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2013 Toyota Venza Priced
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»

2013 Toyota Venza
2013 Toyota Venza, 2013 Buick Enclave Preview: 2012 New York Auto Show

In the scheme of things, what automakers term a “refresh” or “mid-cycle refresh” doesn’t usually translate into anything mind-boggling or radical. It can’t, because then it would be an all-new design, and generally inside and out. Still, a few changes here and...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Toyota Venza Previewed, Chevy Volt, 2013 Ford Escape: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we heard new rumors regarding the re-born Barracuda and Toyota issued a recall. People are preparing for the Houston Half Mile and Chevrolet accidentally delivered a Camaro ZL1 to a customer. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Obama...Read More»

2013 Toyota Venza Teased
2013 Toyota Venza: Preview

A refreshed version of Toyota's Venza crossover is due to be introduced at the New York Auto Show next month, and while Toyota hasn't yet given us a good look at the new Venza (other than this teaser photo above), it's now released enough details about the upcoming model so that we have a pretty...Read More»

Allyn Rachel in an ad for the 2011 Toyota Venza
2011 Toyota Venza Ad Warns Of Takeover By The Facebook Generation

The new ad campaign for the 2011 Toyota Venza is chilling: a bleak, emotionless picture of post-apocalyptic America, full of Facebook and MacBooks. And Thunderdomes, too, we assume. The clip features comedienne Allyn Rachel in what may be her first serious role to date. Sitting before a white...Read More»

2011 Toyota Venza 4-door Wagon V6 FWD (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
2011 Toyota Venza: Recall Alert

Toyota has added the 2011 Venza to the automaker’s list of recalls. This recall impacts roughly 50 vehicles and it only affects Venzas manufactured between March 7, 2011 and March 10, 2011. Toyota issued the recall due to an improperly heat-treated right-front drive axle. The documentation...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza
2011 Toyota Venza and Sienna Models Recalled

Toyota has announced the recall of a small batch of 2011 model year Venza wagons and Sienna minivans, built between March 7 and March 10, 2011. While only 50 vehicles in total are affected, the potential defect is significant and involves the front right drive shaft. A batch of drive shafts may not...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Grand Cherokee A Top Safety Pick; Crosstour 'Disappointing'

Depending on which utility vehicle you choose, you might be getting vastly different degrees of roof protection in the event of a rollover. That's the surprising result of that a new round of tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) serves to highlight. First, the good news: In...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza
Top Five Baseball Stadiums to Visit

With baseball season in full swing and the summer driving season just around the corner, we thought that it would be a good time to take a look at five stadiums that are worth a look this season. Hop in the family car and take a look at these baseball palaces, as well as five cars to take, one for...Read More»

Kendall Toyota  -  Eugene, OR  -  First LEED Platinum dealership facility
Toyota Will Renew Incentives Through April, As Sales Soar

Thanks to the strong incentives offered over the past month, Toyota sales have recovered nicely despite multiple recalls and highly publicized federal investigations. But it looks like the automaker isn't going to ease off them quite yet. The original March Sales Event incentives, slated to expire...Read More»

Kendall Toyota  -  Eugene, OR  -  First LEED Platinum dealership facility
Toyota Offers Zero-Percent And Free Maintenance To Some Buyers

Toyota (NYSE: TM) rolled out an all-new incentive program aimed at jump-starting sales that have slumped due to bruised consumer confidence from the ongoing accelerator-related recalls, the related hearings in Washington D.C., and several other issues and recalls. The automaker calls the new...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Old-School/New-School: Toyota Uses Twitter, Incentives To Lure Customers Back

In the early days of the Toyota recall fiasco, car buyers seemed to ignore the bad news. But as Cleopatra once said, denial only goes so far, and Toyota's troubles are finally having a negative impact on sales. To its credit, though, Toyota isn't taking this lying down: the automaker has turned to...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza Tested: A Dune Buggy?

Dune Buggy? Toyota didn't become a major carmaker building only one model. Instead, it offers a cornucopia of autos and trucks. The Venza, based on Toyotas Camry/Avalon sedan architecture--the foundation for its Highlander SUV--is a Kabuki-faced, fastback crossover with lowered roof and big...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza
Bluetooth, iPod Connectivity Expanded In 2010 Toyota Venza

The Venza carries into its second model year with no significant changes. That's the short story, however some people might find the Venza's entertainment system considerably more functional; tech-savvy shoppers will be quick to verify that an USB auxiliary port and iPod connectivity are newly...Read More»

2009 Ford Taurus SE
2009 Ford Taurus and 2009 Honda Odyssey: Ideal Vehicles, Say Owners

There's more good news all around for Ford—it beats out Toyota, GM, Honda, and other full-line mainstream brands and has taken the top mainstream-brand spot in AutoPacific's 2009 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA). Porsche takes the top premium-brand spot, and both top-performing brands win for the...Read More»

2009 Toyota Venza
2009 Toyota Venza, 2010 Lexus RX Named Top Safety Picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released some good news for safety-conscious shoppers thinking about the 2009 Toyota Venza or 2010 Lexus RX. Both the Venza and RX receive top 'Good' results from the IIHS in frontal offset and side impact tests, and in the seats of both models pass...Read More»

iPhone
Apple iPhone 3.0: Real TomTom GPS Navigation, Zipcar, And More

Today the techno-geek world has their eyes glued to screens at Moscone West--where Apple is unveiling a host of new iPhone, MacBook and Snow Leopard details. What does that have to do with cars? Plenty, because the latest iPhone software will let you integrate your phone ever more tightly into your...Read More»

2009 Toyota Venza
Second Drive: 2009 Toyota Venza

Follow-up drives with a vehicle—when we revisit a new model in our own driveways, following our normal drive routines and familiar roads—almost always prove worthwhile. When we first sample many new vehicles it’s part of product-launch events, with routes cherry-picked by the automaker. You...Read More»

Ford Transit Connect Family One Concept
12 Great Family Cars for the Recession

  America’s in the midst of a deep recession--and no industry's suffered like the auto industry. Even so, the need for a new family car is still pressing on folks who may be readying for a new arrival, or ready to move out of a smaller car into one that’s more teen-friendly. Which family car...Read More»

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