Toyota Tacoma, Volvo XC90 totally revamped for 2016

...major revamp of the Prius hybrid in seven years. It looks different but functions much the same.RAV4 HYBRID: A hybrid version of Toyota's RAV4 SUV goes on sale this fall.TACOMA: Toyota aims to hold on to its spot at the top of the midsize...

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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October US auto sales rise nearly 15 percent

...totaled 204,045. Car sales rose 9.5 percent while SUV and truck sales jumped 19 percent thanks to strong sellers like the RAV4 SUV and the new Tacoma pickup. Sales of the Lexus luxury brand rose 13 percent.? Fiat Chrysler saw its strongest October...

Auto recalls

...vehicles in North America, 1.2 million in Europe and 600,000 in Japan. It involves the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, Camry, RAV4, Highlander, Tundra and other models.Toyota said the defect was caused by grease that was sprayed on improperly during the...

Auto sales soar 16 percent in September, led by Ford; halt in diesel sales hits VW

...new SUVs.? Toyota sold 194,370 vehicles. Prius hybrid sales rose 12 percent despite relatively low gas prices, while RAV4 SUV sales jumped 18 percent.? Fiat Chrysler sold more than 193,000 vehicles for its best September since 2000. Jeep sales...

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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...

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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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...

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...