2017 Prius, The Hybrid Standard Setter

Rear of Prius

The Toyota Prius has set the standard for what is expected from a gas/electric hybrid powered automobile since its introduction. The Prius continues to refine the performance and comfort of driving an ecologically friendly vehicle. Our test car was the 2017 Prius Four touring, the top of the line of 7 models offered in the basic Prius lineup. In addition … Read More

2017 RAV4, the Urban SUV

2017 RAV4 Platinum

2017 Toyota RAV 4 Platinum all wheel drive compact CUV is a bit of a disappointment, but still a solid offering in the class. As a pioneer in the small utility vehicle market Toyota has done little to fight off the encroachment of Mazda, Subaru and Ford. The only place the 2017 RAV4 leads the class is in safety technology, … Read More

Toyota 86, the FR-S lives on

Subaru Boxer Engine with Toyota logo

2017 Toyota “86” The Sports Car formerly known as the Scion FR-S lives on as the Toyota 86. Toyota kept the popular rear wheel drive scooter, with minor changes, providing driving enthusiasts with a viable alternative to the Mazda Miata and the 86’s brother, the Subaru BRZ. First offered in 2012 as the Scion FR-S the Toyota 86 saw few … Read More

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Avalon dash showing 40 mpg

2016 Avalon Hybrid Toyota has all but perfected hybrid technology and the 2016 Avalon Limited Hybrid is an example of the best that is available today. The Avalon is a full size sedan offering roomy comfort, high end amenities and excellent fuel economy in an affordable package. To find a comparable sized car in a true hybrid you would have … Read More

2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid To me nothing says this is a solid car more than the thump of a well-made door closing. The doors on the 2016 Toyota Highlander Platinum Edition close with the reassuring sound of quality expected in a much higher priced vehicle. Not that the Highlander Hybrid Platinum is by any means cheap! Our test car priced … Read More

2016 Scion FR-S, Sports Car on a Budget

The FR-S is a basic, fun to drive sports car that can make an enthusiast remember why they love being behind the wheel. For those if us who don’t want to blow 60 grand on a 500 horsepower super car the 2016 Scion FR-S offers a fun alternative for much less than half the price. The FR-S is a 2 … Read More

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid As the 2015 Camry we were scheduled to road test pulled into the parking space at my business the restyling was obvious. The bold new front grille is a definite take off of the Lexus styling and looks good on this poor cousin. The new front fascia sports large turn signal lamps on each corner giving … Read More