2011 Toyota Highlander

Five Family-Friendly Cars That Aren’t Minivans
Five Family-Friendly Cars That Aren’t Minivans

Finding a car that fits most of the family needs can be a tough proposition – especially if you’re looking for a vehicle that isn’t a minivan. There's nothing wrong with minivans--really, there isn't. This year, every minivan sold in America, from the Kia Sedona to the Honda...Read More»

2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Toyota Regains Face--Hope It Doesn’t Crack

The world is full of contradictions, surprises and head-scratchers. Not the least of which is why I pay so much in taxes and get so little in return. That would qualify as a contradiction but certainly not as a surprise or mystery. However, this universal truth of “if it’s screwy and...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
Third Row Seats: The 6 Smallest, Easiest-Parking Vehicles With Them

If you require seating for six or seven, you'll probably need a third row. But at the moment that you realize you need more than five seating positions, your entire range of vehicle possibilities becomes much more limited. Getting a third row often involves settling for a much larger vehicle that's...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Cadillac, Ford, BMW Win Most of Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards

In Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards, three automakers score multiple wins with Cadillac taking the lion’s share of three out of ten awards and Ford and BMW, two each. Single category award winners include Toyota, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz. This is the fourth year of the Kelley...Read More»

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
Toyota Recalls 2.2 Million More Vehicles To Fix Accelerator Pedals

Toyota said this morning it would conduct a "voluntary safety recall" of another 2.17 million vehicles in the United States to modify accelerator pedals that could get trapped by floor mats or carpets. The company has already recalled more than 11 million vehicles to fix related safety problems...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Most Popular New And Used SUVs

Kelly Blue Book (KBB.com) is the resource that I use to establish used car values. It's also a valuable resource for new car information. KBB recorded over 30 million pricing reports last month on all kinds of vehicles. With this many searches, it soon becomes clear which vehicles are on the minds...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Most Searched Hybrid Vehicles On Kelly Blue Book

Kelly Blue Book (KBB.com) recorded over 30 million pricing reports last month on both new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs. With so many searches, it soon becomes apparent which vehicles have captured the interest of the majority of car buyers. It’s particularly useful when KBB breaks their...Read More»

2011 Toyota Highlander
How To Destroy Your Brand: Toyota's Most Annoying Commercials

They say there is no such thing as bad publicity. They say it's better to be infamous than pious and forgotten. They say it's better to garner the spotlight any way you can than be hidden in the shadows. They say a lot of stupid things that are often ascribed to shady marketing types who wear slick...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
More Best-Selling Crossovers in 2010

Look around on America’s highways and byways and you’ll see them everywhere – crossovers of every make and model, from Spartan to luxury. In fact, crossovers (or CUVs) today bridge the gap from sedan to station wagon. Millions of American families have at least one CUV in the...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner Trail
Five Vehicles In High Demand

The purpose of the Internet is to make information free. That much is clear by now. And nowhere has it had a bigger impact than the once-secretive auto industry. Two decades ago, car shoppers walked into dealerships with the deck stacked against them -- the dealer had all the best information, and...Read More»

2011 Toyota Highlander
2011 Toyota Highlander Debuts At 2010 Moscow Auto Show

After several leaks, we now have the first official images of the updated 2011 Toyota Highlander, which made its world debut this week at the 2010 Moscow Auto Show. The updated SUV sports new styling and a host of other upgrades for the latest model year, but there’s no word yet on specifications...Read More»

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan
For Meals On Wheels, Hungry Bears Prefer Minivans

If you're eyeing your next vehicle with the classic American family road trip in mind—perhaps a visit to your favorite national park out West—you might want to consider this: Hungry bears overwhelmingly prefer minivans for their next fix. For reasons not fully understood, at one of the...Read More»

Yoshimi Inaba
Toyota Not Profitable In America, Evaluating U.S. Operations

Although many economists have begun to see light at the end of the recessionary tunnel, Toyota Motor America chairman Yoshimi Inaba claims that Toyota is not currently profitable in North America, even though the company has taken numerous cost-cutting measures in recent months. According to Inaba...Read More»

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