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Cruise Control Has Changed for the Better

Cruise Control Has Changed for the Better

Do you remember wanting a vehicle that had cruise control in it? This was meant to be a feature that helped you on the highway so that you could maintain a speed that you set and give your feet a break from having to try […]

The Toyota Commitment to the Environment

The Toyota Commitment to the Environment

It’s not just a pretty tag line or a way to keep those who are deeply committed to environmental protection to leave Toyota alone, this company is truly dedicated to helping to protect and preserve the environment we currently have. This commitment includes environmental improvement […]

Did the Prius Kill the Honda Insight?

Prius vs Honda Insight

We talk of the Prius as the first hybrid to make it to market at a price we can all afford, but the reality is there was another unique hybrid on the market before the Prius showed up; the Honda Insight.  This car was different from what the Prius would come to be but had the hybrid powertrain and enough intrigue to be interesting.  Even though the Insight was offered for several years eventually Honda had not experienced enough sales to keep this model rolling and cancelled production after the 2014 model year as it has fought the good fight against the strength of Toyota and the Prius.

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Toyota Joined the Creative at the Tokyo Motor Show

Each car show has its own variety of personality in order to allow car manufactures to know what they should bring to the show.  The Detroit Auto Show is the one where the newest production models show up to be the spring start, the SEMA […]

The Toyota Sequoia Continues to Be a Favorite

What do you love about a large SUV?  If you enjoy the old school ruggedness of a large beast of burden that can carry lots of people and all the cargo at the same time the Sequoia continues to fit the bill.  As one of […]

Passing Along Good Habits

Toyota Makeup Video

Driving a vehicle of any size comes with an array of inherent dangers, but many of us forget this when we get behind the wheel of our vehicle and head out for the day. Not only do we forget the dangers other drivers present to us along with the possibility of road debris, weather hazards and other obstacles, we also forget that we are setting examples as drivers for those who are coming after us and will be driving our cars in the near future. (more…)

Toyota Lights Up Yellowstone with Old Hybrid Batteries

Batteries on hybrid vehicles lose their ability to maintain a proper charge for powering a vehicle over time, but that doesn’t mean they are useless. The nickel metal hydride battery packs used in Toyota vehicles can be put to use for other purposes. One of […]

2015 Toyota Camry Specs

The Toyota Camry has been a popular sedan in the Toyota lineup for decades. The 2015 Camry is no exception to this rule. With a beginning MSRP of only $22,970 and estimated MPG of 25 in the city and 35 on the highway, it sports […]

Tundra Gives Toyota Full-Sized Power and Reliability

2015 Toyota Tundra Grey

Truck enthusiasts are a unique brand of people. Most have a loyalty to one particular brand regardless of what others have to offer. Knowing this when they started launching the Tundra, Toyota has gained a great deal of its own loyalty due mostly to the amazing reliability and resale value that is offered on all their vehicles. The Tundra shows up with some added sophistication over previous models, but still has powertrains that need some work in order to compete in the fuel mileage race. This does however offer shoppers the continued ability to enjoy the big powerful V8 engines offered, especially if the owner does not value fuel efficiency.

Even though this truck carries the Toyota badge, it has always been designed and built in America making it as much a domestic truck as the offerings from Ford, Dodge and GM. For 2015 the lineup drops the base V6 engine and keeps the two V8’s. A TRD Pro Off-Road model has been added for more capability when on trails and a storage tray can be found under the rear seats of double-cab models to add some great storage options.

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The 2015 Toyota Yaris Redesign Makes Perfect Hatchback Sense

The Toyota Yaris has been a very popular choice for those who have a long commute, need a car that performs well in the city, or for those who just want a car that is great on gas and will help them be able to […]