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Toyota News and Reviews

Toyota News and Reviews

Toyota previews, buyer’s guides, reviews, news and more.


  2019 Toyota RAV4 Preview
For 2019, Toyota presents the fifth-generation RAV4, which faces a landscape teeming with legions of excellent competitors. If it’s as good to drive as it looks, we see no reason why it can’t retain its sales crown.
     
  Toyota Offers More Choices with 2019 Yaris Small Sedan
Three trims, new leather and leatherette interior, a sporty front grille, more safety systems, new colors, and better fuel economy are but a few of the changes for the new 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan that will reach dealer showrooms this fall.
     
  2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Preview
The Toyota Corolla iM is dead. For 2019, a redesigned compact car called the Corolla Hatchback is arriving, bringing more dramatic design and improved driving dynamics to Toyota’s small car stable.
     
  New for 2018: Toyota Cars
Aside from introducing a redesigned Camry midsize sedan and announcing a freshened Sienna minivan, Toyota makes few, if any, changes to its 2018 lineup of passenger cars.
     
  Toyota Unveils 2019 TRD Pro Series Off-Road Packages in Chicago
Toyota reveals the latest TRD Pro Series of performance off-road packages for its 2019 4Runner midsize SUV plus Tacoma and Tundra pickups at the Chicago Auto Show.
     
  2019 Toyota Avalon Preview
When it arrives in mid-2018, the new 2019 Toyota Avalon will go head-to-head with the Buick LaCrosse, Chrysler 300, and Kia Cadenza in what Toyota classifies the “mid-premium” segment.
     
  New for 2018: Toyota Trucks, SUVs, and Vans
From the “no news is good news” department, Toyota makes few changes to its lineup of 2018 model year pickup trucks and SUVs.
     
  Toyota Unleashes Off-Road FT-AC Concept SUV at L.A. Auto Show
Toyota continues to go after the millennial market by unveiling its third muscular FT-AC Concept SUV at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.
     
  2018 Toyota Sequoia Preview
Toyota’s full-size SUV, the Sequoia, seats up to 8 people, and for 2018 is offered in four trim levels: SR5, Limited, Platinum, and new TRD Sport that is based on the SR5.
     
  2018 Toyota Tundra Preview
Toyota’s full-size, half-ton, Tundra pickup truck sees a handful of changes for 2018. Grille design and lighting changes debut, and Safety Sense is standard on all versions.
     
  Toyota Debuts "Funster" FT-4X Concept SUV at New York Auto Show
To entice urban millennials in search of adventure, Toyota showed off its FT-4X SUV Concept 4-wheel drive crossover at the New York Auto Show.
     
  2018 Toyota Yaris Preview
Toyota sells two distinctly different versions of the Yaris. This preview is about the hatchback version of the 2018 Yaris, which gets a very minor makeover. Get all the details...
     
  2018 Toyota Sienna Preview
Toyota’s aging Sienna minivan receives an update for the 2018 model year, the company hoping the changes will shore up interest in the family hauler in the face of more modern competitors.
     
  2018 Toyota RAV4 Preview
The Toyota RAV4 is nearing the end of its current lifespan and is due for a complete redesign in 2019 or 2020. In the meantime, Toyota adds the new RAV4 Adventure variant to the lineup.
     
  Toyota to Preview Refreshed 2018 Sienna, Yaris in New York
Toyota will exhibit two updated models—the 2018 Sienna midsize van and 2018 Yaris subcompact—at next month’s New York International Auto Show.
     
  Toyota Unveils 2018 RAV4 Adventure Package in Chicago
Toyota Racing Development (TRD) engineers have come up with a new, fun-to drive RAV4 variant for families with active lifestyles.
     
  Toyota Debuts TRD Sport-Tuned 2018 Tundra, Sequoia Variants
Two large Toyota trucks—the Tundra pickup and full-size Sequoia SUV—have been given sporty styling, tuning, and handling upgrades for 2018.
     
