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Toyota has introduced a new grade for its Tundra full-size pickup truck and large Sequoia SUV. The company says both vehicles have long been ideal for families who are all about adventure and need the combination of performance, utility, towing ability and comfort. That’s why Toyota wanted to give families an “extra dose of sportier …

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 scores high marks in affordability, fuel efficiency, safety, and interior versatility, making it an attractive choice for many buyers. To see if this is the right SUV for you, let’s take a closer look at all of its offerings then compare them to other models in its segment. Exterior Styling The …

Rating 65/100 Background With their up-for-anything personality, easy-to-park size and sensible appetite for fuel, compact crossovers are some of the most popular vehicles on the road. Versatility is their greatest asset, as you can easily fill them with auto seats, groceries, sports equipment or the latest spoils from an antiquing trip and be on your …

Rating 67/100 Background Small crossover SUVs like the 2014 Toyota RAV4 have become popular with a broad population of shoppers. And it’s little wonder: In spite of their relatively compact dimensions, these vehicles provide useful space for small families and singles alike. They’re easy to drive in crowded cities, and they typically return at least …

Rating 75/100 Background In just half a decade, crossover SUVs have become the go-to choice among auto buyers. It’s no accident; the full-size SUV craze of the late ’90s and early 2000s addicted most American drivers to cavernous cargo spaces, elevated driving positions and eye-watering gasoline bills. The Toyota RAV4 was among the first models …

Rating 60/100 Background For those anticipating the 2012 Toyota RAV4 to feature an all-new design, the above photo may seem like a mistake. However, despite the widespread assumption that the RAV4 would get a clean-sheet redo for 2012, it instead soldiers on for another year in its present form. As such, all RAV4 models come …

Rating 75/100 Background With so many compact crossover SUVs on the market today, it’s hard to remember which brand created the idea of a small, car-based SUV. Yet it was Toyota with its then-diminutive Celica-based RAV4 that created the segment some 15 years ago, beating the competitor Honda CR-V to the punch. Of course, using …

Rating 75/100 Background Toyota kick-started today’s wildly popular small crossover segment 14 years ago with its RAV4, which introduced the novel idea of a car-based SUV. That original diminutive RAV4 has changed a lot since its introduction, though. Today’s RAV4 offers a commodious interior with room for up to seven people, luxury features like leather …

Rating 72/100 Background Like the Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz,” a body of metal is nothing without a heart. Thankfully, the 2009 Toyota RAV4 — when fitted with the optional V6 — has plenty of heart, thanks to 269 horsepower, potent acceleration and a modest appetite for fuel. In fact, this V6 gets …

Rating 70/100 Background Toyota’s RAV4 owns the distinction of being the first bite-size sport-utility vehicle. The RAV4 debuted in 1996 when most SUVs were still unwieldy, body-on-frame beasts. In contrast, the car-based Toyota was small and easy to drive. That it was shaped like a jelly bean hardly seemed to matter. With plenty of sales …

Delivering high-end performance has become a huge focal point for manufacturers as they look for every edge to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack. One of the most common ways to enhance performance is to shed some of the vehicle’s weight–an approach Chevrolet has chosen to employ with its new 2018 Equinox model. …

The 2017 Ford Escape is among one of the most stylish compact SUVs available. Its chiseled exterior attracts the modern buyer while the bold and fluid interior appeals to those looking for touches of luxury and convenience. To see how great of a value the Ford Escape represents, it’s important to compare it with similar …