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Ford Sells More Hybrids Than Ever, Dissolves Tech Partnership With Toyota
Ford Sells More Hybrids Than Ever, Dissolves Tech Partnership With Toyota

Ford has been on a winning streak for the past 12 months. Sales have been strong, its stock price has nearly doubled, and recently, it was declared the best-loved company in the U.S. It hasn't been all sunshine and lollipops, though. Ford is currently being sued over its EcoBoost engine (which may...Read More»

Akio Toyoda
Toyota Reaches $1.63 Billion Deal To Settle Sudden Acceleration Claims

Back in December, we told you that Toyota had offered to fork over $1.1 billion to settle lawsuits over allegations of unintended acceleration in Toyota and Lexus vehicles and a subsequent 2010 recall. About half of that money was meant to fix floormat issues and install brake-override systems, but...Read More»

2013 Toyota RAV4
2013 Toyota RAV4: What The 'Poor' Small Overlap Rating Means

In some kinds of frontal crashes, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 might not provide nearly the level of occupant protection as a Honda CR-V or Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. New Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) test results for the RAV4 suggest that although this crossover performs well in other...Read More»

2012 Toyota Yaris
2012 Toyota Yaris Recalled To Fix Power Steering Glitch

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year Toyota Yaris compact cars for an issue with the power steering. The automaker said on its website that approximately 74 vehicles are involved in the recall in the United States. The problem At issue is a relay in the power...Read More»

Screencap from 'Meals Per Hour' documentary about Toyota & Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts
Watch This Video About Superstorm Sandy & Toyota Will Donate A Meal To NYC's Food Bank

There were plenty of big news events last year, but few had the emotional and physical impact of Superstorm Sandy. Today, long after the skies cleared, some residents of the Northeast are still working to rebuild their homes and lives, and they depend on dozens of nonprofits for support. Food Bank...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
2010 Toyota Prius, Lexus HS Recalled

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of 2010 model year Toyota Prius and Lexus HS models for a brake defect. As reported by our colleagues at Motor Authority, the recall affects all of the 2010 model year Lexus HS 250h and Toyota Prius hybrids in the U.S., totaling approximately 87,000...Read More»

Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, two days after being destroyed by a tornado
One Week Later: Automakers Show Support For Oklahoma

On Monday, May 20, a tornado touched down in the town of Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Tornadoes are a fact of life in the Midwest, but this one was far from ordinary -- a fact proven by the numbers we use to describe it: 200 mph winds, 1.3 miles wide, a path of destruction 17 miles long, 377...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz adaptive high beam headlights
Can Toyota Convince NHTSA To Allow High-Tech Headlights?

In the right hands, technology is a magnificent thing. The printing press improved literacy rates and sparked the rise of the middle class. The telephone shrank the world, allowing us to speak directly with friends and relatives around the globe. The internet merged both of those inventions...Read More»

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Toyota Class Action Lawsuit Decision Coming: $1.6 Billion Up For Grabs

In 2010, Toyota recalled millions of vehicles for "unintended acceleration" issues, which generated lots of negative press for the automaker and put the brakes on Toyota sales. Though the recall has fallen out of the headlines, it's still the subject of a huge class action lawsuit working its way...Read More»

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2007-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser Recalled For Headlights

Toyota is recalling certain 2007 through 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser SUVs for auxiliary headlights that may be too bright. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected in the U.S. at 11,489. Affected vehicles were built...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford Hybrid Sales Soar, Giving Toyota A Run For Its Money

Last week, we posted the U.S. auto sales stats for April, and the numbers were especially good for Detroit. Ford's performance was strongest of all, with the company boasting nearly 18% growth. Ford's figures were helped by its lineup of fuel-efficient rides, including hybrids like the C-Max and...Read More»

2013 Lexus ES 350
For The First Time Ever, Toyota Brings Lexus Production To The U.S.

Yesterday, our colleagues at Motor Authority predicted that today's press event with Toyota president Akio Toyoda would include an announcement that the company is moving production of some Lexus vehicles to the U.S. Move over, Walter Mercado, because it appears that our team was right. At a press...Read More»

Toyota & Teen Vogue's 'Arrive in Style' campaign
Oh Good: Toyota Teams With Teen Vogue To Keep Girls Off The Phone

Hey, ladies: if you liked the BIC Crystal for Her ballpoint pen, you're going to love Toyota's new public awareness campaign for teenage girls! Toyota has teamed up with Teen Vogue to harvest email addresses from teenage consumers spread the word about fashion and hair and makeup and boys and...Read More»

2014 Toyota Highlander Live Photos, 2013 New York Auto Show
2014 Toyota Highlander Video Preview

Toyota has introduced the third-generation Highlander, renewing its lease on the family crossover space with more refinement and updated styling. While the Highlander has indeed grown longer, that extra length isn't found between the wheels, meaning the interior will be about the same size as the...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Tops General Motors, Toyota In Loyalty; Hybrids Gain Traction

Ford Motor Company may not be as big as General Motors, Toyota, or Volkswagen, but when it comes to the loyalty of American customers, Ford has the competition beat. According to Experian Automotive, Ford dominated the showrooms in both corporate and brand loyalty during the last three months of...Read More»

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota FJ Cruiser Recall Affects 209,000 SUVs

Toyota is voluntarily recalling about 209,000 of its FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicles from the 2007 through 2013 model years because of a problem involving seat belt retractors. Toyota said on its website that the seat belts for the driver and front passenger are mounted on the rear doors of the...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid  -  First Drive, 10/2012
Poll: Toyota Recovers U.S. Reputation, As Chrysler And GM Lag

Toyota hasn't just bounced back, with one of the strongest reputations among automakers in the U.S. It is the most highly regarded auto-sector company in the U.S. So says one of the preeminent measures of company reputation, the 2013 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient (RQ), from Harris Interactive...Read More»

2014 Toyota Tundra
2014 Toyota Tundra Full Details: 2013 Chicago Auto Show

The full-size pickup truck market still makes up a large portion of vehicle sales in the U.S., from the job site to the boat landing, American's rely on their trucks. Toyota made a serious play in the American pickup truck industry back in 2007, but a lot has changed since then, and Toyota knows...Read More»

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