2018 Toyota 86 GT Test Drive

“2018 Toyota 86 GT 2-door Coupe” Scion FRS 86’d by Toyota The Scion brand name has disappeared, now bears the Toyota moniker. The model designation also disappeared, and what was the FR-S is now labeled the 86. We’ll deal here with the 2018 Toyota 86, which was originally the fifth model to join the old…

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE Test Drive

“2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE” The Hatch has returned with gusto Back in 2016, when the Scion brand was dealt a death blow, the Scion IM hatchback was rebadged as a Toyota Corolla. Now, for the 2019 model year, a totally new Toyota Corolla Hatchback, like the Phoenix, has risen from the ashes with vast…

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2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE AWD Test Drive

“2018 Toyota RAV4 SE AWD Hybrid” RAV4 Adds grades for More Action The compact crossover movement was pioneered by the Toyota RAV4 more than two decades ago, providing owners with the means for off-the-beaten-path adventuring. Toyota now expands the scope of the RAV4 to new heights for the 2018 model year with a new Adventure…

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2018 Toyota Camry XSE Test Drive

“2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6” Emotionally Charged Design Finally Raises Bar The Toyota Camry sedan for 2018 is all-new, and finally raises the bar from “Ho-Hum” to “Wow” with its emotionally charged design and improved driving dynamics. For the past 15 year, the Camry has been the best selling car in America. It’s assembled in…

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2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited Test Drive

“2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited” A 40 mpg Premium Hybrid The Toyota Avalon was a unique midsize offering when it debuted more than two decades ago, bringing class-above roominess and comfort to the segment, positioned between the Camry and models from Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division. The Avalon remains unique in its segment for 2017 with…

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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition Test Drive

“2017 Toyota Corolla Celebrates 50 year anniversary” Corolla adds special touches to Special Edition The Toyota Corolla launched here in the U.S. marketplace in 1968 with its first generation examples, following two years of sales success in the Japanese market. Power for those first models came from a 1.1-liter SOHC 4-cylinder engine. The second generation…

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2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Test Drive

“2108 Toyota C-HR XLE” A Fun, Mischievous approach to the Subcompact SUV What’s in a name? In the case of the 2018 Toyota C-HR, the name is somewhat ambiguous and contradictory. “C-HR” according to the Toyota suits stands for “Coupe-High Rider” That’s all well and good, but names, even in the form of acronyms should…

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2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD Test Drive

“2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD” An attractive, affordable three-row Hybrid The Toyota Highlander pioneered the midsize crossover SUV category 16 years ago, getting a head start on becoming the class benchmark. The third-generation model, now entering its fourth year, provides room for up to eight, a choice of three powertrains and four model grades,…

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2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 4×4 Double Cab Test Drive

“2017 Toyota Tacoma expands its roster” Joining Tacoma Ranks this year – TRD Pro model. Just like Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma offers 31 flavors based on two cab types, the extended Access Cab and four-door Double Cab, each available in 4×2 or 4×4 configurations. Access Cab models provide under-seat rear storage space,…

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