2023 Toyota Corolla Lineup Adds Four New Hybrid Models

2023 Toyota Corolla Lineup Adds Four New Hybrid Models | High River Toyota | High River, AB

The Toyota Corolla is a perennial favorite of drivers in Alberta, and it just keeps getting better. For 2023, the Toyota Corolla is offering four hybrid models, including three new grades with improved performance and all-wheel drive.

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid lineup expands with the LE AWD, SE AWD, and XSE AWD models. Each features Electronic On-Demand AWD, making the Corolla Hybrid the only car in its class to offer all-wheel drive as an option. This makes it an even better bet for Canadians — especially when that winter weather takes a turn for the worse. And thanks to a revised drive motor and lithium-ion battery, you can expect more power from the new Corolla Hybrid to boot.

And that’s not all Toyota is doing to make the Corolla Hybrid lineup a top choice for Canadians. Every model includes next-generation Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0 and the next-generation Toyota Audio Multimedia system, giving the 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid plenty of smarts to match its winning style.

If you want an affordable hybrid sedan, the new and improved 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid lineup has something for you. Contact the experts at High River Toyota in High River, Alberta, to learn when you can take one for a test drive.

Meet the All-New 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

Meet the All-New 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid | High River Toyota | High River, AB

Toyota is adding yet another knockout hybrid to its lineup with the first-ever Corolla Cross Hybrid. Following up the popular Corolla Cross that debuted last year, the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid is perfect for drivers in Canada thanks to standard Electronic All-Wheel Drive and impressive power to match its excellent fuel economy.

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid features the fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System, and that means it’s got the power to satisfy. This hybrid crossover puts out 194 horsepower, enabling an 8.2-second 0-100 km/h sprint and fuel consumption of just 6.4 L/100 km.

Toyota will offer the 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid in two well-equipped models: the SE and XSE. Both feel sporty and spirited, especially with four distinctive two-tone color options. Inside, you get a comfortable cabin that’s made for trips with the family and advanced technologies like the new Toyota Multimedia System with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid also features standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0, making it one of the safest vehicles in its class. TSS 3.0 includes must-have features like the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection as well as Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Lane Tracing Assist.

If you’re looking to upgrade to a new family SUV, the all-new Corolla Cross Hybrid is coming soon to High River Toyota in High River, Alberta. Contact our team to learn how you can be one of the first to take delivery.

2023 Toyota Highlander Arrives With More Power, Tech, and Convenience

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The Highlander is the ideal Toyota SUV for growing families or those who just want a bit more space for hauling cargo. As Toyota continues to improve its lineup, the 2023 Highlander arrives with a host of new features and performance updates.

Performance

The 2023 Highlander will be available with a hybrid powertrain as well as a gas-powered option. All gas models have received a new, turbocharged V6 engine that offers 17% more torque than the outgoing engine. This new engine is also eco-friendlier, emitting 50% fewer emissions. The Highlander Hybrid offers an incredible 6.7 L/100 km combined and features regenerative braking to help capture more energy for fewer stops at the pump.[1]

Technology

The new Toyota Multimedia system is standard on all grades of the 2023 Highlander. The base model has an 8-inch display with the option of upgrading to an expansive 12.3-inch touch screen. This new system includes enhanced connectivity and convenience via features like Over-the-Air (OTA) updates and an Intelligent Assistant. By saying “Hey Toyota,” you can use natural voice commands for things like directions, hands-free text messaging, and more.

Convenience

You’ll find a variety of convenient features on the new Toyota Highlander, too. A hands-free power liftgate is available on all grades, making it easy to load and unload cargo into the SUV. That amenity and rain-sensing wipers are standard on the Bronze Edition model, which also comes with captain’s chairs and premium seating materials with bronze-coloured stitching.

If you’re excited about the 2023 Toyota Highlander and want to take this SUV home, you can reserve yours at High River Toyota in Alberta! Contact us at (866) 201-3539 or visit our team at 901 11 Ave SE in High River.

[1] Manufacturer estimated fuel consumption rating.

Toyota Red Tag Days Are Here to Help You Save Big at High River Toyota!

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If you’re looking for outstanding lease and finance rates on some of the most popular Toyota models, you’re in luck! Toyota Red Tag Days are here, and we’ve got the details on how you can save big at High River Toyota.[1]

2022 Corolla LE
Finance from 2.49%

The Corolla LE is the second trim in the sedan’s versatile lineup. It comes with useful tech features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, automatic A/C, and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. You’ll also appreciate its standard heated front seats and its stylish 16-inch steel wheels.

2022 Corolla XSE CVT
Lease from 2.99%

At the top of the Corolla lineup is the XSE CVT trim, equipped with a long list of premium amenities. Comfort is prioritized with the SofTex leather seats, heated front and rear seats, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The standard Premium Audio with Remote system comes with a variety of trial services to keep you connected to your Corolla, too.

