Toyota RAV4 News

2 Million Toyota & Scion Vehicles Recalled: Camry, Corolla, Highlander, RAV4, Sequoia, Tundra, More
2 Million Toyota & Scion Vehicles Recalled: Camry, Corolla, Highlander, RAV4, Sequoia, Tundra, More

This morning, Toyota issued a massive recall affecting 2,000,000 U.S. Toyota and Scion vehicles from the 2007 to 2011 model years. According to a statement from the automaker, a manufacturing problem with the power window master switch could in some cases cause a fire. The problem stems from a lack...Read More»

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV
2009-2012 Toyota RAV4, 2012-2014 Toyota RAV4 EV Recalled For Wiper Corrosion

Toyota has announced a massive recall of some 430,000 Toyota RAV4 crossovers -- both gas-powered and EV models. According to Detroit News, Toyota says there may be a problem with the vehicles' windshield wipers. ALSO SEE: General Motors Agrees To $900 Million Criminal Fine For Faulty Ignition...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus Electric
Like Tesla & BMW, Ford Is Sharing Electric Car Technology With Rivals

In June of 2014, Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk did something highly unusual: he unlocked Tesla's patent box and offered to share the company's electric car technology with other automakers. The following month, BMW did the same thing. ALSO SEE: Fiat Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne Wanted To Merge With...Read More»

Inflated airbag
Takata's Tough Week: Honda, Lexus, Nissan, Pontiac, Toyota Add 11.5 Million Cars To Airbag Recalls

The tale of Takata and its deadly airbags has all the hallmarks of an epic saga: chaos (among automakers, the public, and regulatory agencies), hubris, and a stubborn reluctance to admit defeat (the latter two among Takata's top brass). Also like an epic saga, it has also gone on for a long time --...Read More»

Chen Mingqiao, designer of China's first 3D printed car (unveiled March 24, 2015)
3D-Printed Car Hits The Road In China, At A Cost Of $1,770: Video

3D printing began as the geekiest, moonshot-iest of activities. As scale and quality have improved, though, people and businesses in the mainstream have become excited by the very real possibilities offered by 3D printers. ALSO SEE: Dodge Challenger Vs. Ford Mustang: Compare Cars The auto industry...Read More»

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV
Recalls: Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, RAV4, And RAV4 EV

Toyota has issued two separate recalls affecting more than 112,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. The smaller of the recalls involves the short-lived Toyota RAV4 EV, which was built in partnership with Tesla (a partnership that petered out last year). The other includes regular and hybrid versions...Read More»

2015 Tesla Model S P85D Supercharging in Rocklin, California, Feb 2015
The Car Connection's Best Electric Cars To Buy 2015

Electric cars are a revolution in motoring; they're clean and quiet, and the driving experience can be unbelievably fun and perky. Yet they're certainly not viable for every household. If you've decided to narrow the field of prospects to all-electric vehicles, it's likely you've done a lot of...Read More»

Elon Musk Shows Akio Toyoda 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5
Tesla & Toyota Getting Back Together?

For several years, Tesla Motors and Toyota had a thing going on. The affair started in 2010, when the two automakers began collaborating on the Toyota RAV4 EV. Last May, Tesla and Toyota announced that they were breaking up, but according to Auto News, Tesla CEO Elon Musk may soon try to rekindle...Read More»

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV
Toyota Consciously Uncouples From Tesla, Choosing To Focus On Fuel Cells

In 2010, Toyota teamed up with Tesla to develop electric cars. According to Green Car Reports and the New York Times, that partnership will soon expire, and Toyota isn't planning to renew it. Why? Because Toyota has seen the future, and it doesn't involve conventional battery electric vehicles. For...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Ready Second Acts: Video

Although the rivalry between the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt has died off a bit since the cars were introduced in 2010, you can expect things to heat up again when both cars get full redesigns next year. For the all-electric Leaf, Nissan is modeling the Tesla Model S in that customers of the...Read More»

2014 Toyota Prius V
Massive Recall: Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Tacoma, Lexus RX 350

Yesterday, we told you that Toyota's troubles related to its 2010 recall fiasco may finally be coming to an end. So naturally, today Toyota announced another major recall. This one affects some 960,000 vehicles in the U.S. Technically speaking, there are two recalls at work here. The bigger of the...Read More»

Ford Fusion Energi charging.
Electric Car Adoption Lagging Because Drivers Have Nowhere To Park & Charge Them

Sales of electric cars are slowly picking up, but fans of vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S often wonder why the numbers aren't improving faster. A new study from Carnegie Mellon University provides an answer, and it has everything to do with parking. The study was conducted by...Read More»

Kia Soul EV camouflaged prototype
Kia Soul Electric Car: More Details Emerge

Last month, we told you about the all-electric Kia Soul, which is set to arrive in the U.S. during the 2014 calendar year. At the time, that was about all we knew. We'd been given no details about the car's battery, range, pricing, on-sale date, or any other important stats. Now, however, Kia has...Read More»

Hevo wireless electric car charging station
That's Not A Manhole Cover, It's An Electric Car Charger

Fully electric cars and range-extended vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and Chevrolet Volt have only been on the market a few years, but it's pretty clear that they're on the front line of an automotive revolution. For that revolution to be successful, though, automakers need to...Read More»

2013 Tesla Model S
Saturday In San Diego: Test Out An EV At Electric Vehicle Day

At the turn of the 21st century, hybrids were brand new, and car customers were curious but wary. More than a dozen years later, models like the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight have become old hat. Electric vehicles are what's turning heads these days. The fully electric Nissan Leaf and the...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»

2011 Ford Escape
5 Crossovers & SUVs That Car Thieves Love

Crossovers and sport-utility vehicles are big business in the U.S. -- not just among shoppers, but also with car thieves. Could your ride be targeted next? The National Insurance Crime Bureau has sifted through nearly five years of data to identify the most-stolen models and the areas of the...Read More»

2013 Toyota RAV4
2013 Toyota RAV4: First Drive and Video Road Test

It's been a rough year for fans of white bread. The last oven timer's gone off at Hostess. Justin Bieber's sprouted chin hair number two. Mitt Romney is just Mitt Romney, no President prefix. The Mayans may as well be right--could any river of lava be worse? All hope is not lost. For proof, here we...Read More»

2013 Toyota RAV4
2013 Toyota RAV4 Video Preview

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the best-selling compact crossovers, and for 2013 it's all new with fresh styling, revised powertrain options, and less seats. Will these updates help keep sales strong? For 2013 Toyota has made two big revisions to the RAV4: there's no more V-6 engine option and the...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from The Car Connection. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.