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The 2013 Toyota Sienna will lose the four-cylinder engine option, meaning buyers will all have to get the 266-horsepower V6 engine with their minivans. The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, still available on 2012 Siennas, makes 187-horsepower and gets 19-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. The more powerful V6 engine gets 19-city and 25-highway […]

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Baseball player Bryce Harper hasn’t been cashing checks from the Washington Nationals for very long, but he’s wasted no time getting his custom car collection started.  Bryce drives a pretty understated Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG and a very ostentatious Toyota Tundra. The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG starts at $94,900 and packs a 518-hp twin-turbo V8.  Bryce had […]

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Toyota is planning a 40-mpg hybrid version of the 2013 Toyota Avalon.  The 2013 Avalon Hybrid will get the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and hybrid drivetrain as the 2013 Lexus ES300h.  Toyota says that the 200-hp hybrid system in the 2013 Toyota Avalon will give the large car a 40-mpg rating. Toyota has already announced […]

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Toyota has finally released pricing for the TRD T|X Baja edition of the Tacoma (yes that is a pipe, not a slash.  I don’t know if the official pronunciation is Tee Pipe Ex or Tee Ex, so feel free to use whichever suits you).  The offroad ready Taco had been shown off at SEMA without […]

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Lojack has released a list of the most stolen and recovered cars of 2011.  The list is not representative of the actual rates that cars were stolen, but of how many were stolen and recovered using Lojack.  I acknowledge that it’s not an independent list, and is a little bit on the advertisement side, but […]

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The 2012 Toyota Tundra and 2012 Nissan Titan are full-sized pickups from Japanese brands that made their names with tiny pickups that would be dwarfed by today’s massive workhorses. Toyota and Nissan have left the fuel efficient, tiny pickups behind and haven’t looked back, instead embracing the American buyer’s mantra ‘bigger is better.’ The Tundra […]

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If you’re looking for a miniscule car that sips fuel and is easy to fit into tight spaces but want some cargo room, chances are you’re looking at the 2012 Chevy Sonic and 2012 Toyota Yaris hatch backs. The 2012 Chevy Sonic is all new for this year, replacing the Aveo starting with the 2012 […]

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Toyota has officially revealed the Scion FR-S to Japanese media members and the rear-engine sports car looks very impressive. With gorgeous looks and a 200-hp engine, the Scion FR-S looks to be the true successor the legendary and still popular Toyota AE86 Corolla. The Truth About Cars spoke with the 2012 Scion FR-S chief engineer […]

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If you’re looking for a midsize pickup truck, chances are the 2012 Toyota Tacoma and 2012 Honda Ridgeline are on your short list. If you don’t need the high towing capacity of of a full sized pickup and also don’t want to deal with the maneuverability issues and fuel economy of a large truck, the […]

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The 2012 Toyota Camry and 2012 Chevy Malibu are mid-sized sedans built for comfortable cruising, do-most-capability (not everything by a long shot, but unless you’re a particular type of buyer who really needs to get off the beaten path or bring a LOT of stuff along, you probably won’t ever find these cars insufficient) and approachable […]

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