  2018 Toyota Camry Preview
With the redesigned 2018 Camry, Toyota aims to provide some sizzle to the styling and some dynamism to the driving dynamics.
     
  New for 2017: Toyota Trucks, SUVs, and Vans
Toyota gives the popular Highlander SUV a thorough update for the 2017 model year. The new 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro debuts, too. Other changes are relatively minor. Find out what's new for each 2017 Toyota truck, SUV, and van model in this buyer's guide...
     
  New for 2017: Toyota Cars
Toyota brings in three models from the defunct Scion brand for the 2017 model year, renaming them in the process. Detailed changes for each 2017 Toyota car model are shown on the pages that follow.
     
  2018 Toyota C-HR Preview
Toyota’s new C-HR is tough to classify, but one thing is almost certain: it is going to sell in significant numbers.
     
  Power Profile: Toyota Tundra
If you’ve ever wondered who buys this pickup truck, and what buyers like most about them, this Toyota Tundra Power Profile will provide some insights.
     
  Power Profile: Toyota Camry
By total sales to consumers, businesses, and government agencies, the Toyota Camry is the best-selling car in America. If you’ve ever wondered who buys this midsize car, and what owners like most about them, this Toyota Camry Power Profile will provide some insights.
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Toyota Yaris
If you are interested in a 3- or 5-door small hatchback, here are 5 fast facts about the 2016 Toyota Yaris...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Toyota Prius
Toyota’s fuel-efficient Prius was introduced nearly 20 years ago and remains the world’s best-selling, mass-market, gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle. Below are five fast facts about the redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Toyota Highlander
Toyota introduced its first Highlander midsize SUV 15 years ago. Now in its third year since latest redesign, the family crossover features seating for as many as eight and is cable of towing a 5,000-lb. trailer load. Here are five fast facts about the 2016 Toyota Highlander...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Toyota Avalon
Toyota has freshened its 2016 Avalon large sedan by tweaking front fascia on the Touring trim level. For more information about family sedans, here are five fast facts about the 2016 Toyota Avalon...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Toyota Corolla
For 2016, the Corolla gets Toyota’s latest Entune infotainment system and a limited Special Edition S sport variant. Here are 5 fast facts about the 2016 Toyota Corolla to research compact cars...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota updates its fully-equipped Land Cruiser large premium SUV for 2016 with new exterior and interior design embellishments.
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Toyota Sienna
The Toyota Sienna, refreshed for 2015, is the only midsize van with available all-wheel drive (AWD). Here are five fast facts about the 2016 Toyota Sienna to help with your minivan shopping research...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Toyota Mirai
The first fuel-cell electric car for sale or lease, the Mirai combines hydrogen and oxygen to make electricity onboard emitting only water vapor. Here are five fast facts about the 4-seat 2016 Toyota Mirai, only available in California...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Toyota 4Runner
Toyota’s 4Runner midsize SUV is a body-on-frame SUV that continues to be popular among the U.S. car-buying public, in spite of the wave of new crossovers that are constantly being introduced to the market. Here are five fast facts about the 2016 Toyota 4Runner...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Toyota Tacoma
The Tacoma midsize pickup is redesigned for 2016 with a wider, taller, more muscular stance, chiseled front end, and bolder grille, according to Toyota. Here are five fast facts about the 2016 Toyota Tacoma to help with truck shopping research...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Toyota Tundra
Toyota claims that its Tundra large pickup, due for a redesign next year, is available in 50 configurations. If you are researching large pickups, here are five fast facts about the 2016 Toyota Tundra...
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Toyota RAV4
Two decades ago, Toyota launched the RAV4 car-based compact SUV. This year, the 2016 RAV4 has been redesigned with updated exterior and interior styling.
     
  5 Fast Facts: 2016 Toyota Camry
If you are looking for a midsize sedan that seats 5, has a smart look and sportier suspension, here are five fast facts about the 2016 Toyota Camry...
     
