The 2018 Toyota Camry was recently revealed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show with a fresh, sportier redesign and a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Toyota has added a variety of upgrades for the 2018 Toyota Camry, and we’re excited to see it on the road.
According to CNET, “A pre collision system with pedestrian detection, radar cruise control, lane depart alert with steering assist and auto high beams are equipped on every 2018 Camry.” Safety remains a focus for Toyota, and blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert are also standard features on select models.
In addition to safety features, the 2018 Toyota Camry is sportier and more adventurous in design than ever before. It features a lower hood and roofline, a new dashboard and mixed tones on the interior. The cabin has also been redesigned to feel more open.
According to Car and Driver, the 2018 Toyota Camry will have “three interlinked next-generation display screens.” These will include a heads-up display, multi-information display and a display for audio, navigation and climate control with a smart-phone interface.
The 2018 Toyota Camry will have four trim levels (LE, XLE, SE, and XSE), and the SE and XSE will have sportier upgrades. The 2018 Camry will go on sale in late summer 2017, but check out our current Toyota Camry inventory in the meantime or visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas today!
Toyota recently revealed a concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show that features artificial intelligence and hinted at the future of self-driving vehicles.
According to Business Insider, the Toyota Concept-i “comes with an artificial intelligence assistant named Yui that can learn more about you over time.” Yui would be designed to read human emotions and learn about drivers to focus on safety. It would be able to assist with things such as changing the radio station and conversing with drivers.
Toyota believes that we are far away from fully self-driving cars, but artificial intelligence can make cars safer and the driving experience more enjoyable. The Concept-i also features welcome lights and sounds, a heads-up display rather than a touchscreen, and a minimalist design.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released its TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners for 2017, and Toyota leads the way with nine models included on the list. IIHS gives 38 models the “plus” award and 44 models earn TOP SAFETY PICK. In order to qualify for TOP SAFETY PICK+, vehicles must earn good ratings in five crashworthiness tests, an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good or acceptable headlight rating.
This year, IIHS toughened the criteria for new headlight evaluations, which the Toyota Prius v earned a good rating in. IIHS said, “The recognition program is meant to encourage manufacturers to offer state-of-the-art protection for people in crashes, along with features that help drivers avoid crashes in the first place.”
IIHS also emphasized auto brakes, which encouraged manufacturers to make design improvements. According to IIHS, “The 2017 Corolla qualifies for a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award with a good rating for occupant protection in a small overlap crash and a superior rating for front crash prevention.” Not only was the Corolla recognized for including a standard front crash prevention system with auto brake capabilities, but the Toyota Avalon, Prius, RAV4 and Yaris iA were also recognized.
Stop by Clint Bowyer Autoplex to learn more about Toyota’s amazing safety features or browse our inventory here.
If you are searching for a dynamic, efficient new vehicle, look no further than the 2017 Toyota Prius. The 2017 Toyota Prius is ideal for driving around the Emporia, Kansas area in style. It gets up to an EPA-estimated 58 mpg city and according to Toyota “is estimated to have reduced 11,794,335 tons of CO2 emissions from being released into the atmosphere”.
Not only is the 2017 Toyota Prius extremely efficient, but it looks great, too. Its bold design features LED lighting and available 17-inch alloy wheels. It has athletic styling and a futuristic interior. Inside, the new Toyota Prius features a 4.2-inch color dual Multi-Information Display (MID) with customizable screens, front bucket seats and an available moonroof.
The 2017 Toyota Prius also includes amazing technology and safety features. It includes available parking support, Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Qi-compatible wireless charging and color Head-Up Display (HUD). According to Toyota, “HUD uses aircraft-inspired technology to project important information right on the windshield, helping you keep your eyes safety on the road.”
The 2017 Toyota Prius is efficient, spacious, safe and stylish. See it for yourself and take a test drive at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas. You can also check out our current inventory here.
The decision to lease or buy a new vehicle can be difficult to make. There are pros and cons to each, and it depends on personal preference and lifestyle.
If you are looking for low monthly payments and like to have a new vehicle every few years, then leasing may be for you. Leasing is when you pay for the depreciation of the vehicle over the lease term and not the full sticker price of the vehicle. Here are the pros and cons:
- Lease payments are typically lower than loan payments.
- You can return the vehicle at the end of the lease, pay any end-of-lease costs and move on to the next vehicle.
- The vehicle’s future value doesn’t affect you financially.
- If you want to end the lease early, early-termination fees can be almost as costly as finishing out the lease term.
- You have no equity in the vehicle.
- You are limited to the number of miles you drive on the vehicle. This can vary anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year.
- At lease-end, you may have to pay for anything that isn’t considered normal wear and tear.
If you plan on keeping your vehicle for years to come and like taking road trips, buying a new vehicle may be your best option. When you buy a new vehicle, a loan is financed through the car dealership for the price of the vehicle plus tax. You then have monthly payments, with interest, to pay the dealership’s financial institution. Loan term options can be anywhere from 36 to 72 months, and monthly payments are split up evenly amongst the length of the loan.
Once the loan term has ended and you owe no remaining payments, it belongs to you. You can keep the vehicle for as long as you want or sell or trade it whenever you desire. Here are the pros and cons:
- You own the vehicle and can keep it for however long you want.
- You can sell or trade in the vehicle at any time.
- You can put as many miles on the vehicle as you like.
- The vehicle can be modified or customized however you please.
- Loan payments are typically higher than lease payments.
