Toyota News, Pricing and Reviews

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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The 2011 Toyota Venza

Close-up: The 2011 Toyota Venza is the ultimate blend of car, truck

The Toyota Venza made a good impression on us when we first checked it out back in 2009. It was a nice size and shape, with oversized wheels and a roomy interior, but at that time we didn’t get to drive it very far. Recently we had the opportunity to take the 2011 Toyota Venza on an extended road trip, finding it even more likable than we at first imagined.
2012 Honda Civic CNG Green Car of the Year semi-finalist

Finalists for 2012 Green Car of the Year Announced Ahead of LA Auto Show

The five finalists for the 2012 Green Car of the Year have been announced with the field reduced to the: 2012 Ford Focus Electric, 2012 Mitsubishi i, the 2012 Honda Civic CNG, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI and the 2012 Toyota Prius V. The winner will be announced at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 17.
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Toyota gets the word out in many ways about the 2012 Toyota Camry

Toyota this week launched a marketing campaign for the all-new 2012 Camry called “It’s Ready. Are You?” The campaign demonstrates how the seventh-generation Camry addresses changes in consumers’ vehicle needs and expectations through innovations and improvements to the look of the Japanese company's flagship automobile.
GM Heritage Center photo by Frank Sherosky

Detroit auto industry still suffering from lack of CAD designer skill portability

Imagine if you had five more computer operating systems than just Windows, and in order to get a new job, you had to be fluent in all of them, not to mention proficient. Then you get the scope of the problem still plaguing many within Detroit's unemployed engineering and design community, while the auto industry cries that it cannot find skilled designers.
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Hybrid owners among the first to buy recently launched electric cars

Not surprisingly, hybrid owners were among the first to trade in their Prius hybrid for a Chevrolet Volt or Nissan Leaf during 2011. Those who years ago made a commitment to the greening of the planet and their pocketbooks logically would be among the first to take the next step to a plug-in vehicle promising even greater savings on both fronts.
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Toyota pushes environmental education with travel program for teachers and school librarians

Toyota has chosen 26 American teachers and school librarians from 20 states to go to Costa Rica Nov. 19-Dec. 3 through the Toyota International Teacher Program. The aim is to help teachers and librarians inspire American students in their own schools by becoming "more involved in environmental, cultural and world studies," Toyota says.
Daily chart of Toyota stock as of 10:50 a..m on 10/10/2011

Toyota stock opens higher but still trending below 50-day moving average

Despite news about the 2012 Camry debut and the plans to diversify location of key part production around the globe, Toyota stock opened higher this morning which was trading last week near or just below its key price resistance area of 67.56 set in September, 2010 and well below its 50-day moving average.
cargo space on 4Runner

2012 Toyota 4Runner has different options for base, Limited, SR5 and Trail models

The 2012 Toyota 4Runner introduced on Friday is equipped with a 4.0-liter 270-horsepower V6 engine with 5-speed ECT-i automatic transmission and comes with several options to choose from. Prices start at around $31,000 and can exceed $40,000 for a 4Runner that is well-equipped. Here's a breakdown of what extras are available for 2012, broken down by model.
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Toyota RAV4 crossover adds high-tech toys for 2012

The RAV4, Toyota's premium crossover vehicle, adds new audio systems for 2012 that provide occupants with hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth. The next step up from the base, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited Grade, adds an optional display audio system with navigation and Toyota Entune connectivity services.
Tanks like these may one day be filled with cellusic ethanol thanks to Toyota.

Toyota reveals breakthrough in cellulosic ethanol production

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today held an event at its Toyota Biotechnology and Afforestation Laboratory in Aichi revealing a newly developed yeast that increases the production yield of cellulosic ethanol bio-fuel, new technologies for the greening of parking lots and walls, and a new “cool-spot creation methodology” for simulating and analyzing the effects of greening.

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