  Toyota Debuts Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid with Better Style and Range
Toyota revealed its new 2017 Prius Prime plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), which features edgier styling than the fourth-generation standard Prius and a larger 8.8-kWh battery pack.
     
  Toyota Debuts Three Former Scion Models
The Toyota brand will welcome three orphaned Scion models under its umbrella at next week’s New York International Auto Show. Learn more with J.D. Power Cars.
     
  2017 Toyota Highlander Preview
For 2017, Toyota updates its popular Highlander, a midsize crossover SUV with 3 rows of seats and room for up to 8 passengers.
     
  Innovative Toyota C-HR Crossover Arrives in Geneva
Toyota reintroduced its “polarizing in a good way” C-HR compact crossover this week at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Learn more about the new model with J.D. Power Cars.
     
  2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Preview
At the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, Toyota debuted its second-generation 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro pickup truck.
     
  New for 2016: Toyota Trucks, SUVs, and Vans
The big news for Toyota for the 2016 model year is a redone Tacoma midsize pickup. Also, the Land Cruiser full-size luxury SUV has been refreshed with more standard safety and multimedia features. In addition, the RAV4, which was redesigned for 2013, is refreshed for 2016 with more features, technology, trim levels, and welcomes its first hybrid variant.
     
  Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Website Details Benefits, Special Rates
Most third-party auto websites include listings for certified used vehicles, but fall short when it comes to guiding consumers on the unique benefits of a particular automaker’s certified used-vehicle program.
     
  New for 2016: Toyota Cars
This year, Toyota ups the ante in interest by introducing Special Edition limited production versions of both its Camry and Corolla. Toyota—also known for creating the best-selling and most widely known hybrid gasoline electric car—is making headlines with the introduction of a redesigned Prius for 2016.
     
  Study: Toyota Remains a Top Global Brand; Nissan Makes Major Gain
Toyota remains one of the top 10 brands in the world, according to recent study by Interbrand, a brand consultancy that is part of advertising giant Omnicom Group.
     
  Toyota Debuts Redesigned Prius in Las Vegas, Declines to Gamble
Prius buyers often buy Priuses because, visually, they make a clear lifestyle and philosophical statement. That won’t change with the introduction of the redesigned, fourth-generation 2016 Prius.
     
  2016 Toyota RAV4 Preview
At the 2015 New York International Auto Show, Toyota introduced a refreshed 2016 RAV4, in the process highlighting a new hybrid version of the 5-passenger crossover SUV that is both more powerful and more fuel-efficient than the standard version.
     
  2016 Toyota Avalon Preview
For the 2016 model year, the full-size Toyota Avalon receives a number of subtle changes to improve the vehicle's appeal.
     
  2016 Toyota Tacoma Preview
Claiming that it has been building the best-selling midsize pickup truck for the past decade, Toyota has unveiled a redesigned 2016 Tacoma.
     
  New for 2015: Toyota Trucks, SUVs, and Vans
Coming off of a couple of model years accented by a significant amount of change, things are fairly quiet for Toyota's lineup of 2015 trucks, SUVs/crossovers, and vans. Find out what's new for each 2015 Toyota truck model in this buyer's guide...
     
  New for 2015: Toyota Cars
Perhaps no other model name is more synonymous with Toyota than the Camry, a best-selling family sedan that greets 2015 with all-new styling, a quieter and more refined interior, retuned chassis, and a broader selection of technology features. Find out what else is new for the entire 2015 Toyota car lineup...
     
  2015 Toyota Camry Preview
Toyota's best-selling 5-passenger Camry sedan gets a significant makeover for the 2015 model year. Sporting a fresh new look with added technology features, the new Camry also offers improved handling and what the company claims are higher-grade interior materials. 2015 Camry.
     
  New for 2014: Toyota Trucks, SUVs and Vans | Toyota SUV Models
Toyota has done a lot of work on its 2014 lineup of trucks, SUVs, crossovers, and minivans. Find out what's new in our 2014 Toyota Trucks, SUVs and Vans buyer's guide. Toyota SUV Models.
     
