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Toyota Adds Over 600,000 Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall In The U.S. 14
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, LEXUS, Lexus ES, Lexus GX, Lexus IS, Recalls, Reports, Scion, Scion xB, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Yaris on 01 14th, 2018

Toyota North America is the first automaker to announce the exact models of the expanded Takata airbag recall.

The latest list includes an estimated 601,300 units of various 2009-2013 Lexus, Scion, and Toyota cars, whose defective inflators may rupture when the airbag deploys, thus increasing the risk of injury and even death.

New additions are the 2009, 2010, and 2013 Scion xB, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Lexus IS 250/350, and IS-F, 2009 and 2010 Toyota Yaris, and Lexus ES350, 2010 and 2013 Lexus IS 350C/350C, GX460, and Toyota Sienna, and 2010 and 2013 Toyota 4Runner.

Owners of these vehicles will be notified by March via first class mail, and dealers will replace either the front passenger airbag inflator or the entire assembly, depending on each case, free of charge.

Other automakers, such as Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Tesla still have to announce the exact models added to the ever-growing Takata recall recently, but they’re expected to do so by the end of January.

2009 – 2010 and 2013 Model Year Scion xB
2009 – 2010 and 2013 Model Year Toyota Corolla
2009 – 2010 and 2013 Model Year Toyota Corolla Matrix
2009 – 2010 Model Year Toyota Yaris
2010 and 2013 Model Year Toyota 4Runner
2013 Model Year Toyota Sienna
2009 – 2010 and 2013 Model Year Lexus IS250/350
2010 and 2013 Model Year Lexus IS250C/350C
2009 – 2010 and 2013 Model Year Lexus IS-F
2009 – 2010 Model Year Lexus ES350
2010 and 2013 Model Year Lexus GX460

Note: 2014 Toyota 4Runner pictured


Toyota Highlander Tops Consumer Reports’ SUV Satisfaction Survey 22
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Consumer Reports, Film, honda, Honda Pilot, Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, SUV, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Highlander, video, VW, VW Touareg on 12 22nd, 2017

As consumers have, for some time now, been flocking towards crossovers and SUVs, it’s inevitable that more of these vehicles end up on the used car market.

So, let’s say you’re looking for a 3- to 5-year old mid-sized SUV, which still has a lot of life left in it, do you know what to shortlist and what to avoid?

If not, then Consumer Reports’ owner satisfaction survey, put together using feedback from owners, should help you decide better, and Japanese automakers scored big here, bagging three spots in CR’s Top 5.

Toyota tops the list with the Highlander, which is followed by the 4Runner. Honda’s Pilot also made it into the Top 5, although it’s not all Japanese, as Jeep fans love the Wrangler in spite of its faults, as it’s a hoot to drive off-road, and most VW Touareg owners said they’d buy it again.

On the other hand, CR also lists three SUVs that owners were mostly dissatisfied with, and one of them comes from the FCA group – but you’ll have to watch the following video to find out more.


Toyota Is Working On Updated Versions Of The 4Runner, Sequoia, And Tundra 29
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra on 09 29th, 2017

Chevrolet, Ford, and Ram unveiled a number of new trucks at the Texas State Fair but Toyota declined to make any major announcements.
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Which Cars Will Most Likely Go Beyond 200,000 Miles? 20
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford, Ford Expedition, GMC, GMC Yukon, Reports, Study, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Sequoia on 05 20th, 2017

According to a study by iSeeCars, some of the highest mileage vehicles on the road are SUVs.
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Toyota, Scion And Lexus Add 543,000 Cars To Takata Recall, Including LFA 13
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Leuxs LFA, LEXUS, Lexus ES, Lexus GX, Lexus IS, Recalls, Reports, Scion, Scion xB, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Yaris on 01 13th, 2017

The Toyota group has become the third automaker to expand the recall of cars fitted with defective Takata front passenger airbag inflators this week, after Honda and Ford.
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These Are CR’s 10 Most Reliable New Cars Of 2016 26
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Audi Q3, Audi Q7, Chevrolet Cruze, Consumer Reports, featured, Hybrids, Infiniti Q70, Lexus CT 200h, Lexus GS, Lexus GX, Mercedes GLC, Reports, SUV, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Prius on 10 26th, 2016

Despite a car purchase generally being viewed as a long-term investment, not all vehicles can stick with you in a dependable manner.
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Toyota’s U.S. Sales Fall For The Fourth Straight Month, Down 5% 3
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, Scion, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Mirai, Toyota RAV4 on 09 3rd, 2016

Toyota has posted its four consecutive month of declining sales in the United States.
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Order The 2017 Toyota 4Runner In Two New TRD Off-Road Grades 21
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, TRD on 07 21st, 2016

Toyota's 2017 4Runner SUV will be able to travel further out into the wilderness with one of the two grades that have joined the rest of the family.
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Toyota Recalls Another 1.5 Million Cars Equipped With Takata Airbags 24
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, LEXUS, Lexus ES, Lexus GX, Lexus IS, Recalls, Scion, Scion xB, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Yaris on 05 24th, 2016

Defective Takata airbags have made Toyota expand its safety campaign with 1,584,000 additional vehicles in the United States.
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Toyota Announces Recall Of Almost 320,000 Vehicles 3
Posted by Brad Anderson in LEXUS, Recalls, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Tundra on 02 3rd, 2016

Toyota is set to recall around 320,000 vehicles in the United States due to an issue with the side curtain airbags.
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Toyota Brings Rugged TRD Pro Models To LA 19
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in LA Auto Show, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Tundra, TRD on 11 19th, 2015

When Toyota customers look for more special everyday models, perhaps to make them forget that most of their friends drive identical cars, they can always turn towards TRD.
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This Toyota Tonka 4Runner Truck Is For Big Boys 4
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in concepts, SEMA show, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Concepts on 11 4th, 2015

We all know the SEMA Show is an event dedicated for big toys, and apparently Toyota came up with the biggest one of all.
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First Drive: The Tonka 4Runner Is The Toyota Of Your Off-Road Dreams 13
Posted by Zac Estrada in concepts, First Drive, reviews, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Tundra, Trucks on 08 13th, 2015

It’s nice to see someone heard me when I said the Toyota 4Runner would be better if it were more ridiculous.

