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Toyota Tundra Turns Space Shuttle Into Political Football
Toyota Tundra Turns Space Shuttle Into Political Football

At this point in election season, everything becomes political: the brand of car that candidates drive, the designers of the outfits worn by candidates' wives, the funders of buildings where national conventions are held, everything. The latest political football? The Space Shuttle Endeavour...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
August 2012 Car And Truck Sales: The Best (And Worst) Selling Vehicles

If you’d just emerged from a a decade-long slumber and stumbled upon August new car sales numbers for the U.S. market, you’d probably think we were in a time of prosperity instead of plagued by ongoing economic malaise. After all, the domestic big three automakers posted double-digit...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar
Car Sales May Jump 18.7% Due To Demand For Fuel Efficiency

New car sales have been breaking records in 2012, and there's little sign of that changing in August. In fact, analysts at Kelley Blue Book expect that this month's figures could ring in 18.7% above last year, putting U.S. dealers on track for seasonally adjusted annual sales of 14.4 million...Read More»

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Toyota Recalling 2006-2011 RAV4, 2010 Lexus HS 250h For Rear Suspension Failure

Toyota has just announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving certain 2006 to early 2011 model year RAV4 compact SUVs and 2010 model year Lexus HS 250h passenger cars for a problem with the rear suspension that may pose a safety risk. In the U.S., the recall involves some 760,000...Read More»

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Toyota Regains Title Of World's Best-Selling Automaker

Last year was rough for Toyota. Like businesses and individuals across Japan, the company suffered devastating setbacks following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Later in 2011, there were production problems due to immense flooding in Thailand. And of course, Toyota continued to fight customer...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
General Motors Is Tops In Customer Loyalty, Ford A Close Second

It's one thing to attract a first-time customer, but quite another to get that customer back. According to new data from Experian Automotive, no automaker in America does that quite as well as General Motors -- though Ford comes awfully close. #1 and #2: GM and Ford During the first quarter of...Read More»

2013 Toyota Sienna SE
2013 Toyota Models Priced - And Four-Cylinder Sienna Goes Away

Toyota has released pricing on a number of 2013 vehicles – Corolla, Matrix, Tacoma, Land Cruiser, Scion xD and iQ, and Sienna – each with a price increase. In addition, Toyota has announced that the 2013 Sienna minivan, which receives modest updates, will no longer be available with a...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe
Mercedes-Benz, Honda Are 2012 Brands Of The Year

How do you measure a company's value? Sure, you can look at sales figures, earnings, and other bean-countery things, but there's something just as important that's much harder to measure -- namely, the company's brand. When we talk about a "brand", we mean more than a logo, a color scheme, a design...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
2013 Toyota Avalon Gets More Green, Adds Hybrid Model

In recent years, Toyota's said it will build a hybrid version of every one of its vehicles by 2020. Count one more down: the Avalon sedan is going hybrid for the 2013 model year. The big four-door, a relative of the best-selling Camry sedan, goes on sale in November of this year. When it does, it...Read More»

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1.4 Million Toyota Models Now Included In Door-Fire Probe

Yesterday, we told you about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's beefed-up investigation of door fires in General Motors SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years. According to the Wall Street Journal, NHTSA has just announced a different probe into a different door-fire problem --...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
2012 Toyota Prius V Video Road Test

Gas mileage is more important than ever these days, and the Toyota Prius just became the world's third best-selling car line. So it's fitting that we take the largest Prius and make it the subject of our latest video road test. The reason you buy a Prius is fuel efficiency, and the Prius V...Read More»

2013 Toyota Venza
2013 Toyota Venza Priced

When the 2013 Toyota Venza five-passenger mid-size crossover arrives at dealerships next week, it will carry a base manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $28,510, including $810 destination charge. For the top-of-the-line Limited trim, that starting MSRP, with destination charge, is...Read More»

BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2012
BMW, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz Are The Most Valuable Auto Brands

How do you value a brand -- not a company, not a world-renowned CEO, but a brand? Marketing research firm Millward Brown knows, and its recent rankings of international brands puts BMW, Toyota, and Mercedes-Benz at the top of the automotive sector. Millward Brown starts with quantitative data...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C
2012 Toyota Prius C: Best City MPG, And Now A Top Safety Pick

Just a year ago, a Prius was a Prius. But this year, say that iconic hybrid model name and you could be speaking of one of three different body styles or four quite different models—the 2012 Toyota Prius Liftback, the Toyota Prius V wagon, the Toyota Prius Plug-In, or the Toyota Prius C. And...Read More»

2011 Toyota Corolla
Toyota Bringing Much Of Its Production Home -- To America

The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of March, 2011 wreaked havoc on Japan, killing thousands of citizens and bringing much of the country to a standstill. Automakers like Toyota were beginning to get back up to speed later that year, when flooding in Thailand put more crimps in the production line...Read More»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Three Of Five Parents Involve Kids In Car-Buying Decisions, Study

It may come as a shock to some automakers, and a few parents, but a new proprietary study from The Family Room finds that three of five parents (57 percent) today involve their kids in car-buying decisions. The story, originally appearing in Advertising Age, caught our attention, and we wanted more...Read More»

2012 Toyota Highlander
GM Lab Explosion, Lexus Supercar, Lambda Recall: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Lotus posted a rant on Facebook and we learned the cause of the explosion in GM's battery laboratory. We spied the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte and GM recalled the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

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Study: Only About 1 In 3 Hybrid Owners Wants Another Hybrid

With gas prices hovering just under $4 a gallon and fuel-efficient cars selling as fast as Suzanne Collins novels, you'd think that demand for hybrids would be through the roof. And it is -- just not among people who already own hybrids. A new study from Polk Automotive says that when shopping for...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
2013 Toyota Avalon: Family Sedan Gets A Dramatic New Look

If you’ve been waiting for the long-in-the-tooth Toyota Avalon large family sedan to finally get a do-over, the wait is over. Toyota just took the wraps off the all-new 2013 Avalon at the 2012 New York Auto Show. From all accounts, the new Avalon was worth the wait, although the sedan...Read More»

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