by Lori Straus With so many options out there these days, finding the best pickup truck, whether for work or play, can seem like a daunting task. You may have your favorite brand, but many brands have multiple models, each with advantages and disadvantages, depending on your needs. In this blog post, we’ll summarize a... Read More.
by Chris Chase In 2001, the mid-size crossover SUV segment was still new, with Toyota’s brand-new Highlander facing off against Hyundai’s first mid-sized entry, the Santa Fe. Meanwhile, the Nissan Pathfinder and Ford Explorer were still closer to trucks than SUVs, the Honda Pilot was a couple years away, and General Motors didn’t get into... Read More.
by Chris Chase The market for mid-size crossover SUVs with five seats is hit-or-miss, depending on which automaker you’ve got in mind. The Subaru Outback, Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Edge are lifers in this club, having arrived in a roughly 10-year period between the late ‘90s and late ‘00s. Other brands have been more... Read More.
by Chris Chase Toyota is an industry leader in gas-electric hybrid technology, and the Corolla is a household name known for its already impressive fuel economy. You’d think combining the two would be a no-brainer, and yet Toyota launched the first-ever Corolla Hybrid just last year as part of the compact sedan’s redesigned 12th generation.... Read More.
By Chris Chase Toyota may not be a household name in off-road vehicles, but in fact, the company’s 4Runner is one of the auto industry’s longest-running SUVs built to tackle unpaved surfaces. It’s also one of a handful of SUV models that cater primarily to fans of off-roading. The one you might know best is... Read More.
By Chris Chase – 4.3/5 A hybrid SUV makes sense for a number of reasons. Key among them is the fact that a big, bulky vehicle benefits from a hybrid powertrain’s more generous electric torque and reduced fuel consumption. Toyota knows this, having added the popular RAV4 compact crossover to its roster of gas-electric models... Read More.
by Chris Chase In the mid-2000s, Toyota began offering its Camry family sedan in an SE trim conceived to change the public’s opinion of the car. Decades of sales had established the Camry as reliable and practical. With the SE version, Toyota wanted to show the car could be sporty, too. The eighth generation of... Read More.
North America’s love of pickup trucks and Toyota’s reputation for reliability seem like a match made in heaven. And yet the Toyota Tundra is a perpetual sales underdog in the full-size truck segment. Why aren’t Toyota’s pickups more popular? It’s mainly because Toyota refuses to offer discounts and incentives to drive sales the way General... Read More.
by Chris Chase Mid-size family sedans and hybrid cars are among the fastest-fading segments in the auto industry. Sales of the former have fallen off in favour of crossovers and SUVs, while the latter represents yesterday’s technology as electric cars move into the mainstream. Honda and Toyota produced the industry’s first hybrids – the Insight... Read More.
by Chris Chase Shrinking demand for subcompact cars has seen many automakers cut their smallest models from their Canadian lineups, forcing fans of little vehicles to move up to pricier crossovers or SUVs. Toyota was not willing to do that when considering the future of its entry-level Yaris. It was, however, keen to find an... Read More.