2022 RAV4 Trail AWD
Finance from 3.99%

One of the most adventurous RAV4 models is the Trail AWD. Thanks to its Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive system with Rear Driveline Disconnect, you’ll be able to adventure on all kinds of terrain. Other convenient and premium features include a power moonroof, LED fog lights, a backup camera, and bridge-type roof rails.

2022 Highlander XLE AWD
Finance from 2.99%

For a larger SUV option that can still take you off the beaten path, consider the Highlander XLE AWD model. It also comes with a smart AWD system as well as a 295-horsepower engine. Inside, you and your passengers will appreciate 3-Zone independent automatic climate control, a power moonroof, a power liftgate, and an available heated steering wheel.

Contact our team or visit us at High River Toyota in Alberta to learn more about these incredible Toyota deals!

[1] Limited time purchase financing offer provided through Toyota Financial Services on approved credit on new retail sales of qualifying models. Offer subject to change/cancellation without notice.

How to Pack Light for a Spring or Summer Road Trip in Your Toyota

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With the weather improving here in High River, you might be looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors and see more of Canada. One way to do so is by taking a road trip in your Toyota! Our team at High River Toyota put together these tips for packing light for your next journey.

1. Leave Some Bathroom Items at Home

If you’re planning on staying in a hotel during your trip, there’s a high chance that you will find complimentary items like shampoo, conditioner, and lotion in your room. Rather than bulking up your bathroom bag, skip some of these items and others that you don’t absolutely need on the road.

2. Try the 1-2-3-4-5-6 Rule

If you’re going on a shorter trip, the editors at REI.com recommend the 1-2-3-4-5-6 rule, which suggests bringing 1 hat, 2 pairs of shoes, 3 bottoms, 4 tops, 5 pairs of socks, and 6 pairs of underwear (plus a bra for those who wear one). While this requires you to wear some items more than once, it allows freedom to not lug around a large suitcase wherever you go.

3. Ditch the portable tech

Let’s face it; you’re not going on a road trip to stare at your laptop or portable gaming console, right? You want to enjoy the world around you and remove yourself from the internet for a bit. Rather than relying on all of that tech, only bring the essentials (like your smartphone, charger, and small headphones) to keep it simple.

These are just a few tips for packing light on your next road trip. Let us know if you have any additional tips when you stop by and see us!

Get the Best Deal on Tires with the Toyota Price Match Promise

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When it comes time to buy a new set of tires for your Toyota, you want to be confident that you’re getting the best value for your dollar. High River Toyota offers that assurance you crave with the Toyota Price Match Promise.[1]

Simply put, the Toyota Price Match Promise is that if you find tires at a better price anywhere, High River Toyota will match that price. Yes, it is that simple. This way, you can always drive out of High River Toyota knowing that you paid the best price available anywhere in Canada for your tires.

Better still, the Toyota Price Match Promise applies to some of the best and most popular brands available today. Names like Firestone, Goodyear, Continental, and Yokohama — all qualify for price-matching.

Buying new tires isn’t always the most desirable or exciting part of vehicle ownership, but High River Toyota and the Toyota Price Match Promise make it easier buy guaranteeing the best bang for your buck. And you’ll always receive the highest quality service when you bring your Toyota in for rotations, balancing, inflation, and other tire maintenance tasks.

Shop confidently at High River Toyota thanks to the Toyota Price Match Promise. And if you’re on the market for a new Toyota, be sure to check out our selection and visit our showroom in High River, Alberta.

[1] Should you find a lower Canadian advertised price or Canadian internet quote on tires within thirty (30) days before or after the purchase of qualifying tires from a participating Canadian Toyota Dealer, present the Toyota dealer where you purchased or intend to purchase qualifying tires with proof of the Canadian advertised price or Canadian internet quote. They will verify the price and that the item is in stock and available for immediate sale and delivery, and then match the lower price. Canadian advertised or Canadian internet quotes are eligible from local tire retailers only within an 80km radius of your dealership’s location. “Price Match” DOES NOT apply to advertising errors or misprints, sale pricing, Boxing Day prices, special educational prices, restricted offers, mail order offers, competitor rebates, coupons, premiums, free or bonus offers, limited or minimum quantity or limited time offers, close-outs, liquidations, clearances, financing offers and 3 for 1 offers. Offer does not apply to advertised prices or internet quotes from outside Canada, online retailers, liquidators, commercial or fleet accounts, clearance houses or other sellers that do not install tires do not qualify. Handwritten or verbal estimates/quotes will not be considered. Subject to stock availability. The advertised item must be an in-stock brand sold by the Toyota Tire Centre and be the same size, model, sidewall, speed and load rating. Qualifying tires must be purchased and installed at a participating Toyota dealer in Canada. Price Match Promise does not apply to costs associated with labour, valve stems, mounting/balancing, disposal fees and taxes. Offer valid on the following tire brands: MICHELIN, BFGOODRICH, UNIROYAL, BRIDGESTONE, FIRESTONE, GOODYEAR, DUNLOP, KELLY, CONTINENTAL, GENERAL, PIRELLI, YOKOHAMA, TOYO, GISLAVED, HANKOOK, LAUFENN and FALKEN. Offer subject to change or cancellation without notice.

