Goodbye Toyota FJ Cruiser (One and Done)

Toyota FJ Cruiser

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is a unique sport utility vehicle, one that pays tribute to the Land Cruiser FJ40, a 1960s era off-road model. The FJ Cruiser, itself based on a modified version of the platform underpinning the previous generation Toyota 4Runner, enjoyed an eight-model-year run from 2007 through 2014. … Read more

At a Glance: 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

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

2020 Toyota Highlander Overview

2020 Toyota Highlander front

We, consumers, are enamored by crossover utility vehicles, which have largely replaced sedans and minivans as the family vehicle of choice. Big on passenger space and cargo room, crossover SUVs have simply won us over. In the midsize sector, there are some two dozen models to consider, with three-seat models … Read more

Previewed: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

2022 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

Quick Spin: 2023 Toyota bZ4X

2023 Toyota bz4x

Spending a week or even a full day with a new model gives us a proper introduction to the vehicle. But when time is of the essence, sometimes there are only minutes available for a preview. That is exactly what happened during a near week-long press trip to Toyota’s headquarters … Read more

Hot Hatch! 2023 Toyota GR Corolla

2023 Toyota GR Corolla

Grrrr! With the GR Corolla! The rumor mill suggested it, but it wasn’t until March came to an end that Toyota confirmed that the GR Corolla is, in fact, REAL. No, this is not some April Fool’s Day prank. The Corolla line is indeed expanding to accommodate a performance variant … Read more

Toyota Marks 25 Years of the Sienna

Toyota Sienna 25th anniversary

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

About the 2021 Toyota Mirai

2016 Toyota Mirai fuel cell

The second-generation Mirai may be the most luxurious Toyota ever. The Toyota Mirai is a fuel-cell vehicle, an outlier in the electric vehicle field. Introduced in 2015, the Mirai utilizes hydrogen to replenish its fuel cells to make electricity. Thus, its availability is limited to places that can support it, … Read more

Snapshot: 2021 U.S. Auto Sales

Dodge RAM truck dealership

The figures are in for 2021 U.S. auto sales and the numbers are revealing. We learned that Toyota overtook GM in total sales, the first time a foreign manufacturer unseated a domestic leader. GM’s sales fell 13 percent over 2020, while Toyota’s rose by 10 percent. Both manufacturers were impacted … Read more

Toyota Makes a Home in North Carolina With an EV Battery Plant

Toyota North Carolina battery plant

Pictured: North Carolina’s governor, Liberty’s mayor, and Toyota officials gather to announce the new battery plant. Toyota Motor North America announced on Monday that it selected a site near Liberty, NC, for its new electric vehicle battery plant. Toyota officials along with North Carolina governor Roy Cooper and Liberty mayor … Read more