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

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road
Toyota adds new TRD Off Road package to 4Runner

Toyota is expanding its TRD subbrand's presence with a new TRD Off Road trim level for the 2017 version of its popular 4Runner SUV. Essentially replacing last year's Trail trim level, the TRD Off Road slots in below the more hardcore TRD Pro package. The differences between the two are in the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production model
Toyota Prius, Prius Plug-In, Lexus CT 200h recalled for airbag problems: 482,000 vehicles affected

Toyota has announced a massive recall of Toyota and Lexus hybrids. According to the automaker, the recall affects 482,000 vehicles registered in the U.S., including the 2010 - 2012 Toyota Prius, 2010 and 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, and the 2011 - 2012 Lexus CT 200h. READ: Toyota Camry vs...Read More»

2017 Toyota Camry
A different 'American made' index puts Toyota & Honda on top

Last week, we wrote about the 2016 Made In America Auto Index, compiled by the Kogod School of Business at American University. Today, Cars.com published its 2016 American-Made Index, and though the name might sound similar, its rankings are very, very different. The Kogod School of Business takes...Read More»

2015 Toyota RAV4, IIHS small front overlap crash test
Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 protect passengers very differently in new IIHS tests: video [UPDATED]

Updated with a statement from Toyota. See below. Back in 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety added a new challenge for automakers: the small front overlap test. As you might guess from the name, it was designed to evaluate how well cars protected occupants when vehicles collided with...Read More»

Incoming GM CEO Mary Barra and the winners of the 2014 NACOTY awards
Honda, Kia, Nissan, Toyota shamed for lack of women in leadership roles

In late 2013, General Motors announced that it was giving its top job to Mary Barra. It was very, very big news. Barra had plenty of fans, plenty of credentials, and as if that weren't enough to make her appointment noteworthy, Barra was the first woman to take the reins of a major automaker. At...Read More»

2017 Nissan Maxima CarPlay
Why don't Mazda and Toyota cars have Apple CarPlay yet?

The list of cars that don't yet support Apple CarPlay is still relatively long, but the list of manufacturers who won't support it wholesale is remarkably short—with notable exceptions. Nissan announced Monday that it would add Apple CarPlay support to its 2017 Nissan Maxima, which adds to...Read More»

2017 Lexus IS 350
Lexus remotely updates software, crashes navigation systems: Is a cyberattack to blame?

For today's car-owners, over-the-air updates are a great thing--except when they aren't. Some Lexus owners have learned that the hard way, thanks to a software update that's been crashing vehicles' navigation systems. Reports about the problem vary, but several owners complain that it's bricked the...Read More»

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