How to Transport a Paddleboard on Your Car

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Paddleboarding is an amazing way to relax on the water and explore new places. But before you can get your board on the water, you need to bring it there — and loading a non-inflatable paddleboard onto a car can be a tricky job.

With a Roof Rack

The best way to transport a paddleboard is with SUP-specific rack mounted on your vehicle’s crossbars. There are many paddleboard-compatible racks on the market, including some that enable you to carry more than one. For safe transport, make sure to read directions closely.

Without a Roof Rack

It’s possible to transport a paddleboard without a rack or even without crossbars. In the former case, you can tie the paddleboard directly to the crossbars, but you’ll need to add padding to ensure the bars don’t damage the board. If your car has a smooth roof, then you can consider investing in a soft inflatable roof rack, such as one made of foam.

In a Truck

If you drive a truck, your paddleboard likely extends past the length of the bed. Put padding over the tailgate and then tie the board down as close to the tailgate as possible using side rails or your truck’s tie-down mounts. If the paddleboard extends past the tailgate by more than a few feet, you should hang a red or orange flag from the board. It may be required by law.

At High River Toyota, you can buy genuine Toyota parts and accessories that make it easier to mount paddleboards as well as other equipment. Visit our website or our store in High River, Alberta, for a closer look!

Tips for Easter Dinner and Your Toyota

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Easter is just around the corner and other than spending time with family, one of the most enjoyable traditions is eating a delicious meal. If you plan on traveling somewhere with food in the car, we’ve put together these tips for transporting Easter dinner in your Toyota.

Slow Cooker Travel Tips

A slow cooker, like the Crockpot™, is helpful for cooking a large, delicious meal. But when you transport one of these that is full of hot food, the lid can become loose and cause its contents to spill in your car. First, try finding a slow cooker with a locking lid. If you don’t have a locking lid, try wrapping the slow cooker in towels and wedge it in place between the front- and second-row seats on the floor.

Hot Casserole Travel Tips

A casserole dish can have a similar issue as a crock-pot when it comes to loose lids. However, most casserole dishes are less soup-y and can withstand a few tiny bumps in the road. But to help keep it hot on the way to your destination, place it in an insulated bag or wrap it in towels to keep the heat in as much as possible.

Cold Food Travel Tips

For short trips, transporting cold food is a breeze; just keep the lid on and try to avoid blasting the heat in your car. But if you’re traveling further than a 10-minute drive, consider placing the cold food item container on ice in a cooler to keep it fresh.

Here at High River Toyota, we wish you a Happy Easter and hope you stay safe during all of your traveling.

Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaways in Alberta

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to hop in your Toyota and take your partner on a romantic weekend getaway in Alberta. Need a few ideas? Here are some great destinations to consider.

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

Kananaskis Nordic Spa boasts beautiful mountain views and an array of pools, saunas, and steam rooms where you and your sweetie can soak away your cares. Located less than 2 hours from High River, it’s close enough for a day trip, or you could make a full weekend of it with a room at Kananaskis Mountain Lodge and a ski date on one of the nearby slopes.

Lake Louise

If you and your partner love ice skating, drive up to Banff National Park and enjoy a day on Lake Louise, which transforms into an enormous, beautiful rink every winter. Afterward, you can relax at the deluxe Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and enjoy lovely mountain views, delicious food and drinks, and luxurious accommodations.

Heritage Ranch

Heritage Ranch in Red Deer is an incredible spot for a memorable date night. Along with high-end dining at the on-site restaurant, you can enjoy horse-drawn carriage or sleigh rides on the scenic ranch grounds, then retreat afterward to a romantic suite at the nearby Cambridge Red Deer Hotel.  

Wherever you decide to go this Valentine’s Day, make sure your vehicle is tuned up and ready by scheduling a service appointment here at High River Toyota!

Build Safe Driving Habits with These New Year’s Resolutions

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Cultivating safe driving habits is a great way to protect yourself and everyone else around you in High River, Alberta. Whether you’re already doing great or need a refresher, these New Year’s resolutions for the road will keep you focused heading into 2022.

Don’t drive distracted

This is a really important one. Put your phone away when you drive — reading or sending that text isn’t worth the risk of a serious collision. It’s also a good idea to reduce other distractions, like talking to passengers or interacting with your navigation system.

Stick to the speed limit

Driving over the speed limit puts you at greater risk for a crash, so slow down — and leave a little earlier to give yourself more time to travel. As a secondary benefit, sticking to the posted speed limit can also help you save money on gas.

Keep up with service

Keeping up with vehicle service should be one of your highest-priority New Year’s resolutions. Regular oil changes and tire rotations will help your vehicle last longer — and operate more safely, too.

Ready to start 2022 the right way? Our service team here at High River Toyota is ready and waiting to help you get caught up on maintenance and more.