  New for 2014: Toyota Cars
Aside from the redesigned Corolla, there isn't a lot of significant news about Toyota's passenger-car lineup for 2014.
     
  2014 Toyota Corolla Preview
In the 47 years since the first Toyota Corolla went on sale, the automaker has sold almost 40 million examples of the nameplate all around the world. Soon, the 11th-generation version, the 2014 Corolla, will arrive in dealer showrooms, wearing what Toyota calls "Iconic Dynamism" styling.
     
  2013 Toyota Tacoma Preview
The Toyota Tacoma is a midsize pickup truck, one of the few of that type of vehicle remaining on the market.
     
  2013 Toyota Matrix Preview
The Matrix underwent a considerable design refresh for the 2011 model year, and has hardly changed since then, except for an upgraded audio system introduced for 2013.
     
  2013 Toyota Highlander Preview
The Toyota Highlander is a midsize crossover SUV with seating for 7. The 2013 model carries over from the previous year but adds a new trim level, plus a reversing camera as standard equipment on the upper trim levels.
     
  2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser Preview
The Toyota FJ Cruiser is a body-on-frame midsize SUV, known for its off-road capabilities and its distinctive profile. Changes for the 2013 model year include a Trail Teams Special Edition package, plus new exterior colors.
     
  2013 Toyota Yaris Preview
The Toyota Yaris is a subcompact car with a liftback in the rear, available with two or four side doors. Toyota formerly offered the Yaris as either a sedan or a hatchback, but the sedan is no longer sold in the United States.
     
  2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Preview
The Toyota Land Cruiser is a full-size, body-on-frame luxury SUV with seating for 8, known for its classic, no-nonsense profile and exterior trim, as well as for its ruggedness. After not producing a 2012 model, Toyota has brought back the Land Cruiser for 2013 in a single, fully loaded trim.
     
  2013 Toyota Corolla Preview
The Toyota Corolla is a compact sedan, introduced in the late 1960s and believed to be the best-selling passenger car of all time. The front grille has been redesigned for 2013, and a few tweaks have been made to the menus for each trim level.
     
  2013 Toyota Camry Preview
The Toyota Camry is a midsize sedan, introduced as a compact vehicle in the early 1980s. It's the best-selling passenger car in North America, and its seventh generation was introduced in the 2012 model year. For 2013, the Camry is available in four trim levels: base L, LE, SE, and XLE.
     
  2013 Toyota 4Runner Preview
The Toyota 4Runner is a midsize truck-based SUV, made by Toyota since 1984. The 2013 model carries over from the previous year with no significant changes.
     
  2014 Toyota Highlander Preview
The redesigned 2014 Toyota Highlander is longer and wider than the model it replaces, offering 8-passenger seating in a midsized crossover SUV package.
     
  5 Fast Facts About the 2013 Toyota Sienna
One of the best-selling minivans for sale today, the 8-passenger Toyota Sienna was last redesigned for the 2011 model year. For more information about the 2013 Toyota Sienna, check out the 5 fast facts below.
     
  5 Fast Facts About the 2013 Toyota Prius V
Many buyers believe the Toyota Prius is a small vehicle when, in fact, the EPA rates the 5-door hatchback as a midsize car. Learn more about the 2013 Toyota Prius v using the 5 fast facts listed below.
     
  5 Fast Facts About the 2013 Toyota Prius c
Last year, Toyota decided to make the name Prius a sub-brand and expand the number of fuel-sipping vehicles it sells. Here are 5 additional fast facts about the 2013 Toyota Prius c.
     
  5 Fast Facts About the 2013 Toyota Prius
To learn more about the 2013 Prius and Prius Plug-in, check out these 5 fast facts about the popular hybrid models.
     
  2013 Toyota Prius v Preview
The Prius v is the largest car in the Prius lineup, which Toyota has turned into a sub-brand. It shares its hybrid powertrain with the Prius liftback, but is not as fuel efficient due to its larger size and weight.
     
