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Toyota Refreshes the 2015 Sienna, Adds New Family-oriented Features

2015 Toyota Sienna Toyota revealed the revised 2015 Sienna Thursday, giving us a glimpse of some of the minivan’s new features. The automaker says in a press release that the updated Sienna “offers something for everyone with a more upscale interior, better handling and family-focused, smart technology.” Toyota says that the updated Sienna features more soft-touch surfaces inside, as well as eight air bags (one more than the 2014 model) and four sets of LATCH connectors. A panoramic rearview camera will come ... continue reading»

Tags: Model Updates, Toyota Sienna, Model News

Toyota Recalls 615,000 Sienna Minivans

Toyota Sienna Toyota is recalling approximately 615,000 Sienna minivans in the United States to fix an issue with the gearshift selector that could allow the vehicle to roll away. The company says that the affected vehicles, from model years 2004-2005 and 2007-2009, have a defect which could allow someone to move the gearshift selector out of the “Park” position without pressing the brake pedal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says, “If the shift lever is moved out of the Park ... continue reading»

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Toyota and Lexus Vehicles Recalled for Steering Issue

Toyota announced today that it is recalling a number of vehicles for a defect that could make them harder to steer. In total, the voluntary recall affects 283,200 Toyota and 137,000 Lexus vehicles that were sold in the U.S. Toyota models subject to the recall include the 2004 Avalon and 2006 Highlander Hybrid, as well as Camry, Highlander, Sienna and Solara vehicles from the 2004-05 model years. Lexus recalls include 2004-05 ES330 and RX330 vehicles, as well ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Recalls, Lexus ES, Lexus RX, Lexus RX 400h, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Solara, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Sienna, Model News

IIHS Names Five Minivans Top Safety Picks

If you’re shopping for a safe family vehicle, you now have five more to consider. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named five minivans Top Safety Picks. The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Volkswagen Routan all earned the award for their top scores of “good” in front, side, rear and rollover crash protection, as well as having electronic stability control (ESC) standard. ESC is required by the government on all 2012 ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, IIHS, Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona, Nissan Quest, Toyota Sienna, Volkswagen Routan, Minivans, Model News, Chrysler Town Country, Top Safety Picks

Toyota Raises Prices on 2012 Yaris, Tundra, Sequoia and Sienna

The 2012 Toyota Yaris is set to enter production this month, and next year’s model will carry a base price that’s $960 more than the 2011 model. Toyota says that the new Yaris will come with more than $1,000 of additional standard equipment, making it comparable to a 2011 model equipped with the Convenience Package, which adds features such as a four-speaker CD stereo system and a heavy-duty heater and starter. Consumers can expect new Yaris pricing ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Yaris, new car prices

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