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  • 2023 Toyota Crown Platinum: Review

    2023 Toyota Crown Platinum: Review

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    I’ll admit, the first time I saw a new Toyota Crown I was not impressed. I think it was at the D.C. Auto Show, and while I was quite taken with the in-your-face styling, I was confused by, well that very same styling. However, I am a professional and when Toyota asked me if I…

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  • What’s the Difference Between the Lexus TX and the Toyota Grand Highlander?

    What’s the Difference Between the Lexus TX and the Toyota Grand Highlander?

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    Recently, Toyota introduced two new vehicles – the Grand Highlander and the Lexus TX. The Grand Highlander is a slightly longer version of the venerable Highlander, the vehicle that so many have settled for because the significantly more functional Sienna minivan doesn’t match their desirable lifestyles. The Lexus TX is a more opulent version of…

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  • 2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD PRO – Surprisingly Good, Shockingly Expensive

    2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD PRO – Surprisingly Good, Shockingly Expensive

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    The 2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is a pretty sweet machine in that it’s nicely built for off-road adventure, but can pack plenty of people and things on the inside. It looks the business and even offers up decent noise, just ignore that it’s mostly piped in via the speakers. But it’s also colossally expensive……

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  • The 2023 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is a solid yet imperfect ATV hauler (REVIEW)

    The 2023 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is a solid yet imperfect ATV hauler (REVIEW)

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    Toyota tried to outdo the American trucks at their own game when the brand debuted the second generation of the Tundra for the 2007 model year. Burly styling and a beefy optional 5.7L V8 paired with Toyota’s famous reliability and durability, which was prioritized over cutting-edge tech over the vehicle’s run through 2021, meant it…

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  • 2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro: Review

    2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro: Review

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    This is my second time with the third generation Sequoia in the last year, I previously spent a lovely week with a 2023 Platinum back in September. My summary was that while the Platinum was good, I felt like the TRD Pro trim level “represents a much more interesting option just from a “damn that’s…

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  • 2023 GR Corolla vs. 2023 Corolla Cross: Which Non-Corolla Corolla is Best?

    2023 GR Corolla vs. 2023 Corolla Cross: Which Non-Corolla Corolla is Best?

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    I know what you’re probably saying “have you gone mad?”. Comparing Toyota’s “Gazoo Racing” (GR) Corolla with their Corolla Cross compact crossover makes absolutely no sense. However, there is a method to my madness. Which of these $35,000 Corollas, neither of which is actually a Corolla, is best? I’ll run them through a comparison test…

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  • Road-tripping the 2023 Toyota GR86 846 miles in 105-degree heat

    Road-tripping the 2023 Toyota GR86 846 miles in 105-degree heat

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    Small cars generally aren’t seen as ideal for long road trips, but I stand firmly in the camp of supporting small, light sports cars as the right tool for effectively any task they can reasonably handle. And so, I found myself road-tripping a 2023 Toyota GR86 Premium from Connecticut to Virginia Beach and back through…

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  • 2023 Toyota Prius Limited: Review

    2023 Toyota Prius Limited: Review

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    It’s automotive journalist tradition to dunk on the Toyota Prius. And in full disclosure, I’ll admit I’ve never really driven one that I was all that impressed with. While the driving experience was…fine, it was just “an car”, it was never a very good looking car. *Dramatic stinger noise* Until now! This new Prius, the…

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  • 2023 Toyota Prius Prime – The Greatest Glow-Up in Automotive History? 

    2023 Toyota Prius Prime – The Greatest Glow-Up in Automotive History? 

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    It’s normal to expect a new car to become better than its predecessor. That’s progress after all, right? But what if a new generation of a car was so objectively and subjectively better in nearly every way? What if what once was a car I loathed for being slow, boring, ugly, and obsolete, suddenly transformed…

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  • 2023 Toyota Venza Limited

    2023 Toyota Venza Limited

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    This car review gig can be a challenge at times, particularly coming up with new and (hopefully interesting) things to say about different cars each week. Part of the reason is that all new cars these days are inherently good. Whether you are measuring performance, economy, comfort, or a whole host of other parameters, modern…

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