Efficiency with the 2012 Toyota Camry

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With perhaps the most impressive track record of sales and reliability, the last decade has never seen a more prolific model in the world of sedans. As another year has come, the 2012 Toyota Camry comes back and is better than ever with its newly revamped fuel efficiency. Now you will not have to sacrifice the quality of your car to save on fuel. No doubt, the collection of qualities that has drawn people most to the Camry is its ability to fill the needs of any driver, even if they are no professionals when behind the wheel. The purr of the engine makes it seem as if you were driving with a completely content cat while the peerless control allows the illusion that you possess the stability and focus of one.

But make no mistake though as the 2012 Toyota Camry does not slack on the side of speed and performance. It can get you anywhere with time to spare and can travel all but the wildest of terrains. However, its home is in the city, and there is where the Camry thrives.

Through the years, the Camry has been through many transformations. However, it has recently fallen behind in terms of fuel efficiency, although not in other aspects. The 2012 Toyota Camry has eliminated this one chink on its armor of perfection though, and now you have the complete set.

Although many things have changed about the Camry in terms of positive aspects, the one thing that was never left out was the comfort of the passengers. The design is beautiful both out and in, the feel is safe but also efficient and the driver will never feel out of control. There is also the airbags which are now ten in number, so feel free to loosen up.

Enjoy a Road Trip with the 2012 Toyota Avalon

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The world of cars is wide and varied, but very few can compare in terms of ease of use without sacrificing quality than Toyota cars. And among Toyota cars, there is one that embodies those very specific qualities which is the Avalon. Now the 2012 Toyota Avalon is here and it has lost none of its luster. At its core, the Avalon is practically the very image of practicality merged with sensibility and incarnated in the form of this magnificent artwork. The 2012 Toyota Avalon is so easy to use that it might as well be the official standard for those who are just entering the world of driving. It is also incredibly practical since the engine does not compromise performance to allow for comfort but rather, it fuses them impeccably.

The key feature that really identifies the 2012 Toyota Avalon is its down to earth design that is conservative yet exudes the feel of elegance. It does not overcompensate since it really has no need and is perfect for those who are looking for a practical vehicle. As for the controls, the Avalon has very little trouble following instructions and is renowned for seemingly responding to the thoughts of the driver instead of the motions.

What many that are looking for a car that can really make them feel safe will love is the fact that the Avalon can definitely make you feel right at home. You will never feel cramped since it allows for plenty of legroom, both at the front and especially at the back. You can even recline the backseat if you wanted to and accessing the spacious trunk is as easy as reaching into a small window conveniently placed just behind the seat.

2012 Toyota Corolla: The Quintessential Toyota

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There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Corolla is the quintessential Toyota car. Simply put, when one thinks of Toyota, they think of Corolla. When one thinks of Corolla, their mind automatically echoes Toyota. And why not? The Corolla lineup has continuously proven itself as one of the most versatile and affordable Toyota cars on the market, and that tradition continuous with the 2012 Toyota Corolla. The Corolla has long been known as an affordable car for many. It is the piece of the market pie share that Toyota intended to grab with the 2012 Toyota Corolla, a low cost price tag coupled with great design and commendable road performance. Make no mistake that this year’s model is improved leap and bounds over last year’s itineration.

With the 2012 Toyota Corolla, the world renowned car manufacturer eschewed sporty design for a more modern and casual look, which is great since the Corolla is intended for family use. On the inside, a shelf-like design philosophy allows for more interior and cargo space, perfect for outdoor activities that require every member of the family to bring along some stuff. You’ll never run out of storage space with the 2012 Toyota Corolla.

It needs to be said that the 2012 Toyota Corolla is not lacking in any way at the spec department either. Packed with a four cylinder engine of up to 182 horsepower and capping at 1.8 liters, the 2012 Toyota Corolla feels excellent to drive even at high speeds along highways and expressways. And since it’s a family car, maneuverability remains top notch.

The 2012 Toyota Corolla is a worthy investment, that much is guaranteed. Check it out and behold.

2012 Toyota Yaris: The Hybrid That Stands Out

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The small hybrid car is seeing a resurgence in recent years thanks to newer technology allowing state of the art features to fit in such small space, as well as due to certain economic factors. But the 2012 Toyota Yaris is not something to be trifled with. If anything, it is a beautiful product from the world renowned automobile maker, packed with safety features that put all other hybrid cars to shame.

First and foremost, the styling. Previous models of the Toyota Yaris shows that Toyota indeed intends the Yaris to be recognized as among the most fashionable lineups in its roster of cars. And the 2012 Toyota Yaris doesn’t disappoint. Featuring color keyed details, distinct wheels, bolder looking air dams, and a look that resembles a rally racer in general, the 2012 Toyota Yaris no doubt fits the bill.

But the car looks just as good inside as it does outside. The choice materials used in this model are a significant improvement over last year’s, with more pronounced looking details, gauges rightfully relocated to right where they belong, and instrument panel design. The 2012 Toyota Yaris looks and feels great to drive around with the family for a camping trip or a simple weekend picnic out of town.

