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2014 Toyota Corolla: 'Marginal' In Critical Frontal Crash Test
2014 Toyota Corolla: 'Marginal' In Critical Frontal Crash Test

The all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla manages to transcend its econo-car roots to some degree—giving us a number of reasons (like a better feature set and much-improved interior) to put it back on compact-car shopping lists. But safety might not be one of those reasons. The Corolla earned a...Read More»

2009 Toyota Sienna
Toyota Recalls 615,000 Sienna Minivans For Roll-Away Issue UPDATED

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2004-2005 and 2007 through 2009 Toyota Sienna minivans to fix a problem involving the shift lever assembly. The problem In a statement, Toyota said that “because of the potential for damage to the shift lock solenoid installed in...Read More»

2013 Scion iQ EV hits the U.S.
Toyota Enters The Car-Sharing Biz With A Fleet Of Scion iQ Electric Cars

When Zipcar launched its car-sharing service nearly 14 years ago, many people shrugged. "Okay," they said, "that's an interesting alternative to rental cars, but it won't have any effect on the auto industry." Oh, how times change. Today, car-sharing is becoming big business. General Motors saw the...Read More»

2011 Toyota RAV4
Toyota Recalls RAV4, Lexus HS Hybrids A Second Time

Toyota is recalling certain 2006 through 2011 Toyota RAV4 SUVs and 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrids in a second recall for the same rear suspension problem. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at...Read More»

2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Lexus RX 400h, Lexus IS 350, Lexus GS 350 Recalled

Toyota has issued two unrelated recalls today. Together, they affect more than 235,000 vehicles in the U.S. The first recall centers around the 2006-2010 Highlander Hybrid and the 2006-2008 Lexus RX 400h. According to Toyota, the transistors located in the inverter assemblies on those hybrid models...Read More»

2014 Toyota Corolla  -  First Drive, August 2013
2014 Toyota Corolla: First Drive

The 2014 Toyota Corolla is an all-new model, but for better or worse it has quite the birthright. For the kind of person who doesn't like surprises—the kind who lays out their car-buying possibilities in a nice, neat array; considers cost of ownership and depreciation; and keeps a new car for...Read More»

2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner SR5 - top
2004-2011 Toyota Tacoma Recalled For Seat Belt Flaw

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2004 through 2011 model year Tacoma Access Cab pickup trucks to fix a seat belt issue. The automaker said the safety recall involves about 340,000 Toyota Access Cab vehicles in the U.S. The problem According to a statement released by...Read More»

2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition
2014 Toyota Tundra First Drive: Video

With a new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, the EcoBoosted 2014 Ford F-150, and the soon-to-offer-diesel 2014 Ram 1500 on the field, the 2014 Toyota Tundra faces a very tough challenge: convincing truck buyers to pick it over any of the very capable alternatives. Fortunately, the Tundra has quite a lot...Read More»

2013 Toyota Corolla
Toyota Is The World's Biggest Automaker, GM A Close Second

Just a few years ago, Toyota's future seemed pretty grim. In 2010, the automaker initiated a huge recall of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, which generated months of bad press and, for some consumers, a lingering mistrust of the brand. (Even though some claims of "unintended acceleration" turned out to...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
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»

Gavel. Image: Brian Turner
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»

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