Toyota Prius

When Can A 2011 Chevy Volt Save You Money? Consumer Reports Has An Answer
When Can A 2011 Chevy Volt Save You Money? Consumer Reports Has An Answer

When Consumer Reports (CR) initially chimed in on the 2011 Chevy Volt last March, the organization was critical of the extended-range electric car. Their biggest objection was the Volt’s sticker price, followed closely by its actual cost to operate. To no one’s surprise, CR steered...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»

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»

2005 Toyota Prius
End of the Free Ride: California Nixes Hybrid Access to Carpool Lanes – For Now

If you’re one of the lucky 85,000 California drivers of hybrids with yellow decals permitting access to carpool lanes, the free ride is over – for now. The state officially ends this program June 30 and will replace it with a new sticker program for electric and plug-in cars in the near...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In
What's The Best High-Gas-Mileage Car? #YouTellUs

Would you drive a Toyota Prius? What about a Ford Fiesta? Both cars are known for high gas mileage, and yet not every consumer wants one. Everyone has different needs when it comes to vehicles, which is why there are so many options on the market. But what do you need? With so many options on the...Read More»

Spelling mansion in LA
Ecclestone's New Digs, 2012 BMW M5, Cars 2: Today's Car News

Bernie Ecclestone is buying the priciest mansion in L.A. for his daughter, the old Spelling place. Tori's really out of the will now, we guess. [MotorAuthority] Today in hilarious car-related rap news, we get real with a Toyota Prius in the Whole Foods parking lot. [TheCarConnection] It's happened...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»

2011 Toyota Prius
Report: Gas Prices Down, As Are Prices On Small Cars, Hybrids

Oh, what a short memory vehicle shoppers seem to have with respect to high gas prices. While national-average pump prices surged into May, to a national average peak of about $3.98—topping off 20 consecutive weeks of price gains—they've since started to settle downward to about $3.71...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»

2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package
Bush, Obama and Electric Cars, Lexus LFA: Today's Car News

Haters gonna hate, but George Dubya Bush is the father of the modern electric car. [TheCarConnection] President Obama's taking the charge now, mandating EVs for federal use and directing funds to more charging stations. [AllCarsElectric] While tornadoes are in today's forecast, we're tapping a...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»

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»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 9, 2011

Oh hai Monday. I see you've jacked up gas prices to $4 a gallon. The only way you'd be less likable is if you were twins. [TheCarConnection] There may be some brief relief from the rise in gas prices, in the near term. [TheCarConnection] But if you're looking for permanent relief to record-high gas...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
White, Black And Silver: Top Car Color Choices In North America

Ever think that white cars are taking over America? It seems that everywhere you look that’s all you see on the freeways and roadways and in parking lots and up and down your street. It’s an understandable assumption. In fact, white and white pearl have retained the top spot in car...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Toyota, Lexus Big Winners In Intellichoice 2011 Best Overall Value Of The Year Awards

Intellichoice, part of the Motor Trend Market Group, recently announced its 2011 Best Overall Value of the Year Awards. Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus dominate the list with 11 wins (seven for Toyota and four for Lexus) in 21 categories. Why is it important to look at overall value when shopping...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
Toyota Prius Hybrid Wagon Coming Soon to U.S. Market

While it may be remarkably similar to the Prius V concept vehicle shown at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January, the production version of the new Toyota Prius hybrid wagon – as yet unnamed – will be heading to the U.S. sometime after the model launches in...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Obama Signs 'Bell Bill' To Make Electric Cars Better Heard

Even a couple of years from now, we'll likely have hundreds of thousands more electric vehicles and hybrids on the road. And the concern, for pedestrians and especially the blind—along with bicyclists, joggers, and small children—is that EVs just don't rumble and buzz along the way that...Read More»

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Woody
The Rising And Falling Stars Of The Decade: A Quick Look

Just like the trucker hat jammed in the corner of your closet (let's hope), vehicles come and go with the tides of time, and what was hot just a few years ago might be an unremarkable ride today. Such is the case with the Chrysler PT Cruiser, which was an overwhelming sales success early in the...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
911 Turbo Driven, A New Audi Spied And Ford Unleashed Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page The top story of the day is Executive Editor Marty Padgett's first drive of the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo over at Motor Authority, where he tells us how a 500-horsepower German-engineered...Read More»

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