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  1. Notable Features in 2019 Redesigned for 2019 Five-seat compact SUV New eight-speed automatic transmission Gas and hybrid versions available AWD (All-Wheel Drive) optional across lineup Rugged Adventure model available Price Range $25,650–$35,050 Consumer Rating (4.5)291 reviews Combined MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 28-30 Body Styles SUV The Good Efficient four-cylinder Fuel economy Hybrid acceleration Intuitive multimedia system Standard safety features Cabin materials on higher trims Robust AWD upgrade The Bad Backseat no longer slides Road and engine noise Modest acceleration (non-hybrid) Unpredictable eight-speed automatic transmission Cargo room No Android Auto The verdict: Toyota serves up adventure, efficiency and safety with the 2019 RAV4, but a side of rowdy road manners spoils the sauce. Versus the competition: Though it’s solidly improved and offers a near-class-leading list of standard safety goodies, the new RAV4 lacks the comfortable ride of some competitors and the spirited road manners of others. The Toyota RAV4 has a lot of fans — more than 400,000 people in the U.S. bought one last year alone — but I’ve never been one of them; I’ve always been underwhelmed by its slow, loud road manners, clunky multimedia system and chintzy interior. A redesign for 2019, however, has brought me closer to understanding what all the fuss is about. On the outside, the fifth generation of the compact SUV trades its previous crossover-like curves for the beefed-up face and aggressive shoulders of Toyota’s larger, trucky SUVs, like the 4Runner. Inside, there’s an updated multimedia system, upgraded materials, and added tech and safety features. Compare it with the 2018 model. The compact SUV class is packed, and the RAV4 has some solid contenders, including the Honda CR-V and my favorites, the Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5. See them compared. Driving Differences The standout is the RAV4 Hybrid. It delivers utility, economy and the most comfortable driving experience. The hybrid pairs a 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine with electric motors, a nickel-metal-hydride battery pack and a continuously variable automatic transmission that’s good for 219 horsepower total. Off the line, pep is brisk and linear, and the CVT does an adequate job of delivering more — though when pushed on hill climbs, the powertrain can get loud. Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 36 months / 36,000 miles Powertrain 60 months / 60,000 miles Roadside Assistance 24 months / unlimited distance Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 85,000 miles Basic Warranty Terms 12 months/12, 000 miles Powertrain 7 years/100,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 160- or 174-point inspections Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
  2. Notable Features in 2019 Seats up to eight in three rows Four-cylinder or V-6 engine Front- or all-wheel drive Eight-speed automatic available Automatic emergency braking standard Hybrid version available Price Range $37,520–$49,180 Consumer Rating (4.8)15 reviews Combined MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 28-29 Body Styles SUV The Good Handling V-6 gas mileage Consistent cabin quality in first and second rows Handy dashboard device tray Huge storage bin between front seats Power-adjustable cushion length available (driver's seat) The Bad Sluggish acceleration from a stop (V-6) Firm, busy ride Vague steering feel Whistling sound at highway speeds Small third row Apple CarPlay, Android Auto not offered What Is the 2019 Toyota Highlander? The Toyota Highlander is a three-row SUV that competes with the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder. It’s available in gas-only or gas-electric hybrid form. The base LE trim level comes with a 185-horsepower, 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Other gas models use a 295-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and an eight-speed automatic; V-6 versions can have front- or all-wheel drive. All Highlander Hybrid models come with a hybrid system that features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and electric motors. Total system output is 306 hp, and all Highlander Hybrids have all-wheel drive. What’s New on the 2019 Toyota Highlander? With a redesigned Highlander coming as a 2020 model, changes to the 2019 version are limited to minor trim updates. The SE trim level gets new smoked headlights and taillights, black wheels and black-chrome LED foglights. Limited and Platinum versions have chrome LED foglights. What Features in the 2019 Toyota Highlander Are Most Important? The Highlander’s three-row configuration has standard seating for eight; available second-row captain’s chairs reduce seating capacity to seven. Standard active safety features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with steering assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic high-beam headlights. Blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert are available. Other options include leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, a power moonroof, a rear-seat entertainment system and a 360-degree camera system. Should I Buy the 2019 Toyota Highlander? The Highlander has long been a good choice for families looking for a reliable SUV with strong resale value. Its available hybrid drivetrain is uncommon for the class. That said, the current model is at the end of its run; the new 2020 Highlander hits dealerships in late 2019. That may make for some deals on current models, but buyers looking for the latest technology will want to wait for the 2020 version. Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 36 months / 36,000 miles Powertrain 60 months / 60,000 miles Roadside Assistance 24 months / unlimited distance Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 85,000 miles Basic Warranty Terms 12 months/12, 000 miles Powertrain 7 years/100,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 160- or 174-point inspections Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
