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2019 Lexus UX 250h. Be. Pampered.

The new entry level crossover is the Lexus UX, and is a true contender in its segment. In true Lexus style, Premium=Pampered. This five-passenger SUV comes in base, Luxury and F Sport trim levels, a Premium package is available with a few ‘extras.’ Standard features are as follows: 18-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, LED headlights, […]

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2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum

The 2018 Toyota Highlander is a solid, comfortable ride for up to eight passengers. With and abundance of safety features, it is just the right size SUV with an available third-row. With six models to choose from, the LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum. The only potential negative in the LE is […]

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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE

The Toyota Camry has been America’s best-selling car for 15 straight years, and there’s probably nobody of driving age that isn’t familiar with it. And by now many drivers also know that the Camry has been completely redesigned for 2018. The new Camry is wider, longer, and has more power than its predecessor. Two engines […]

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A Trek Through the South in the 2017 Toyota Camry

There is not a lot of change to report on the 2017 Toyota Camry but sometimes no change is a good thing.  The sales volume of Camrys sold in the U.S. increased last year even thought sales in midsize sedans decreased.  It’s safe to say that Toyota definitely has a fan base with the Camry. […]

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2016 Lexus CT 200h

  The week I had the Lexus CT 200h I had an unusual work week. I was all over Dallas with quite a load to carry in the car. For the job at hand you may not think a little hatchback design would be most optimal, but the Lexus CT 200h and I were all […]

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The 2014 Ford C-Max Energi

As the lyrics of Aloe Blacc play “Well you can tell everybody, Yeah you can tell everybody, Go ahead and tell everybody, I’m the man, I’m the man, I’m the man…..” Let’s just change the lyrics of the song to “I’m the car, I’m the car, I’m the car…..”  The 2014 Ford C-Max Energi is […]

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The 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE

The shiny red 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid, ‘Barcelona Red Metallic,’ as Toyota refers to it accompanied me on an excursion for Labor Day to the rolling hills of Branson, Missouri.  Anytime I put the pedal down I like to do it in the most cost-effective way, the Hybrid allowed me to do just that.  I will come right […]

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The Heart-Warming 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

  We are in the fourth generation of Avalons but for the first time, Toyota offers the sedan in a hybrid powertrain.  The 2014 Avalon Hybrid is powered by a 140 hp electric motor as long as the battery is charged; otherwise you get a 156 hp gas engine to help you out.  It is […]

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2013 Toyota Prius is a Prize

Toyota has a prize in the 2013 Prius V.  The Prius V is an extended version of the Prius, it is wider, longer and taller, therefore capable of holding more cargo and giving passengers extra room.  How much extra?  The cargo capacity is right around 34 cubic feet, but with rear seats down that number […]

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Toyota Issues Statement regarding Ongoing Collaboration with Ford & Reaffirms its Commitment to Hybrids

Toyota and Ford have completed their feasibility study for collaboration on the development of a new hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs, which was first announced in August of 2011.  As a result, we have agreed to develop hybrid systems individually.  Toyota and Ford continue to evaluate the feasibility of working together on next-generation […]

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