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

The Venerable Toyota Corolla Stands Strong

2022 Toyota Corolla

The 2022 Toyota Corolla soldiers on in the shrinking compact car segment. More than a half-century has passed, and the Toyota Corolla is one of the most recognized models in the world. In the U.S. market, sedan and hatchback versions are available, as is a hybrid. The Corolla remains a … Read more

Previewed: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

Toyota Corolla Cross

A Corolla Cross model for Toyota’s popular compact car range. The Corolla Cross is the latest model in the Corolla family, the first crossover utility vehicle to share the Corolla badge. The new model rolls out in October 2021 and will sit between the Toyota C-HR and the Toyota RAV4. … Read more

What is the Kia Cerato?

Kia Cerato

Kia is a Korean automotive brand that manufactures vehicles of all shapes and sizes. One such car in their roster is the Kia Cerato that has been in production since 2003. In America, the same car is called the Kia Forte, while in Europe, it is known as the Kia … Read more

Introducing the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

Toyota expands the Corolla line with a first-ever crossover model. The Toyota Corolla is one of the most recognized and enduring models in the entire world. For more than 50 years, this compact vehicle has represented an ideal blend of style, value, and affordability. There is little wondering why more … Read more

Behind the Wheel of the Popular 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan

Toyota’s strong-selling Corolla gains an Apex edition. The Toyota Corolla is the world’s best-selling model of all time. Thus, it truly needs no introduction. That said, the current iteration of Toyota’s compact car has seen some changes in recent years, including its first-ever hybrid model. Our review covers the gas-powered … Read more

At a Glance: 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan

An all-new Corolla Sedan arrives for 2020. The Toyota Corolla is one of the best-known and most popular models in the world, with more than a half-century of history its claim. In 2019, the twelfth-generation model rolled out, this time in hatchback form. For 2020, an all-new sedan debuts, giving … Read more

First-Ever Toyota Corolla Hybrid Debuts

A Corolla Hybrid for your consideration. The Prius launched Toyota into the hybrid sphere, a market it has controlled for more than two decades. And no wonder: the Prius has long delivered the best combination of fuel efficiency, passenger-carrying capacity, and utility of any competing model. Quite easily, the Prius … Read more

The Fifth-Generation Toyota RAV4 Evaluated

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover utility vehicle with room for five. it comes with a four-cylinder engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and offers all-wheel drive. A hybrid variant is marketed separately. Launched stateside in 1996, the RAV4 has gradually grown in size and importance. Indeed, it is … Read more

These Car Models May Soon Get the Axe

Sharply declining sales may spell the end for several car models. The U.S. automotive market, indeed the entire global market has seen a shift away from cars to utility vehicles. Cars, while valued for their practicality and reasonable cost are yielding the market to utility vehicles, which offer an excellent … Read more

First Look: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

A summer arrival for the 2019 Corolla hatchback. Updated May 25, 2018, to reflect prices and fuel economy ratings. I’ve checked out new vehicles on showroom floors, at auto show exhibits and also upon various ballroom, convention center and theater stages. I’ve yet to find myself tired of the process, … Read more

Toyota: 2019 Corolla Hatchback Returns

Corolla hatchback debuts at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. For 50 years, the Toyota Corolla has faithfully served as the budget vehicle of choice for millions of drivers the world over. Toyota has offered this compact model as a coupe, sedan, hatchback and wagon, but in recent years … Read more

America’s Top 10 Selling Vehicles in 2017

New vehicle sales dip slightly in 2017. US passenger vehicle sales fell by 1.8 percent in 2017, the first year-over-year loss in seven years. However, the drop was modest and certainly wasn’t a surprise. In 2017, 17,230,436 new sales were recorded, down from a record 17,550,394 in 2016. Light trucks, … Read more

America’s 10 Best-Selling Passenger Vehicles

A look at the year-to-date best-sellers through June 2017. The US auto market is slowing down and will most likely finish below 2016’s peak numbers. Still, somewhere between 16.8 and 17 million new passenger vehicles will likely sell as the books close in early January — that’s still an impressive … Read more

Overtaken: Toyota Camry Falls to Third

America’s best-selling car is now a crossover. For most of the past two decades, the Toyota Camry has been America’s best-selling car. Routinely, Toyota could count on selling more than 400,000 units most years, peaking at 473,108 units in 2007. Even following the latest recession where sales bottomed out at … Read more

