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Toyota Reviews

Using the money made from his father's automatic textile loom company, Kiichiro Toyoda took the family business in a decidedly different direction when he built his first automobile, the Model AA, in 1936. Rebranded as "Toyota" in 1937 because it took only eight brush strokes to write (a fortuitous number in Japan), the fledgling car company soon took off thanks to the popularity of its small, inexpensive vehicles, dubbed "Toyopets." Although the "Toyopet" appellation has since been dropped, Toyota's commitment to creating high-quality, value-oriented vehicles has not. Now the world's largest automobile manufacturer by production, the Japanese badge is known around the globe for efficient, economical vehicles like the Toyota Corolla and Prius hybrid.

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE

Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE
The Camry Hybrid pairs impressive fuel economy with a comfortable and well-designed cabin.

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2015 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla S Premium
One of the best-selling cars in the world, the Corolla continues to shine as a simple and practical commuter car.

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2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE
The luxurious and roomy Avalon Hybrid delivers a plush ride and truly remarkable fuel-economy for a car this large.

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2015 Toyota Prius C

Toyota Prius c
Bringing Prius fuel-economy at a significantly lower inital cost, the Prius c may be the ultimate penny-pincher-mobile.

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2015 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4
A practial and relatively fuel-efficienet small SUV, the RAV4 stands out with its low-to-the-ground cargo area permitting easy loading and unloading.

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A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Toyota Corolla XRS

Toyota Corolla XRS
This fresh take on Toyota's perennially popular Corolla showcases a beefed-up engine, sleek lines enhanced by sporty features, and an extra-roomy interior that is sure to keep commuters content—even during the dreariest of rush hours.

Toyota Prius
This redesigned third-generation hybrid hatchback, equipped with a 1.8-liter gas engine, an electric motor, regenerative braking and a 650-volt NiMH battery, gets a city fuel economy of up to 51 mpg. Along with four modes of driving, this ultra-modern five-seater includes a range of high-tech luxury features.

A side view of a 2010 Toyota Prius

A three-quarter rear view of a 2009 Toyota Venza

Toyota Venza
Featuring clean lines and a comfortably roomy interior, the Toyota Venza is the perfect vehicle for moms who don't want to sacrifice style for functionality. Added to the crossover's cool looks are a host of safety features, which helped the Venza earn an impressive five-star rating for frontal and side crashes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Toyota Yaris Liftback
For people on a tight budget, the 2009 Yaris Liftback is a good value. This five-door hatchback saves cash by offering a low base price and high fuel economy (the car gets about 35 mpg on the highway).

A three-quarter rear view of a 2009 Toyota Yaris

A three-quarter front view of a 2008 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander
Though it may seem appropriate for an off-road adventure, this seven-passenger crossover is much better suited as an everyday family vehicle. The Highlander has a noticeably quiet interior, and its flexible seating arrangements provide an ideal means for hauling everything from sports gear to furniture.

Toyota Prius
As the price of gas rises, so does the Toyota Prius’ popularity, and no wonder why—the 2008 model offers 48 mpg in city driving. This five-passenger sedan features an efficient hybrid engine, electronically controlled continuously variable transmission and integrated regenerative braking system.

Toyota FJ Cruiser 4x2
Garnering more attention than Lindsay Lohan, the FJ Cruiser is a flashy off-roader that is actually quite comfortable around town or on the highway. Although it has quite a few "form over function" quirks, the FJ makes a very hip runabout vehicle.

Toyota Camry LE 4-Cylinder
The Camry V6 model might be quicker than some sport sedans, but this is the bread-and-butter model most popular with families and others looking for comfortable, well-equipped and fuel-efficient transportation.

Toyota Yaris S Sedan
Little cars are becoming popular again these days with consumers attracted to high fuel economy numbers. The Yaris delivers in this area, while also looking and feeling much larger than its diminutive proportions would suggest.

Toyota Prius
The vehicle that made hybrids cool is an excellent car to drive around town or on a 375-mile road trip to Las Vegas. Its versatile design, fuel-sipping engine and high feature content place it in a league of its own.

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