Posts from ‘Toyota’

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro in Lunar Rock

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax

Class: Large Pickup

Miles Driven: 351

Fuel Used: 27.4 gallons

1982 Chevrolet Citation X-11, Fastest Cars of 1982

1982 Chevrolet Citation X-11

What makes a car fast? Generally, more power means more go, but back in 1982, power was hard to come by. Weight matters too, but not as much as you might think, at least for the cars tested by Consumer Guide back in 1982. Unlike previous “fastest” lists I’ve put together, I’ve included the final drive ratio for each car listed below.

Toyota Hybrid Strategy

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.

Test Drive: 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum

2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum in Ruby Flare Pearl (a $495 option)

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 281

Fuel used: 7.3 gallons

1971 Toyota Celica ST Hardtop Coupe

1971 Toyota Celica ST Hardtop Coupe

Note: The following story was excerpted from the December 2015 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

In 1971, Toyota introduced its Celica sport coupe, a car that many automotive magazines compared to the original Ford Mustang. By 1971, Mustang had grown eight inches longer and 600 pounds heavier than the ’65 original. (Ford President Lee Iacocca realized this was too big for a “ponycar” and had a much smaller Mustang in the pipeline.) Meanwhile, import coupes such as the Celica, Opel Manta, and Mercury Capri catered to those who wanted a sporty car that was smaller than the early Seventies ponycars. 

2020 Toyota C-HR Limited

2020 Toyota C-HR Limited in Silver Knockout Metallic with Black roof (two-tone paint is a $500 option)

2020 Toyota C-HR Limited

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 232

Fuel used: 8.2 gallons

Car Ads from 2002

2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer

I joined the Consumer Guide team the summer of 2002. That means that, in just a few months, I will have been writing about cars full-time for 20 years. I mention this because I have only recently begun to consider just how much the automotive landscape has changed in the past two decades.

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition in Midnight Black Metallic

2015 Audi Q52021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

Class: Premium Large SUV

Miles driven: 595

Fuel used: 56.4 gallons

2021 Toyota Venza Limited

2021 Toyota Venza Limited in Titanium Glow

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2021 Toyota Venza Limited

Class: Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 768

Fuel used: 20.8 gallons

2020 Toyota 86 GT

2020 Toyota 86 GT in “Hako” pearl white (a $425 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Toyota 86 GT

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 227

Fuel used: 9.6 gallons