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Toyota and Lexus Raise Prices on Select Models

If you’ve been shopping for a 2012 Toyota or Lexus, you’ll want to head to the dealership before the automaker raises prices. Toyota announced price increases for the 2012 Corolla and Venza, which go up on Dec. 5. “The price of the 2012 Toyota Corolla models increased between $220 and $310,” writes Edmunds. The base Corolla L will start at $16,130, while a Corolla S with an automatic transmission will cost $18,820. The 2012 Toyota Venza ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Prices, Lexus LS, Toyota Corolla, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Venza, Lexus LS Hybrid, Lexus CT200h, Model News

Test Drive: Lexus CT 200h Lacks Pizzazz

When Honda introduced the CR-Z, a sporty hybrid that starts at about $20,000, test drivers called it an oxymoron because hypothetically, a hybrid can’t be sporty, and sports cars aren’t supposed to be fuel efficient. This year, Lexus introduced its take on this idea, the 2011 CT 200h, but took its sportiness down a notch to make its fuel economy ratings average 43/40 mpg city/highway. I drove the CT 200h nearly 600 miles, and in ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Green Cars, Honda CR Z, Lexus CT200h