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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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...

Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September

...percent over last September.Toyota sales rose 2 percent to 167,279, with a 43-percent gain for another small SUV, the RAV4, and big gains for the newly refreshed 4Runner SUV and the soon-to-be-discontinued FJ Cruiser. Honda sales rose 12 percent...

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...

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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Martinez woman crashes car into house

...was pulling into the driveway of her Bellewood Drive home about 5 p.m. She told deputies she hit the brakes, but her Toyota Rav4 didn't stop, according to Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Bobby Bradford.The vehicle crashed through the front wall of...

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...

Trying to shed its vanilla reputation, Toyota gives the Camry a top-to-bottom makeover

...rivals are competing in a shrinking market. Young families and aging Baby Boomers are flocking to small SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, which offer more space and competitive fuel economy. Midsize car sales have fallen 8 percent so far this...