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Toyota’s hybrid electric powertrain, Hybrid Synergy Drive, explained

No other automaker is as synonymous with hybrid powertrains as Toyota. Ever since the first-generation Prius debuted, Toyota has made it clear that it’s the leader in that field. Now, the Japanese automaker has made further commitments to the technology, announcing that every vehicle it sells in the U.S. by 2025 will be available with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/22/2021
History 101: 5 incredible early EVs you’ve likely forgotten about

Even casual car fans know about the GM EV1, long described as a pioneer in the world of electric vehicles. That recognition may come from the well-received 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? But what about the other early EVs that popped up in the late 1990s? Electric vehicles on sale today owe a […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
1/22/2021
Toyota Gazoo Racing GR010 Hybrid Le Mans race car revealed

Toyota’s entry to the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans has been unveiled and it’s called the GR010 Hybrid Hypercar. This race car replaces the TS050 Hybrid, which gave Toyota its first win at Le Mans in 2018 making them the second Japanese manufacturer to do so after Mazda won it back in 1991. Powering […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/16/2021
2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: The ultimate miserly commuter

Toyota’s latest Corolla is a massive leap forward over its predecessors. This popular compact car has evolved from a basic appliance to a vehicle with character. Now, there’s a super efficient hybrid model that promises exceptional efficiency and a long standard equipment list for not much money. Could this be the ultimate commuter for those […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/11/2021
2021 Nissan Leaf vs. 2021 Toyota Prius: Which is best?

An electric vehicle or a hybrid? That question goes through everyone’s head when the time comes to move to an electrified model. You’ve narrowed down your options to the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius. Each has its merits as a daily driver but the way you use your car determines which one best fits your […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/5/2021
Signs are pointing to ‘Yes’ for the Toyota Corolla Cross in the U.S.

Car nameplates getting put into a crossover was bound to happen. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Ford Mustang Mach-E are just the beginning as more automakers turn cars into high-riding models. Toyota started doing that in other global markets with the Yaris Cross and Corolla Cross. Of the two, it wouldn’t be a surprise if […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/29/2020
What we know about, and expect from, the next generation Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner is a legend in the dirt. It’s one of the most capable mid-size SUVs when the pavement ends and a popular choice among off-road enthusiasts for a reliable, bulletproof rig. There’s no escaping the fact that the 4Runner is dated, though. In production since the 2010 model year, the current generation 4Runner […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/29/2020
Toyota’s e-TNGA platform explained

Toyota’s long-term product plan involves the addition of up to six electric vehicles depending on the market. For North America, we’re surely getting SUVs of different sizes and a sedan. The automaker intends to sell these EVs at affordable prices to help popularize EVs. You may be asking, what’s underpinning these vehicles? That would be […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/22/2020
What we know about the 2023 Toyota Tacoma and its electrification

You’d think that every truck segment would belong to the Detroit Three automakers but one glance at mid-size pickup sales and you’ll immediately realize that Toyota owns that. For 2020, Toyota has sold 58,920 Tacomas to date, which is more than double the second-place Ford Ranger, which moved 28,350 examples. This rig is one of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/18/2020
2021 Toyota Prius vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid: Which one to get

Compact cars are trying very hard to win a spot in your garage. With so much attention going to SUVs, models like the Toyota Prius and Hyundai Elantra are doing everything to get your attention. In addition to the Ioniq, Hyundai has another electrified sedan that promises exceptional efficiency: the Elantra Hybrid. With so many […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/18/2020