First Look: 2023 Toyota Sequoia

2023 Toyota Sequoia red

If the Toyota Sequoia is a mystery to you, then you’re in strong company. Last updated in 2008, this full-size SUV is all-new for 2023. Certainly, 15 years is a long time between updates, which explains why the Sequoia does not ring a bell with some. But thanks to an … Read more

At a Glance: 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

If Toyota creates an all-new product, a hybrid is certain to follow, right? It almost seems that way. Ever since the Prius rolled out in the late 1990s and was followed by hybrid variants of other Toyota models, it is almost a given that a gas-electric version follows. But there … Read more

4 New Powertrains for the 2023 Lexus RX

2023 Lexus RX engines

If your product launched a segment and still dominates it, how do you maintain that position? That’s a challenge Lexus faces with its midsize RX crossover, a model introduced in 1998. The RX has done exceedingly well for the brand, with a record 115,230 units sold in 2021. That means … Read more

Toyota Marks 25 Years of the Sienna

Toyota Sienna 25 Years

How do you mark 25 years for one of your most enduring models? By developing a commemorative edition and limiting its availability, that is how. In this case, the Toyota Sienna has reached its 25th anniversary and that’s quite a milestone in a segment some wrote off years ago. Introduced … Read more

Updated 2023 Lexus UXh Offers an EV Template

Lexus UXh

The 2023 Lexus UXh receives updates; the gas-only model goes away. Lexus’ smallest crossover utility vehicle is going full hybrid for 2023. At least in the U.S. market. Beginning late this summer, the UX line becomes synonymous with hybrid only as it loses its gas-only model. The move follows what … Read more

At a Glance: 2022 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

The consumer market has certainly changed in recent years and Toyota offers a strong example of that. For years, the Camry midsize sedan and Corolla compact sedan/hatchback were this company’s two top sellers. However, in recent years, the Toyota RAV4 is tops as buyers embrace crossover SUVs. Not only is … Read more

A Hybrid Corvette Arrives in 2023

2023 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6

The Chevrolet Corvette is America’s sports car and our love affair with this machine remains strong after nearly seven decades. Come 2023, an electrified version of the famed two-seater arrives, launching a sea change for this iconic model. Gas models will continue, but a hybrid will precede an all-electric version … Read more

Does the New Toyota Tundra Earn Its Place?

Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition

Until the late 1960s and early 1970s, Japanese vehicles were not much of a threat in the U.S. market. At that time, the Big Three domestic manufacturers dominated, with General Motors, the Ford Motor Company, and the Chrysler Corporation battling it out. Sure, Volkswagen had a place at the table … Read more

Compact Goodness: Ford Maverick Pickup Truck

Ford Maverick

The Ford Maverick reopens an old segment. Who would have ever thought we’d see a new compact pickup truck sold in America? Few people, that is for sure. Well, two new models arrived this year, one from Hyundai and the other from Ford. Unlike the previous models, though, these are … Read more

Introducing the 2023 Toyota Sequoia

2023 Toyota Sequoia

An all-new Toyota Sequoia is on its way this summer. This third-generation model is redesigned for the 2023 model year. The latest Sequoia will showcase a twin-turbocharged V6 hybrid arrangement as standard equipment. Initially revealed on the Tundra, this hybrid makes 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. Known internally … Read more

Highlights of the Ford Maverick

Ford Maverick

The Maverick joins the Ranger and F-Series to fill out Ford’s truck line. The Ford Maverick is a compact pickup truck roughly the size of the original Ford Ranger. This car-based model has few direct challengers, therefore it is an unusual entry into the market. Now on sale, the Maverick … Read more

Luxury Pinnacle: Toyota Tundra Capstone

Toyota Tundra Capstone

With the launch of its all-new Tundra pickup truck model in 2022, Toyota made it clear that it was staying put in a segment dominated by domestic manufacturers. The third-generation Toyota Tundra is here, a more formidable competitor than before. But the one thing the Tundra has lacked is a … Read more

The Toyota bZ4X BEV Rolls Out Spring 2022

Toyota bZ4X

An all-new electric vehicle model is on the way, with a spring 2022 arrival set. Dubbed the Toyota bZ4X, the latest vehicle joins a long list of electrified Toyota models. It is the first of a new line of fully electric vehicles slated for the North American and global markets, … Read more

Kia Introduces the Fifth-Generation 2023 Sportage

2023 Kia Sportage

The Sportage is Kia’s longest-running nameplate, a compact crossover sport utility vehicle. It is also one of the brand’s most popular models, arriving stateside for the 1995 model year. This small vehicle seats five, comes with standard front-wheel drive, and offers available all-wheel drive. It is also one of the … Read more

One Step Closer: Ford Maverick Pickup Truck

Ford Maverick

It has been a long year of anticipation for fans of Ford’s newest pickup truck. No, we are not talking about the all-electric Lightning, which carries near-equal attention for enthusiasts. Rather, the current shiny object we are awaiting will debut first. And that is none other than the Ford Maverick … Read more

First Look: 2022 Toyota Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra

After what seemed like months of waiting, Toyota has taken the wraps off the 2022 Tundra. The Tundra is this brand’s full-size pickup truck and we had not seen a new one since 2007. A 2014 refresh and a few other changes during the intervening years helped sales remain steady, … Read more

Will We See a Lexus UC Version of the Toyota 86?

Lexus LC

Rumor: A plug-in hybrid Lexus UC may be under development The rumors first surfaced in late June and only became stronger through the extended Independence Day weekend. When we learned that Lexus might develop a version of the Toyota 86, which itself is derived from the Subaru BRZ, that caught … Read more

Drop-Top Fun With a Lexus LC 500 Convertible

The Lexus LC 500 is available as hard-top coupe or convertible. The Lexus LC 500 is a 2+2 sports car, the latest high-performance model from Toyota’s luxury marque. This year, a convertible joins the coupe and a hybrid variant. Thus, we now have a jaw-dropping gorgeous touring drop-top version serving … Read more

The Ford Maverick Returns as a Compact Hybrid Pickup Truck

2022 Ford Maverick

Ford goes crossover with its all-new small Maverick truck. Ford’s worst-kept rumor is now a reality. Or at least the automaker has confirmed what we knew was coming. Today, the automaker introduced the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck, the smallest model of its kind in America. Notably, the … Read more

Presenting the All-New Toyota Sienna Hybrid

The Toyota Sienna is hybrid-only as it starts its fourth generation. The minivan segment is shrinking, but the remaining players are committed as they regularly introduce new or improved models. For instance, the Chrysler Pacifica offers a plug-in hybrid, the Kia Carnival replaces the Sedona with a crossover look, and … Read more

All the Things We Love About the 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai Sonata review

Plus a few Sonata features we would love to see changed. Among midsize sedan models, the Hyundai Sonata offers one of the roomiest interiors of all. It sports a premium visage, lovely patinas, and in top-trim models, it brings out various luxury elements. Although crossovers are easily outselling sedans, the … Read more

Preview: 2022 Hyundai Tucson

The all-new Tucson adds a pair of hybrid variants. An all-new Hyundai Tucson arrives in the coming weeks, launching the fourth generation for this compact crossover utility vehicle. The new model is important to Hyundai as it helps the brand maintain a toehold in a hot segment. For 2022, the … Read more

Return of the Toyota Venza!

The Venza nameplate returns. This time it’s a hybrid-only crossover. The Toyota Venza most certainly was not a popular model during its original 2009-2015 run, but it fulfilled its mission as the brand’s lone wagon-like crossover utility vehicle. Like the Chrysler Pacifica before it and the Honda Accord Crosstour that … Read more