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2021 Toyota Prius XLE AWD-e: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer With the 2021 XLE AWD-e and other hybrid models, the Toyota Prius is coming of the age of majority. It is in its 21st year and continues as the favorite among gasoline-electric vehicles in the United States, with... Continue Reading →

2021 Toyota Venza Limited Hybrid: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer When the Toyota Venza made its debut in 2009, it was something of a novelty. Billed as a crossover utility vehicle, or CUV, it looked and felt more like a traditional station wagon, albeit a bit taller... Continue Reading →

2021 Toyota Sienna XSE: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Despite the ridicule it endures, the minivan still is the most practical personal passenger vehicle on the planet. Now, with the 2021 Toyota Sienna, there’s one less argument against it. For the first time with any minivan,... Continue Reading →

2021 Toyota Supra: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Automobiles have personalities that they transfer to their owners/drivers. With the 2021 Toyota Supra, it is all about pure driving joy, and never mind the buckboard ride.  With enthusiasts breathing heavily, the fifth generation Supra materialized in... Continue Reading →

Coupe Love Affair with the 2020 Lexus RC F

by Jason Fogelson Looking back on my history of car ownership, I realize I have ping-ponged between trucks/SUVs and coupes. I’ve owned very few sedans, and I haven’t kept them for long. I’m definitely in touch with why I love trucks... Continue Reading →

2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer In American slang, “86” means to get rid of, cancel, eject or bury something. In the Japanese automobile industry, 86 is the name of a nimble Toyota sports car that is actually built by Subaru. The joint... Continue Reading →

2020 Toyota Prius is the Proto-Hybrid

by Jason Fogelson As the automotive industry does its best to catch up, the 2020 Toyota Prius posts incremental improvements and additions. Prius has been the poster child for hybrid cars for over 20 years now, a beacon that identifies... Continue Reading →

Avalon Hybrid Generates Grins

by Jason Fogelson Through five generations of production since the 1995 model year, Avalon has been the flagship of the Toyota lineup in the United States. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it has been given a lot of respect or... Continue Reading →

Twelfth Time’s the Charm: Driving the 2020 Toyota Corolla

by Jason Fogelson I’ve never owned a Toyota Corolla. I don’t know how I have avoided it, because I have owned at least five of the other top 10 best-selling vehicles of all time. Corolla has been manufactured over 12... Continue Reading →

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