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 |  Sep 20 2014, 3:43 PM

Zombie Transmissions That Just Won't Die


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It’s 2014 and there are STILL cars out there with four and five-speed gearboxes. You may be asking “What’s wrong with that?” and the answer is “Everything!”

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 |  Aug 18 2014, 4:01 PM

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Toyota has improved its ranking in the annual J.D. Power seat quality study, and ranks first among automakers for the most cars with seats on the list.

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 |  Jul 30 2014, 1:15 PM

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The pricing of the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and 4Runner TRD Pro were announced today, with the Tacoma emerging as the most affordable off-road ready Toyota pickup truck you can get. Continue Reading…

 |  Feb 18 2014, 3:02 PM

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Toyota is discounting the 2014 4Runner to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

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 |  Feb 03 2014, 7:02 AM

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Toyota is teasing a new family of vehicles that appear to be off-road oriented, called the TRD Pro Series.

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 |  Dec 29 2013, 6:25 PM

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As 2013 comes to an end, AutoGuide readers continue to shop for their ideal car for 2014 whether it be a sports car or an SUV.

This week, AutoGuide‘s most watched videos include our 2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited review, the 2013 Dodge Dart GT review and the unveiling of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang.

Watch the videos below and subscribe to the AutoGuide YouTube channel here.

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 |  Dec 22 2013, 12:50 PM

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Is the Dodge Dart GT a true competitor in today’s marketplace? This week, AutoGuide set out to determine how the Dart GT stacks up against the competition.

That video proved to be a popular one this week, while viewers also took interest in our Toyota 4Runner review. And of course, our first look at the 2015 Ford Mustang continues to draw eyeballs?

Watch the videos below and subscribe to the AutoGuide YouTube channel here.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 5:17 PM

10. Dodge Challenger


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Fuel economy might top the list of things car shoppers are looking for when choosing a new vehicle, but resale value is still a valid concern for many buyers. Knowing what your car is worth three to five years down the road is important, since vehicles depreciated quicker than any other asset we can spend our hard-earned cash on.

So if resale value is one of your top priorities when deciding what vehicle to purchase, this Top 10 list will be of interest to you. Based on Kelley Blue Book‘s nominees for Best Resale Award among the 2014 lineup, you can get a good idea of what your future investment could be worth in the future.

Kicking off the list is the Dodge Challenger, netting itself 60.8 percent of its original value after three years. Those looking to keep their American sports car for five years can look forward to getting back 50.5 percent of its original price. The 2014 Dodge Challenger starts from $27,290 including destination and comes standard with a Pentastar V6 engine with 305 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. Power hungry shoppers can opt for the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that features 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

 |  Nov 04 2013, 6:55 PM

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The 2013 SEMA Show hasn’t officially opened its doors yet, but we’ve managed to grab some photos of the Toyota Dream Build Challenge project vehicles including the wild CamRally race car.

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 |  Oct 31 2013, 3:32 PM

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Ahead of the 2013 SEMA Show, Toyota has unveiled its Dream Build Challenge Vehicles.

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 |  Sep 24 2013, 9:15 AM

Top 10 Cheapest SUVs


 

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With the growing crossover segment, the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) market is slowly dying. Still, it’s got life in it yet and no cute-ute can replace the pure utility of a go anywhere, do anything body-on-frame Sport Utility Vehicle.

If you’re in the market for one and the Cadillac Escalade is a bit out of your budget, AutoGuide has compiled a list of the top 10 cheapest SUVs available today. True, they’re not all strict SUVs. Nonetheless, these are all seriously capable machines.

 |  Sep 03 2013, 4:39 PM

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With 2014 models landing on dealership lots Toyota just announced pricing for two of its utility vehicles, the redesigned 4Runner and its versatile Tacoma compact pickup truck.

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 |  Jul 29 2013, 1:30 PM

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The crossover market may be booming right now, but Toyota has no plans to discontinue production on any of its truck-based SUVs.

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 |  Jul 24 2013, 9:02 AM

Which Crossovers and SUVs are the Most Reliable?


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The crossover and SUV segment is one of industry’s fastest growing, and if you’re in the market for one, chances are you’ll want to know which ones are the most reliable out there. J.D. Power has compiled data collected from surveying thousands of vehicle owners to determine this year’s list of most reliable new crossovers and SUVs not in the luxury segment. Here they are listed in alphabetical order.

 |  Apr 27 2013, 9:02 PM

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Toyota has officially unveiled its 2014 4Runner featuring rugged exterior styling to match its authentic off-road heritage.

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 |  Apr 24 2013, 3:01 PM

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Toyota released an infographic today that displays stats and facts on the 4Runner, and it also gives some new info on the upcoming 2014 4Runner in the form of a blacked out picture of the new SUV. 

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 |  Apr 18 2013, 12:06 PM

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Before it is revealed at the 2013 Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, Calif., Toyota has released two teaser images of the 2014 Toyota 4Runner. 

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 |  Nov 26 2012, 3:01 PM

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It’s not uncommon for car buyers to consider a purchase based on how valuable the vehicle will be in the future. Here’s a list of the top 10 cars that will retain the most of their original purchase value after five years, according to Kelly Blue Book.

Toyota’s youth oriented Scion brand makes their only appearance here on the resale list with the tC. With 180 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque, the tC is a peppy compact with a sporty look. Also, thanks to it’s huge list of customization options, there’s always the opportunity to personalize the tC in whatever way you want. This is only one of two cars that make the list so be prepared to see a lot of SUVs and trucks ahead. The Scion tC finds its value still at 60.0 percent after 36 months and 46.5 percent after 60 months.

 |  Sep 13 2012, 2:02 PM

The Toyota 4Runner has been available for 28 years and changes in 2013 model will be minimal .

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 |  Feb 24 2011, 12:29 PM

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Anyone who was not comatose in 2009 remembers the Toyota unintended acceleration scandal, which saw millions of Toyota and Lexus products recalled due to what was eventually deemed to be a mismatch between floormats and the accelerator that could cause the pedal to stick.

Now, Toyota is recalling a further 2.17 million cars and trucks to remedy the issue – at least this time they’ve been vindicated by none other than NASA.

The recalled vehicles, along with the number of units, are listed after the jump, as is Toyota’s official release.

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 |  Jun 25 2009, 9:59 AM

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We still have more than half of 2009 to go and already the list of 2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year nominees have been picked. That’s because the list is essentially a list of every new model for 2010.

Nominated for car of the year are: the Audi S4, BMW Z4, BMW 335d, BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Fusion, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford Mustang, For Mustang GT500, Ford Taurus, Ford Taurus SHO, Honda Insight, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Kia Forte, Kia Soul, Lexus HS250h, Lotus Evora, Mazda3, MazdaSpeed3, Mercedes E-Class, Nissan Cube, Nissan 370Z, Porsche Panamera, Subaru Legacy, Suzuki Kizashi, Toyota Prius, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Golf TDI.

The 2010 North American Truck of the Year list is only slightly shorter and includes: the Acura ZDX, BMw X5 xDrive 35d, Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Transit Connect, GMC Terrain, Honda Crosstour, Land Rover LR4, Lincoln MKT, Subaru Outback, Toyota 4Runner and Volvo XC60.

Many off these vehicles have yet to be officially released and some (like the Honda Crosstour) haven’t even been officially named yet.

Jurors will now begin the lengthy process of making a short list, with the final winners chosen at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Last year’s winners were the Hyundai Genesis and the Ford F-150.

[Source: Edmunds]