  2013 Toyota Sequoia Preview
The Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV. It shares much of its platform with the Toyota Tundra, a full-size pickup truck, but employs an independent rear suspension. It is larger than Toyota's midsize 4Runner SUV.
     
  2013 Toyota Prius Preview
The Toyota Prius is the best-selling hybrid off all time, with more than 1.2 million sold in the United States since the year 2000.
     
  2013 Toyota Tacoma Preview
The Toyota Tacoma is a midsize pickup available with 4-cylinder or V-6 power,  rear- or 4-wheel drive, two bed lengths, and three cab sizes.
     
  2013 Toyota Sienna Preview
The Toyota Sienna is a minivan with 7- or 8-passenger capacity, and is the only minivan offered with all-wheel drive.
     
  2013 Toyota Prius c Preview
The Prius c is the smallest model in the expanding Prius lineup, which now includes four models. It is smaller and less powerful than its siblings and offers the highest city fuel economy of the group, but the same overall fuel economy as the more common Prius liftback.
     
  2014 Toyota Tundra Preview
The current version of the Toyota Tundra debuted for the 2007 model year and has seen continual refinement during its seven years on the market. For the 2014 Tundra, Toyota makes significant changes to the vehicle, which debuted at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
     
  2013 Toyota RAV4 Preview
Introduced at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 is a 5-passenger crossover SUV offered with front- or all-wheel drive (2WD or AWD) in LE, XLE and Limited trim levels.
     
  New for 2013: Toyota Cars
The most significant news in the 2013 Toyota car and minivan lineup is the introduction of the redesigned Avalon full-size sedan. Find out what else is new for the entire 2013 Toyota cars lineup...
     
  New for 2013: Toyota Trucks, Utilities and Vans
For 2013, Toyota makes few changes to its truck lineup. Significant news is limited to the 2013 Land Cruiser, which is updated with new styling this year, and now includes everything except for accessories from the Toyota dealer as standard equipment. Find out what else is new for the entire 2013 Toyota truck model lineup...
     
  2012 Toyota Prius C Preview
The Toyota Prius C is a new entry-level 5-door hybrid that is smaller, less expensive, and more fuel-efficient than the standard Prius.
     
  2013 Toyota Venza Preview
The 2013 Toyota Venza is a 5-passenger crossover SUV based on the previous-generation Toyota Camry's platform.
     
  2013 Toyota Avalon Preview
Traditionally, the Toyota Avalon has competed against full-size sedans, but with the redesigned 2013 Avalon, Toyota says it is moving the car into the "premium midsize" segment. Designed, engineered, and built in the United States, the Avalon is said to be constructed of more than 90-percent U.S.-sourced parts.
     
  Toyota Crown Hybrid Concept Preview
Not sold in the U.S. since 1971, the Crown is a full-size luxury sedan sold in Japan. Prior to the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota said this new-generation Crown would be "the most comfortable luxury passenger car" in Japan.
     
  New for 2011-Toyota
Toyota Motor Corporation was founded in Japan in the late 1930s. The company traces its earliest roots to 1937, when Kiichiro Toyoda launched a new automotive division of Toyota Industries called Toyota Motor Corporation. Its first passenger car was called the Toyota "AA." Initially, the company's passenger car sales were rather slow.
     
  2011 Toyota Corolla Preview
Highlights:Refresh for 2011New front and rear exterior stylingNew interior upgradesIncrease in side-mirror size to improve visibilityNew Toyota Care Complimentary Maintenance PlanStandard stability controlStandard traction controlStandard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engineIntroductionIntroduced more than four decades ago, the Toyota Corolla is a compact sedan with seating for up to 5 passengers. The front-wheel-drive Corolla is now in its tenth generation, last redesigned for the 2008 model year. With a focus on economy, the Corolla is offered in three different models (Corolla, Corolla LE and Corolla S), with one standard engine choice. For the 2010 model year, the automaker added stability control and traction control as standard equipment across the Corolla model range. For 2011, the changes are much more visible; the small sedan receives an interior and exterior facelift, plus several minor equipment improvements.
     
