Toyota Avalon — Loaded with safety, warranty protection

By David Finkelstein

Toyota Motors unveiled its four door, five passenger Avalon flagship automobile as a unique midsize offering to consumers worldwide more than 20 years ago. For 2017, this premium nameplate with class-leading roominess and comfort is showcased with either a hybrid powertrain or a conventional yet powerful V-6 engine.

Toyota Sienna —Staying competitive

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The once-thriving minivan segment has boiled down to three main players — Chrysler Pacifica/Town and Country, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna — with several other nameplates filling in the bottom half of the card. Of the three, the Sienna is by far the oldest iteration, the current third generation hitting the market in 2010.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime

OJAI, California — When it comes to pioneering vehicles that get exceptional fuel economy no one would argue that Toyota is the world’s leader with over 25 years of alternative fuel vehicles under its belt. Offered products include gas-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid and even a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in a few select markets.

Toyota RAV4 — Benefiting from a mid-cycle refresh

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The Toyota RAV4 compact crossover has been endowed with a mid-cycle refresh including styling updates that feature a sleeker looking front end; a new SE trim level that boasts sporty styling touches and a tuned suspension; and the addition of the Toyota Safety Sense system that includes forward collision warning, forward collision mitigation, and lane-departure warning and intervention. The frosting on the 2016 cake is a new hybrid model that offers stellar gas mileage measured at 34 mpg city, 31 highway and 33 combined.

Toyota Corolla — Something for everyone

By David Finkelstein

Frankly speaking, I'm trying to get a grip on all of the build combinations and trim levels offered from Toyota Motors in respect to the 2016 Corolla compact four door, 5-passenger sedan. Certainly, the choices help create appeal to a wide customer base.

Toyota Tacoma — An off-road champ

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The bottom line — If you like the previous-generation Toyota Tacoma you will almost certainly like the all-new 2016 edition. All the things that have made the Toyota mid-sized pickup America's favorite over the past decade have been retained in this total remake. Toyota has improved the Tacoma in numerous ways while retaining its unique flavor.

Toyota Prius — A more mature hybrid

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Because the Prius has become such a cultural institution (the synonym for gas/electric hybrid transportation since its introduction in the U.S. in 2001) Toyota faced a tough task in developing an updated model. For those many that love their Prius hybrid, but feared Toyota's first all-new model since 2010 would alter their cherished eco-friendly transportation into something radically different, fear not.

2016 Toyota Prius

DANA POINT, Calif. — For those many hundreds of thousands of people who love their Prius hybrid, but feared Toyota's first all-new model since 2010 would alter their cherished eco-friendly transportation into something radically different, we say "fear not."
The fourth-generation 2016 Prius is here and we discovered during a day of driving that it's still every bit a Prius. Toyota it seems has hit the vaunted Prius brand nail squarely on the head.

Toyota Tacoma — A new take on the mid-sized pickup

By David Finkelstein

With robust sales from coast-to-coast, the mid-size pick-up truck market is thriving quite well. So did Toyota product planners take a “wait & see” approach before re-introducing the all new 2016 Tacoma? A “wait & see” approach based on sales for instance and the general acceptance of the new Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon as a benchmark?

Toyota RAV4 — More appealing for 2015

By David Finkelstein

Has Toyota Motors reinvented the personal size SUV for consumers with the availability of the 2015 RAV4? Perhaps “reinventing” is a bit strong but clearly this vehicle, which was introduced all new for the 2013 model year, has a number of changes and upgrades that make it more appealing to consumers.