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Toyota pays $3.4 billion to resolve rust claims from Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra owners
Toyota pays $3.4 billion to resolve rust claims from Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra owners

Rust can be a problem on nearly any vehicle, but on 1.5 million Toyota trucks and SUVs, it's proven to be especially bad. Now, the Japanese automaker has agreed to pony up $3.4 billion to settle a federal class action lawsuit related to rust. ALSO SEE: Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius: The Car Connection's Best Hybrid to Buy 2017

Since it was introduced here in 2000, the Toyota Prius has fundamentally changed the way car buyers view fuel efficiency. It's hard to argue that any other car has done more to press the case for eco-friendly cars than has the Prius. But frankly, Toyota's effort had withered after 15 years on the...Read More»

Toyota's Smart Key Box for car-sharing
Toyota invests in car-sharing, may launch self-driving taxis soon

Like good investors, automakers are diversifying their portfolios. Thanks to self-driving software, urban congestion, and other factors, many companies believe that vehicle ownership will become less common in the coming decades. As a result, automakers have been putting their eggs in new and...Read More»

Downey 5 Min. Car Wash (Los Angeles, California)
Today's high-tech safety systems can't quite handle car washes

Modern cars come with a huge array of safety systems to keep drivers and passengers safe. These systems are good at spotting obstacles like pedestrians and other vehicles, but some things confuse them--things like car washes, for example. That might sound like an absurd shortcoming, but if you look...Read More»

2016 Toyota Highlander
2016 Toyota Highlander recalled for brake fluid issue

Toyota is recalling roughly 7,100 Highlander crossovers from the 2016 model year to address a problem that could diminish the vehicle's braking power. That problem is rooted in a wiring harness associated with the Highlander's brake fluid reservoir sensor. According to Toyota, there's a chance that...Read More»

2017 Toyota Highlander, Ultimate Wisconsin football road trip
The ultimate Wisconsin football fan's road trip

Sometimes bar-room bluster turns into the best ideas. A few months ago, in a bar in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, the late-night conversation turned to sports. Ron Doron, proprietor of TheDriversSeat.TV and a devout Dallas Cowboys fan, said he'd love to see a Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Sonata
2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Hyundai Sonata: Compare Cars

In the mid-size sedan arena, serious contenders are focused on getting the family business done—not stir excitement. Two of the more focused entries are the current Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata. Which one's the better four-door for you? We rate the Sonata at 7.7, while the Camry comes in...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

It's true that economy cars are no longer boring. They haven't all caught up with the taste of today's buyers or with the times, though. The latest Toyota Corolla has taken a leap, in both design and features. Has it advanced enough to tackle one of the most expressive compact sedans you can...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Compare Cars

Small crossover SUVs continue to fly off dealer lots these days, supplanting mid-size sedans and larger SUVs alike thanks to their combination of a high seating position, all-weather capability, and additional cargo room. The Toyota RAV4 is one of the top sellers in its class, while the Hyundai...Read More»

2016 Toyota 4Runner
2017 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2017 Jeep Wrangler: Compare Cars

The Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Wrangler are relics of another era—or you might simply want to call them survivors. They stand as rugged counterpoints to the high-riding, high-roof, ubiquitous all-wheel-drive passenger cars that are now commonly termed crossover utility vehicles. And for the most...Read More»

2016 Scion FR-S
2017 Subaru BRZ vs. 2017 Toyota 86: Compare Cars

If you want a sporty car and aren't into muscle-car poses and smoky burnouts, there really aren't many no-frills rear-wheel-drive coupes. But two of the best possibilities left are ones you'll almost certainly want to consider: the Subaru BRZ and the Toyota 86. What's that, you say? They're the...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium
2016-2017 Toyota Prius recalled to fix faulty parking brake: 92,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Toyota is recalling select 2016 and 2017 Toyota Prius vehicles to fix a serious problem with their parking brakes. The recall affects roughly 92,000 hybrids registered in the U.S., 212,000 in Japan, and 17,000 in Europe. According to Toyota, the Prius' parking brake "could become inoperative"...Read More»

2017 Ford Escape
2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Compare Cars

The Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape are two of the long-standing pillars of the small-SUV segment. Both have been around for more than 15 years, each has grown with the segment and both were redesigned for 2013 and subsequently refreshed within the last year. Which is the better pick? We rate the RAV4...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium
2017 Toyota Prius Prime rated at impressive 133 MPGe

The most fuel-thrifty version of the Toyota Prius, the 2017 Prius Prime, has been rated using the EPA testing at an industry-leading 133 MPGe. That's a somewhat complex figure based on a series of measurements comparing gasoline and electricity, and it doesn't actually translate into 133 miles of...Read More»

2016 Toyota Prius
2016 Toyota Prius recalled for airbag problem

Toyota is recalling approximately 7,600 Toyota Prius vehicles in the U.S., all of which were made for the 2016 model year. According to the automaker, the airbags assemblies on some off those vehicles may have been improperly manufactured, and as a result, the airbags may partially inflate while...Read More»

2010 Toyota RAV4
2006-2011 Toyota RAV4, 2010 Lexus HS 250h recalled for suspension issue (again): 337,000 affected

Toyota is recalling more than 337,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles to fix a fairly serious problem with their suspensions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall is limited to the 2006-2011 Toyota RAV4 crossover and the 2010 Lexus HS 250h sedan. The problem with...Read More»

American Customer Satisfaction Index (August 2016)
Lincoln, Honda, Toyota, BMW are tops in customer satisfaction (Acura, VW not so much)

Over the past few years, car owners have become increasingly dissatisfied with their vehicles. But a new study from the American Customer Satisfaction Index suggests that for most automakers, consumer sentiment has made a turn for the better. ACSI's 2016 Automobile Report polled 3,776 auto...Read More»

2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition
Toyota ups prices on 2017 Corolla, 86 sports car

Toyota has announced a handful of modest price increases for the 2017 versions of its 86 sports car and its Corolla sedan and hatchback lineup. First, a little background: Toyota is dropping its Scion sub-brand, but that division's FR-S and iM coupe and five-door hatchback have simply been...Read More»

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, 2016 Chicago Auto Show
Toyota prices new, off road-ready Tacoma TRD Pro from $41,700

If you've got a mountain to climb—and, it turns out, a mountain of cash sitting around—there are few choices more compelling than the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. The Japanese automaker has announced that its Texas-built midsize pickup will sticker from $41,700, including a mandatory...Read More»

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