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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

Cars of Summer: The Toyota Sienna Goes Shopping

For most people, summer is driving season. AAA estimates that 35 million people will hit the road this Fourth of July weekend. Even if you're not heading out with the crowds, summer means day trips, road trips, drives to the beach, festivals, fairs, visiting friends and commuting in the bright sunshine. This summer, U.S. News is putting the cars we test through their summer paces and giving you tips and advice for making the most of your summer ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Toyota Sienna, Minivans, Cargo Space, Family Cars

You Grew Up, and So Did Your Minivan

The simple joy of driving is something that I may have lost as I've aged. When I was 16, I was just excited to drive. Given the option, I'd probably have chosen something other than the Chevy Suburban or Dodge Caravan that my parents owned, but I was more than happy to take the keys and run with whatever I was given. It became clear that happiness no longer exists when I swapped test car keys with Managing ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Analysis, Toyota Sienna

Toyota Recalls 2001-03 Prius, 2011 Sienna and Venza

Toyota announced two voluntary safety recalls today, the first of which involves first generation Prius models. “The car maker says the recall includes about 52,000 vehicles from the 2001 through 2003 model years that were sold in the U.S. Worldwide the company is recalling 106,000 Prius vehicles,” reports The Wall Street Journal. The problem stems from the nuts that fasten a steering component called the electric power steering pinion shaft. “If the steering wheel is repeatedly and ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Recalls, Toyota Prius, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Venza

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