Vehicle Reviews

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD Review
This week I bring you the current best-selling SUV in America, the 2019 Toyota RAV4. Redesigned for 2019, the all-new fifth-generation RAV4 rides on a new platform shared with the Corolla and Camry. I... More ›
2019 Toyota 86 GT Review
With all the talk of the reborn 2020 Toyota GR Supra, one might be forgiven for forgetting about the Toyota 86. But if a true driver-centric sports car that harkens back to the glory days of tradition... More ›
2019 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid Review
Cute-utes just don’t suit my hot-rod feet and six-speed hands . I mean, most of the hyper-practical compact-crossover SUVs tend to be about as much fun as a two-hour appointment with the icy ... More ›
2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD Review
This week, I bring you the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited. The RAV4 is a popular seller and ranks as the 7th best-selling vehicle as of the first quarter, behind the Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V. The... More ›
2019 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD Review
Well, you know what they say. Sometimes timing is everything. Case in point, I just spent two weeks with the 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited. During which the new redesigned 2020 model made its grand e... More ›
2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited Review
Calculus, Camus and coeds must await me. Oh boy. I mean, with a Toyota RAV4 sitting in my driveway -- the undisputed king of college cute-utes -- where else could we be bound but the liberal land o... More ›
2019 Corolla Hatchback XSE Review
The virtuous, pock-faced Toyota Corolla apparently got lost recently in the golden dust and glitter of cut-and-buff California. It probably knows all about body-pumps, Bosu balls and avocado-smooth... More ›
2019 Toyota Corolla Review
The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car ever. Over 43 million Corollas have been sold since 1966 and the 2019 version will push those numbers higher. It’s a fuel efficient car that is afforda... More ›
2019 Toyota Camry Remains Solid With One Addition This Year
The Toyota Camry is one of the most steadfast sedans in the history of automobiles.  Since its inception in 1983, it is now in its 8th generation.  It received a big upgrade l... More ›
2018 Toyota Sequoia Limited Is A Powerful, Roomy Three-Row Ride
Bigger is better, right?  Certainly in Texas and when it comes to SUVs it seems consumers are gobbling them up and filling them up with kids, pets, and all kinds of gear.  If a behem... More ›
All-New 2019 Toyota Avalon Cuts A Shapely Shadow On The Road
It was just a few months ago that I reviewed the Toyota Avalon in this space.  I liked the smooth ride and roominess it offered, though several things on it were a bit dated.  I knew To... More ›
2018 Toyota Highlander XLE Packs A Lot of Cargo and Passengers
The Toyota Highlander has long been one of America’s most popular family crossover SUVs. Last year Toyota sold nearly 216,000 Highlanders in the US, making it the third best-selling mid-size SUV... More ›
2018 Toyota Prius Prime Is Plugged-In To Fuel Economy
Meet the Prius you can plug-in: the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime. It's a vehicle that proves polarizing looks don't hold a candle to being fuel efficient for some drivers. Prime sales are up 42% fo... More ›
2018 Toyota C-HR Packs Nice Features In A Small Space
Lately, it seems many people are opting for larger passenger vehicles. A buddy of mine even offered this sage advice: “if it don’t seat at least five, then it don’t jive.” ... More ›
The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Has A Neat Trick Up Its Sleeve
Stylish and fun to drive haven't traditionally been the first words that come to mind when it comes to Toyota vehicles. Instead, they get stamped with the words reliable, good value and, less... More ›
Much-Improved 2019 Toyota Avalon Ups Its Comfort, Style, and Performance
This week we are taking a look at the completely redesigned 2019 Toyota Avalon, Toyota’s flagship sedan.  It is longer, lower, and wider than the previous version and clearly, Toyota is see... More ›
The 2018 Toyota Corolla SE 6MT Sports Some Attitude
There are a lot of vehicles you think of when you think of a stick shift. But for me, admittedly, the Corolla isn't the first one that immediately comes to mind.  So I was a bit surprised whe... More ›
2018 Toyota Avalon Limited Test Drive
When I think of Toyotas I think of models like the top-selling Camry, the popular RAV4, Corolla and their big Tundra truck.  Those are all solid vehicles.  But sometimes I forget Toyota make... More ›
2018 Toyota Camry XSE Test Drive
Dipped in electric blue, the edgy, low-slung sedan in my driveway looked ready to run – and not to the nearest Grab-N-Sack for a loaf of Wonder Bread. The strange, slinky sedan seemed itching... More ›
Sporty All-New 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Offers Manual
The all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is here and it didn’t come to idle on the sidelines either. Toyota’s replacement for the outgoing iM took home the Best Compact Car award at the 2... More ›
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Test Drive
Editor's Note: Car Pro Contributor Michael Garfield is a radio host, TV personality, and columnist based in Houston.   Trucks, especially here in Texas, generally conjure up... More ›
2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure AWD Test Drive
As fate would have it, I recently found myself behind the wheel of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 the very week something big happened: Toyota unveiled a completely redesigned 2019 model. And I do mean complete... More ›
2018 Toyota 4Runner Test Drive and Review
Editor's Note: Car Pro contributor Michael Garfield is a radio host, TV personality, and columnist based in Houston.   I love the outdoors - primarily because we have to be outdoors t... More ›
2018 Toyota RAV4 Limited Test Drive
Editor's Note: Car Pro contributor Michael Garfield is a radio host, TV personality, and columnist based in Houston.   The Toyota RAV4 was the top-selling passenger vehicle last year.... More ›
2018 Toyota Corolla XSE Test Drive