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Review: Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Is A Time Machine You Can Buy Today 2
Posted by Zac Estrada in First Drive, reviews, SUV, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, TRD on 08 2nd, 2015

If Marty McFly ever gets stuck in 2015 again, he should forget about finding the DeLorean and get himself a Toyota 4Runner.
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Toyota Introduces All-New TRD Pro Series Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner at 2014 Chicago Auto Show 6
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in 2014 Chicago Auto Show, Auto Addiction, auto show, Automotive, Chicago Auto Show, Pick-Up-Truck, TOYOTA, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, TRD, Truck, Trucks, video on 02 6th, 2014


Toyota has taken their 3 most rugged vehicles, the all-new Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner, and outfitted them with exclusive TRD equipment and Bilstein shocks to make them extremely capable off-roading trucks – introduce the new TRD Pro Series at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

The TRD (Toyota Racing Development) heritage goes back many years with an unsurpassed history of Baja racing, street racing and other automotive sporting endeavors. The introduction of the new Toyota TRD Pro Series helps to captivate the audience at the kickoff of this year’s Chicago Auto Show.


We have outlined the fine details of these new TRD Pro Series vehicles below for your enthusiastic curiosity.

Let’s Get Dirty!

Toyota Kicks Up Some Dust with the All-New TRD Pro Series of Off-Road Vehicles

February 06, 2014
CHICAGO (Feb. 6, 2014) – Get ready to go where even roads fear to tread with the adrenaline-pumping TRD Pro Series from Toyota.  Already favorites among serious off-roaders, the 2015 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner will get even more capable with these new, aggressive off-road packages designed by the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD).Rising from the Desert
The TRD Pro Series arises from Toyota’s storied off-road racing heritage, with numerous victories in the grueling Baja 500 and 1000 endurance races.  Born from this experience in the desert, Toyota’s terrain-conquering vehicles will help serious off-roaders go places they never dreamed possible.Serious Specs for Serious Off-Roaders
The new factory-installed TRD Pro Series is aimed squarely at extreme off-roading enthusiasts who push their trucks and SUVs to the limit.Available on 4X4 models of Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner, all TRD Pro Series vehicles will be equipped with:

  • TRD Bilstein shocks with remote reservoirs
  • TRD-tuned front springs
  • TRD front skid plate
  • Unique front grille with “TOYOTA” badging (pays tribute to early iconic Toyota models)
  • TRD floor mats
  • TRD shift knobs
  • Black wheels

A hot new color, Inferno, is joined by Black and Super White, cool classics for off-road rigs.

Tundra Like No Other
In addition to the shared features, the Tundra TRD Pro will be equipped exclusively with:

  • TRD-tuned springs with 2” lift for the front of the vehicle
  • Decreased spring rate to improve ride quality over harsh terrain
  • All-black 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin ORP tires
  • TRD dual exhaust system
  • TRD PRO quarter panel bed stamping
  • Unique interior seat color with red stitching
  • Unique instrument panel ornament insert

Taco Supreme
Building on the best-selling compact pickup in the industry, Tacoma TRD Pro beefs up and adds a little hot sauce with:

  • TRD-tuned springs with 2” lift for the front
  • Decreased spring rate
  • 16-inch black beadlock-style wheels
  • BFGoodrich® All-Terrain LT265/75R16 tires
  • TRD Exhaust
  • Black TRD PRO badge

Rock Star 4Runner
Adding to its rock-crawling prowess, 4Runner TRD PRO will be exclusively equipped with:

  • 1.5” lift for the front of the vehicle
  • 1” of additional wheel travel
  • All-new 17-inch TRD all-black alloy wheels
  • Black TRD Pro badges
  • Black front and rear lower bumper accents

Street Cred On and Off-Road
The TRD Pro Series is the most-advanced yet in a long line of TRD packages for Toyota trucks that dates back to 1998 when the first Off-Road package was introduced for Tacoma.

TRD has been an in-house engine and chassis developer for successful Toyota racing activities around the world for nearly four decades.  It also develops motorsport-derived accessories for Toyota, Lexus and Scion street cars and trucks.  TRD’s U.S. operations were first established in 1979 and are headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., with an additional facility in Salisbury, N.C.

The TRD Pro Series will start getting down and dirty in the fall of 2014.

Original Toyota Off-Road Game Returns! 
Be the first to take the TRD Pro Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner off-road and online by playing, Super Off Road™: TRD Pro Edition Presented by Toyota.Choose your favorite TRD Pro model and put them to the test on the toughest, muddiest, most grueling online off-road track. Score power-ups, challenge friends and compete to beat the leaderboard. Visit www.ToyotaSuperOffRoad.com for more information.



About Toyota 
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our ToyotaLexus and Scion brands.  Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants and directly employ nearly 40,000 people.  Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks in 2013 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.