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Toyota Drops Price of Prius Plug-in to Less Than $30,000

2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Faced with slow sales and falling gas prices, Toyota announced Wednesday that it is dropping the base price of the 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid by $2,010 to $29,990, which does not include destination fees. The price of the top-of-the-line Advanced model sees a $4,620 drop to $34,905. “Toyota is the latest manufacturer to slash pricing on a plug-in hybrid or all-electric vehicle,” says Alex Gutierrez, senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book, “a clear indication pricing ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, plug in hybrid, 2014 Toyota Prius Plug in, Electric Vehicles, Price Drop

Three Ways the Government Shutdown May Impact Car Shoppers

government shutdown With the government shutdown well into week two -- and with no end in sight -- car shoppers may want to start thinking about how furloughed feds and darkened agencies will impact their search for new wheels. While most industry experts agree that the shutdown will probably have minor, if any, repercussions on the car-buying market, they also concur that as the days add up, the shutdown will begin to affect vital automotive oversight services and consumer confidence in three distinct ways ... continue reading»

Tags: News, NHTSA, EPA, Fuel Economy

2015 Cadillac Escalade Unveiled

Last night, Cadillac unveiled the all-new 2015 Cadillac Escalade. The 2015 model marks the fourth generation of the luxury large SUV that’s known for its opulent interior and eye-catching styling.  In a press release, Cadillac says, “Much of the story of Cadillac’s redesigned flagship SUV is on the interior, where new levels of luxury combine with the latest technology.” Cadillac’s CUE infotainment and connectivity system will be standard on the 2015 Escalade. The system can sync with ... continue reading»

Tags: Cadillac Escalade, Model News

Gas Prices Fall 23 Cents in Last Month

gas prices If you filled up your gas tank in the past few weeks, you likely noticed that it isn't costing as much. According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.35. This is down from $3.40 a week ago and $3.58 a month ago. In addition to saving drivers money at the pump, the lower gas prices are fueling sales of less fuel-efficient vehicles. USA Today ... continue reading»

2014 Corolla Latest Toyota to Earn Low Rating in Difficult New Crash Test

2014 Toyota Corolla The 2014 Toyota Corolla has earned a “Marginal” rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) small overlap front crash test, bringing to four the number of models that have fared poorly on the difficult new test. The 2013 RAV4, 2013 Prius v and 2013 Camry earned “Poor” ratings. According to the IIHS, the test “is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Crash Tests, IIHS, Toyota, Model News, Small Overlap Front Crash Test, 2014 Toyota Corolla

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