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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
Camry LE 4-Cylinder
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.
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.
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