  3. Notable Features in 2019 Apple CarPlay connectivity now standard Seats five 144-hp four-cylinder engine Continuously variable automatic transmission Front-wheel drive Automatic emergency braking standard Price Range $21,145–$26,200 Consumer Rating (4.9)67 reviews Combined MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 29 Body Styles SUV The Good Edgy styling Interior materials, design Remarkably roomy cabin Many standard active safety features The Bad Rear visibility Android Auto not offered Satellite radio, navigation not offered Limited cargo room What Is the 2019 Toyota C-HR? Short for Coupe High-Rider, the Toyota C-HR is designed to be a stylish cross between a coupe and an SUV, but it’s more of a tall four-door hatchback with the look of a sporty two-door. Unlike other SUVs, the C-HR lacks the option of all-wheel drive (it’s front-drive only) and doesn’t offer much cargo space. The five-seat C-HR has a 144-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Its fastback roofline and gaping lower grille lend an aggressive appearance, but competitors like the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade and Chevrolet Trax offer greater utility and available all-wheel drive. What’s New on the 2019 Toyota C-HR? An all-new model last year, the 2019 C-HR gets reshuffled trim levels for a total of three (LE, XLE and Limited), as well as a new standard 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity. What Features in the 2019 Toyota C-HR Are Most Important? All C-HR trim levels come standard with Toyota Safety Sense P, an extensive suite of active safety features that includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with steering assist, automatic high-beam headlights and full-speed adaptive cruise control. The XLE adds blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert. Other available features include push-button start, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated front seats and leather upholstery. Should I Buy the 2019 Toyota C-HR? Beauty is in the eye of the car buyer, so we’ll leave that judgment to you. Suffice it to say that if you’re looking for something different, the C-HR certainly fits the bill. Its tidy dimensions contain a surprisingly roomy interior, and the hatchback design adds a measure of utility. Visibility is a problem, however, and the C-HR is missing some important features like Android Auto connectivity. Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 36 months / 36,000 miles Powertrain 60 months / 60,000 miles Roadside Assistance 24 months / unlimited distance Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 85,000 miles Basic Warranty Terms 12 months/12, 000 miles Powertrain 7 years/100,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 160- or 174-point inspections Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
  4. Notable Features in 2019 New Nightshade Special Edition 270-hp V-6 standard Rear- or four-wheel drive Seats up to seven with available third row Off-road-oriented TRD Pro version available Price Range $35,310–$47,400 Consumer Rating (4.7)139 reviews Combined MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 18-19 Body Styles SUV The Good Customizable Entune system Gauge cluster offers scrolling info screen Off-road capability 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity The Bad Tall step-in height Heavy Clumsy on-road driving manners What Is the 2019 Toyota 4Runner? In an era where most SUVs have a car-based platform, the Toyota 4Runner is something of a throwback with its rugged body-on-frame construction. Power comes from a standard 270-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine that teams with a five-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered, and the 4Runner can seat up to seven with an available third row. Competitors include the Jeep Grand Cherokee. What's New on the 2019 Toyota 4Runner? The trail-conquering TRD Pro model gains a new Fox suspension, a roof rack, a moonroof, an updated front skid plate and a JBL premium stereo. There's also a new Nightshade Special Edition available for the Limited trim level that adds black 20-inch wheels, a black bumper and grille accents and black cabin trim. What Features in the 2019 Toyota 4Runner Are Most Important? Off-road enthusiasts will appreciate aggressive exterior looks and available goodies like a locking center differential, a two-speed transfer case, a locking rear differential, crawl control and a selectable terrain management system. Standard entertainment and connectivity features include a 6.1-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Bluetooth phone connectivity and streaming audio and satellite radio. Navigation and an upgraded stereo are optional. Standard convenience features include a power-sliding liftgate window, while upscale options include leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and push-button start. Should I Buy the 2019 Toyota 4Runner? Toyota's solid 4Runner remains one of the last truck-based mid-size SUVs and serves as a multitool on wheels. With a respectable 5,000-pound towing capacity and nearly 90 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, the 4Runner blends capability and off-road prowess. The 4Runner's on-road driving manners, however, are disappointing, and the SUV lacks advanced active safety systems as well as fuel-efficient drivetrain choices. Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 36 months / 36,000 miles Powertrain 60 months / 60,000 miles Roadside Assistance 24 months / unlimited distance Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 85,000 miles Basic Warranty Terms 12 months/12, 000 miles Powertrain 7 years/100,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 160- or 174-point inspections Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