As a family car, Toyota ensured that safety features get top priority. The 2012 Toyota Yaris is now equipped with nine airbags—including roll sensing airbags for all occupants, a knee airbag positioned underneath the driver,  and side bags for front seat passengers. The 2012 Toyota Yaris is also a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS.

For small hybrid cars, nothing else even comes close to the 2012 Toyota Yaris.

2012 Toyota Sienna: Top-Rated Minivan With Lots Of Options

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Previous models of the Toyota Sienna already received high praise for being one of the most solid and best value for money minivans on the market. But with the introduction of the 2012 Toyota Sienna, the popular and time-proven automobile manufacturer is stepping up once more on the stage – adding new features and redesigning what’s already a winning formula for many. For instance, the Toyota Sienna this year is getting a complete redesign. The 2012 Toyota Sienna now features innovative features you rarely find on a quality minivan, such as second-row lounge chairs and a split-screen DVD player, which families absolutely love, as well as lots of additional cargo space. For the man or woman behind the steering wheel, Toyota offers a choice of either a four or six-cylinder engine. It’s all about the power of choice with the 2012 Toyota Sienna.

According to a car reviews aggregate website, the 2012 Toyota Sienna tops the list of minivans available on the market at the moment. It’s simply that good. This is based on 38 published 2012 Toyota Sienna reviews as well as extensive test drives and analysis of safety and reliability data. Almost everybody who has ever been in the driver’s seat of a 2012 Toyota Sienna recommends this latest model.

Another thing to note about the 2012 Toyota Sienna is that the market for minivans has shrunk down to only a few trusted popular brand vigorously fighting for market share, and Toyota, even in this situation, manages to stay on top of the game with the Sienna.

You can’t go wrong with the 2012 Toyota Sienna. If you want better options in a minivan, this is the one to get.

2012 Toyota Matrix: Versatility Combined with Sportiness

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Matrix has been known to be sporty and reasonably fuel efficient with the promise of Toyota reliability.  The 2012 Toyota Matrix remains unchanged but now with the addition of an all-wheel drive. The 2012 Toyota Matrix comes in L and S trim levels and can seat up to five passengers.  The L series includes the standard features like 16-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, full power accessories, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, and a four-speaker sound system that comes with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack.  The S series gives more with the addition of fold-flat passenger seat, fog lamps, metallic interior trim, 115-volt power, and a six-speaker sound system.

For the premium S series, you can get sunroof, Bluetooth, and upgraded audio system with satellite radio and iPod/USB interface.  The Sport package, which is available in both L and S series, gives that ultimate sporty look with front and rear underbody spoilers with stylish S badge.

The base series come standard with front-wheel drive but an all-wheel drive is available for the S series.  The Matrix L comes with 1.8-liter four-cylinder giving 132 hp and 128 lb-ft torque.  It comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission though a four-speed automatic transmission is an option.  EPA fuel economy rating is 25 mpg/city and 32 mpg/highway with 28 mpg for combined with automatic and 26/32/29 for the manual.

The Matrix S has a 2.4-liter four cylinder making it produce 158 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.  The all-wheel drive comes with four-speed automatic with an EPA fuel efficiency rating of 20/26/22 while the front-wheel drives can either be a standard five-speed manual or the optional five-speed automatic.  The EPA efficiency rating for the automatic is 21/29/24 and 21/28/24 for the manual.

With significant edgier ambiance and a generous cargo capacity of up to a maximum of 61.5 cubic feet, this is a certainly good buy.

2012 Scion iQ: The Premium Micro Sub-Compact Vehicle

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Also known as Toyota iQ, this vehicle was initially designed to be a premium mini car with better materials and better noise isolation to give off a sophisticated feel.  It is compact and logical with things in a legible arrangement that makes Scion succeed in giving consumers an economic car. This vehicle targets the urban dwellers who are fashion conscious but live in tight spaces.  Fuel economy and the price tag are the two major attractions for this mini car.  Plus factor would be the full roster of aftermarket accessories that will be available anytime soon.

The 2012 Scion iQ delivers good performance with its 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 94 hp and CVT.  Consumers greatly love the driving dynamics that this vehicle offers.  You too will be amazed as this vehicle goes beyond what we would all call the comfort zone of city blocks, stoplights, and roundabouts.  It is simply the perfect car for cruising tight city streets.

Another great thing critics took note of is how solid and secure the 2012 Scion iQ makes passengers feel even at 80 mph on the highway.  Being very small and highly space efficient, Toyota just proved that bigger is not always better.

Fuel efficiency of the 2012 Scion iQ proves to be best among non-hybrid fuel economy with an EPA rating at 36/37 mpg city/highway and 37 mpg combined.

The interior is remarkably styled straightforward with maximized interior space and compact engineering.  Strong efforts to add more value feel inside and originality are a success as well with no low-grade materials.

