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Toyota adds 543,000 Lexus, Scion, Toyota vehicles to Takata recall roster
Toyota adds 543,000 Lexus, Scion, Toyota vehicles to Takata recall roster

One week before a new U.S. president is sworn into office, a second major automotive scandal--the one involving Takata's fatally flawed airbags--is coming to an end. But while today's agreement may wind down the government's investigation of the Japanese supplier, the recall and repair of vehicles...Read More»

2016 Toyota 4Runner
2017 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2017 Jeep Wrangler: Compare Cars

The Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Wrangler are relics of another era—or you might simply want to call them survivors. They stand as rugged counterpoints to the high-riding, high-roof, ubiquitous all-wheel-drive passenger cars that are now commonly termed crossover utility vehicles. And for the most...Read More»

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road
Toyota adds new TRD Off Road package to 4Runner

Toyota is expanding its TRD subbrand's presence with a new TRD Off Road trim level for the 2017 version of its popular 4Runner SUV. Essentially replacing last year's Trail trim level, the TRD Off Road slots in below the more hardcore TRD Pro package. The differences between the two are in the...Read More»

Inflated airbag
Toyota expands Takata recall by 1.6 million Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles

Earlier this month, we heard reports that Takata would soon expand the recall of its fatally flawed airbags by as many as 40 million devices. Without waiting for Takata to act, Honda quickly enlarged its recall by some 20 million. Now, Toyota has announced its own expanded recall plan, affecting...Read More»

2006 Toyota Tundra SR5
Airbag Recalls: Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tundra; Lexus GX, LX

Toyota is recalling roughly 320,000 Toyota and Lexus pickups and SUVs from model-years 2003 to 2006. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from problems with their airbag systems that could result in injuries to passengers. Toyota's recall is not, however, related to the...Read More»

2015 Toyota TRD Pro 4Runner  -  Quick Drive, July 2014
Looking For The 2015 Toyota FJ Cruiser? Meet The TRD Pro 4Runner

You’re looking at the future of the Toyota FJ Cruiser. The FJ is an iconic off-roader, in a class with only a few serious contenders. Yet it’s almost gone; it’s nearing its final act for 2014, and it won’t be back for 2015. And by the way, don’t expect to find a deal...Read More»

The Xplore Adventure Series Toyota 4Runner
Xplore Beefs Up The 2011 Toyota 4Runner

Straight off the dealer showroom, a four-wheel-drive 2011 Toyota 4Runner is already a fairly capable vehicle. No, it may not be able to tackle the Rubicon Trail without some bolt-on modifications and a tire upgrade, but even in stock form it has more off-road capability than most drivers will ever...Read More»

2010 Nissan Pathfinder
Four Nissan, Toyota SUVs Offer Lackluster Rollover Protection

Several popular mid-size SUVs from Nissan and Toyota—the 2010 Nissan Xterra, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota 4Runner, and Nissan Pathfinder—have earned only lackluster rollover ratings in the latest round of testing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). But these ratings, just...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner
2011 Toyota 4Runner: Four-Cylinder Engine Dropped, Again

Toyota has revealed prices and information for the 2011 4Runner. While the model, which was completely redesigned for 2010, carries into 2011 with no significant changes, notably absent from the lineup is the base four-cylinder model. Four-cylinder 4Runners were very rare, and it's possible Toyota...Read More»

2010 Toyota Avalon
Recall Alert: Over 372,000 Toyota Avalons Could Suffer From Steering Problem

Toyota has issued a recall for its popular Avalon sedan due to a potential steering problem. The recall affects Avalons from the 2000 - 2004 model years. According to a release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall centers on "improper casting of the steering lock bar...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner
Weeklong Road Test: 2010 Toyota 4Runner Is Securely A TRUCK

Sometimes the media just doesn’t trust that the average American is actually pretty darn smart. For instance, most American TRUCK shoppers realize that the 2010 4Runner is built on a TRUCK based body-on-frame chassis and as such it will not have the handling characteristics of your average Camry...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Testing All SUVs for Stability Concerns

We know that Toyota halted sales of its 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUV after Consumer Reports slapped it with a "don't buy" label, and now comes news that Toyota is going to test all of its SUVs to make sure that they are not at risk of rolling over. Toyota says that no customers have experienced the...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner Limited
Infiniti M, Lexus HS 250h, Toyota 4Runner Ace IIHS Crash Tests

From the latest round of crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, three models that are all-new this year have been given excellent ratings for frontal and/or side-impact safety. The all-new 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid achieved the best 'good' scores in all of the...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner
First Drive: 2010 Toyota 4Runner

Although we sometimes find ourselves sampling vehicles out of their element—convertibles with summer performance tires in the snow, for instance—and that’s sometimes fun in itself, the conditions proved perfect for our first drive of the 2010 Toyota 4Runner last week as we headed out in a...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5
Toyota Not Planning On Many Takers For 4-Cylinder 4Runner

Toyota is bringing an economical new four-cylinder engine back to the base SR5 version of its fully redesigned 2010 4Runner. But as we recently discovered, this doesn’t significantly improve fuel economy for this body-on-frame ute. Instead though, it appears to enable Toyota to offer a...Read More»

Toyota 4Runner 'You In' ad
Today In Social Media: The Toyota 4Runner 'You In?' Campaign

Social media is the bold, new frontier of marketing: terra incognita, Wild West, Deep Space. Sites and services like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Flickr allow advertisers to reach huge numbers of people at minimum cost and maximum speed; all companies have to do is post videos or photos of a...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Reveals Pricing For 2010 4Runner, Land Cruiser And Venza

With the unveiling of the 2010 Toyota 4Runner still fresh in our minds, Toyota today released pricing for the revised SUV, starting from $27,500 for the four-cylinder SR5 4x2, a drop of $1,140 from the 2009 model's base price. Also revealed today are the prices for the 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner
Preview: 2010 Toyota 4Runner

What is it?: Toyota's completely redesigned off-road SUV. The basics: Go-anywhere capability, on-road manners, not too pricey. On sale: TBA Price: $29,000 (est.) The 2010 Toyota 4Runner has just made its debut at the Texas State Fair, and as expected, in many ways it's a throwback to the original...Read More»

CIMIT incubator
Innovation the World Can Live With: Car-Based Incubators

From fuel cells to morphable frames, a lot of new car concepts cross our desks at TheCarConnection.com. We also witness plenty of developments on the green/eco front--most recently encapsulated in Colin's totally excellent cross-country biodiesel adventure. But it's rare to see a story that covers...Read More»

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