  5. Notable Features in 2019 Subcompact sedan based on the Mazda2 Seats five Low-speed automatic emergency braking standard Six-speed manual or automatic transmission 7-inch touchscreen standard Price Range $15,600–$18,700 Consumer Rating (4.9)13 reviews Combined MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 34-35 Body Styles Sedan The Good Nice interior for the price Fun to drive (like a Mazda) Gas mileage Good value The Bad No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto Small backseat Weak acceleration What Is the 2019 Toyota Yaris Sedan? Previously known as the Scion iA, then the Toyota Yaris iA, Toyota’s subcompact car is now the Yaris Sedan. Based on the Mazda2 (which is no longer sold in the U.S.), the five-seat Yaris Sedan is powered by a 106-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Competitors include the Nissan Versa, Kia Rio and Chevrolet Sonic. What’s New on the 2019 Toyota Yaris Sedan? A new top-of-the-line XLE trim includes simulated leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, automatic LED headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The car’s gaping front grille now has a honeycomb-style insert, and there’s a new rear lip spoiler on LE and XLE trims. What Features in the 2019 Toyota Yaris Sedan Are Most Important? The Yaris proves that efficiency, fun and value can all happily coexist. With EPA-estimated gas mileage of up to 35 mpg combined with the automatic transmission, and a suspension built by Mazda, the Yaris is an efficient, nimble performer. Don’t expect quick acceleration from the 1.5-liter four-cylinder, however. Should I Buy the 2019 Toyota Yaris Sedan? There’s a lot to like about the 2019 Yaris Sedan, especially with its rare blend of efficiency, value and driving dynamics. The lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity – two relatively common features nowadays – is annoying, and it doesn’t have as many active safety features as other Toyotas, but it’s a good little car. Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 36 months / 36,000 miles Powertrain 60 months / 60,000 miles Roadside Assistance 24 months / unlimited distance Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 85,000 miles Basic Warranty Terms 12 months/12, 000 miles Powertrain 7 years/100,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 160- or 174-point inspections Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
  6. Price Range $24,200–$32,375 Consumer Rating (5.0)2 reviews Combined MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 50-56 Body Styles Hatchback Launched in Japan in 1997, the Toyota Prius hybrid made its U.S. debut in 2001 and sold only 15,000 units that first year. By 2011, U.S. sales reached the 1 million mark, and today global sales top 3.5 million. The Prius uses a gasoline engine and an electric motor with a battery pack. The hybrid system saves fuel by using the electric motor at low speeds, with the gas engine automatically turning on when needed. The Prius’ batteries are recharged by energy captured from braking and by the gasoline engine. Known for its distinctive styling, the Prius name has been applied to other hybrid offerings, including the Prius c, v and Prime. Toyota’s hybrid system found in the Prius is also used in hybrid versions of some of Toyota’s mainstream models. 2016–2020 Prius Along with updated styling, the Prius grew for 2016, increasing cargo space. A new platform improved handling and ride. Though output from the carryover engine decreased slightly, thanks to lighter hybrid components fuel mileage estimates increased to 54 mpg in the city and 50 mpg on the highway; an Eco version was even more efficient. Lithium-ion batteries are now used on some variations. Six trim levels are offered. Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 36 months / 36,000 miles Powertrain 60 months / 60,000 miles Roadside Assistance 24 months / unlimited distance Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 85,000 miles Basic Warranty Terms 12 months/12, 000 miles Powertrain 7 years/100,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 160- or 174-point inspections Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
  7. Notable Features in 2020 Five-seat compact sedan First hybrid Corolla Front-wheel drive Automatic transmission Hybrid has just one trim level Hatchback only available with gas-only engine Price Range $23,100–$23,100 Consumer Rating (4.6)9 reviews Combined MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 52 Body Styles Sedan The Good Fuel economy Sophisticated safety and driver-assistance tech standard Intuitive multimedia system Easy-access Latch anchors Comfortable ride Off-the-line power The Bad No Android Auto Stingy cabin storage provisions Pedal feel Fixed head restraints interfere with child-safety seat fit Small trunk Hybrid lacks options available on non-hybrid The verdict: Life is a constant tug-of-war between needs and wants, and while the 2020 Corolla Hybrid probably isn’t anyone’s dream car, it’s an approachable hybrid that solidly meets everyday needs. Versus the competition: The Corolla Hybrid matches rivals in fuel economy and price, but falls behind in cabin finishes and cargo room. The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is all-new, joining the regular Corolla sedan, which was redesigned for 2020, and the Corolla Hatchback, which debuted for 2019; see them compared. It competes against other compact hybrids, including the Honda Insight sedan and Hyundai Ioniq hatchback; see them compared. Prius-Light The Corolla Hybrid uses a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine that pairs with two electric motors, and they’re all integrated in a smooth and natural way. That’s no surprise given it’s borrowed from the granddaddy of hybrids, the Toyota Prius. Power comes on quickly from a stop and builds smoothly for sufficient midrange response. I’m not enthusiastic about continuously variable automatic transmissions, but the Corolla Hybrid’s doesn’t offend as much as others. (Technically, the Corolla’s hybrid drivetrain doesn’t use a belt and pulleys, which is usually what’s at play with a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission); Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive has continuously variable gear ratios and lacks the familiar shifting feel many CVTs now incorporate.) Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 36 months / 36,000 miles Powertrain 60 months / 60,000 miles Roadside Assistance 24 months / unlimited distance Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 85,000 miles Basic Warranty Terms 12 months/12, 000 miles Powertrain 7 years/100,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 160- or 174-point inspections Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
  8. Notable Features in 2018 Redesigned for 2018 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine, electric motors 208 hp total system output LE rated at 52 mpg combined New exterior and interior styling 15.1 cubic feet of cargo room Price Range $20,508–$41,006 Consumer Rating (4.9)81 reviews MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 46-52 Body Styles Sedan The Good Improved fuel-economy figures Ride quality is excellent No loss of cargo room due to batteries Responsive acceleration Lots of standard safety features Quiet cabin, even at highway speeds The Bad Inconsistent materials quality in lower trims Price premium over gas-only models No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay Lower fuel-economy ratings for higher trims Lane keep assist doesn't center the car in its lane Glossy bezel around touchscreen is too reflective The verdict: The Camry Hybrid offers hybrid fuel economy without compromise, matching the gas model in comfort and cargo room while also offering an efficient, responsive powertrain. Versus the competition: A big boost in fuel economy for 2018 gives the Camry Hybrid a leg up on much of the competition. The 2018 Toyota Camry got a much-needed, comprehensive redesign (see the review), and those changes carry over to the Camry Hybrid. In addition to welcome new styling and better chassis dynamics, the all-new Camry Hybrid also boasts much better fuel economy. Figures vary by trim level: The LE (the trim level I tested) has (Environmental Protection Agency) EPA-rated mileage of 51/53/52 mpg (Miles Per Gallon) city/highway/combined. That combined figure is a 30 percent improvement over the 2017’s 42/38/40 mpg rating. SE and XLE models get a 21 percent improvement for 2018: 44/47/46 mpg versus 40/37/38. Compare the 2018 Camry Hybrid with last year’s model here. Needless to say, the Hybrid’s mileage dwarfs the regular Camry, which at its best is rated 34 mpg combined with the four-cylinder and 26 mpg with the V-6. Of course, the higher mileage comes at a higher price — $3,800 more than the gas version when comparing the base, LE trims. Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 36 months / 36,000 miles Powertrain 60 months / 60,000 miles Roadside Assistance 24 months / unlimited distance Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 85,000 miles Basic Warranty Terms 12 months/12, 000 miles Powertrain 7 years/100,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 160- or 174-point inspections Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
  9. Notable Features in 2018 Standard active safety features Five-seat full-size sedan V-6 engine standard Hybrid version available Front-wheel drive Price Range $13,628–$38,160 Consumer Rating (4.8)55 reviews MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 24 Body Styles Sedan The Good Supportive front seats Power Low wind noise at highway speeds Ride quality Roomy backseat The Bad Backseat doesn't fold down Touch-sensitive controls Control layout Interior materials and design Trunk space Price The verdict: Chicago Cubs fans have a decades old slogan that the 2018 Toyota Avalon should borrow: “Wait till next year.” A redesign for 2019 is coming, and it should address some of the sedan’s issues. Versus the competition: The Avalon scores big with its standard safety features, but it falls short of many large-car competitors due to its high price, small trunk and maddening multimedia system. Toyota last updated its largest sedan for 2016, then added more standard safety features in 2017. For 2018, the Avalon carries over unchanged, but it’s being redesigned as an all-new 2019 model. That one will go on sale within a few months with a bold new look, a more modern multimedia system and a fresh cabin design. Trim levels on the 2018 model are: Toyota Avalon XLE, Toyota Avalon XLE Plus, Toyota XLE Premium, Toyota Avalon Touring and the Toyota Avalon Limited. For this year, the 2017 XLE Touring is simply the Avalon Touring. A step up in size from the midsize Camry, the Avalon competes against other big sedans like the Ford Taurus, Volkswagen Passat and Chevrolet Impala. See them compared. Smooth Cruiser Large cars aren’t exciting or agile, and while the Toyota Avalon is predictably neither, it is composed in road manners and confident in power. The standard 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission are a solid match, providing smooth, no-drama acceleration in the city and on the highway; it even felt quick at times. An Avalon hybrid model, which pairs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor for a total of 156 hp, is also available. The Avalon is (Environmental Protection Agency) EPA-rated at 21/30/24 mpg (Miles Per Gallon) city/highway/combined, ahead of base V-6 versions of the Taurus (18/27/21), Impala (19/28/22) and Passat (19/28/22). An Eco mode benefits fuel economy and dulls accelerator responsiveness, but not annoyingly so. Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 36 months / 36,000 miles Powertrain 60 months / 60,000 miles Roadside Assistance 24 months / unlimited distance Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 85,000 miles Basic Warranty Terms 12 months/12, 000 miles Powertrain 7 years/100,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 160- or 174-point inspections Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
