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IIHS: Toyota, Subaru top for child car seat ease of use
IIHS: Toyota, Subaru top for child car seat ease of use

Toyota and Subaru earned top marks from the IIHS for the way their cars can handle child seats. The insurance industry-funded safety body said the two Japanese brands tied for the most "Good+" ratings, which is the highest ranking a vehicle can earn on the federal government's hardware scale...Read More»

Toyota-Subaru electric vehicle platform
Toyota, Subaru to collaborate on electric car underpinnings

Toyota and Subaru said last week that they will collaborate on an all-wheel-drive electric car. Toyota will supply its electrification vehicle know-how, while Subaru will be responsible for engineering an all-wheel-drive system for the platform. DON'T MISS: 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Subaru...Read More»

2019 Toyota Camry
2019 Toyota Camry vs. 2019 Nissan Altima: Compare Cars

Meat-and-potatoes sedans like the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima once were staples in American households like TV dinners and Twinkies. But time and tastes have evolved toward more variety, both in cars and in TV channels. The 2019 Toyota Camry and 2019 Nissan Altima are spicier takes on the...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium
2020 Toyota Prius Prime lineup expands, adds Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa compatibility

The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime will come standard with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility, and owners of the hybrid will now be able to bring an extra passenger along for the ride. Last year's model sat just four passengers, but this year's 2020 Prius Prime has five seats. Buyers shopping...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota will retrofit 2018 Camry, Sienna with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa compatibility

2018 Toyota Camry and Sienna owners can take their cars to dealers to have Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility retrofitted, the automaker said last week. Toyota, once staunchly opposed to third-party infotainment solutions, climbed aboard the Apple CarPlay bandwagon first with its 2019...Read More»

2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade special edition
2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade is a minivan in a tuxedo

The 2020 Toyota Sienna SE Nightshade is all dressed up for a night out on the town... with the kids. The special-edition minivan will reportedly start production this month, according CarsDirect reported Tuesday, and it adds typical splashes of black as we've seen from other Toyota Nightshade...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander, 2019 New York International Auto Show
2020 Toyota Highlander unveiled: Crossover SUV juices up with thrifty, 34-mpg hybrid

With the 2019 New York auto show debut Wednesday of its redesigned 2020 Highlander, Toyota hasn’t built the Prius of three-row crossover SUVs. The automaker’s 34-mpg combined fuel-economy estimate for the 2020 Highlander Hybrid comes close, however. That figure is a hefty 6 mpg higher...Read More»

2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e XLE
Toyota to make its electrification tech open-source

the maker of the original mass-market hybrid car is feeling generous. The Japanese automaker said Wednesday that it will share its electrification tech with rival automakers in a bid to reduce vehicle emissions. The automaker said it will offer about 24,000 patents it currently holds for other...Read More»

2019 Toyota Prius
2019 Toyota Prius, Prius Prime earn Top Safety Pick award

The 2019 Toyota Prius earned a Top Safety Pick award, the IIHS said last week. The hybrids almost aced the insurance industry-funded testing agency's barrage of crash tests. The Prius scored "Good" in every instrumented crash test except for an "Acceptable" rating in the challenging passenger-side...Read More»

2020 Toyota Yaris
2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback revealed: Boxcar blues begone?

The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback revealed Monday had few surprises for budget carbuyers. Gone is the frumpy three- and five-door hatches from Toyota's not-too-distant past, replaced this year with a sharper Yaris frame that's built by Mazda in Mexico—like the 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan. The new...Read More»

Toyota Lunar Rover concept
Toyota shoots for the stars, reveals its lunar rover

Toyota wants to take its vehicles to the moon. On Tuesday, the automaker announced an agreement with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to potentially collaborate on international space exploration. The announcement also came with photos and videos of Toyota's proposed lunar rover. The...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V: Compare Cars

It doesn’t have the ring of “Frazier-Ali”—or even Todd Bridges-Vanilla Ice—but the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and 2019 Honda CR-V are automotive heavyweights that square off daily on dealer lots. They’re among the most popular crossover SUVs on sale today and it shows: the...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid's fuel economy rivals Prius, other models less impressive

Fuel economy estimates from the EPA for the 2020 Toyota Corolla range from below average to ultra thrifty depending on what's underhood. The EPA estimates 30 mpg city, 38 highway, 33 combined for what's likely to be the most popular version of the 2020 Corolla: the L, LE, and XLE trim level with...Read More»

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition looks back, seats just five

The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition unveiled Wednesday ahead of its Chicago auto show debut next month is a flashback in more ways than just its retro-inspired badging. The special edition marks more the 60 years of Land Cruisers in the U.S. Aside from some minor styling tweaks, its...Read More»

2020 Toytota RAV4 TRD Off-Road, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road revealed: Crossover SUV with off-road potential

The butch, new-look Toyota RAV4 is getting some hardware to help match. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road that was revealed Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show is the automaker's first TRD treatment for the popular, small crossover SUV. When it goes on sale in the fall, the RAV4 TRD Off-Road...Read More»

2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro
2020 Toyota upgrades pickup trucks, SUVs with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

At the 2019 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, Toyota took the wraps off of updated versions of its pickup trucks and SUVs. Sure, they may have new headlights and wheels, but the big news comes inside where the 2020 Tacoma, Tundra, Sequoia, and 4Runner finally feature an infotainment system with Apple...Read More»

2018 Toyota Yaris, 2017 New York auto show
Toyota Yaris hatchback reaches end of the road in US

The Toyota Yaris hatchback has expired, a Toyota spokesperson confirmed to CarsDirect Wednesday. The automaker confirmed long-running rumors that the Yaris hatchback wouldn't be renewed for the 2019 model year. Demand for sub-compact cars has waned as more buyers flock to utility vehicles such as...Read More»

2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e XLE
Toyota's knocking on your door for your defective airbag

Toyota is eager to reach owners of vehicles with defective Takata airbag inflators to alert them about free replacement, so much so that the automaker confirmed Monday that it will start knocking on doors. In an e-mail to The Car Connection, a Toyota spokesperson said that the automaker's...Read More»

2020 Toyota Supra, 2019 Detroit auto show
2020 Toyota Supra: Legendary two-seat sport coupe returns, with a European twist

Launching a new model name costs many millions of dollars, which is why automakers often bring back old names or radically alter the vehicles sold under an existing name. That explains why Toyota's new two-seat sport coupe is called Supra, reviving a name last used in 1998. The new 2020 Toyota...Read More»

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