  2011 Toyota Avalon Preview
Critical Knowledge:Revised front fascia with new headlights and LED taillampsNew center consoleNext-generation navigation systemUpdated gas pedal and emergency shut-offStandard in-mirror backup cameraNew standard Bluetooth phone connectivityNew standard Bluetooth audio streamingLineup simplified to just two models: Avalon and LimitedCarryover 3.5-liter V-6 engineArrives in dealerships in spring of 2010IntroductionDebuting in 1994, the Toyota Avalon is the largest sedan and the flagship of the automaker's car lineup. Often referenced as a large version of the popular Toyota Camry because it shares the same platform, the early Avalon models did little to differentiate themselves in terms of luxury from their smaller siblings. Now in its third generation, last completely redesigned for the 2005 model year, the Avalon has moved upscale with sleek styling and a wood-trimmed interior. In 2008, Toyota updated the Avalon's transmission with a new 6-speed unit, improved the braking system, and updated the exterior and option package lineup. For 2011-the seventh year of this platform-Toyota is again treating the Avalon to a refresh, this time including a new front fascia, new dashboard console and updated electronics.
     
  2011 Toyota Sienna Preview
Critical Knowledge:All-new redesign for 2011266-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engineAvailable new 187-hp, 2.7-liter, inline 4-cylinder engineFront- or all-wheel drive (FWD or AWD)Standard 6-speed automatic transmissionFive different modelsUp to 8-passenger seating configurationsNew SE model tuned for a sporty rideAvailable Dual View Entertainment Center with 16.
     
  New for 2010-Toyota Trucks
Critical Knowledge:2010 Toyota 4Runner: All-new for 2010.2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser: The big news is the arrival of a new 4.0-liter V-6 engine that runs on regular unleaded fuel, yet delivers improved fuel economy and better power. A new Trail Teams package bundles off-road equipment into a single option.2010 Toyota Land Cruiser: A new "Safety Connect" telematics system alerts emergency responders in the event of air bag deployment and the navigation system has been enhanced with XM NavTraffic.
     
  New for 2010-Toyota Cars and Crossovers
Critical Knowledge:2010 Toyota Avalon: One new color-otherwise a carryover for 2010.2010 Toyota Camry: The best-selling Camry receives a host of improvements including upgraded engines, new wheels, audio and Bluetooth updates, and standard traction and stability control.2010 Toyota Corolla: New standard traction and stability control-otherwise a carryover for 2010.2010 Toyota Highlander: Some of the exterior badging is removed, while the moonroof and back-up camera become optional on certain models.
     
  2010 Toyota 4Runner Preview
Critical Knowledge:All-new, fifth-generation 2010 Toyota 4Runner retains body-on-frame, truck-based designShares platform with the Toyota FJ CruiserTaller, wider and longer than the previous 4RunnerNew bumpers, grille, head and tail lampsLarge diameter wheels and tiresCompletely redesigned, larger interior featuring unique cargo areaAvailable in three grades: SR5, Limited and TrailNew Trail model is designed to maximize off-road performance, features high ground clearance, a hood scoop, unique 17-inch wheels, black outer mirrors, front and rear bumper guards and dark smoke treatment on the head and tail
     
  2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Concept Preview
Critical Knowledge:Based on the 2010 Toyota PriusHigh-output lithium-ion batteryRuns on battery power until discharged, then operates like a traditional hybridCharges in 90 minutes with a 230-volt electricity supplyRange is about 13 miles on battery aloneRuns up to 62 mph in electric-only modeLimited prototype lease program of 500 units worldwide in early 2010IntroductionThe Toyota Prius has become the poster child for the "green" movement among U.S. new-car buyers since its introduction in 2001. While Honda, maker of the gas-electric hybrid Insight from 2000-06, might dispute the claim, Toyota proudly states that the Prius was the first mass-produced gas-electric hybrid vehicle available for sale in the United States.
     
