2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid – A Silky Smooth Fuel Sipper

For 2019, Toyota unveiled the latest generation of their largest sedan. Now in its fifth iteration, the Avalon has grown both in proportion and in refinement. This is the second ’19 Avalon I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. I was smitten with previous car’s excellent 301 horsepower V6. But how does the hybrid version measure up?

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2019 Toyota Avalon Touring – A Comfortable, Capable Cruiser

For 2019, Toyota unveiled the latest generation of their largest sedan. Now in its fifth iteration, the Avalon has grown both in proportion and refinement.  The comfortable cruiser came with a touring badge on the back. I knew the only way to cover this car righteously was to tour it. The decision was made, we would have to cruise it to the coast.

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2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD – A Cut Above

The Toyota Highlander represents an SUV for those of us who don’t necessarily want to drive a serious off-roader everyday. Normal folks who don’t need 4×4 capability for the commute to their nine-to-five, and don’t have to drive down fire roads out of the hills to fetch groceries from town.

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2018 Toyota Camry XSE – Toyota Redefines The Camry

Before driving it, I had preconceptions of what a Camry was. Terms like dependable, practical, and reliable come to mind. Those are all good things, but exciting and fun? Not really. I was expecting plain vanilla ice cream. But what I got was bananas flambe.

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2017 Toyota Yaris iA -Basic Yes, Boring No

The Toyota Yaris is nestled comfortably in the subcompact class of cars. But just because this car is little doesn’t mean it’s small on charm.  Economy cars call to mind memories of stripped out rental cars with spartan interiors, uninspired exteriors, and acres of molded plastic.  

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2017 Toyota 86 – It’s Not a Miata, and That’s OK

Scion is dead, long live Toyota.  Like the millennials to which Scion attempted to appeal, the company was a drain on their parent-company’s resources.  So, for 2017 the Scion FR-S is rebadged and worked over as the Toyota 86. Those outside of Canada and the United States have had the 86 for years.

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