Toyota Corolla APEX Review: The Sporty Compact Car For The Enthusiast
The Toyota Corolla first landed on US soil in 1968 and has made one of the biggest impacts on the nation’s car scene ever since. With the Corolla having sold over 50 million units globally, it is a feat not many car companies can say they have achieved. At some points in the vehicle’s history, the Corolla received sporty features and options to make it more of an enthusiast’s car rather than just a boring old compact sedan.
Now well into its twelfth generation, Corolla enthusiasts get another sporty compact sedan. Named the "APEX" like a predator, I had the keys to a Corolla Apex for a week. I got a chance to figure out if it is sporty enough to be a desirable car for the enthusiast.
2022 Toyota C-HR Review: A Fairly Desirable Crossover At An Affordable Price
Ever since landing in American dealerships in 2017, the Toyota C-HR has had a great amount of time to make an impression on the consumer. In its time, the C-HR has only been given one facelift in late 2019. With over 200,000 units sold in the States, there is no doubt that the C-HR has made its way into many driveways, and won many hearts, of the American people.
I recently got the keys to this crossover SUV for a week to see what the buzz is all about. Now I only had one question to answer; is the C-HR a desirable vehicle to be daily driven? To find out, let’s dive in, shall we?
2023 Toyota BZ4X Review: Radically Different But Underachieving
Someone must have told Toyota that electric vehicles are supposed to be different. For its first dedicated EV, the company applied that lesson with blacked-out fenders, a fabric-upholstered dashboard, an inscrutable gear selector, and an alphabet-soup name.
The result is the 2023 Toyota bZ4X — the “bZ” standing for a new all-electric “beyond zero” subbrand. At the same time, the bZ4X is more “normal” than many other leading EVs. It focuses on a smooth, quiet ride over explosive power and sporty handling. And despite its quirks, the Toyota’s interior is more plush than ultramodern.
Priced from $42,000 before a $7,500 federal tax credit, the bZ4X is a front-wheel-drive-based crossover that slots between the compact and mid-size segments. Toyota co-developed it with Subaru, which will sell a near-clone of the bZ4X as the Solterra. We just spent a week in a preproduction bZ4X to see how it fits into the fast-growing electric crossover segment.
2023 Toyota Venza Nightshade Edition
The second-generation Toyota Venza was announced in May 2020 and went on sale for the North American market for the 2021 model year. Of course, no major changes were announced since then, but for the 2023 model year, the Venza will offer a special Nightshade Edition.
This is not the first Toyota model to get a Nightshade edition, as in the past few years the package was offered on pretty much every car, ranging from small cars like the Avalon to bigger ones like the 4Runner.
2022 Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 Expedition By Khann International
The Land Cruiser is Toyota’s longest-selling car. It was launched in 1951, and, at the end of 2019, the production had surpassed 10 million units. It is true that in the States, the model does not enjoy the same success as it does in other markets. The fact that the new LC300 generation didn’t make it Stateside says it all. But, everywhere else in the world, the Land Cruiser is actively used and enjoys great success.
Inspired by this success, Khann International came up with a very cool Expedition package that will literally take your Land Cruiser everywhere.
2022 Toyota 4Runner
Among a few of the existing old-school body-on-frame SUVs, the 4Runner is still running wild, and is a capable off-roader. With the new Sequoia, we are expecting the 4Runner to receive the anticipated overhaul because it no longer has the updated tech and cabin features to withstand its competitors. The engine under the hood is a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V-6, that does not have a lot of power in comparison to the more modern engines, despite sipping a lot of gas. Still, there is a healthy fanbase who still prefer truck-based SUVs like the 4Runner, but its choppy ride quality and unenthusiastic handling on the road make it less approachable to the broader mass. The 4.0-liter V-6 puts out 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. Apart from the TRD models, all models come with rear-wheel drive as standard, but AWD can be optioned. The 4Runner’s rugged chassis, higher ground clearance, and enhanced off-roading dynamics make it a proper five-seater off-roader. But, can it withstand the more modern approach put forward by the Jeep Wrangler, or the Ford Bronco? Read the full review to know if the Toyota 4Runner is worth your attention, or not.
2022 Toyota GR Supra GT4 "50 Edition"
Back in 2019, Toyota launched the GR Supra GT4 Concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Shortly after, Toyota Gazoo Racing revealed the production version Supra GT4, and as of 2020, it was available to order. It can be raced in GT4 championships, and from the 250 races entered, 37 customers were actually able to take the highest place on the podium, which means the little racer is actually quite successful.
Until now, Gazoo Racing built a total of 49 copies of the special Supra GT4 race car. The 50th of them, however, is quite special! It is named Supra GT4 Edition 50, and unfortunately, it is still a race car.
1983 - 1987 Toyota AE86
Toyota is mostly known for being a sensible carmaker that makes reliable and mostly unremarkable vehicles. The fact Toyota’s high-performance models have always been collaborations with other companies further reinforces that. In 1983, however, while the Corolla switched to the more practical, front-wheel-drive layout, they continued to make a rear-wheel-drive version – the AE86. Here’s everything you need to know about one of the greatest JDM cars, ever made.
2022 Toyota Prius Prime
Being one of the most popular and the oldest-selling plug-in hybrids is something the 2022 Prius Prime boasts about. But since its introduction back in 2017, it has been heavily criticized for what it offered back then. But now, it is a well-equipped compact PHEV with exceptional mileage figures and decent interior amenities too.
2022 Toyota Hilux GR Sport
Toyota launched the new generation Hilux back in October 2020, when the truck received new looks, a new top-trim, and an improved engine. Now, Toyota Europe is launching a new version of the Hilux. Is called GR Sport and will become the new flagship variant of the lineup. The new truck was inspired by the GR DKR Hilux T1+ - its Dakar Rally counterpart, and features a new look and upgraded suspensions.
