Toyota

2022 Toyota Sienna — It's all about the gas milage


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By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(June 26, 2022) When we first drove the newest generation Toyota Sienna minivan about 14 months ago we were impressed by a number of things Toyota had done to improve styling and update the vehicle with scads of storage, a user-friendly interface, and a large helping of new technology. We also praised its extraordinary gas mileage. We recently drove another Sienna, a 2022 Platinum Hybrid, this spring on a 350-mile round trip to our favorite beach and we have elevated the Sienna's exceptional gas mileage to the top of our list for reasons to purchase.

2022 Toyota GR86



PHOENIX — If the Toyota GR86 looks somewhat familiar to you it might be because it was formerly known as the Scion FR-S, or the Toyota 86 after Toyota officially discontinued the Scion brand in 2016. Beginning in August of 2017 the 2017 Scion FR-S became a Toyota branded vehicle along with the iA and iM sedans.


Toyota GR86 — A great sports car that just got a whole lot better



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 19, 2022) If the Toyota GR86 looks somewhat familiar to you it might be because it was formerly known as the Scion FR-S, or the Toyota 86 after Toyota officially discontinued the Scion brand in 2016. Beginning in August of 2017 the 2017 Scion FR-S became a Toyota branded vehicle along with the iA and iM sedans.

Toyota RAV4 TRD — Off-road chops are standard


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By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(May 15, 2022) There was a time when automakers sought to make their truck-based SUVs seem more car-like.  Things have changed over the years — now they seem to want their car-based crossovers to appear more truck-like.  It’s a trend that’s brought us fortified off-roaders such as the Subaru Forester Wilderness, GMC Terrain AT4, Kia Sorento X-Line and  — the subject of this review — the Toyota RAV4 TRD.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross



INDIANAPOLIS  — The Toyota Corolla is a fine automobile, even if not particularly exciting with its affordable price, frugal gas mileage, and renowned durability.  You don’t buy one to be fancy; you buy one because it is a smart way to spend your money.  The latest one looks quite handsome as a sedan and hatchback, but today’s buyers want a crossover for style and utility.  And, that’s what they get with the 2022 Corolla Cross.

Toyota Corolla — A good value with a stick shift


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By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(March 6, 2022) We are amazed that Toyota continues to offer a manual transmission in its 2022 Corolla. Based on the average age of a Corolla buyer we figure so few would opt for a shift-for-yourself transmission — and even know how to operate one — that it would be hard for Toyota to make an economic case for it. It's no secret that manual transmissions are a dying breed, and most automakers refuse to even build them anymore.

Toyota Prius Prime – Efficient and useful



By Kelly Foss - MyCarData

(February 18, 2022) It's hard to believe that the first Prius came on the market 25 years ago in 1997. The basic premise of the vehicle has remained the same but the current model is light years ahead of the original one. The Prime version of the Prius is a plug-in hybrid model that has a fuel economy rating of 54 city and 133 highway MPG. To get those astronomical highway numbers requires you to plug in the car to fully charge the battery.  During my somewhat rambunctious test driving, I averaged about 66 miles per gallon in a week.

Toyota RAV4 Prime — Power and frugality combined



By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(August 22, 2021)The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in crossover hybrid comes with 302 horsepower and a 0-to-60 time in the mid five seconds, can tow up to 2,500 pounds, run up to 42 miles on pure electric, and has an astounding combined gas mileage rating of 38 mpg. Is this the perfect compact SUV, or what?

Toyota Sienna — Modern people mover



By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(June 27, 2021) Toyota has redesigned its Sienna minivan for the 2021 model year turning it into a stylish curvaceous vehicle. The minivan's contemporary body, wide-mouth grille, and squinty headlamps give the van a more SUV-like persona. The traditional boxy people-mover appearance has been left behind with the fourth-generation Sienna.

Toyota Camry — Now with AWD option



By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Joe the car shopper who lives in a cold-weather state tells the Toyota salesman that he loves the current-generation Camry, but he's forced to choose a RAV4 or a Highlander SUV crossover because he absolutely needs all-wheel drive to negotiate his long driveway during the winter snows. Hold on a minute, the alert salesman says, you CAN have your Camry and all-wheel drive, too. Is this a great time to buy a car or what?