2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Preview Reveals Affordable Technology Upgrades

The updated 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid has finally arrived in Canada, and it offers even more features than before. This hybrid car offers innovative features at an affordable price tag to make it a solid option for those looking for an everyday driver.

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For the 2021 model year, the Corolla Hybrid will come with both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, helping them seamlessly connect their smartphones to their vehicle’s infotainment system for easier access. Every Corolla Hybrid will now come equipped with additional safety technology, including the Blind Spot Monitor system and the Rear Cross Traffic Alert System.

The 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid technology applies to the vehicle’s 1.8-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine, producing a total system output of 121 horsepower. It will boast a combined fuel-efficiency rating of 4.5 L/100 km, making it a solid option if you want an efficient daily driver.*

“Corolla drivers know where they’re going in life, and love the combination of driving fun and easy ownership that the world’s all-time most popular car delivers,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President of Toyota Canada Inc. “For 2021, we’ve enhanced every model with new features – making it a perfect time to enjoy the winning combination of the legendary Corolla and Toyota’s hybrid powertrain technology.”

If you’re ready to own an eco-friendly, gas-saving hybrid car, check out the 2021 Corolla Hybrid coming to High River Toyota in Alberta.

*Fuel efficiency estimates were determined using approved Government of Canada/Transport Canada Test Methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.

Best Places for Coffee Near High River, Alberta

As a parent, driving your children around town can be tiring – especially if someone in your family has kept you up all night. Luckily, High River has a lot of coffee places nearby that you can grab a pick-me-up from to help get you through the day. These are some of the convenient options we at High River Toyota suggest.

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Evelyn’s Memory Lane Café

Whether you’re running local errands or planning a road trip across Alberta, consider stopping at Evelyn’s before you head out. This diner is old-school, offering a relaxing, 1950s-inspired experience when it’s open to sit-in. Right now, you can pick up a coffee with ease, along with home-baked pies, desserts, salads, comfort food, and more via takeout. Even if you have a picky eater, they will likely find something they love here.  

Oxford Bakehouse

Pick-me-ups have never tasted as good as they do at Oxford Bakehouse. Inspired by English cuisine, this café offers great coffee – or tea – as well as a range of savoury pies, sausage rolls, and other foods that are easy to eat on the go.

Whistle Stop Café

Next stop, delicious coffee from Whistle Stop Café! This local diner calls an old train car home, making it a unique spot in High River. Add the fact that it has loads of delightful specials, outdoor dining options, and is currently offering delivery – not to mention fresh pies baked daily – and you can’t go wrong making a pit stop here while running errands.

Drink some tasty coffee in your new Toyota from High River Toyota as you head to work or drop off the carpool crew at school.

How to Prepare Your Toyota for an Alberta Road Trip

When you’re getting ready for a long drive around Alberta, it’s important to think ahead and prepare your car. If you’re stumped on how to do so, we’ve put together these tips on how to prepare your Toyota for an Alberta road trip.

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Check the tires.

Before you head out on your road trip, make sure the tires are in good condition. Check the air pressure and, if it’s not in the manufacturer’s recommended range, add air accordingly.

Also, make sure the tires have a good amount of tread left. To do so, simply place a penny with the Queen’s head facing down into your tire’s tread. If you can see the top of the Queen’s hair, you need to get your tires replaced.

Don’t forget about routine maintenance.

If your car is due for an oil change soon, make sure you take care of it before driving a long distance. You should also make sure the tires are rotated so they wear evenly.

Get the battery inspected.

No one wants to find themselves stranded on the side of the road when they’re supposed to be travelling. Check the battery terminals for corrosion and have the battery’s charge checked, as well.

Fill up the windshield wiper fluid.

Visibility is important whenever you’re driving, so make sure you can clean your windshield at a moment’s notice. Fill up the windshield wiper fluid and make sure the spray mechanism works so you don’t have to worry about visibility.

