Posts from ‘Toyota’
Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2017 Toyota 86 for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.
Bored with beige? Sick of silver? Weary of white? Tired of tan? Chagrined by champagne? Troubled b… OK, sorry, we’ll stop. Though muted, conservative colors seem to dominate in the new-vehicle marketplace, most manufacturers offer at least a couple unusual hues in their factory-paint palettes. Auto shows are a great place to see these colors up close and in person on a new vehicle, instead of looking at a computer screen or a paint chip at the dealer. If you’re an extroverted type who wants your ride to turn heads, an out-of-the-ordinary color is a great way to do it. Keep in mind, however, that these colors can fall out of fashion much quicker than the “safe” standby colors, which can be an issue come resale time.
We recently shared a list of Consumer Guide’s thirstiest gas guzzlers of 1973—you can check out that post here.
Toyota revealed a second “sporty” entry at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show in the form of the 2018 Sequoia TRD Sport.
Toyota revealed an extension of its TRD (Toyota Racing Development) range at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show that is due to go on sale next fall as the 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport.
Toyota’s popular RAV4 compact crossover showed off its brawnier side at the Chicago Auto Show.
2017 Toyota 86
Class: Sporty/Performance Car
Miles Driven: 407
Fuel Used: 16.9 gallons
DETROIT—Toyota unveiled the all-new eighth generation of its long-running midsize sedan at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2018 Toyota Camry undergoes a fairly significant shift in focus, as the company aims to make its mainstream passenger car into a more dynamic vehicle in terms of both styling and performance.
General Motors wasn’t having an easy time getting the buying public to take its small-car offerings seriously in the 1980s. Its J-Car lineup, launched for the 1982 model year, provided all five retail-car divisions—including Cadillac—a modern entry into the subcompact arena. Sadly, the little front-drivers were plagued by quality issues and often dismissed by younger shoppers.