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Because not everybody cares about the lateral acceleration figures of their midsize crossover.

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It's like a TRD Off-Road, but for pros. Or people who want more equipment.

Deep Dive

Making it more efficient and kind of fun without upping weight? It was an involved process.

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If you want a Prius, this is the one to get.

Power is good. Dual power sources are better.

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Finally, Toyota realizes that electric drive is powerful.

With the upcoming Prius Prime, Toyota is increasing the car's all-electric range compared to the earlier Prius Plug-In. Will it be enough?

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An Eight-Passenger Anachronism

The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is an uncompromising reminder of what SUVs used to be, and that's both good and bad.

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Can One Of The Few Truly Iconic Modern Cars Be Redefined?

Can Toyota can reinvent an icon by adding driving oomph to an iconic fuel-sipper? We drive the new, fourth-gen 2016 Toyota Prius to find out.

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Seeing GM's Call And Raising The Stakes

Toyota has encountered, for the first time in several years, real competition in the midsize pickup truck category. Fortunately for the Japanese giant, its 2016 Tacoma is a better truck than ever before.

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It's A Car, Alright

There's nothing amazing about the Toyota Yaris, but it's still a totally competent vehicle that's actually kind of entertaining to drive. We spend a week with one for a full test.

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The Swaggeriest of Toyota's Swagger Wagons Drives Quieter, Tidier

It's hard to love a minivan, but it's very, very easy to use one. More than any other kind of vehicle – save a panel van, perhaps – the minivan is the most appliance-like of four-wheeled transportation devices. And most minivan buyers don't need to love their purchases; they just need to use them. So when it comes to a minivan's driving dynamics, who cares?

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Refreshed To Sell Confidence And Value, Not Innovation And Technology

Advertising firms have done an admirable job convincing consumers that the easiest way to find a best-in-segment car or truck is by looking at a few key metrics. In the most elementary terms, the vehicle with the highest horsepower, most gears in its transmission housing, lowest acceleration times and best fuel economy most certainly must be the class benchmark.

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Refreshed, Resculpted, Polished And Refined

Toyota offers many flavors of its refreshed 2015 Camry, but those who choose to lower their operating cost-per-mile, squeeze 500-plus miles out of each tank of fuel or run a very efficient and reliable sedan in their taxi fleets will only be interested in one: the Camry Hybrid.

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(Re)Securing Its Spot At The Top

Every car has its definitive year. Whether it be the Chevrolet Corvette, the Ford Mustang, or yes, even the ubiquitous Toyota Camry, 10.2 million of which have been sold since 1983, every car has its year. For the Camry, that year was 1992. With son-of-Lexus styling, a clear sense of purpose and a parent company that had hit its stride as the purveyor of faultlessly reliable family transportation devices, the Camry got its legs in 1992. It's a car that even your mom is likely to remember, even i

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Saying Goodbye To Japan's Retro Wrangler Rival

Introduced at the end of 2006, this is the last year for the Toyota FJ Cruiser, the reincarnated FJ40-series Land Cruiser that will shortly journey to Takama-ga-hara, the Plain of High Heaven. In its first model year, we drove it to SEMA and found it, shall we say, coarse. It bobbled on the freeway and droned in the cabin, its boxy interior providing four bounce-boards for unpleasant frequencies. Tall mirrors helped one work around the eclipse of vision aft of the B-pillars, but navigating traff

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An Old-School SUV For Old-School Consumers

What would you say if we told you that outside of Jeep and Land Rover, the best brand for those who want to go off road is Toyota? Sounds remarkable, eh? But the truth is, Toyota's history of providing vehicles for the rougher bits of our blue marble dates back to 1950, barely a decade after Willys built the first Jeeps and only a few years after Land Rover made its big debut with the iconic Series I.

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A Good Toyota, But A Good Truck?

The Toyota Tundra is the automotive version of off-brand Cheerios: it doesn't dominate the market, and it's not the first model people think of when they hear the term "pickup truck."

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Unsung Hero Gains A Bit More Attention

Midsize crossovers like the Toyota Highlander tend to play a thankless role in the life of today's modern family.

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Part 1: in which we drive and discuss

Satoshi Ogiso, dubbed "the grandfather of the Prius," said in a recent interview in Tokyo, "Earlier would have been better, but it's taken a long time to get to this point." The point Ogiso was talking about was the arrival of representative prototypes of Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the precursor to the production FCV that the Japanese brand will offer for sale "around 2015."

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Posh JDM Cruiser Is Too Soft For America

We don't often come into contact with the Toyota Crown Hybrid, especially in colors other than pink. But when Toyota offered us the keys and a half-hour window to test out the Japanese version of the Lexus GS on US soil not long ago, we had to accept.

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