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There aren’t many vehicles that have a devote following as the third generation Toyota Tacoma. On sale for 8 years, the Tacoma, or Taco as it’s affectionately known, is a rugged mid-size pickup. It’s powered by either a four or six cylinder engine and can come with a manual or automatic transmission.
The Toyota 4Runner is a survivor. While most mid-size body-on-frame SUVs have been put to pasture, the 4Runner soldiers on. Available with two or three row seating, this vehicle can travel places most SUVs cannot. It has real off-road capabilities and credentials, especially in TRD form.
Toyota enters the world of electric-vehicles with the bZ4X SUV. Built in conjunction with Subaru, the bZ4X comes with a single motor and front-wheel drive or dual motors powering all four wheels. Unlike a lot of EVs, the vehicle promises some real off-road ability with impressive ground clearance and X-Mode to maximize traction in slippery situations.
With compact SUVs continuing to grow in size, a new sub-segment of vehicles has emerged that are not quite compact, but not quite subcompact. The Toyota Corolla Cross firmly fits in this new class with the likes of the Subaru Crosstrek, Honda HR-V, and Kia Seltos.
The Toyota Crown defies classification. Part sedan, part crossover, and all hybrid, the Crown replaces the Avalon in the Japanese brand’s lineup. Two four-cylinder engines are available, one turbocharged and one naturally aspirated. Regardless of which is chosen, both come exclusively with all-wheel drive.
The Toyota Grand Highlander is an enlarged version of one of the staples in the three row family SUV class. It address one of the major weaknesses of the regular Highlander model by adding a more usable third row of seats. As well, there’s increased cargo capacity.
The Toyota Highlander is one of the staples in the three row family SUV class. It has been a huger seller for Toyota and recently the model underwent a significant update. Gone is the V6 engine in favor of a torquey turbocharged four-cylinder unit. How torquey? It makes an impressive 310 lb-ft. of torque.
The Toyota RAV4 Prime is the plug-in hybrid version of the this popular compact SUV. Unlike most hybrids, the Prime focuses on performance as much as it does fuel savings. With a total of 302 hp on tap, the RAV4 Prime is one of the most powerful mainstream compact SUVs available today regardless of powertrain.
Toyota’s body-on-frame full-size SUV was recently overhauled and includes plenty of new technology. Chief among them is a new 3.4-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine paired to a hybrid drive system. It allows the big SUV to unleash an impressive 538 lb-ft. of torque.
There’s an all-new Toyota Tacoma on sale and it’s quite a bit different than the current model. Looking like a scaled down model of the full-size Tundra, the mid-size Tacoma will offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine or an optional hybrid one. The latter makes 326 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque.
The 2013 model year saw Toyota roll out an all-new, fourth generation of its RAV4 compact crossover. While similar in size to its predecessor, the fourth-gen model’s styling made it clear this was a brand-new design. Among its key attributes were the excellent build quality and reliability that helped establish the RAV4 as an all-star in the compact SUV class. Like the current RAV4, the previous generation offered gasoline and hybrid options.
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You may find the idea of your teenager sitting behind the wheel of your car slightly terror-inducing, but you’ll actually increase the chances of an accident if you don’t allow them to practice. Driver’s education programs are an excellent place to start, but they may only amount to 7-10 hours of actual drive time. The experience needed to become reasonably proficient is closer to 50 hours and that can vary from state to state. Still that’s around two hours per week spread out over six months!1 You’ll be responsible for ensuring your young driver not only learns the basics of driving, but also gains enough experience to drive with confidence.
One of the joys of the holiday season is the opportunity to see family and friends that live far away. Unfortunately, this often involves more than a simple journey of “over the river and through the wood.” Crowded highways are the new normal, resulting in greater exposure to potential accidents. Many drivers will be travelling in unfamiliar areas, which could lead to distractions from checking the GPS. Winter weather can be unpredictable, making the roads themselves dangerous, and there is always the unfortunate possibility that revelers will hit the road before they’ve completely sobered up. The best defense against unforeseen misfortune is preparedness. If you take the time to prepare your vehicle and make sure your coverage is up to date, you’ll be able to hit the road with confidence!