2022 Toyota Avalon XSE Hybrid Nightshade Edition
Toyota Avalon is entering the 2022 model year with just a few minor updates across the lineup. The biggest addition is the new XSE Hybrid Nightshade Edition offered for the first time. As a result, the 2022 Avalon will be offered in six configurations with the option of two different powertrains: XLE, Limited, Touring, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid Nightshade and Limited Hybrid. Prices will range from $36,375 for the XLE version to $43,075 for the Touring version. The new XSE Hybrid Nightshade Edition will be priced at $40,700.
Retro JDM Comparison: Toyota Supra Vs Nissan 300ZX Vs Mazda RX-7
Japanese sports cars from the 1990s are some of the most recognized ones amongst the car culture. As described by Jeremy Clarkson, in a movie about the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Japan took over the world…and then lost it. While the latter is a topic for another time, what is true for the Skyline also goes for these three – the Toyota Supra, Nissan 300Z, and Mazda RX-7. Our colleagues from “EverydayDriver” - Todd Deeken and Paul Schmucker - take us on a spirited drive with these three JDM legends to determine the pros and cons of each and why they are so desired.
2022 Toyota RAV4 SE Hybrid
The RAV4 was presented for the first time back in 1996, and since then it has been one of the most successful compact crossovers on the U.S. market. Now, for its 25th anniversary, Toyota is celebrating this huge success by adding a new trim level to the 2022 lineup. Next to that, the entire 2022 RAV4 lineup will receive both exterior and interior updates.
2022 Toyota Tundra
Toyota introduced the new, third-gen 2022 Tundra a couple of months back. The third-gen truck was due for a long as the second-gen model was in production for 14 years. The company tweaked it many times in its run, but it started to feel too long in the tooth when compared to its chief rivals. The new 2022 Tundra was expected to come with a lot of new specs and features and it didn’t disappoint.
The highlight of the new Tundra are its drivetrain options. The company ditched the old V-8 workhorse in favor of a V-6 that is offered in three configurations. Apart from this, it rides on a new platform and features a new suspension setup, has a sharper exterior, and comes with a tech-heavy, updated interior. It starts at nearly $36,000; up by over $1,500 over the model it replaces.
2022 Toyota TRD Desert Chase Tundra
The new generation Toyota Tundra made a huge impression when it was launched in September 2021, so it was to be expected for it to be one of the stars of this year’s SEMA Show. One of the coolest concepts based on the new generation Tundra comes from Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and is called TRD Desert Chase Tundra.
2022 Toyota Highlander
Are you planning to buy a car for your family without investing much? Then the Highlander might fill your needs. Style, comfort, and reliability are the key components of the Highlander. It is in its fourth generation since the 2020 model year and for the 2022 model year, nothing has changed much, but there is a new bronze-accented hybrid variant. While it is not perfect, will the downsides affect you? Well, you will be surprised.
2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure
If you look at sales figures for the Toyota RAV4 in both Europe and the U.S. you will see that it is a very successful model. Back in 2020 the RAV4 was the best sold SUV in the States for the fourth year in a row, while in Europe it is in the top 3 best sold Toyota models.
So, it was to be expected to see that Toyota is doing its best to further improve the model and come with more ways to attract more customers. Its latest attempt is called "RAV4 Adventure" and, according to Toyota, it "reinforces the model’s “go anywhere” spirit with stand-out rugged styling that’s ready for life in the great outdoors."
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
Until recently the name "Corolla" made you think about Toyota’s compact sedan that is giving the Honda Civic a lot of headaches. Well, as of June, 2021 Toyota added a new version to the Corolla lineup: a compact crossover that will go after cars like Kia Seltos or Subaru Crosstrek.
The 2022 Corolla Cross will go on sale in October, 2021 and prices will range from $22,195 to $27,625, depending on the trim level and driveline.
2022 Toyota GR 86
Entering its second generation, the GR 86 has uplifting expectations as a coupe, and carries forward quite a few elements which make it stick to “the roots”. And that, we all know that the GR 86 shares a lot of DNA with the Subaru BRZ, including the same chassis and the engine, but some would argue that the former is lighter and manageable in most conditions. For the 2022 model year, the 86 features a flat-four engine layout but the size has gone up to 2.4-liter and it is still naturally aspirated. The new 86 is offered with your choice of a manual or automatic transmission. Apart from the mechanics, the coupe comes loaded with tech and the cabin gets significant updates to give that new-car feeling. The Gazoo Racing team has put up a big effort to make the GR 86 stand out in the crowd and and it’s fairly affordable for what it offers.
2022 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series
After 14 years of the 200 Series, Toyota debuted the Land Cruiser 300, which happens to be the iconic SUV’s 13th generation. The automaker will most likely not bring it to the U.S. Instead we might get the LX instead, the Lexus equivalent of this model. The 13th generation Land Cruiser 300 Series rides on a new platform and comes with two V-6 engine options. It looks different on the inside and outside, too. Should Toyota have tried this new-gen Land Cruiser in the U.S. for a year before pulling out?
2022 Toyota Supra A91-CF
The A91 Toyota Supra has been the center of controversy ever since early 2020, when Toyota announced that the 2021 model would benefit from more power and better engineering. It got even worse when it was announced that Europeans wouldn’t get the updated 2021 model, while Toyota announced its [justification for improving the Supra its second year->art188439 on the market, despite the shaft it gave first-year buyers. Beyond this, however, the Supra has proven itself to be worthy of the Supra name, and the latest addition to the 2022 lineup gives it the carbon-fiber look that it deserves. This is the 2022 Toyota Supra A91-CF (Carbon Fiber) Edition, but don’t get too excited yet because it’s a North American affair, and its production is limited.