Toyota RAV4 gains power, size, seats

...crossover sport utility vehicle - the RAV4 - a small SUV. For 2006, Toyota officials lengthened the RAV4 by more than a foot and widened the vehicle...including the spare tire on the back, the RAV4 is just 3.5 inches shorter than the midsize...

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2009 BMW SUV rivals Toyota's RAV4

...utility vehicle now rivals the 2009 Toyota RAV4 in fuel economy ratings. Both vehicles...government mileage ratings for 2009. The RAV4's strong mileage numbers stem in part...580 miles on a single tank of fuel. The RAV4 doesn't have that kind of travel range...

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More vehicles recalled for problem Takata air bag inflators

...it is recalling nearly 1.4 million vehicles.The recall affects 35 models globally, including the Corolla subcompact, RAV4 sport utility vehicle and Tundra pickup, produced from March 2003 through November 2007.In the latest recall, front passenger...

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Toyota, Lexus recalledDETROIT - Toyota is recalling 880,584 of its 2006-11 Toyota RAV4 SUVs and 2010 Lexus HS 250h sedans because a repair announced last year might not have resolved a safety problem.Toyota says...

US auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

...sold 235,929 cars and trucks last month.Toyota said its car sales were flat but its truck and SUV sales jumped 12 percent. RAV4 small SUV sales were up 28 percent, while sales of the Tacoma small pickup rose 10 percent. Lexus SUV sales were also strong...

BMW's diesel SUV is powerful

...generous length of the BMW X5 fool you. BMW's largest, most luxurious sport utility vehicle now rivals the small 2009 Toyota RAV4 in fuel economy ratings. Both vehicles, with all-wheel drive, are rated at an impressive 19 miles a gallon in city driving...

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2014 Infiniti QX60 offers good seating, mileage

...government at 26 mpg in combined city/highway travel. This is the same rating as the smaller 2014 Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 SUVs, which have only two rows of seats.Indeed, the city/highway fuel economy rating for the seven-passenger QX60 is...

Toyota profit up nearly 5 percent on sales growth

...in North America, Europe, the Middle East, South America and Africa.Demand was strong in the key U.S. market for the RAV4 sport-utility vehicle and the Corolla subcompact. The Corolla was also a hit in Europe, according to Toyota.Toyota notched...

Big discounts help US auto sales sizzle, with best July sales since 2006

...215,802 on double-digit gains for the Camry and Corolla sedans and a 37 percent increase in sales of the newly redesigned RAV4.Toyota edged out Ford, whose sales increased 10 percent to 204,373. The country's best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-Series...

Electric cars gain a toehold in Atlanta

...The list then dwindles to a few BMW i3 models, Mitsubishi I-MiEVs, Ford Focus Electrics and SmartCars. And one Toyota Rav4 plug-in, Cook said.Cook noted that Georgia's tax credit, which is among the most generous in the nation, is always subject...