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2014 Toyota Avalon & Prius Pricing Announced
2014 Toyota Avalon & Prius Pricing Announced

If you're in the market for a new Toyota, listen up, because the automaker has just announced pricing for 2014 models of two popular sedans: the Avalon and the Prius. On the whole, prices for the Avalon will remain flat, with two significant exceptions. The base model XLE will edge up $350...Read More»

2013 Toyota Camry
2012-2013 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Venza Recalled for Airbag Flaw; 803,000 Vehicles Affected

It seems like just yesterday that Toyota was issuing recalls for the 2013 Camry and Avalon -- but in fact, it was Monday. How time flies. Way back then, Toyota was concerned about problems with the vehicles' windshield wiper system. Today's recall concerns something arguably more serious: airbags...Read More»

Overview of the Pre-collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian-avoidance Steer Assist
Toyota's Pedestrian Detection System: Can It Fix Toyota's Image Problem?

Last week, Prius owners sued Toyota over its pricey pre-collision safety system -- a system dubbed such a complete flop that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety won't even bother rating it. Coincidentally, Toyota also made two announcements last week intended to rebuild its reputation for...Read More»

2013 Toyota Camry
2013-2014 Toyota Camry, 2013 Avalon, 2014 Corolla Recalled

Toyota is recalling several conventional and hybrid vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. The official list includes the 2013-2014 Camry and Camry Hybrid; the 2013 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid; and the 2014 Corolla. The recall stems from a problem with the wiper switch installed on those models...Read More»

Gavel. Image: Brian Turner
Toyota Prevails In Important Unintended Acceleration Lawsuit

It's been a good news/bad news week for Toyota in the courts. On the bad news front, Toyota is being sued for its flop of a collision-avoidance system. The good news? In a completely separate case, a jury in Los Angeles found that the Toyota Camry was not the cause of Noriko Uno's death in 2009...Read More»

Toyota's Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) maintains inter-vehicle distance
Toyota Will Roll Out Autonomous Cars By The 'Mid-2010s'

Autonomous cars are coming -- that much we know. Nissan promises to debut models by 2020. So does Mercedes-Benz. Tesla may arrive a few years earlier. And Google, the company that most folks currently associate with self-driving vehicles? Who knows? But what about Toyota, the world's largest...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius v
Toyota Prius V Owners Sue Over Flawed Pre-Collision System

Last month, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety unveiled the results of a new testing program designed to put collision-avoidance systems through the wringer. Some performed very well; others, less so. In the latter camp: the Toyota Prius V. According to the IIHS, "The Toyota Prius v wagon...Read More»

2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco
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»

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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»

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