  2010 Toyota Prius Preview
Critical Knowledge:Completely redesigned, third-generation model for 2010Built on a new platformIncreased passenger and cargo capacityThree selectable driving modes: EV, Economy and Power50-mpg fuel economyReduced CO2 emissionsQuicker and more powerful than the previous modelUses plant-based "ecological plastics"Available moonroof with solar panelsRemote air conditioning systemStandard multi-information display panel that monitors fuel and energy
     
  New for 2009-Toyota Trucks
Critical Knowledge:Toyota launches an all-new vehicle, the Venza crossover, for the 2009 model year4Runner adds an optional Trail Edition package with locking rear differential and other features, including water-resistant seat fabric and detachable TomTom navigation systemNon-hybrid Highlander models available with 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine (February 2009) FJ Cruiser gets new colors, rollover sensor and optional backup cameraRAV4 undergoes design facelift, new colors, new seat fabric or optional Charcoal leather, new 2.
     
  New for 2009-Toyota Cars
Critical Knowledge: Camry, Corolla and Matrix were early introductions and already are available at dealershipsToyota discontinues the Camry Solara coupe and convertible for the 2009 model yearThe compact Yaris adds a 5-door "liftback" version that includes an available body kit and interior colors as well as Yellow Jolt and Carmine Red exterior paintAll Yaris models get standard anti-lock brakes (ABS), front seat-mounted side air bags and integrated iPod capability for audio
     
  2009 Toyota Venza Preview
Critical Knowledge:All-new midsize crossover vehicleFirst Toyota with automatic high-beam headlamp dimming systemFirst Toyota with standard 20-inch wheelsFirst Toyota with panoramic roof optionUnique 60/60 dashboard designRear seats recline 14 degreesSeven air bags standardFirst sedan with Toyota's Star Safety SystemFour- and 6-cylinder engines availableDesigned, engineered and built in the United StatesIntroductionToyota says its all-new, 2009 Venza model was designed to look less like a traditional, boxy SUV and more like a sporty sedan with an angled rear hatch instead of the usual trunk lid. But unlike most sedans, the Venza will provide room for cargo behind second-row seats equipped with backs that can be reclined as much as 14 degrees.
     
  2009 Toyota Corolla Preview
Critical Knowledge:All-new, 10th-generation modelNew exterior and interior designAll-new chassis and suspensionNewly-designed instrument displayNew 3-spoke steering wheel with available audio and Bluetooth controlsLower, wider and longer than previous generationFive grades to choose from: Standard, LE, XLE, S and XRSFive new exterior colorsArrives at dealerships in February, 2008IntroductionOn sale continuously in the U.S. since 1968, the Toyota Corolla has sold more than 30 million units worldwide since its introduction in Japan in 1966. The Corolla has been the best-selling car in Japan for most of that time, and for the past 20 years, has been the second best-selling model in Toyota's North American lineup. In summary, the Corolla is the world's all-time best-selling passenger car. With the introduction of the all-new, 10th-generation Corolla for the 2009 model year, Toyota hopes to maintain and build upon that success.
     
  2008 Toyota Sequoia Preview
Critical Knowledge:All-new, second-generation modelNew body, new interior, new chassisIncreased focus on efficiency, performance, and comfortCo-developed with Tundra full-size pickupAvailable 381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 engineAvailable 6-speed automatic transmissionFlexible passenger and cargo-carrying capacitySeating for up to 8 occupantsToyota's STAR Safety SystemFive new paint colorsIntroductionToyota introduced its Sequoia full-size SUV in September 2000 as a 2001 model, joining the RAV4, 4Runnerand Land Cruiser in Toyota's three-model SUV lineup. It was the first Toyota SUV designed in the U.S. and the first to be built exclusively in the U.S. at Toyota's production facility in Princeton, IN. The Sequoia received minor changes in 2005, primarily consisting of engine, transmission, safety and cosmetic enhancements.
     
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