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We dive deep into the cars by taking the cars for test drives, analyzing the technology, reviewing new trims, comparing safety features and more. Read about the pros and cons of cars coming to market, which are selected by our editors to help with your car search.

2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition Review: Why Put Track Shoes on an Accountant?

By Aaron Bragman on September 30, 2020

When you think of fun-to-drive, affordable, compact sports sedans, a few names come readily to mind: Honda Civic Si, Volkswagen Jetta GLI, even newer Korean offerings like the Kia Forte GT. But the... Read More

2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition Review: Why Put Track Shoes on an Accountant?

By Aaron Bragman on September 30, 2020

When you think of fun-to-drive, affordable, compact sports sedans, a few names come readily to mind: Honda Civic Si, Volkswagen Jetta GLI, even newer Korean offerings like the Kia Forte GT. But the... Read More

2020 Toyota Yaris XLE Sedan Review: Frugal Can Be Fun

By Aaron Bragman on August 13, 2020

The latest Toyota Yaris might look a little unusual if you’re familiar with how most Toyotas look these days. Simply put, it doesn’t look much like other Toyotas, and there’s a good reason for that... Read More

2020 Toyota Yaris XLE Sedan Review: Frugal Can Be Fun

By Aaron Bragman on August 13, 2020

The latest Toyota Yaris might look a little unusual if you’re familiar with how most Toyotas look these days. Simply put, it doesn’t look much like other Toyotas, and there’s a good reason for that... Read More

2021 Toyota Venza Review: The Camry Wagon We Deserve, Not the One We Want

By Brian Normile on July 22, 2020

The verdict: The 2021 Toyota Venza delivers an upscale interior and a sedate driving experience that outweigh minor interior and multimedia foibles. Versus the competition: Offering a decent mix of... Read More

2021 Toyota Venza Review: The Camry Wagon We Deserve, Not the One We Want

By Brian Normile on July 22, 2020

The verdict: The 2021 Toyota Venza delivers an upscale interior and a sedate driving experience that outweigh minor interior and multimedia foibles. Versus the competition: Offering a decent mix of... Read More

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Review: Efficiently Quick, Annoyances Aside

By Kelsey Mays on July 3, 2020

The verdict: Toyota’s all-new RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid combines impressive efficiency with the sort of acceleration the nameplate hasn’t seen since the third-generation RAV4 V-6, though it’s a bit... Read More

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Review: Efficiently Quick, Annoyances Aside

By Kelsey Mays on July 3, 2020

The verdict: Toyota’s all-new RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid combines impressive efficiency with the sort of acceleration the nameplate hasn’t seen since the third-generation RAV4 V-6, though it’s a bit... Read More

2021 Toyota Supra Review: More, and Less, Power Make Up Sophomore Changes

By Joe Bruzek on May 13, 2020

The verdict: The 2021 Toyota Supra’s new four-cylinder makes the sporty coupe more accessible, but the six-cylinder’s attitude and raucousness is the best way to get the Supra experience.  Versus t... Read More

2021 Toyota Supra Review: More, and Less, Power Make Up Sophomore Changes

By Joe Bruzek on May 13, 2020

The verdict: The 2021 Toyota Supra’s new four-cylinder makes the sporty coupe more accessible, but the six-cylinder’s attitude and raucousness is the best way to get the Supra experience.  Versus t... Read More

2020 Toyota 4Runner Review: At Home Where the Sidewalk Ends

By Jennifer Geiger on February 24, 2020

The verdict: Driving a 2020 Toyota 4Runner on the city streets of my neighborhood was like bringing a moose along to shop for an apartment: It was clumsy, loud and a little daunting. In the right e... Read More

2020 Toyota 4Runner Review: At Home Where the Sidewalk Ends

By Jennifer Geiger on February 24, 2020

The verdict: Driving a 2020 Toyota 4Runner on the city streets of my neighborhood was like bringing a moose along to shop for an apartment: It was clumsy, loud and a little daunting. In the right e... Read More

2020 Toyota Highlander Review: More in Some Ways, Not in Others

By Kelsey Mays on December 18, 2019

Nearly every mass-market brand has at least one three-row SUV. Cars.com recently compared seven of them in our 2020 3-Row SUV Challenge, for which I served as one of three judges. The all-new Hyund... Read More

2020 Toyota Highlander Review: More in Some Ways, Not in Others

By Kelsey Mays on December 18, 2019

Nearly every mass-market brand has at least one three-row SUV. Cars.com recently compared seven of them in our 2020 3-Row SUV Challenge, for which I served as one of three judges. The all-new Hyund... Read More

2019 Toyota Camry Review: Short of Great, But Still Good

By Kelsey Mays on October 14, 2019

The verdict: Fresh off its 2018-model-year redesign, the Toyota Camry adds incremental improvements for 2019 to remain a solid choice among mid-size sedans — if you’re willing to spend enough. Vers... Read More

2019 Toyota Camry Review: Short of Great, But Still Good

By Kelsey Mays on October 14, 2019

The verdict: Fresh off its 2018-model-year redesign, the Toyota Camry adds incremental improvements for 2019 to remain a solid choice among mid-size sedans — if you’re willing to spend enough. Vers... Read More

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review: All the Economy, Few of the Frills

By Jennifer Geiger on September 26, 2019

The verdict: Life is a constant tug-of-war between needs and wants, and while the 2020 Corolla Hybrid probably isn’t anyone’s dream car, it’s an approachable hybrid that solidly meets everyday need... Read More

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review: All the Economy, Few of the Frills

By Jennifer Geiger on September 26, 2019

The verdict: Life is a constant tug-of-war between needs and wants, and while the 2020 Corolla Hybrid probably isn’t anyone’s dream car, it’s an approachable hybrid that solidly meets everyday need... Read More

2020 Toyota Corolla Review: Hatchback-Nice With a Trunk and Real Backseat

By Fred Meier on September 9, 2019

The verdict: The redesigned 2020 Corolla rises above the sedan’s “appliance” reputation: It’s better-looking, nicer inside, offers more luxuries, has outstanding safety tech and is more engaging to... Read More

2020 Toyota Corolla Review: Hatchback-Nice With a Trunk and Real Backseat

By Fred Meier on September 9, 2019

The verdict: The redesigned 2020 Corolla rises above the sedan’s “appliance” reputation: It’s better-looking, nicer inside, offers more luxuries, has outstanding safety tech and is more engaging to... Read More