Posts from ‘Toyota’
Class: Compact crossover
Miles Driven: 599
Fuel Used: 19.3 gallons
Have you noticed that the term “economy car” seems to have fallen out of common use in recent years? We think there’s good reason for that. With the average transaction price of a new vehicle hovering around $36,000, and the even the least-expensive new rides going for $18,000 or better, there isn’t much out there that feels economical.
Toyota calls it a “four-wheel-drive toolbox,” and that seems an appropriate description of the company’s FT-4X concept shown at the 2017 New York Auto Show.
2017 Toyota Corolla iM
Class: Compact Car
Miles Driven: 234
Fuel Used: 8.6 gallons
At first blush, Toyota’s 2018 C-HR looks all the world like a rakish new entry in the compact-crossover segment, but it’s not. At least, not in the traditional sense.
However, that may depend on how one defines a “crossover.” Despite the fact that roughly 40-50 percent of small SUVs are purchased in front-wheel-drive form, Consumer Guide’s definition has traditionally included the mandate that it has to at least be offered with all-wheel drive, and the C-HR is not … at least, not yet.
America is rich with historic auto brands. Ford, for example, goes back in time nearly as far as the car itself. Likewise, Chevrolet has existed for longer than most people have been alive.
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.