Toyota Prius News

2012 Toyota Prius Lineup Grows With Prius V, Plug-In Models
2012 Toyota Prius Lineup Grows With Prius V, Plug-In Models

Even as the auto industry sputters, Toyota's family of Prius hybrids is under rapid expansion. For 2012, the Toyota Prius is joined by the new, larger 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon, as well as a new limited-availability Prius Plug-In Hybrid. Both of those will be reaching dealerships in Octover; then...Read More»

prototype 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, April 2010
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Honda Fit, OnStar: Today's Car News

Would you be more likely to purchase OnStar from a dealership or Best Buy? [TheCarConnection] The production version of the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. [GreenCarReports] You can live your F1 racing dreams online for free. [AllCarTech] Spy...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Toyota To Offer AC Outlets On Prius, Starting In Japan

One lesson learned from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan was this: hybrid or battery-powered vehicles can provide essential electricity in the event of a natural disaster. Owners of Toyota’s hybrid Estima vans, which come with AC power outlets, used their vehicles as a source of...Read More»

Robert Himler's Underground Racing Gallardo shoots flames
Ford Recalls, Ferrari IPO, 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In: Car News Headlines

Ford is recalling the Ranger, Excursion, E-Series, and F-Series for a lighting issue. [TheCarConnection] Our sister site MotorAuthority has launched a redesign with new features and a slicker interface. [MotorAuthority] What do you want to know about the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid?...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius with PLUS Performance Package
Toyota Prius Plus Performance Package Is Positively Puzzling

Ask any Prius owner why they purchased their car, and the responses will likely include fuel economy, reduced emissions, cost savings and potentially even the car’s futuristic styling. We’d be willing to bet no one would respond with superior handling, crisp turn-in, straight line...Read More»

Clean Air Sticker
California Hybrid Drivers Lose Car-Pool Lane Privileges

Starting July 1st, solo drivers of hybrid cars in California will see their special pass to the car pool lane disappear. Since 2004, hybrid owners with a special permit were allowed entry into California’s High-Occupancy-Vehicle (HOV) lanes even when driving alone. The special yellow...Read More»

Gettin' real in the Whole Foods parking lot. Image: Fog and Smog Films
Getting Real With A Toyota Prius In The Whole Foods Parking Lot

Times have changed in the Gangsta’s Paradise we call Los Angeles. Where it used to be all about rolling in your slammed ’64 Impala and busting caps from your AK, today it’s more about rolling in your Prius, popping down to Whole Foods for a bag of Blazing Wasabi snack mix and a...Read More»

Ford C-Max Energi, first revealed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show
Ford's 2012 C-Max Product Lineup Loses A Minivan

If you fell in love with compact C-Max minivan and were counting down the days until you could buy one from your local Ford dealer, we’ve got good news and bad news. First the bad news: Ford has killed plans to sell the three-row, seven-passenger C-Max in the United States, citing an...Read More»

2002 Toyota Prius
Recall Alert: 2001 through 2003 Toyota Prius

Toyota’s recall woes continue, as the Japanese automaker issued a recall for a total of 106,000 Prius vehicles worldwide, 52,000 of which are in the United States. This recall, however, shows Toyota’s dedication to keeping their customers safe, as it was a voluntary recall, and not...Read More»

2003 Toyota Prius
2001 - 2003 Prius Hybrids Recalled By Toyota

Toyota has announced a voluntary safety recall of 2001 to 2003 Prius models worldwide, including some 52,000 in the United States. At issue are the electric power steering pinion shaft attachment nuts, which can loosen over time if the steering wheel is repeatedly and forcefully turned to the...Read More»

2001 Toyota Prius
2001-2003 Toyota Prius Recalled

With the floor-mat and sticky-throttle-pedal recalls in its rearview mirror, Toyota now is recalling the first-generation Prius for a problem with steering. Toyota says it's conducting the recall for about 52,000 Prius sedans sold in the U.S. in the 2001 to 2003 model years. Globally, the recall...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
2012 VW Passat Review, Toyota Prius V: Today's Car News

We've taken our first drive in the 2012 VW Passat and wonder, should we finish it with "bless their hearts?" [TheCarConnection] We've also driven the Toyota Prius V station wagon for the first time, and as predicted, it's pretty much a Prius wagon. Death to flying buttresses! [GreenCarReports]...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V launch press conference, 2011 Detroit Auto Show
Does The Toyota Prius Need Seven Seats? #YouTellUs

The Toyota Prius is a runaway sales hit. With gas prices near an all-time high, consumers are looking to increase their fuel economy. But what about those who have a families of six or more? Those people are probably getting tired of filling up the gas tank in that Chevrolet Suburban. So where can...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V launch press conference, 2011 Detroit Auto Show
Why Used Car Prices Are So High

Have you noticed how high used car prices are getting? Last year you could buy a two-year-old Toyota Prius and pay in the mid-teens or less. Now, expect to pay in the upper teens for the same car, depending on where in the country you live. There is no doubt that a shortage of good used cars...Read More»

Millward Brown's 2011 BrandZ study
Toyota Bumps BMW To Become Most Valuable Auto Brand In The World

Just last week, we reported BMW had finally kicked Toyota's Lexus brand from the top spot in the U.S. luxury market. Today, the trade winds have shifted, and we find Toyota booting BMW out of its #1 rank on a different list -- the list of the world's most valuable brands. The news comes via...Read More»

Akio Toyoda
Worried About Natural Disasters? Akio Toyoda Says Buy A Prius

Toyota president Akio Toyoda -- scion of the Toyoda family for which the company is named -- recently held a press conference on the subject of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan on March 11. And in the middle of it all, in response to what could've been a pre-arranged...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Vehicle Safety Recalls: Get Them Done, And Be Safe

As a former car salesman, I was surprised at how often customers brought their trades in for evaluation, still subject to a list of recalls that had not been completed. Car owners usually receive written notice from their automobile manufacturer telling them to bring their vehicle to a dealership...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Small Cars Getting Big Price Hikes Soon

If you're planning to replace your current vehicle with a new one at any point this calendar year—especially a small car—you might want to step up the timeframe and consider heading out to the showroom. Now. Why? Because if price matters—as it should—you'll probably have to...Read More»

Toyota Prius Eco-Greenhouse in MONOPOLY Millionaires game by Electronic Arts
Monopoly Millionaires Lets You Pass Go, Collect $200, And Save The Planet In A Virtual Toyota Prius

Weary of pulling weeds on Farmville? Been around the block one too many times in Car Town? Need a new way to look busy in your cubicle without actually being busy? Look no further than Monopoly Millionaires -- now with special add-ins from Toyota. For the next 12 months, folks who play Monopoly...Read More»

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