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Read the latest Toyota news and recent events.Toyota is one of the world's largest automakers and is known as the quality, durability, and reliability leader in the industry. Toyota's Camry, Corolla, RAV 4 and Highlander define their class. Toyota makes trucks in its Texas plant and most of its cars are made in the markets they serve.

When you think of dependable vehicles in the automotive world, the Toyota brand belongs near the top. Toyota’s entire fleet of cars, trucks and SUVs is known for incredible quality and reliability over time.

The Toyota lineup in the United States consists of many popular vehicles including Camry, Prius, RAV4, Tacoma, Tundra, 4Runner, Highlander, Corolla, Avalon, Sienna, Yaris, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, Corolla Hatchback, C-HR, Supra, 86, Prius Prime and Mirai. Many other popular Toyota models and variations exist all over the world as well.

At Torque News, our team covers the Toyota brand in full detail. We provide you with in-depth vehicle reviews, trim level comparisons, how-to tips and Toyota breaking news and developing stories. We also try to include helpful and useful videos in many of our stories so you can get the most information for your time.

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  1. Jeff Teague covers general Toyota news and you can follow him on Twitter at @Toyotajeff1.
  2. Peter Neilson covers Toyota Prius News and you can follow him on Twitter at @/the_hybrid_guy.
  3. John Goreham covers general Toyota and and Lexus news. You can follow John on Twitter at @JohnGoreham.
By John Goreham on February 29, 2024 - 10:19AM
We’ve tested both the hybrid and standard versions of the Toyota Corolla Cross. Here is why you should buy the hybrid. 
By Armen Hareyan on February 29, 2024 - 10:16AM
An EV owner says he loves his EV. Full tank every day and free fuel from the solar panels. Almost zero maintenance." His daughter's perfect Corolla hybrid's maintenance is more costly than his two EVs combined. Do you prefer EV or hybrid?
By Timothy Boyer on February 24, 2024 - 2:02PM
Does your car have a burning oil smell? Here’s a simple diagnosis you can make that is easy and a good way to save money by avoiding “The Diagnosis Trap” I see at dealerships.
By Timothy Boyer on February 23, 2024 - 11:52AM
Here’s a DIY horror story that no one is sure exactly what happened (including myself, but I do have a few ideas) where one car owner claims to DIY his oil changes.
By Timothy Boyer on February 22, 2024 - 11:23AM
Here’s an important consideration I almost missed when buying a new 2024 RAV4 Hybrid this past week while trying to save money.
By Armen Hareyan on February 22, 2024 - 10:22AM
I often search for good plug-in hybrid SUVs as they sometimes are more preferable then EVs. And these two models, the Toyota RAV4 Prime, and the Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid stand out.
By Timothy Boyer on February 21, 2024 - 11:04AM
Here are the basics of how a muffler works and one reason why an aftermarket Cherry Bomb or similar non-OEM glass pack muffler might be a bad idea for your car.
By Timothy Boyer on February 20, 2024 - 6:55PM
Consumer Reports latest listing of fuel-efficient small and midsized SUV model recommendations that can save you money without sacrificing the utility consumers want in today’s SUV.
By Timothy Boyer on February 17, 2024 - 2:08PM
Here is an update of 10 solid, safe, and reliable new models recommended by CR analysts who state that these models have the lowest transaction prices today.
By Timothy Boyer on February 17, 2024 - 10:34AM
Consumer Reports analysts have recently released their latest list of used car, SUV, and truck picks ranging from $15,000 to $20,000 that they would recommend for their friends and family members.
By Timothy Boyer on February 13, 2024 - 10:48AM
Cheaper oil begs the question “Is my car engine getting the additives it needs to ensure long-lasting performance when buying a less expensive motor oil?” Here’s one analysis comparing Kirkland motor oil with Mobil 1.
By John Goreham on February 12, 2024 - 3:37PM
If you dislike being blinded by oncoming traffic at night, read on.
By John Goreham on February 12, 2024 - 1:46PM
We tested the Toyota bZ4X battery-electric vehicle and found a lot to like about Toyota’s third-generation EV crossover.
By Timothy Boyer on February 11, 2024 - 10:30AM
Here’s a $3,500 reason why you should buy a Toyota over a Ford today.
By Justin Hart on February 10, 2024 - 3:20PM
Kia has released more detail about its 2025 Carnival minivan hybrid model that should be on sale in the US this summer. As anticipated, Kia uses the same turbo four cylinder + electric powerplant from their SUV hybrids, but they have increased its power.
By John Goreham on February 10, 2024 - 11:04AM
Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai overtook Toyota in an important Dependability Study over the past few years. Now, Toyota-Lexus are again number one and two overall. 
By Timothy Boyer on February 9, 2024 - 10:29AM
According to Consumer Reports surveys, these 3-year-old mid-sized Toyota SUVs score either above or well above average in reliability and offer exceptional value to used car shoppers.
By Timothy Boyer on February 7, 2024 - 9:02AM
Here are 12 models Consumer Reports analysts report that have proven themselves capable of reaching at least 200,000 miles and more in many cases where owners followed one key bit of advice.
By Timothy Boyer on January 27, 2024 - 10:01AM
Here’s a warning about what out-of-state license plate you need to be wary of when buying a used car.
By Justin Hart on January 27, 2024 - 4:15AM
Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) theoretically give drivers the best of both worlds, in terms of propulsion, enabling local driving on electricity and the ability to use gas for longer trips. PHEVs should also ease drivers’ range concerns, in winter especially.
By Timothy Boyer on January 25, 2024 - 4:41PM
These seven fuel-efficient 5-year-old nonhybrid midsized sedans are a smart and satisfying buy according to a new Consumer Reports analysis.
By Timothy Boyer on January 23, 2024 - 5:25PM
When it comes to what new models are the most searched on the Consumer Reports’ website, CR analysts created a new “Most Popular” list to aid your new car shopping research.
By Timothy Boyer on January 22, 2024 - 4:39PM
Here’s a summary of the latest update Consumer Reports analysts have recently made with their best used vehicles under $5,000 that they say have strong reliability and performed well in CR's tests.
By Armen Hareyan on January 20, 2024 - 3:27PM
In a new video, Scotty Kilmer discusses Toyota's announcement about bringing manual transmissions to electric vehicles. He believes it's a logical move that other car companies should follow, but they're hesitant due to the transmission's cost and weight.
By Timothy Boyer on January 20, 2024 - 2:11PM
A mechanic and ex-dealership technician shares the truth about how dealerships service department operate, how to spot a shady one, and what you should and should not do at a service department.
By Armen Hareyan on January 18, 2024 - 12:06PM
The 2024 Mazda CX-50: Has it "killed" the Toyota RAV4, and why other crossovers should be scared?
By Timothy Boyer on January 18, 2024 - 10:01AM
Here’s the latest from Consumer Reports on four models of used pickup trucks you should consider from 2021 that proved to be exceptional when it came to reliability and repairs.
By Timothy Boyer on January 17, 2024 - 11:09AM
According to Consumer Reports surveys, these 5-year-old mid-sized Toyota SUVs score above- and well-above-average in reliability.
By John Goreham on January 16, 2024 - 4:52PM
The Prius costs less to energize in many markets than a battery-electric vehicle. We use an industry gimmick to illustrate why the Prius can be more affordable than BEVs.
By Timothy Boyer on January 16, 2024 - 11:18AM
Here’s an excellent warning to Prius owners who are told their car has a classic head gasket problem that needs to be fixed…but really doesn’t.