- You are responsible for selling or trading the vehicle when you are ready.
- Over the course of a loan term, the vehicle will depreciate and will be worth less when it comes time to sell or trade.
Please visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas or call us at (620) 343-6723 for more information. We look forward to helping you make this decision. Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out our new vehicle inventory here, which includes both lease and buy options.
The weather in Kansas can be unpredictable, so it’s important to get your vehicle prepared for winter. That last thing you’d want is to be stranded in the cold or snow. Regular vehicle maintenance will help catch minor problems and prevent them from becoming bigger problems.
Tony Molla, vice president of communications at Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), recommends the following car care tips:
Replace dirty filters
Change oil and oil filter as specified
Check engine and drivability problems
Check heater and defroster
Replace old windshield wiper blades
Have battery checked
Inspect all lights and bulbs
Examine tires and tire tread
Have brakes checked periodically
Carry an emergency kit with extra gloves, blankets, flares, sand or kitty litter, tire chains, a flashlight, cell phone, cell phone charger and snacks
The 2017 Toyota Corolla is the perfect compact car for driving around the Emporia, Kansas area or for your next roadtrip. It stands out with a stylish and sporty design, advanced safety features and impeccable performance.
The exterior of the 2017 Toyota Corolla has a redesigned, sportier front fascia and standard Bi-LED headlights. The headlights not only look great, but they also use less energy compared to standard lights. The new Corolla also includes a rear spoiler and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the 2017 Toyota Corolla also has an innovative design. The fluid dashboard includes piano-black accents, a large touchscreen and premium materials. There is also plenty of cargo space with 60/40 split rear seats and a large trunk.
The 2017 Toyota Corolla looks great, but more importantly, it will keep you safe. It includes eight standard airbags and the Toyota Star Safety System™. According to Toyota, the Star Safety System™ is “an advanced integration of active safety technologies designed to enhance traction, braking and more.” It keeps you safe in the case of an accident and helps prevent accidents from happening in the first place.
The 2017 Toyota Corolla has incredible aerodynamics and gets an EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg. Its CVTi-S transmission aides in the amazing fuel efficiency and also provides a smooth and easy-to-control drive. Experience the 2017 Toyota Corolla and take a test drive at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas today! View our current inventory here.
Clint Bowyer has recently been promoting the HighwayHero™ app from Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. The app enables drivers to become better and smarter on the road by providing tips on how to improve and monitoring bad driving habits. Clint Bowyer told FoxSports.com, “It literally scores your driving. It tracks your driving. All these things that it does are great safety tools for everybody.”
HighwayHero™ is able to automatically detect when driving starts and stops by using your phone’s sensors to measure your vehicle’s driving dynamics. It provides trip summaries, maneuver details and useful feedback to help you become a better driver. Drivers are able to measure their achievements and phone distractions to see how they’re doing and how they can improve.
Become a better driver and download the HighwayHero™ app today!
Drive around Emporia, Kansas in an affordable, midsize crossover. The 2017 Dodge Journey is perfect for any adventure you and your family or friends take! It has amazing performance, stylish designs, innovative technology and plenty of safety and security features.
In the 2017 Dodge Journey, you can travel up to 512 highway miles per tank. The standard 2.4L 16-valve four-cylinder engine and available award-winning 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine both give you an EPA-estimated 25 highway mpg. The 2017 Dodge Journey has incredible traction with the available all-wheel-drive system, perfect for any weather Kansas brings you. In addition, this Dodge Journey has a towing capacity of up to 2,500 pounds.
Not only does the 2017 Dodge Journey perform great, but it looks great, too. The exterior has a distinctive front fascia, a crosshair grille, sculpted fender flares and available black headlamp bezels. Inside, this Dodge Journey has great cargo space with in-floor storage, fold-flat seats and an in-floor cooler. Everything about the 2017 Dodge Journey is luxuriously crafted.
Technology helps make your drive more enjoyable, and the 2017 Dodge Journey does not lack in that department. It includes an available award-winning Garmin® GPS Navigation system and the available Radio 8.4 NAV with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. The Radio 8.4 NAV system includes SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel Link to provide real-time traffic updates, live weather updates, movie showtimes, sports scores and gas station locations and pricing.
Finally, the 2017 Dodge Journey will keep you and your passengers safe. The available ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera and available ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System are great tools for navigating parking lots and avoiding collisions. This Dodge Journey also includes a protective frame, seven advanced airbags and active front seat head restraints to reduce the risk of head, neck or spine injuries in the case of a collision.
The 2017 Dodge Journey is safe, reliable and affordable. Take a test drive at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas or view our inventory here.
Go on your next adventure in the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport! The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport has great features, including a 2.4L MultiAir® 2 Engine, Uconnect® 5.0 and much more.
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport is modern and sleek with an aerodynamic exterior. No matter where your adventure takes you, the Jeep Cherokee Sport will get you there in style. It also includes rear and front independent suspensions for a great driving experience as well as a nine-speed automatic transmission. With the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport, you will get an EPA-estimated 31 highway mpg.
Not only does the 2017 Jeep Cherokee look and perform great, but it is also sure to be a comfortable ride. The interior is sophisticated and versatile and includes folding 60/40 split second-row seats for plenty of cargo space. It also includes the Jeep® brand cargo management system with handy hooks and a removable grocery bag holder.
Additionally, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport is built for any condition with its Selec-Terrain® traction control system and includes more than 70 standard and available safety and security features. Test drive a 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas or browse our selection here.