Posts from ‘Toyota’

Jul
26
Ricardo Montalbán, Luxury Cars of 1985

1985 Chrysler Town & Country

For the most part, we identify luxury vehicles not by price, but by make and model. For example, an Oldsmobile 88, to most people, was not a luxury car. But an Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight… we can pretty much agree that the senior Olds was a luxury ride.

Jul
22
Chevrolet Blazer EV

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Jul
20
2022 Toyota Camry TRD

2022 Toyota Camry TRD in Cavalry Blue with Midnight Black Metallic roof (a $500 option)

2022 Toyota Camry TRD

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 894

Fuel used: 35.2 gallons

Jul
19
2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE

2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE in “Heavy Metal” silver paint (a $425 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE AWD

ClassElectric Vehicle

Miles driven: 280

Battery capacity: 72.8 kWh

Jul
15
What Makes Electric-Vehicle Tires Different?

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Jul
15
2023 Toyota Crown

2023 Toyota Crown

Last night Toyota officially unveiled its latest production vehicle, and that vehicle wears one of the company’s earliest model names. The new-for-2023 Toyota Crown is a genre-bending mashup of an SUV and a full-size sedan—its unusual shape combines a SUV-like lower body with a low-and-racy fastback roofline, but unlike other “coupe-style” crossover SUVs, the Crown maintains a traditional rear trunk instead of an SUV-style liftgate. The Crown also comes standard with a gas/electric hybrid powertrain; in fact, Toyota offers a choice of two new hybrid powertrains, both with standard on-demand electronic all-wheel drive.

Jul
13
2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone in Wind Chill Pearl (a $425 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone

Class: Large Pickup

Miles driven: 667

Fuel used: 35.6 gallons

Jul
12

Fuel Economy Champiion

Not ready to make the switch to a plug-in-hybrid or pure-electric vehicle? That’s okay with us. However, with gas prices cresting over $5.00 a gallon, you may be thinking about driving something more fuel efficient than your current set of wheels.

Jul
08
Problems with Electric Pickups

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Jul
07
1983 Toyota Tercel

Cheap Cars of 1983

Affordability is a relative thing. But odds are, if a manufacturer is sharing the price of a product in advertising, the thing being sold is probably a good deal. Of course, in the case of automobiles, the listed base price is subject to any number of asterisks and fine-print notations—especially back in the Eighties, before regulators were paying especially close attention to auto ads.