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Toyota's all-new Sequoia brings the big SUV up to date


MotorwayAmerica.com

By Jim Meachen
Editor, MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 28, 2024) Big SUVs have traditionally been powered by big V-8 engines. The all-new Toyota Sequoia bucks that trend setting a new course with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 hybrid. The powerful engine-electric motor combination pulls the three-ton body-on-frame truck with confidence making 437-total horsepower and a massive 538 pound-feet of torque.

2024 Toyota Sienna Woodland



PHOENIX — There's a stigma associated with owning and driving a minivan that somehow you've reached maturity and now a fully responsible adult signaling to the world and your family that among those at the school "drop your kids off lane" you're the sensible adult here. When you were younger and pre-parenthood, minivans' sole purpose was seemingly the hideous monster of the automotive world, monstrously ugly, that sucked all the life and fun out driving.

Toyota Grand Highlander — A grander version of the Highlander


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By Jim Meachen
Editor, MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 31, 2023) Toyota has sold the mid-sized Highlander three-row family SUV for years and it has become one of the most popular crossovers in North America — now in its fourth generation. It's one of the most practical and easiest to drive vehicles in the populated three-row segment. However, if maximum cargo and passenger space is one of your concerns in choosing your next vehicle you will have to move up to the much larger Sequoia or seek another brand.

Toyota Prius Prime — Easy on the eyes, easy on the gas



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 22, 2023) Start with a complete redesign, add more power — a lot more power — and even better fuel economy than the outgoing model, sportier driving characteristics, 15 additional miles pure all-electric driving range from its plug-in hybrid set up, an overall much more premium feel and voila — you have an all-new Toyota Prius Prime.

Toyota Corolla Cross XSE Hybrid trades well on a best-selling name



By Casey Williams
MyCarData

(October 15, 2023) Scroll through web pages from major automakers and you’ll quickly realize compact sedans are in short supply.  Haven’t looked for a while?  Good luck!  Ford, GM, Chrysler, and Mitsubishi have all waved adios to a segment they once dominated.  While the Toyota Corolla still sells in respectable numbers, its maker recognizes buyers are shifting to taller rides.  So, to capitalize on the storied brand, and throw in some Prius DNA to a package buyers want, we get the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid.

2023 Toyota Crown



PHOENIX — Following a nearly 30-year run Toyota retired its large-sized sedan the Avalon last year after the 2022 model run. Not surprising since Americans have had an insatiable love affair with trucks and SUVs with sedans of all sizes taking the brunt of their popularity. Yet there's still a few sedans — Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Corolla as example have rather held their ground amongst the stampede and don't look to be sent out to pasture anytime soon.

Toyota Crown — Crown sedan makes its way back to U.S.



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 16, 2023) Following a nearly 30-year run Toyota retired its large-sized sedan the Avalon last year after the 2022 model run. Not surprising since Americans have had an insatiable love affair with trucks and SUVs with sedans of all sizes taking the brunt of their popularity. Yet there's still a few sedans — Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Corolla as example have rather held their ground amongst the stampede and don't look to be sent out to pasture anytime soon.

Toyota Prius — Original hybrid car is reinvented


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By Jim Meachen
MotorwayAmerica.com editor

(June 25, 2023) Over the past couple of years the Toyota Prius — demonstrating underwhelming performance combined with rather frumpy styling — has been rapidly losing relevancy. What with the onslaught of full electric vehicles and the addition of high-mileage hybrid versions of popular compact crossovers and sedans, the nation's "original" hybrid car is fading.

2023 Toyota GR Corolla



PHOENIX — Hammering out 300 horsepower with 273 lb.-ft of torque to the all-wheel drive system through a six-speed only manual shifter, the all-new for 2023 five-door Toyota Corolla GR hatchback is the newest performance offering from the detail-obsessed TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team, with master driver Akio Toyota, a.k.a. Morizo promising to infuse excitement into the Japanese automakers brand. Few cars for the 2023 model year has generated as much buzz and hype.
 

Toyota Corolla Hatchback — Fun and affordable family transportation


MotowayAmerica.com

By Jim Meachen
MotorwayAmerica.com editor

(June 11, 2023) We tend to discount the Toyota Corolla when discussing compact cars even though the Corolla is historically the best selling vehicle in the world. At the top of our list are the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra with a nod to the Mazda3 and acknowledgement of the outgoing Volkswagen Golf. Perhaps it's time to get our mind wrapped around the Corolla and give it the attention it deserves in 2023 — particularly in hatchback configuration. This conclusion was reached after a week behind the wheel of a Corolla Hatchback in top XSE trim.