In a not-so-surprising change, Toyota has announced the 2017 Toyota 4Runner will have two new grades – TRD Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium. These trims replace the old Trail trim.
Here is a news recap for August 12, 2016.
Quite often testing out various cars is pretty benign. You sit in the various seats, drive it on a variety of roads, conduct some 0-60 tests and then write a review. Yet, after more than 5 years of testing cars, I can honestly say I did something in the 2016 Lexus GS200t I have never done in any other car.
The 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited is one of the best examples of Toyota quality, hybrid technology and new styling language wrapped into one sharp car. Sadly, market trends to SUVs and trucks plus a Lexus-like price point among other things are seeing sales off by as much as 20 percent versus the prior year.
One of the big surprise vehicles for me lately has been the Toyota RAV4. I haven’t always been a fan of this SUV for a myriad of reasons; however, my recent week driving a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Limited Hybrid is changing my opinion. While I still think there is work to be done, it is clearly better than previous models and this offering maybe the best version I’ve ever driven.