  10. Notable Features in 2020 New Hakone Edition Front engine, rear-wheel drive Four-cylinder engine Six-speed manual or automatic transmission Twin to the Subaru BRZ Price Range $26,985–$30,115 Consumer Rating Not yet rated MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 24 Body Styles Coupe The Good Overall balance, driving feel Steering precision Agility Manual transmission shifter Driver-focused interior The Bad Modest power Wheezy engine noise Crude manual climate controls Tight cabin, tiny backseat Somewhat expensive Requires premium gas What Is the 2020 Toyota 86? The Toyota 86 (previously known as the Scion FR-S before Toyota discontinued the Scion brand) is a fun-to-drive four-seat sports coupe. It has rear-wheel drive, and power comes from a 205-horsepower, 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine. The four-cylinder teams with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available six-speed automatic (engine output drops to 200 hp with the automatic). Competitors include other small sports cars like the related Subaru BRZ, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Hyundai Veloster. What’s New on the 2020 Toyota 86? A new Hakone Edition joins the lineup for 2020. The Hakone Edition is based on the GT trim level ( the trim level denotes which equipment and features are included as standard) and features a unique tan and black interior, Hakone green exterior paint, 17-inch bronze wheels and a black spoiler. What Features in the 2020 Toyota 86 Are Most Important? The standard manual transmission is a joy to shift, and manual-equipped cars have a little extra power to boot. All models come standard with a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Bluetooth streaming audio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. An optional TRD Handling Package includes Sachs shock absorbers, Brembo brakes, an underbody aerodynamic panel and 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires. Should I Buy the 2020 Toyota 86? First offered for the 2013 model year, this sports car that was co-developed by Toyota and Subaru is showing its age. It’s also modestly powered, but it and the related BRZ still deliver a rewarding, engaging driving experience. You just need to prefer handling finesse to brute power to truly enjoy it. Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 36 months / 36,000 miles Powertrain 60 months / 60,000 miles Roadside Assistance 24 months / unlimited distance Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 85,000 miles Basic Warranty Terms 12 months/12, 000 miles Powertrain 7 years/100,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 160- or 174-point inspections Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
  11. Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2017, Toyota's corporate structure consisted of 364,445 employees worldwide and, as of September 2018, was the sixth-largest company in the world by revenue. As of 2017, Toyota is the largest automotive manufacturer. Toyota was the world's first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year which it has done since 2012, when it also reported the production of its 200-millionth vehicle. As of July 2014, Toyota was the largest listed company in Japan by market capitalization (worth more than twice as much as number 2-ranked SoftBank) and by revenue. Toyota is the world's market leader in sales of hybrid electric vehicles, and one of the largest companies to encourage the mass-market adoption of hybrid vehicles across the globe. Toyota is also a market leader in hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Cumulative global sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrid passenger car models achieved the 10 million milestone in January 2017. Its Prius family is the world's top-selling hybrid nameplate with over 6 million units sold worldwide as of January 2017. The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937, as a spinoff from his father's company Toyota Industries to create automobiles. Three years earlier, in 1934, while still a department of Toyota Industries, it created its first product, the Type A engine, and its first passenger car in 1936, the Toyota AA. Toyota Motor Corporation produces vehicles under five brands, including the Toyota brand, Hino, Lexus, Ranz, and Daihatsu. It also holds a 16.66% stake in Subaru Corporation, a 5.9% stake in Isuzu, a 5.5% stake in Mazda, as well as joint-ventures with two in China (GAC Toyota and Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor), one in India (Toyota Kirloskar), one in the Czech Republic (TPCA), along with several "nonautomotive" companies. TMC is part of the Toyota Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Japan. Toyota is listed on the London Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange and Tokyo Stock Exchange. wikipedia.org
