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  • 2019 Toyota RAV4

    The 2019 RAV4 Hybrid is Toyota’s way of flexing its corporate might. It’s as if the automaker called on each of its departments to create the new hybrid crossover SUV. The folks from design coughed up some 4Runner and Tacoma cues to give it a butch look. The Lexus team chiseled the cohesive, angular interior design. And the Prius development team worked under its hood. The result is a 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid that’s unusually thrifty for a crossover SUV. It’s not without its faults, but overall the RAV4 Hybrid I drove on roads winding around Carmel, California, is a...

  • 2020 Toyota Corolla
    Toyota Corolla hybrid will join Prius next year

    The redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will soon spawn a hybrid variant, the first gasoline-electric version of the automaker's popular compact car. Toyota made the announcement Thursday as it unveiled the Corolla sedan at simultaneous events in California and China, underscoring the model's...

  • All-wheel drive Toyota Prius teased
    Toyota teases all-wheel-drive Prius for LA auto show debut

    Toyota has teased what is probably an all-wheel-drive Prius, slated for introduction at the Los Angeles auto show late this month. In studying the picture the company teased, with a Prius churning through the snow, it’s hard to come to another conclusion. The automaker says in a...

  • 2019 Volvo XC40
    Report: Volvo's parent company in talks with Toyota over hybrid systems

    Toyota revealed on Thursday that it is in talks with Chinese automaker Geely, which owns Volvo, about cooperation on hybrid vehicle technology, Reuters reported. As the company that has sold by far the most hybrids worldwide, the discussions could involve selling Toyota hybrid technology in Geely...

  • Toyota Project Portal 2.0 fuel cell-powered semi-trailer truck
    Toyota enters $82 million partnership to roll out hydrogen trucks in Los Angeles port

    After showing its second-generation fuel-cell semi-truck at the Port of Los Angeles in July, Toyota announced last week it will build 10 more fuel-cell trucks for the project. In addition to the trucks, the project will add two new heavy-duty hydrogen filling stations, two new hydrogen forklifts at...

  • 2016 Toyota Prius, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015
    Toyota recalls 2016-2018 Prius models for fire risk

    Toyota is launching one of its largest recalls on one of its most popular models—the Prius hybrid. Covering all Toyota Prius and Prius Plug-in models built between June 2015 and May 2018, the recall involves a wiring harness for the car's hybrid power control unit, which can chafe and start a...

  • 2018 Toyota Prius c

    The most affordable hybrid on the market just got a little less so. The 2019 Toyota Prius C will cost $900 more, with a sticker of $22,450, including destination, based on a recent official price list released by Toyota and shared by our partners at CarsDirect. Toyota has replaced its traditional Prius trim lines—One, Two, Three, and Four—with trims more akin to the rest of its product lineup. In the process, it has cut the Prius C down to just two trim levels, the L and LE. The new base-trim L is equipped a lot like the former Prius C Two, with cruise control and a split-folding...

  • In the end, we chose a Prius Prime
    Follow-up: In the end, I bought a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid

    In an article last fall, I reached out to the GCR readers for a suggestion for what plug-in vehicle I should buy to complement my 84-mile range 2015 Nissan LEAF. The new vehicle, my wife’s car, had to handle a 16-mile daily commute, occasional 300-mile trips to Vermont (a place of few DC fast...

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Dallas, Texas
    2018 Toyota Prius Prime, Tesla Model 3 take awards for lowest environmental and social impact

    Rating cars isn't just about acceleration times—or at least it shouldn't be. Unlike other car rating organizations, the Automotive Science Group rates cars according to their life-cycle CO2 emissions, based on a combination of their fuel economy and weight, as a proxy for the materials...

  • 2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius
    Toyota may let mechanics repair faulty recall inverters on older Prius

    Toyota may supply independent mechanics with parts and instructions for repairing, but not replacing, potentially faulty inverters on certain 2014 Prius models, Green Car Reports has learned. According to Automotive Career Development Center founder Craig Van Batenberg, Toyota for the first time...

  • 2019 Toyota Avalon
    2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid first drive review: understated efficiency

    In our testing the Avalon Hybrid seemed in line with what full-size buyers would expect from their sedans. It’s a smooth ride with effortless efficiency.

