Plug It In with the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in

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The world has radically changed since a few decades ago when people only knew of gas as the sole power behind making vehicles move. In the modern world, gas has become a commodity of demanding price, making alternative sources for powering cars quite needed. So for a car that allows you to travel on gas which can be converted into energy for a battery to keep you going, you need a hybrid. If you want to never have to need the gas at all, you need the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid.

As far as appearance goes, the Prius Plug-in hybrid is not much different to the original Prius hybrid, except perhaps for the addition of a space to put away the plug. It still has the sensible design that delivers the message of a greener environment and the no nonsense exterior to prevent distractions.

Looking at the interior of the Prius Plug-in, you would really be impressed at how wisely the engineers maximized the space inside the frankly small car. With the amount of legroom inside, people would have no problem getting comfy even with a full load. The design for the consol is also quite sensible, with the temperature control and navigation system logically positioned to prevent confusion.

In terms of performance, those looking to lessen fuel expenses will find nothing to worry about as a full charge of the Prius Plug-in would be more than enough for a drive around town without even needing the gas. If the electric charge should happen to run out however, the Plug-in will simply revert to hybrid mode and allow you to continue moving.

Toyota’s Breakthrough Sedan, the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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What is the secret of Toyota in selling cars? How do they consistently sell large numbers of automobiles even in the US, outselling known brands like Ford and Chevrolet? It’s because Toyota sticks to its winning formula: producing efficient and reliable cars. One of its models, the Toyota Camry, has sold millions worldwide. With the release of the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota is well poised to sell big once again.

With make-believe car technologies become reality today like self-inflating tires, voice operated dashboards and satellite uplink on the road, the Camry Hybrid might seem disappointing because at first nothing has changed.. Only when one has sat inside and taken it on the road, are the differences revealed.

In fuel efficiency and engine power, the 2012 Camry Hybrid has improved due to lighter materials introduced, allowing it to reduce overall weight and air drag. Powered by a 2.5L engine and a 105 KW electric motor, the new Camry produces 156 horsepower and 156 lbs of torque. Surprisingly, at that level of power, it has a fuel efficiency rating of 43 mpg city/39 mpg highway. For a midsize sedan, where else do you find that level of fuel efficiency?

The interior has also been greatly improved, with well trimmed seats furnished with cloth and plastic which give a texture. The dashboard features Entune, an in-car system built into the 4-inch touch screen which allows access to all sorts of online applications. There is also like Sirius XM satellite radio, cd/mp3 playability and blue tooth wireless technology.

For safety, the Camry Hybrid has 10 airbags, both for driver and passengers. It has Toyota’s Star System composed of Traction Control, antilock brakes, and Smart Stop technology.

Depending on the model, the 2012 Camry Hybrid sells for $ 25,000-27,000. The price range is almost the same compared to competitors like the Hyundai Sonata and the Ford Fusion. Fuel efficiency and road reliability are the best points of the 2012 Camry Hybrid.

The Off-Road Ruler 2012 Toyota Land Cruiser

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The Toyota Land Cruiser has been a reliable full-size SUV for several years now. It’s known for its longevity so you can look ahead to years of excellent driving companionship. The 2012 model is just as dependable in any terrain or environment. It fuses performance, style and luxury in one excellent SUV. It gets updated styling particularly the bumpers, headlamps and grille. 18-inch wheels are standard along with fog lamps, front and rear frame mounted tow hooks and a power moonroof.

The Land Cruiser can seat up to 8 passengers and has the same chunky appeal as its exterior. Perforated leather trim and glossy wood grain on the dash makes it more luxurious. Tech savvy consumers will enjoy features like Safety Connect and a navigation system which is optional. Entune multimedia system is standard. It amazingly enables mobile phone app connectivity.

Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, push button start, power seats, leather trimmed seats, satellite radio, USB port, Bluetooth streaming, heated front and second row seats, heated leather trimmed steering wheel, center console cooled compartment and rear DVD entertainment system all come standard.

The 2012 Land Cruiser is meant for off-road adventures. The engine is a 5.7 Liter V8 with 381 horsepower and 4012 lb. ft. torque. This is coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission and full-time four-wheel drive. Although the Land Cruiser possesses off-road advantages, it can also drive smoothly on highways with adaptive suspension and multi-terrain system.

