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 |  Oct 21 2014, 11:46 AM

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How exciting! The European version of Toyota’s Prius v has gotten a minor update for 2015.

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 |  Oct 20 2014, 9:00 AM

Savin' Money at the Pump


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Toyota’s Prius has become the go-to vehicle for people looking to save money at the gas pump. Sure, it looks like an alien science project gone wrong and its driving dynamics are less fun than a trip to the ER, but this car’s groundbreaking combination of high technology, phenomenal fuel economy and unimpeachable reliability have made it a perennial favorite.

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 |  Sep 04 2014, 11:05 PM

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The Toyota Prius is getting a special edition for the 2015 model year before it heads off to retirement.

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 |  Mar 17 2014, 2:02 PM

Maximizing Fuel Efficiency on a Budget


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Would you believe that you could get a vehicle with a 50-mpg combined rating for under $25,000?

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 |  Feb 18 2014, 7:02 PM

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The Toyota Prius family was the most popular vehicle line in the state of California for the second year in a row.

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 |  Feb 12 2014, 9:14 AM

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Toyota is recalling a total of about 1.9 million Prius hybrids worldwide due to a software glitch that can cause the cars to shutdown unexpectedly. 

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 |  Feb 12 2014, 8:02 AM

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Tesla sales are booming and a portion of it comes courtesy of previous Toyota owners.

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 |  Feb 05 2014, 10:45 AM

Maximizing Fuel Efficiency with Hatchback Versatility


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Want the versatility of a hatchback but hate stopping at the gas station? AutoGuide‘s Top 10 list of the most fuel efficient hatchbacks available on today’s market will certainly appeal to you.

With the growth of the electric vehicle and hybrid market, it’s no surprise to see the list being dominated by electrified vehicles. The list uses data from theU.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine rank.

So what tops the list? Read on and find out.

 |  Dec 18 2013, 6:28 PM

Compact/Subcompact Cars: Toyota Prius IV


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Just because a car is cheap doesn’t mean it’s a good value. Taking into account the five-year owner cost of a vehicle which factors in depreciation, fuel, insurance premiums, interest on financing, sales tax and cost for maintenance and repairs, a better picture is painted on whether or not a vehicle is a good bang for your buck. 

Consumer Reports has revealed this year’s best new-car value winners, which also takes into account the publication’s evaluation of the car. The less a vehicle costs to own over time, the better value it is.

Headlining the list is the best value car in the compact/subcompact category, the Toyota Prius IV. The Prius also takes home the accolade of being the best overall value for the second straight year.

According to Consumer Reports, the Prius costs just 47 cents per mile to own over five years. Of course there’s also the fact that the Prius gets 44 mpg overall, offering the best fuel economy of any non-plug-in car that the publication has ever tested. And though it’s not exactly the cheapest car on the market, its depreciation is so low that it costs less to own over five years than its initial MSRP. The Toyota Prius IV has a starting MSRP of $29,245 including destination.

 |  Dec 18 2013, 9:45 AM

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For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports recognized the Toyota Prius as the best value per dollar. 

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 10:31 AM

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Toyota is committed to bringing its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to the U.S. market by 2015 and when it does there’s a chance that car will be a member of the Prius family.

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 |  Nov 12 2013, 12:02 PM

Not to be Taken Auris-lly


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In North America Toyota is known for a couple signature vehicles. Over the decades they’ve sold legions of Camrys and more Prius hybrids than you might expect. Beyond these core products the company also offers a host of other models, from the full-size Tundra pickup truck to the FJ Cruiser sport utility.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 5:30 PM

toyota-badgeToyota now expects to sell 2.63 million vehicles in North America following a strong third quarter of sales where the Japanese automaker outsold Ford Motor Company for the first time in 15 quarters.

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 |  Nov 05 2013, 9:03 AM

Ford-Plug-In-Sales-Main-ArtWhen it comes to electrified cars Toyota is the undisputed champion with its popular lineup of Prius models, but Ford is hard at work building brand recognition for its lineup of battery-powered vehicles. Things must be working out well because the Blue Oval is crowing about sales of its plug-in hybrids.

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 |  Oct 22 2013, 12:31 PM

Driving the Future from the Past… Today!


Main-ArtThe Toyota Prius is one of the most contentious vehicles available today. On the one hand it rankles automotive enthusiasts like few other cars. They decry its bland styling and lifeless driving experience.

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 |  Oct 11 2013, 3:41 PM

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Toyota finally unveiled its new modular platform that it says will underpin all of its cars in the future.

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 |  Oct 09 2013, 3:31 PM

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Toyota is cutting the price of its Prius Plug-In Hybrid model down to a starting MSRP of $29,990, a total price cut of $2,010 from the 2013 base model. 

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 |  Aug 29 2013, 10:02 AM

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When it comes to hybrids, Toyota is the undisputed king. The Japanese automaker’s ultra-efficient Prius is practically the gold standard when it comes to economical motoring, but just because they’ve been successful over the past 15 years doesn’t mean they’re slowing down.

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 |  Aug 28 2013, 4:19 PM

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Toyota pulled back the covers today at its Hybrid World Tour event in Michigan, giving a small glimpse of advanced fuel-saving technologies currently in development.

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 |  Aug 01 2013, 8:01 AM

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Ever wondered just how big of a difference owning a hybrid makes on your wallet?

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 |  Jul 29 2013, 4:00 PM

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Over 60 percent of the hybrids on the road in California sport a Toyota emblem, the Japanese automaker has revealed.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 4:02 PM

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Toyota has launched wave two of the “Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge,” building on the success of its first wave which launched in May.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 1:02 PM

10. Lexus CT


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Car thefts have dropped an average 13 percent each year since 2006 according to the latest data from the government safety regulators.

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 |  Jul 03 2013, 4:32 PM

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Toyota has announced that its Prius vehicle has passed the three million unit mark in global sales.

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