  12. Notable Features in 2019 Compact SUV seats five or seven Turbo four-cylinder, eight-speed automatic Front- or all-wheel drive Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard Automatic emergency braking available Six-year/72,000-mile warranty Price Range $24,295–$38,895 Consumer Rating (4.7)93 reviews MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 24-25 Body Styles SUV The Good Responsive steering Crisp handling Highway stability Responsive transmission Premium interior First- and second-row comfort The Bad Modest high-speed passing power Gas-pedal lag when starting off Ride quality with 20-inch wheels Third row uncomfortable for adults Hard plastic dash trim not great for resting knee Some functions needlessly complex What Is the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan? The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV that can seat five or seven people, depending on the model. It's powered by a 184-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered, and competitors include the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. What's New on the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan? There are no significant changes this year. What Features in the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Are Most Important? A choice of touchscreen multimedia systems is offered, one with a 6.5-inch screen and one with an 8-inch display. Both include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Available features include leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, keyless access, push-button start, a digital instrument panel and a Fender premium stereo. Available active safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a blind spot warning system, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. Should I Buy the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan? The Tiguan is one of the rare small SUVs to offer a third-row seat, and even though that third row isn't the most comfortable place to sit, it's nice to have in a pinch. We wish cabin materials were as nice as they are in some other VW models, but we like the amount of cargo space this SUV offers. Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Volkswagen New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 72 months / 72,000 miles Powertrain 72 months / 72,000 miles Roadside Assistance 36 months / 36,000 miles Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific) Basic Warranty Terms Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles; model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles; TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles Powertrain 5 years/60,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 100-plus point inspection Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
  13. Notable Features in 2019 Automatic emergency braking now standard Three-row SUV seats six or seven Four-cylinder or V-6 power Built in the United States Front- or all-wheel drive Six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty Price Range $30,895–$48,395 Consumer Rating (4.3)81 reviews MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 19-24 Body Styles SUV The Good Second-row comfort Cargo space Three child-safety seats fit in second row Multimedia screen is sharp and bright Camera and parking-sensor integration The Bad V-6 power underwhelming Not enough hidden storage space Steering too light All-wheel drive with V-6 only What Is the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas? Volkswagen introduced the Atlas for the 2018 model year as its first three-row SUV with seats for six or seven, depending on configuration. The Atlas comes with a choice of a 235-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 276-hp, 3.6-liter V-6. Front-drive versions are available with both engines, but all-wheel drive is offered only with the V-6. All models have an eight-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. What's New on the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas? Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a blind spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert are now standard. Other new standard features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers and heated side mirrors. The SE trim level, meanwhile, gains tri-zone automatic air conditioning. SEL models add a Digital Cockpit configurable instrument display, navigation, a heated steering wheel and LED taillights. What Features in the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Are Most Important? Besides the ones mentioned above, the Atlas' complement of available safety features and driving aids includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and an automatic parking system that works for both parallel and perpendicular spaces. Where the Atlas really stands out, though, is in its interior and cargo room. Seven adults truly can fit in this three-row SUV, and the second-row seats have nearly 8 inches of fore-aft adjustment to help with that. Cargo room is also good for this class. Moreover, the Atlas comes with a six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Should I Buy the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas? The Atlas impressed us so much at its debut that we named it our Best of 2018 award winner. If you frequently carry six or seven people, or often need lots of cargo space, the Atlas should meet your needs quite well. It may not have the flashiest looks or be the most fun to drive, but it has more utility than many competitors Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Volkswagen New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 72 months / 72,000 miles Powertrain 72 months / 72,000 miles Roadside Assistance 36 months / 36,000 miles Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific) Basic Warranty Terms Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles; model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles; TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles Powertrain 5 years/60,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 100-plus point inspection Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
