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Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 protect passengers very differently in new IIHS tests: video [UPDATED]
Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 protect passengers very differently in new IIHS tests: video [UPDATED]

Updated with a statement from Toyota. See below. Back in 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety added a new challenge for automakers: the small front overlap test. As you might guess from the name, it was designed to evaluate how well cars protected occupants when vehicles collided with...Read More»

Incoming GM CEO Mary Barra and the winners of the 2014 NACOTY awards
Honda, Kia, Nissan, Toyota shamed for lack of women in leadership roles

In late 2013, General Motors announced that it was giving its top job to Mary Barra. It was very, very big news. Barra had plenty of fans, plenty of credentials, and as if that weren't enough to make her appointment noteworthy, Barra was the first woman to take the reins of a major automaker. At...Read More»

2017 Nissan Maxima CarPlay
Why don't Mazda and Toyota cars have Apple CarPlay yet?

The list of cars that don't yet support Apple CarPlay is still relatively long, but the list of manufacturers who won't support it wholesale is remarkably short—with notable exceptions. Nissan announced Monday that it would add Apple CarPlay support to its 2017 Nissan Maxima, which adds to...Read More»

2017 Lexus IS 350
Lexus remotely updates software, crashes navigation systems: Is a cyberattack to blame?

For today's car-owners, over-the-air updates are a great thing--except when they aren't. Some Lexus owners have learned that the hard way, thanks to a software update that's been crashing vehicles' navigation systems. Reports about the problem vary, but several owners complain that it's bricked the...Read More»

2015 Toyota Yaris
2015 Toyota Yaris recalled for suspension problem

Toyota has issued a recall for roughly 3,100 Toyota Yaris hatchbacks from the 2015 model year. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from suspension problems that could increase the likelihood of crashes. READ: Study: Drivers growing more afraid of autonomous cars The...Read More»

Uber driver (photo by Uber)
Toyota & Uber take on GM & Lyft

Everyone is talking about "mobility" these days, especially forward-thinking folks in the auto industry. That's because car companies know that huge changes lie ahead, including electrification, autonomization, and the arrival of tech firms in the auto marketplace. (Looking at you, Apple, Google.)...Read More»

Inflated airbag
Toyota expands Takata recall by 1.6 million Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles

Earlier this month, we heard reports that Takata would soon expand the recall of its fatally flawed airbags by as many as 40 million devices. Without waiting for Takata to act, Honda quickly enlarged its recall by some 20 million. Now, Toyota has announced its own expanded recall plan, affecting...Read More»

2016 Toyota RAV4 SE
Brake-related recall widens to include 2016 Toyota RAV4, Lexus RX350, ES350

Yesterday, we told you about the 2016 Nissan Murano and Maxima, which have been recalled to repair an issue with their braking systems. Now, Toyota is recalling the 2016 Toyota RAV4, Lexus RX350, and Lexus ES350 for exactly the same reason. The underlying causes of both recalls are faulty brake...Read More»

2016 Toyota Avalon
2016 Toyota Camry, Avalon recalled for safety system glitch

Toyota is recalling the 2016 Toyota Camry and 2016 Toyota Avalon to address a problem with the cars' safety systems. The automaker estimates that nearly 59,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. are affected. The issue with the two models is rooted in the Occupant Classification System, which uses...Read More»

2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring
2016 Toyota Prius crash-tested, earns top safety ratings

The fourth generation of the Toyota Prius has only been on sale for a few months. Yet with the release this week of federal crash-test results, and of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) test results just last week, we now have a pretty good picture of the safety of this new...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Toyota Prius Prime video preview

The latest Toyota Prius has been a real surprise—with daring looks and even a little bit of driving fun mixed in with stellar gas mileage. Now it’s time for a Prius that blends in the power of the plug--the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. MORE: Read about the Toyota Prius The Prime is the...Read More»

Toyota Pre-Collision System
Toyota, Lexus promise to make automated braking standard by next year

Last week, 20 automakers that account for 99 percent of the U.S. car market agreed to make automated braking standard on all new vehicles by the year 2022. Toyota and Lexus fans, however, will see many of their favorite rides equipped with the safety technology far earlier. Toyota says that nearly...Read More»

2008 Toyota Corolla
Takata recall expands again: 2008 Toyota Corolla, Matrix; 2008-2010 Lexus SC 430

Toyota has announced an expansion of recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. According to the automaker, the 2008 Toyota Corolla, 2008 Toyota Matrix (aka the Toyota Corolla Matrix), and the 2008-2010 Lexus SC 430 will be added to the recall roster. As with all Takata recalls, this one...Read More»

2016 Scion FR-S
2013-2016 Scion FR-S Recalled For Rollaway Risk

Toyota has issued a recall for the 2013 - 2016 Scion FR-S (soon to be the Toyota FR-S). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles might suffer from a technical glitch that could allow them to roll away when owners think they're parked. Like other...Read More»

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV
2006-2012 Toyota RAV4, 2012-2014 Toyota RAV4 EV Recalled For Seatbelt Problem: 1.1 Million Affected

Toyota is recalling more than 1.1 million RAV4 crossovers in the U.S. to address a problem with the vehicles' safety belts. According to the automaker, some of those devices may not work as intended during collisions. ALSO SEE: Mazda Shows Not All All-Wheel-Drive Systems Are Created Equally The...Read More»

2016 Scion iM drive event, Philadelphia area, Sept 2015
Toyota Pulls The Plug On Scion, But Why?

Today, Toyota announced plans to shutter its youth-oriented Scion brand. But why? That depends on whom you ask. TOYOTA'S VERSION In the video above, Toyota Motor North America's CEO Jim Lentz explains that Scion isn't really going away. Beginning in the 2017 model year, most remaining Scion models...Read More»

2016 Lexus RX 350
2016 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h Recalled To Replace Faulty Airbags

Toyota has issued a recall for roughly 5,000 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h crossovers from the 2016 model year. According to the automaker, the driver's knee airbag module on those vehicles may not have been properly manufactured. As a result, the device may not properly deploy during a collision, which...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
5 Biggest Car Stories Of CES: Faraday Future, Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota, And One More Thing

In recent years, there's been a growing overlap between the annual Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In fact, some would argue that CES is more exciting than NAIAS because it features more concepts, more far-out, pie-in-the-sky...Read More»

2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco
2016 Toyota Prius: Lower Price, Higher MPG Adds Up To Even Better Value

The entire 2016 Toyota Prius Liftback lineup has been priced. Well, almost all of it has—because we’re still waiting for details and all the pertinent numbers on the reformulated Prius Plug-In that’s expected in the next year. The Prius family has, for years, included some of the...Read More»

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