Safety features include first and second row side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, stability control and anti-lock brakes and front head restraints. Stability control is also incorporated with the off-road package namely Hill Descent Control, Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, Turn Assist and CRAWL control.

Cruise Along with the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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There are folks out there who want the best of both worlds when it comes to their vehicle of choice, but they assume that they simply can’t get them. They want a vehicle that can handle the roughness of the off-road wilderness while also being able to smoothly glide through the well-worn streets of any city. Since it would be impractical to get two cars for most people, this is where the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser comes in handy.

Being a vehicle of practical disposition, you would not find the FJ Cruiser to sport any kind of unnecessary frippery that would have no function whatsoever. However, functionality does not have to mean ugly, and it is definitely not with the case of the Cruiser. Decidedly rugged with a hint of modest toughness, you will find it an altogether versatile vehicle for any occasion.

The interior of the FJ Cruiser is likewise functional as the surfaces of the seats are quite resistant to being wet and the flooring is quite resilient. The Cruiser offers plenty of space, even with a full load where passengers are concerned. The audio system is also nothing to turn your nose up at as they are decked out with up-to-date entertainment technology.

Now when it comes to the performance, the FJ Cruiser lives up to hype as its V6 engine that can hold up to 4L of gas can get you up a mountain and down the other side with no trouble at all. After that, you may then proceed to cruising down city streets at your leisure.

Run and Run with the 2012 Toyota 4Runner

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For some people, life can be dull and listless, and so they feel that they need to go on an adventure to light up a spark of excitement in their daily lives. For that, they need a reliable vehicle to get them where they need to go and get them there in one piece. For such demanding requirements, no vehicle is better suited for the job than the 2012 Toyota 4Runner. As you might expect from a vehicle bred for the life of adventure, the 4Runner looks tough and reliable. It should too, since the 4Runner was designed to give off a feel of security to calm nerves for when driving around cliffs and mountains. So when you get a little twitchy with the thought of high peaks, one look at the 4Runner will get you back on track.

The interior of the 4Runner will also not let up with making people feel safe and secure. Snuggly comfortable, with cushy seating materials and an interior space that will not feel suffocating even with a full load, you get what you pay for and more. The entertainment and navigation technology imbedded into the 4Runner’s system are also updated to keep you occupied as well as on the right path.

Coming into what really matters most, the 4Runner performs as you would expect it to and that is to get you to every exciting corner of the land with its powerful V6 engine. You don’t have to fear going out of control either as the built-in stabilization technology of the 4Runner keeps you in control even as you push it to its limits.

The Flexible and Powerful 2012 Toyota Sequoia

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The 2012 Toyota Sequoia is a full size truck based SUV. This massive vehicle is commanding and impressive yet offers comfortable seating, graceful handling and ride quality. The Sequoia is as masculine as it can get. It comes in three body trims, the SR5, Limited and Platinum. The façade features a chrome grille, tall hood and a high beltline. 18-inch alloy wheels are standard as well as multi-reflector halogen headlamps, fog lamps and power tilt/slide moon roof with sliding sunshade. Also standard are color-keyed heated mirrors, roof rails, windshield wiper de-icer, running boards, privacy glass, color-keyed rear spoiler with LED center and color-keyed door handles.

The interior is immense with matte-metallic plastic trims. It integrates the chunky exterior and has large controls and displays. Automatic tri-zone front and rear climate control with air filter, eight-speaker audio system with iPod connectivity and Bluetooth technology, multi-informational display, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seats are all standard. It can seat up to 8 passengers; 7 for models with captain’s chairs.

40/20/40 split, sliding, reclining, fold-flat second row seats are included and third row is accessed with one-touch. The third row have 60/40 split, reclining, fold-flat seat with folding headrests so you have more room in case of additional cargo.

Upgrading to the top of the line Platinum gives better ride quality with adaptive shock absorbers and adaptive cruise control. Navigation system with touch screen interface is optional.

The 2012 Sequoia is offered in two V8 engine options. Both are combined with a six-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive. The base model comes with 4.6 Liter V8 with 310 horsepower and 327 lb. ft. torque. Limited and Platinum comes with a more powerful 5.7 Liter V8 that makes 381 hp and 401 lb. ft torque. It’s ideal for hauling and towing with the 5.7’s towing capability of 7,400 pounds.

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.