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

2021 Toyota Corolla

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

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Debuts

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

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 2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Toyota RAV4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Say Good-Bye to the Toyota Matrix

The Toyota Matrix is a five-door hatchback or what some might consider a “tall wagon” design. It is built on the Corolla’s platform and has been sold stateside since 2003. Its 11-year North American model run, however, is coming to an end as Toyota will no longer offer this vehicle … Read more

Now Introducing the 2014 Toyota Corolla

The 2014 Toyota Corolla has been introduced, the latest iteration of the world’s best-selling model. The five-passenger front-wheel drive Corolla is now entering its 11th generation and will appear in Toyota showrooms this fall. Introduced in 1966 in Japan, the Corolla showed up in the United States two years later … Read more

Best Compact Cars of 2012

2012 Toyota Corolla

The compact car segment has strengthened in recent years as new models enter the fray, contending with established leaders including the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. These days, every major manufacturer has a stake in the segment with the Dodge Dart the most recent entry to hit the market. For … Read more