We at High River Toyota are here to make sure your car is ready for a road trip once it’s safe to travel again, so schedule a service appointment now and be ready to hit the open road later this year.

2021 Toyota Mirai Debuts at Quebec City International Auto Show

Canadians just got an all-new option for going green. During the Québec City International Auto Show last month, Toyota held the all-new 2021 Toyota Mirai debut, which introduced the newest generation of the brand’s hydrogen-powered sport sedan. This is the first time that the new Mirai has made an appearance in Canada.

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The 2021 Mirai is the second generation of the brand’s hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. It offers a dramatic style with a coupe-inspired body that is longer, wider, and lower than the last generation’s model. This allows it to be more aerodynamic for increased efficiency, while still turning heads on the go, highlighting the fact that you can still be stylish while going green.

For the new generation, Toyota has given the Mirai a real-wheel-drive configuration instead of front-wheel drive. That will offer better handling and acceleration, while also providing a quieter ride and increased hydrogen storage. That means this new model is projected to have 30 percent better range than the current Mirai model, especially since it also comes with a new fuel-cell system.

The Mirai is currently on sale in Québec, first introduced to the Canadian market in early 2019. Now, Toyota continues to showcase its hydrogen power in the country in hopes of increasing the eco-friendliness of Canadian roads.

For a fuel-efficient ride like the Mirai or one of many hybrid models, shop at High River Toyota in Alberta.

2020 Toyota GR Supra Earns Best Sports-Performance Car in Canada Title

Toyota is determined on breaking records in the performance vehicle market with the 2020 Toyota GR Supra. That’s why it comes as no surprise that, earlier this year, the 2020 GR Supra earned the title of Best Sports-Performance Car in Canada from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, putting it in the running for the 2020 Canadian Car of the Year trophy.

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“The 2020 Toyota GR Supra is the sports car that enthusiasts were waiting for – with an exhilarating combination of power, precision, and agility wrapped in aggressive coupe styling and enhanced with an impressive list of premium comfort and convenience features and technologies,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President of Toyota Canada Inc.

To earn the title of Best Sports-Performance Car, the GR Supra beat out its competitors in a comparison that examined the eligible vehicles’ styling, cockpit, entertainment features, cargo, performance, and vehicle dynamics. It beat out the second-place Hyundai Veloster N by a solid 15 points, highlighting its superiority.

The Supra first returned to Canadian showrooms in 2019 after a 20-year hiatus, turning heads with its fully loaded athleticism and breaking records on Track Days. Its aggressive styling helps the GR Supra stand out from other performance vehicles.

We are excited to have the Toyota Supra in stock at High River Toyota. Browse our inventory and take one for a thrilling test drive.

Road Trip Prep Tips to Ready Your Toyota for Adventure

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to start planning for your next big adventure. If you’re thinking about exploring the beauty of Canada this year via road trips, then there are some road trip prep tips that you should keep in mind before you head out.

Road Trip Prep Tips | High River, AB

Check Your Tires

Your tires help keep your car connected with the road, giving you the traction you need on winding Canadian roads. Before you hit the road, make sure the tires are tiptop condition. Check the tread depth using a nickel, inserting the coin with the Queen’s crown facing down. If you can see the top of the crown, then your tire depth is too shallow, and you need to replace them. Also make sure each tire is in your manufacturer’s recommended pressure range.

Fill Up Your Fluids

Make sure your car has all the fluids it needs to function properly. Check the oil levels, top off the washer fluid, and make sure it has the right amount of coolant.

Remember Routine Maintenance

If you’re due an oil change or tire rotation – or will be due one soon –get this task completed before you head out. Bring your car into the High River Toyota service centre. Also, make sure you check the battery to ensure that it is has a full charge. After all, nothing can ruin a road trip quicker than a car that won’t start.

If you need Toyota maintenance to prepare for a summer road trip, contact High River Toyota.