Tag: Toyota

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2016 Scion iM

Model Tested: 2016 Scion iM 5-Door Hatchback Engine: 1.8-liter I-4 gas, 137 horsepower, 126 lb-ft torque Transmission: 7-speed CVT automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Ratings: 28/city, 37 highway, 32 combined Base Price: $19,200 As Tested: $20,334 Performance: Smooth, competent engine Nicely matched CVT transmission … read more

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2016 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

Model Tested: 2016 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 TRD Pro Engine: 4.0-liter V-6 gas, 270 horsepower, 278 lb-ft torque Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission, part-time four-wheel-drive EPA Ratings: 17/city, 21 highway, 18 combined Base Price: $41,550 As Tested: $42,450 Performance: Powerful engine, ample torque Great hill … read more

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2016 Toyota Corolla

Model Tested: 2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition Engine: 1.8-liter I-4 gas, 140 horsepower, 126 lb-ft torque Transmission: CVT automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Ratings: 29/City—37/Highway—32/Combined Base Price: $20,635 As Tested: $22,320 Performance: Pleasant ride Fun to drive if not quite “sporty” Sport Drive mode … read more

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2015 Toyota Avalon

Model Tested: 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited  Engine: 2.5-liter I-4 gas with Hybrid Synergy electric motor, 200 horsepower  Transmission: CVT automatic transmission front-wheel-drive  EPA Ratings: 40/City—39/Highway—40/Combined  Base Price: $41,400  As Tested: $44,160  Performance: Seamless blend of gas and hybrid power Good off the … read more

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2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Model Tested: 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE 4-door sedan  Engine: 2.5-liter I-4 gas plus Synergy electric motor, 200 horsepower  Transmission: CVT automatic transmission front-wheel-drive  EPA Ratings: 40/City—38/Highway—40/Combined  Base Price: $27,995  As Tested: $32,133  Performance: Strong acceleration and torque Smooth highway ride Seamless transition … read more

2014 Toyota Tundra Crewmax

2014 Toyota Tundra Crewmax: Trucking Limo Style

The 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax pickup is big — American big. I grew up with the concept that Japanese pickups were small, Spartan, mini-trucks that were best for commuting and occasional light-duty hauling. That’s no longer the case as both Toyota and Nissan … read more

2014 Toyota Corolla — a good thing gets better

The venerable Toyota Corolla has enjoyed the title of the world’s most popular compact for almost a half century — 47 years to be exact — with good reason. Since debuting in 1966 as a roller skate-sized compact, Toyota has sold 40 million … read more

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