  • 2001 Toyota Prius Sedan
    Jay Leno says Toyota Prius will someday be collectible

    Car collectors also gravitate towards car that represented turning points in automotive technology or design, and the Prius does that in spades.

  • 2018 Toyota C-HR

    Plug-in models represented 40 percent of Toyota's sales in China last year, and buyers are always looking for a wider range of models to buy.

  • 2018 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid
    2018 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid road-trip review: a case for high-mpg sedans

    Though sedans might lack the high seating position of crossovers, the Camry remains proof that they’re more stable, quieter, and guzzle far less gas. They’re also cheaper.

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium
    2019 Toyota Prius will be restyled to look more like Prime: report

    Global sales of compact hatchbacks are hardly surging, and fuel economy for all types of vehicles is steadily improving. Even given those factors, though, the fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid has had an especially rough road since its launch as a 2016 model. At just 108,661 deliveries across...

  • 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback returns at NY Auto Show

    The Toyota Corolla is the world's highest-selling nameplate, having surpassed the Ford Model T and Volkswagen Beetle years ago. It exists in many different models and varieties all over the world, but the U.S. hasn't always been offered the hatchback version. In fact, the Corolla lineup only...

  • 2019 Toyota RAV4, 2018 New York auto show
    Redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid debuts at New York auto show

    With buyers showing no signs of letup in their enthusiasm for crossovers of all sizes and shapes, the redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 couldn't be coming at a better time. The Toyota RAV4 small SUV became the company's single best-selling model in the U.S. last year, surging past its long-time champion...

  • 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback
    2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback debuts in Geneva for Europe

    Remember hatchbacks? Actually, come to think of it ... remember passenger cars? You know, the sedans and wagons and hatchbacks that don't have all-wheel drive and aren't jacked up 6 to 9 inches off the ground? They used to roam this fair land of ours, but lately, they seem to have been routed by...

  • 2018 Toyota Prius

    Cars with plugs may be the cleaner and greener future, but at the moment, they make up only about 1 percent of global sales approaching 100 million vehicles a year. That means that automakers continue to work ceaselessly on more efficient gasoline engines and lighter vehicles to put them in. Last week, Toyota summarized its plans in that arena and revealed some of the future powertrains we'll see in Toyota and Lexus vehicles over the next several years. DON'T MISS: Toyota Prius hybrid sales have tanked: here are 4 reasons why The new engines, transmissions, and hybrid systems are all...

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Dallas, Texas
    For six months, one in five Prius sales has been a plug-in hybrid

    A funny thing happened to Toyota Prius hybrid sales last month. Almost one in three Prius hybrids sold in the U.S. were the Prius Prime model—the one with a plug. Toyota may be the large automaker least friendly to cars that plug in, so what's that all about? DON'T MISS: Toyota Prius hybrid...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius
    Toyota Prius recall in 2014 failed to fix problem, lawsuit says, may have cut mileage

    Early in 2014, Toyota filed a voluntary recall notice with the NHTSA to fix a defect in roughly 800,000 third-generation Prius Liftback hybrids sold in the U.S. from 2010 through 2014. The company said it would make unspecified changes to software that controlled the vehicle's inverter, which...

  • 2018 Subaru Crosstrek first drive
    Subaru plug-in hybrid to use Prius Prime parts, coming in 2019

    When Toyota and Mazda said last September they would form a joint venture to produce electric-car parts, that answered the question of where Mazda's future plug-in vehicles would get their electric running gear. But it sparked another question: Where did that leave Subaru, another small automaker...

  • 2016 Toyota Prius - first drive, Laguna Niguel, CA, Nov 2015
    Toyota Prius hybrid sales have tanked: here are 4 reasons why

    The Toyota Prius hybrid has been its maker's "halo car" and an example of its most advanced technology for two decades. Launched from an early-1990s project to halve the fuel consumption of a small car, its hybrid-electric powertrain pioneered mass electrification of passenger cars. But the sales...

  • 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
    2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid debuts with more evocative style, promise of improved efficiency

    The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid that debuted Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show goes where no full-size sedan has gone before. Well, except for last year's Avalon Hybrid, anyway. For 2019, the Avalon rides on a new platform, has updated interior and exterior styling, and comes loaded with an...