  14. Notable Features in 2019 Base SE trim adds standard DC fast charging All-electric four-door hatchback Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard 9.2-inch touchscreen available Automatic emergency braking available Price Range $31,895–$38,895 Consumer Rating (4.7)3 reviews MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 119 Body Styles Hatchback The Good Digital cockpit with 12.3-inch display available Roomy cabin for its size Available active safety features Looks like a Golf, handles like a Golf The Bad (Environmental Protection Agency) EPA-estimated 125-mile range lags competition Limited availability Poky acceleration Not the best value What Is the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf? The 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf is the all-electric version of the Golf five-seat hatchback. It has the same spacious, versatile interior as the gas model and a 125-mile driving range, according to the EPA. That’s less than the ranges offered by competitors like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Bolt EV. Launched as a 2015 model, the front-wheel-drive e-Golf is offered only in select states. What’s New on the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf? The base SE trim level adds DC fast-charging capability, which enables the car’s battery pack to be charged to 80 percent within an hour. The top SEL Premium trim comes with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and automatic high-beam headlights. What Features in the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf Are Most Important? One of the best things about the Golf is true in the e-Golf as well: The all-electric hatchback has one of the roomiest interiors in the five-seat small-car class. The available active safety features, 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and 9.2-inch touchscreen on the SEL Premium trim don’t justify the $7,000 upcharge over the SE model, but they are useful — and fun — features. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity is standard. Should I Buy the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf? If the price is right. The car’s roomy interior in the handsome Golf hatchback package is compelling, but expect it to be discounted in the states it’s sold in due to competition that offers nearly double the range. Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Volkswagen New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 36 months / 36,000 miles Powertrain 60 months / 60,000 miles Roadside Assistance 36 months / 36,000 miles Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific) Basic Warranty Terms Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles; model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles; TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles Powertrain 5 years/60,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 100-plus point inspection Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
  15. Notable Features in 2019 Five-seat mid-size sedan More standard active safety features Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard Six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty Price Range $25,295–$29,995 Consumer Rating (4.2)12 reviews MPG (Miles Per Gallon) 29 Body Styles Sedan The Good Spacious interior, front and back Composed ride and handling Around-town acceleration Multimedia system usability Exposed Latch anchors for easy car-seat installation The Bad Highway acceleration Steering wheel doesn’t lower far enough Imitation leather not very convincing Large backseat floor hump What Is the 2019 Volkswagen Passat? The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is a five-seat mid-size sedan. It’s powered by a 174-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry. What's New on the 2019 Volkswagen Passat? Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a blind spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert are now standard. There are now just two trim levels — a base Wolfsburg Edition and an SE R-Line — and both are powered by the turbo four-cylinder engine. The previously available V-6 is no longer offered. Wolfsburg Edition upgrades over last year's base S trim include heated side mirrors, 17-inch aluminum wheels, a 6.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, keyless access with push-button start, simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. What Features in the 2019 Volkswagen Passat Are Most Important? The addition of standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity makes it easier to use your media in the car. Moving up to an SE R-Line trim adds LED headlights, LED taillights, built-in navigation, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and a Fender premium stereo. Should I Buy the 2019 Volkswagen Passat? The Passat is a roomy family sedan that handles and rides well. It offers good power around town but doesn't feel as strong at highway speeds. Volkswagen has debuted a refreshed Passat for the 2020 model year that's scheduled to hit dealerships in the summer of 2019. The updated model's arrival may mean deals on any remaining 2019s Warranty New car and certified pre-owned programs by Volkswagen New Car Program Benefits Bumper-to-Bumper 72 months / 72,000 miles Powertrain 72 months / 72,000 miles Roadside Assistance 36 months / 36,000 miles Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits Maximum Age/Mileage 7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific) Basic Warranty Terms Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles; model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles; TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles Powertrain 5 years/60,000 miles Dealer Certification Required 100-plus point inspection Roadside Assistance Yes cars.com
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