice power, either; the AC induction motor garners 154 horsepower and you can get as much as 273 lb-ft of torque from the RAV4 EV’s Sport mode. The RAV4 EV is a special example of collaboration between automakers, made even more special since it’s such a successful one. So come in to Doxon Toyota and start your own collaboration with the RAV4 EV today!

Toyota Camry

The 2015 Toyota Camry is Something We Need Right This Minute

The 2015 Toyota Camry has been unveiled at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, and we here at Doxon Toyota are not going to pull any punches when it comes to how we feel about it. The fact of the matter is that we absolutely love this new look Camry and we cannot wait to get this sucker on our lots ASAP.

Toyota Camry
The redesigned 2015 Toyota Camry was revealed this week at the New York Auto Show!

“Customers today love the durability, quality and value that the Camry represents, but they are looking for a little more style, comfort and performance, and this 2015 Camry has all of the above,” said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., in a statement. “This is the new Camry, and it’s coming from the new Toyota.”

We sincerely hope that we aren’t the only ones will chills running up and down our spines right now.

The new 2015 Toyota Camry looks bold, refined, and—perhaps most important of all—fun. It looks like a lot of fun, in fact. We can’t wait to drive one. Did we mention being excited about the new Camry?

The new Camry will be redesigned inside and out, from outstanding character lines and a new front bumper to soft-touch materials and French stitching on the inside. The Camry also has the distinction of being the first vehicle in its segment to get a wireless charging system built in.

Seriously, we want one of these yesterday. Stay tuned to our blog for all the latest and more relentless gushing about how much we love the Camry’s redesign!

2014 Toyota Avalon

New Car Profile: 2014 Toyota Avalon

Visit Doxon Toyota today in Auburn, Washington to get behind the wheel of a brand new 2014 Toyota Avalon sedan!

2014 Toyota Avalon
The 2014 Toyota Avalon full-size sedan is available now from Doxon Toyota!

Slightly updated for the 2014 model year, the Avalon remains a top choice in a full-size sedan. This year offering an impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy of 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, seating for up to 5 passengers and great features like automatic climate control, a backup camera and Bluetooth audio streaming, the Avalon continues its run as an efficient, comfortable and fun full-size car!

The 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is also available, offering an increased fuel economy and reduced emissions.

For a full list of specs, features and trim level options available for the 2014 Toyota Avalon, head over to Toyota’s website.

Doxon Toyota is proud to offer a great selection of new Toyota cars, SUVs and trucks to interested buyers in the Auburn, Washington area. In addition to the new Avalon, Doxon Toyota’s new car inventory includes the completely redesigned 2014 Corolla, the ever popular Camry and the efficient and green Toyota Prius. In need of maintenance or service for your vehicle? Doxon Toyota also maintains a Service Department full of expert technicians that will help keep your car in top condition!

For more information, visit Doxon Toyota online or follow our dealership on Twitter!

2014 Toyota Highlander Interior

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!

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