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For Meals On Wheels, Hungry Bears Prefer Minivans
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»

2010 Toyota Highlander
2010 Highlander Is Toyota's 12th North American-Built Model

Cross-shop the new 2010 Toyota Highlander versus the 2009 one and you'll find them virtually indistinguishable from each other without the help of a window sticker. But there's one very significant change underneath it all: the 2010 Toyota Highlander is American-made. Production of the 2010 Toyota...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»

2009 Toyota Highlander
2009 Toyota Highlander vs. Kia Rondo: 7-Seaters with Great Gas Mileage

 Some families simply need to carry seven or eight people at a time. How can you do it comfortably, without facing huge fill-up costs at the pump? I decided to apply two critical criteria on my latest family car search to see what I could come up with. The criteria: The family vehicle must hold at...Read More»

2009 Toyota Highlander
Driven: 2009 Toyota Highlander

TheCarConnection.com's esteemed writers have driven the 2009 Toyota Highlander in V-6 and Highlander Hybrid form. But there's a new game in Highlander town this year, a revamped four-cylinder edition that I scored for a long weekend of much-needed beach time. Time for a "Driven," right? Focusing on...Read More»

2009 Toyota Highlander
2009 Toyota Highlander Gets 2.7-Liter Four, 20/27 EPA Ratings

Toyota will be fitting its new four-cylinder--also the base engine in the new 2009 Toyota Venza--to its slightly larger 2009 Toyota Highlander SUV. The engine displaces 2.7 liters, makes 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, and is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The...Read More»

2008 Toyota Highlander
2009 Toyota Highlander Adds Four-Cylinder

A four-cylinder engine joins the 2009 Toyota Highlander lineup, giving the automaker a three-engine range in the popular crossover as well as a fuel-saving option. The new engine is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. Running on regular fuel, the new engine...Read More»

Is the Truck Boom Over?

Has the party finally ended? Ever since the mid-1980s, the U.S. light truck market has been on a giddy, upward spiral. The boom was fueled by relatively cheap and plentiful fuel – and an industry more than willing to provide premium-priced products to an eager market. Notice we didn’t...Read More»

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