Editor's Note: Car Pro contributor Michael Garfield is a radio host, TV personality, and columnist based in Houston.   Fun fact: The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car ever. It&rs... More ›
2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Premium Test Drive
Allow me to introduce you to the 2018 Toyota C-HR, Toyota's delayed entry to the subcompact SUV segment. Designed to give off a, shall we say, "youthful" vibe,  I dialed back any pr... More ›
2018 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid Test Drive
Even in pristine white, the new Toyota Camry doesn’t quite glide swan-like down golden highways, but it sure makes nice waves on suburban boulevards – and I can’t remember the last t... More ›
2017 Toyota Sienna Limited Premium AWD Test Drive
First, let me preface this by saying I'm not exactly the demo for a minivan. It's designed for families with kids and I'm a single gal with only one mouth to feed, my Maltese Sophie. ... More ›
2017 Toyota Avalon XLE Touring Test Drive
This week I bring you the 2017 Toyota Avalon.  This is the 4th generation Avalon after making major changes in 2013.  2016 brought the new, big front grill to Toyota’s flagship se... More ›
The All-New Redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry Gets It Right
Since 1983, when we saw the first Toyota Camry on U.S. soil, I am positive I never used the words Camry and exciting in the same sentence.  Well, that has all changed with the introduction of the... More ›
2017 Toyota Prius Four Touring Test Drive
Ok, I'll admit it, fun to drive is not the first thing that comes to mind when I think of the Toyota Prius. After all, I did live in California when the second-generation Prius came into its ... More ›
2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Test Drive
Most Toyotas fade quietly into their leafy suburbs, gliding down well-ordered streets with a whisper, not a shout. Oh sure, their gaping, hideously exaggerated grilles scare birds out of the tree... More ›
2017 Toyota Corolla XSE First Look
True, SUVs are all the rage right now, but that doesn't mean the Toyota Corolla is taking a backseat. It's not only the top-selling vehicle in the world, it's also celebrating its 50th ann... More ›
First Look: 2018 Toyota C-HR
You gotta love Toyota, but the automaker was shockingly late the baby crossover party. That finally changes with the newest edition to its lineup, the 2018 C-HR. Today I take you behind the whe... More ›
First Look: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced
Nope, you can't order it and have it delivered to your house in two days via Amazon. But the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime - Toyota's most advanced hybrid - is worth waiting a little longer for.&n... More ›
2017 Toyota Highlander SE Test Drive
This week I am behind the wheel of one of the most popular SUVs on the road, the 2017 Toyota Highlander. We first saw the Highlander in January 2001, and this is the third generation version. &nb... More ›
Track Drive: 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE
We’ve always said that Toyota does Hybrids right. And this past weekend track test driving proved it once again as I took a spin behind the wheel of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. You’d be hard p... More ›
2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE Test Drive
Terry is a Car Pro car reviewer and was the automotive writer for the Dallas Morning News for 23 years until early this year. Life sometimes seems as badly scrambled as one of my swollen, orange-... More ›
2017 Toyota Corolla SE Test Drive
This week Terry Box is behind the wheel of the 2017 Toyota Corolla. Terry is a Car Pro car reviewer and was the automotive writer for the Dallas Morning News for 23 years until early this year.&... More ›
2016 Toyota Highlander Limited Test Drive
This week, I’ve been tooling around in a 2016 Toyota Highlander Limited, technically a mid-sized SUV but one that I find to be larger than most in its class.  We first saw the H... More ›
Test Drive: 2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring Review
In the world of hybrid electric cars, none has been more successful than the Toyota Prius.  Debuted in 1997, over 3.5 million people have purchased the Prius hybrids.  Now for 2016, the four... More ›
Test Drive: 2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited Review
This week I bring you the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, the best-selling truck in America that is not a half-ton, full-sized pickup.  The redone 2016 is one of the most anticipated new models of 2016. ... More ›
Test Drive: 2015 Toyota Prius Four Review
  Today we are driving the 2015 Toyota Prius Four, which designates the trim level. This one’s sticker price is right around $29,000. It’s nicely equipped with a leather-like m... More ›
Test Drive: 2015 Toyota Camry SE Review
  The 2015 Camry has been completely redesigned, and Toyota is calling it the boldest Camry ever. Much of that has to do with the model we are driving, the SE trim level, and ... More ›
Test Drive: 2015 Toyota Corolla S Review
  Today we are driving the 2015 Toyota Corolla. The Corolla has been around a long time. This is the 11th-generation of this vehicle, and it’s the best selling nameplate of all time.... More ›
Test Drive: 2015 Toyota Sienna XLE Review
  Today we are driving the Toyota Sienna. It’s a minivan. It’s all about comfort and function, and it does not disappoint. Our test model is the XLE 8-passenger FWD version. ... More ›
Test Drive: 2015 Toyota RAV4 XLE Review
  Today we are driving the 2015 Toyota RAV4. It’s essentially a carryover model from last year with the exception of a few features. We’re driving the XLE trim level, wh... More ›
Test Drive: 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Review
  Today we are driving the Toyota Tundra, Toyota’s full-size pick-up truck. The one we’re driving is the 1794 Special Edition Crewmax 4x4. In total, there are 18 configura... More ›
Test Drive: 2015 Toyota Camry XLE Review
  The challenge for Toyota going into the 2015 model year was how to keep Camry the #1 seller in America. You have a car that some consider boring, but you have hundreds of thousands of... More ›
2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Review and Test Drive
  I’ve been doing this a long time. If you had told me I would ever be reviewing an $80,000 Toyota, I might have questioned what you were smoking. I didn’t understand the Land ... More ›