Appearance is very deceptive when compared to the room space inside.  Toyota was able to pull out some magic in squeezing in four passengers in this delightful vehicle of only 120 inches in length.  That is a substantial 26.5 inches shorter than a Mini Cooper and costs much less than the mechanically identical Aston Martin Cygnet.

2012 Toyota Sequoia: A Refined SUV with Truck Roots

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The 2012 Toyota Sequoia seems to the overall solution to those who needs space for carpooling every morning and afternoon in driving the whole family and even extended family to each one’s destinations while craving for towing and hauling power. It might be looking so tough on the exteriors but test drivers are complimenting its smooth ride along with its outstanding maneuverability even in the city’s tight spots.  As opposed to other truck-based SUVs, the 2012 Toyota Sequoia definitely takes the cake as it is very ideal whether for off-road travels or on-road everyday errands. With a big and macho-looking vehicle like that of the 2012 Toyota Sequoia, it definitely targets the male drivers who want the whole package either for work or for fun time with the family.

A plus would be the roomy interior that can fit adults in all rows comfortably with seat support and enough space for headroom and legroom.  The controls and functions are all large, clear, and easy to find.  The higher trims boast of a luxurious interior couple with triumphant ergonomics that could rival that of a Lexus.

The 2012 Toyota Sequoia comes with standard V8s.  Consumers will just have to match their needs to the two engines available.  For those who will be doing quite a lot of towing, critics are saying that the 5.7-liter V8 engine would best suit all the needs and so much more.  Another plus point for towing capabilities would be Tow/Haul mode that boosts performance even more.

Both engines move and growl with authority that gives good music to automotive fanatics and critics.  But what passengers greatly love is the feel of the ride with exceptional handling for a truck-based SUV.

EPA rates the 2012 Toyota Sequoia about average for its class and even better than the famous GMC Yukon with both with two-wheel and four-wheel drives ranging from 14/20 to 13/27 mpg city/highway.

2012 Scion xD – Speeding Up and Down Orange County Lanes

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What reasons would you have for acquiring a small car? Well, aside from fuel efficiency, small cars are easier to park. They navigate easier through busy and tight streets and can adapt easier against heavy traffic. The downsides of course include lack of power and room for passengers and cargo. Let’s have a look at one small car model, the 2012 Scion xD. The engine of the 2012 Scion’s engine does okay. It is a 1.8 liter four cylinder that generates up to 128 horsepower. During a speed test, it got a 0-60 mph rating of 8.4 seconds, faster by a second compared to its rivals. Fuel efficiency rating is also good, at an estimated 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway. This is the average rating of both the manual transmission and the automatic transmission models.

While it is classified as a small car, the manufacturers could have done a bit more work with room space on the inside. The 2012 Scion not only has little room for passenger and cargo. We would definitely discourage tall people from buying the car. Legroom space is so cramped it’s very difficult getting in and getting out. There are a lot of other hatchbacks that offer more room, such as the Ford Fiesta and the Honda Fit.

Interior features of the 2012 Scion gets plus points. The dashboard has a touchscreen interface with a navigation system, climate control and Bluetooth phone connectivity. There is a CD/MP3 player system with the Pioneer premium sound system with six speakers, satellite radio and USB/iPod connectivity.

The 2012 Scion xD gets high praises for its great interior features. For a small car, its engine is quite good also. Room space is a big issue, unless you want to drive solo for good. The exterior also looks plain, not much style. In the small car category, we consider it just above average.

2012 Toyota Tundra: Capable of Power and Pampering

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The 2012 Toyota Tundra is a very capable and hardworking truck that is available in a few different configurations.  It can tow, haul, and move people with a more than capable performance that would not disappoint. For 2012, Toyota basically did not do many outside changes for the Tundra but added some modern technology features like that of daytime running lamps, heated side mirrors, and a chrome package now available for the consumers who wants a bit more luxury in their rugged truck.

Being equipped with a very powerful V8 engine, consumers love the better driving experience that the sweet-sounding engine quickly delivers.  The 2012 Toyota Tundra’s strong points over its competitors are said to be fuel economy and maneuverability.

Toyota goes out with even the base trim level of the 2012 Toyota Tundra with a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine.  This alone gives adequate power while keeping a low price tag.  The two-wheel drive V6 gets an EPA rating of 16/20 mpg city/highway.

The optional engine is a 4.6-liter V8 with all-wheel drive that gives more power that is not so hard on fuel economy with EPA rating of 14/19 mpg city/highway.  The 5.7-liter, on the other hand, gets 13/17 mpg respectively.

There is just no competing with the V8 that Toyota placed on the Tundra that can produce up to 310 hp of smooth power.  Steering and braking are also top notch for the class and remain highlights as well for this wonderfully large vehicle.

However, consumers are favoring the 5.7-liter V8 engine more being strong and responsive at any given speed at all making it the perfect choice for heavy-duty trailering and hauling.

The 2012 Toyota Tundra’s interior does not disappoint with the powertrain as well.  It gives a comfortable ride with very comfortable seats with highly impressive outward visibility.