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Archive for January, 2016

2016 Toyota Prius: Most Fuel-Efficient Car Without A Plug, Ever

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

It was the first hybrid car to be sold in the U.S., beating the now-legendary Toyota Prius by a few months.

It was a tiny two-seater with a three-cylinder engine, spats over the rear wheel openings to reduce aerodynamic drag, and a host of highly advanced technologies for its time.

It was the 2000 Honda Insight, which until now has stood as the most fuel-efficient car without a plug ever rated by the EPA.

The agency adjusted its ratings almost a decade ago, to bring them closer to real-world results for a handful of hybrid models including the Prius, the Insight, and the Honda Civic Hybrid.

Under the system in use today, the original Insight was rated at 53 mpg combined (49 mpg city, 61 mpg highway).

And until this year, no other vehicle has beaten that rating.

The 2016 Toyota Prius actually has two separate versions, when it comes to gas-mileage ratings. Most Prius models this year are rated at 52 mpg combined (54 mpg city, 50 mpg highway).

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Source: greencarreports.com

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TRD is the leader of Toyota’s pack of Tacoma pickup trucks

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

With versions that prompt comparisons to rugby or flag football, Toyota’s 2016 Tacoma pickup truck can deliver down and dirty or fleet of foot.

Both of those personalities are embodied in the TRD models of the new midsize pickup truck. One is the TRD Sport, a nimble road runner that gobbles miles of pavement. The other is the TRD Off-Road, with a full metal jacket of skid plates and other safeguards for crawling in boondocks dirt and rocks.

The TRD Off-Road Double Cab Tacoma that is the subject here is close to 18 feet long, with a cargo box that measures 6 feet, 1 inch. With its V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, it can carry 1,120 pounds of cargo and can tow trailers weighing up to 3,500 pounds – or up to 6,400 pounds with a special towing package.

Besides the two TRD models, the Tacoma offers three other trim lines: SR, SR5 and Limited. Versions are available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive and as five-passenger Double Cab models with four full doors or four-passenger Access Cab models with small rear-hinged back doors.

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Source: northjersey.com

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Vintage: Toyota 2000 GT

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Toyota announced its first super car—the 2000 GT—back in 1965. At the time, most Japanese cars were small and meek, so the GT was an outlying monster, with a top speed of 135 miles per hour.

The car was popularized in You Only Live Twice, a 1967 James Bond movie, but Toyota only produced 351 of the vehicles before it stopped production three years later. Only 50 of these cars found their way onto North American asphalt.

Thankfully, this model from 1968 is one of the few that made it to the U.S. It’s also an anomaly in that the steering wheel is on the left side, with the original tool roll and owner’s manual still intact. While some GT 2000s have netted over $1,000,000 at auction, this one sold for (just!) $683,000. That, however, is still 100 times the original sticker price of $6,800.

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Source: outsideonline.com

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REVIEW: 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4×4 is old school, but still cool

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Is there such thing anymore as a good, honest, back-to-basics pickup truck? Barring base trim F-150s used for commercial purposes, most pickups sold in the U.S. have become high-riding luxury vehicles with a bed in the back.

Toyota, however, has kept the honest truck flame alive with its midsize Tacoma, and for the full refresh they performed for the 2016 model year, not much has changed below the surface, though they’d like you to think otherwise.

Fun fact: the Toyota Tacoma holds the largest percentage of market share in a specific segment of any car in any segment. If that statement doesn’t read clearly, think of it this way: more midsize truck owners drive Tacomas than midsize sedan owners drive Camrys. That’s a huge deal for the largest automaker in the world, and other automakers have come up fighting for the top spot in recent years.

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Source: nydailynews.com

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