2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime review: Stereotype breaker

Toyota pioneered the hybrid powertrain. With the Prius, Toyota introduced the world to the benefits of electrification and the improved efficiency it brings. Now, the company is taking its hybrids in a new direction while retaining their miserliness. With the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, compromise is no longer a word associated with hybrids or plug-in […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid adds Bronze Edition

Toyota has announced a new special edition for the 2022 Highlander Hybrid called the Bronze Edition. Slotting between the XLE and Limited grades, this new variant gets bronze exterior accents, and 18-inch bronze alloy wheels to distinguish it from the rest of the lineup. Inside, the Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition gets bronze door sills, bronze […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Sienna: Which hybrid minivan should be in your garage?

Families searching for the most space but want efficiency on top of that, you have two minivans to choose from: the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and the Toyota Sienna. These are currently the most efficient vehicles in their class, giving you 30 mpg combined or more on the EPA cycle. You may be wondering which one […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Toyota Prius Nightshade Edition teased as new lineup addition

It was only a matter of time until Toyota expanded its Nightshade series to nearly every model. Now it’s the Prius’ turn and it appears to be the biggest addition to that model’s lineup for the 2022 model year. Currently, the Nightshade edition is available on 10 models across the Toyota lineup. The addition of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Toyota expects 70 percent of sales to make up of electrified vehicles by 2030

Toyota has revealed more details regarding its plans to electrify its lineup and it appears the brand will leverage its expertise in hybrid powertrains to boost sales. This announcement comes a few weeks after Toyota showed off its near-production-ready bZ4X Concept, an all-electric crossover that will go into production in 2022. Its luxury division, Lexus, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2021 Toyota Venza review: The understated luxury hybrid

The original Toyota Venza was way ahead of its time. A crossover that was more carlike wasn’t well understood when the original car first arrived. Since then, the crossover craze has reached new heights and a new segment between the RAV4 and Highlander emerged as a fast-growing niche. The Venza has returned, too, after a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Take your entire family off the beaten path with the 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition

Did you ever think to yourself, “I like the idea of a hybrid-powered, all-wheel drive minivan. I just wish I could take it on the Rubicon trail?” If you have, then Toyota might have just the right product for you. Called the Sienna Woodland Special Edition, the van began life as a standard 2022 Toyota […]

by Chad Kirchner
Alternating Currents: Toyota is playing it too safe

This week Toyota launched a near-production “concept” electric SUV. Toyota has produced two generations of electric RAV4 in the past, with the first available from 1997 to 2003, then again in 2012, but it has been seven years since you could purchase one new. Neither sold in large numbers, and both were too typically-Toyota conservative […]

by Bradley Brownell
Toyota bZ4X Concept previews upcoming EV crossover

Toyota has revealed the bZ4X Concept and it looks like it’s closer to production than the name suggests. This is the first of 70 electrified models that the Japanese brand plans to release by 2025 with 15 of them being all-electric. It will be the first of seven models under the bZ brand umbrella, which […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid review: Sensible and electrified

Mention Toyota Camry to anyone and the first thing they’ll visualize is a comfortable, practical mid-size sedan. That’s not a bad thing because those are some of its defining virtues. Times have changed, though, and this sensible four-door has gained more tricks up its sleeve and a nice dose of style. We’ve got the 2021 […]

by Stefan Ogbac