2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro l Review

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

“Why are dinosaurs always green?” That line, posted to Twitter in response to a photo of this vehicle, stayed with me throughout the entire loan. I’ve been overly critical in my reviews about the lack of updates to Toyota’s more rugged vehicles like the Tacoma, Tundra, and the 4Runner. Mercifully the Tundra was updated for […]

2022 Toyota Tundra: A greatly improved pickup

2022 toyota tundra off road

Last week, I was in San Antonio to drive the 2022 Toyota Tundra. I shot a video for Autotrader, which you can watch below. But I wanted to pop it over here to add in some written talking points for those of you not eager to sit through a nearly 15-minute long video. The gist […]

2021 Toyota Venza Limited l Review

2021 Toyota Venza Limited

It is day 265 of the year 2021 A.D. and I just sat down to write about the twelfth crossover to end up in my driveway this year. I am trying to stay positive, but at first glance this Toyota Venza looked a bit like the last one, it was even the same color. However, […]

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE Premium l Review

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

I’d like to thank you all for tuning in once again into my slow but certain descent into the depths the crossover segment. It’s literally one after another, after another, after another, after another, and that’s just in the last month. A white CX-5 was replaced last week by a white Venza and my wife […]

2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid Platinum AWD | Road Trip Review

2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid Platinum AWD

Hey ya’ll, nothing says “hoon” like a minivan, am I right? However, in the automotive community, at least in the fringes of the Hooniverse, “cool” is relative. Nothing else would explain the cool factor that wagons and vans have around here. So, how does the minivan fit into our little corner of the world? Typically, […]

2021 Toyota Mirai: Major improvements to a niche machine

new toyota mirai

The 2021 Toyota Mirai is a good machine with an extremely limited market. It’s a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. And right now there are not a lot of places to fill it up. It’s only available for sale in California, in fact. But if demand for hydrogen rises and supply rises to meet it, Toyota […]

2021 Toyota Corolla Apex: Better handling, same horsepower

2021 Toyota Corolla Apex

The Toyota Corolla is one of the most successful vehicles of all time. Toyota sold 19,894 of them in the U.S. in the month of September alone. That’s more Corollas in a month than the FRS/86 has sold…well, ever. It works out to over 300,000 a year, which means Toyota will sell one every 1.75 […]

The Tacoma TRD Pro: OK, I get it | Review

The first Tacoma review I ever produced as a journalist-type was easily the most hated thing I’ve ever put on YouTube. I completely underestimated the Tacoma’s following, some of my favorite quotes included “What a stupid review. To the point of being childish…..” and “This guy is a total idiot! He clearly  doesn’t understand why […]

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Podium Contender?

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum

Backstory Right up until the Kia Telluride came out, if someone asked me what was my go-to three-row crossover choice, I would have said the Highlander in XLE trim.  Several years ago I had the XLE and Limited trims nearly back to back to review, and put 700+ miles on the Limited model. This included […]

2020 Toyota Camry TRD – It’s… kinda cool?

2020 Toyota Camry TRD

I’ll start with the obvious, “cool” is a relative term. I may not even be qualified to label something cool, likely not. But the more I stared at the 2002 Toyota Camry TRD, the more I started to think it might just be cool. It definitely came closer than any other pedestrian commuter car to […]