Premium Small Sedan: Hyundai Elantra Limited

2017 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai’s compact sedan turns another chapter. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is all new, a compact sedan introduced in the early 1990s. Now in its sixth generation, the front-wheel drive Elantra continues to push the envelope in a competitive segment, by offering premium touches for this mainstream model. 2017 Hyundai Elantra … Read more

Hyundai Avante Points to Next Generation Elantra

If you are a fan of the Hyundai Elantra, then the Hyundai Avante reveal in Korea earlier this week should have your attention. That’s because the Avante, marketed as the Elantra in North America, will soon benefit from an important update, one that will become evident in the sixth-generation Elantra … Read more

Scion iA, iM Enter Toyota Showrooms

Scion, the Toyota sub-brand, has been given a new lease on life. Founded in 2002 in a bid to reach young drivers, Scion quickly peaked at more than 170,000 units sold in 2006, but has declined to nearly one-quarter that number since. Blame old products and a profusion of excellent … Read more

Rip-off Report: $6,391 in New Car Warranties

Buying a new car is a hassle, with more than half of all buyers surveyed indicating that they consider car salespeople “untrustworthy” according to research from DMEautomotive (DMEa). That lack of trust is also higher with women as many ladies believe that they are being taken advantage of when negotiating … Read more

Replacement Models May Bolster Scion

Scion is either a distinct brand or a sub-brand of Toyota, depending on the way that you examine it. Scions are registered under their own nameplate, but Toyota treats it as a sub-brand. Furthermore, not every Toyota dealership carries Scion, the only place you will find them. At the Beginning … Read more

New Car Affordability: Toyota Yaris

The smallest model in Toyota’s broad product arsenal is the Yaris, a subcompact three- or five-door hatchback. It competes in a segment dominated by Nissan and will soon find in-house competition in the form of the 2016 Scion iA. Whoever said that Toyota Motors is not an interesting company? The … Read more

Scion is Back With Two New Models to Show For It

Scion never went away. But for many enthusiasts and analysts, the brand’s best days in its too-short history can be seen in the rear view mirror. Two New York Presentations However, Toyota Motors has other plans for the Toyota sub-brand, launched in 2004 to appeal to young, urban buyers for … Read more

5 Models That Made a Mark in 2014

With just over 16.5 million new vehicles sold in 2014, the US auto industry has returned to its pre-recession strength. Certainly, there is room for additional growth with 17 million units within reach. The auto industry is back and has returned in a significant way. Models such as the Ford … Read more

Killed by Takata; Denied Access by the NHTSA

Two-thirds of the airbag recalls involve Honda vehicles. The news this week turned especially gruesome as the New York Times shared the account of a dying Florida woman lying in a hospital bed who appeared to have stab wounds in her neck. On further investigation, it was revealed that an … Read more

2014 Toyota Corolla: Best Bang for the Buck?

Small sedan provides big value. The Toyota Corolla may offer the best bang for the buck, a five passenger front-wheel drive sedan that can be had for under $20,000. Corolla is the best selling vehicle of all time, a compact model that competes against the Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, Volkswagen … Read more

New Engine, Fresh Interior for 2015 Ford Focus

Mid product cycle updates loom large for compact Focus. The Ford Focus is an instantly recognizable name, with more than 1 million units sold annually worldwide. Ford has said that the Focus is the best selling vehicle in the world, a claim that Toyota disputes. What is beyond dispute is … Read more

The Five Top Selling Compact Cars of 2013

Compact cars are nearly as popular as midsize models, small front-wheel drive models that typically retail for under $20,000. Also known as C-segment models, these vehicles are produced by every full line manufacturer and are typically sold as sedans with hatchbacks usually part of the mix as well. 2013 Compact … Read more

First Drive: 2014 Toyota Corolla

Be forewarned: if you have yet to see the all-new Toyota Corolla you may be in for a surprise. Or two. Or more. The Corolla is Toyota’s top-selling model after the Camry, a compact sedan that rolled out stateside in summer 1968. More than 40 million Corollas have been built … Read more

Fuel Economy Changes for Select 2014 Models

Corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) represents the fleet average for automotive manufacturers nationwide. The federal government has mandated that automakers reach a 54.5 mpg threshold by 2025 with incremental increases between now and then. To obtain ever higher fuel economy numbers, car manufacturers are downsizing models, shifting from heavier body-on-frame … Read more