Posts from ‘Toyota’

2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone

2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone in Chill White

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone 4WD

Class: Large SUV

Passenger capacity: 7

Miles driven: 200

2023 GR Toyota Corolla Morizo, 2023 Toyota GR Corolla

2023 Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition

Consumer Guide Automotive The “hot-hatch” segment, for a longtime defined by Volkswagen’s enthusiast-beloved Golf GTI, is inarguably shrinking, in sales volume and in number of models offered. In fact, the whole small, sporty-car thing is in serious decline. Sadly, buyer attitudes have changed, and shoppers—especially young shoppers—seem to value utility over fun these days. I curse their pragmatism.

JJD Twin Tyres, Classic Car Ads: Safety

JJD Twin Tyres

I haven’t heard much about how “safety sells” in recent years. Automotively, we’ve moved on from safety—in general terms—to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). ADAS systems include things like blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, and lane-keep assist. Really, stuff we should all be pretty good at by now—without help.

2023 Toyota Prius

2023 Toyota Prius

2022 Los Angeles Auto Show

Revealed at a private event in advance of the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota officially unveiled the next version of its Prius gas/electric and Prius Prime plug-in hybrids. These fifth-generation hatchbacks get a sleek new look, a revised battery pack, and up-to-date safety and connectivity tech. The company also claims that the standard Prius hybrid will achieve 57 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro in White

2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Class: Large Pickup

Miles driven: 400

Fuel used: 23.7 gallons

2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition

2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition in Lunar Rock

2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition

Class: Compact Pickup Truck  

Miles driven: 326

Fuel Used: 18.3 gallons

1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S

1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S

Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2021 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Cheap Wheels

Perhaps one of the most unexpected automotive icons of the Eighties is Toyota’s humble Hachi-Roku, Japanese for “8-6.” This nickname refers to Toyota’s AE86 model code for the top 1600 GT APEX performance version of the Japanese-market 1983-1987 Corolla Levin and closely related Sprinter Trueno. (The latter is a pop-culture star for its central role in the Japanese street-racing manga Initial D). Lesser known is the pair’s American-market cousin, the 1985-87 Toyota Corolla GT-S. It’s the AE86 we want to wring out for Cheap Wheels.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross XLE

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross XLE in Celestite Gray

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross XLE AWD

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles Driven: 538

Fuel Used: 18.4 gallons

Electric Pickup Ownership Costs

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

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5 Cool Things About the 2022 Toyota Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone

Completely redesigned for 2022, the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck now features the in-cabin-technology and drivetrain power and efficiency that had previously gone wanting. The new Tundra is offered in seven trim levels: entry SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, rugged TRD-Pro, and new high-end Capstone.