Tag: Toyota RAV4

Can The Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV Keep Up With A Tesla Model Y In Terms Of Total Emissions?

The RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid SUV has been getting an awful lot of good reviews. But can the PHEV drivetrain prove to be greener than an EV? Not yet, but it’s pretty close! Engineering Explained decided to try to figure out if the RAV4 Prime could match a Tesla in terms of CO2 emissions over the […]

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RAV4 Mountain Rescue Is A Rugged Concept Toyota Couldn’t Show At The Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota Industries, a machine-manufacturing Toyota subsidiary, will finally unveil a RAV4 concept it had planned for the 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon before it was cancelled due to the pandemic: the Mountain Rescue. The concept will be shown at an SUV exhibition in Toyama Prefecture, a mountainous area on the west coast of Japan. The prefecture […]

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NHTSA Launches Investigation Into 1.9 Million Toyota RAV4s For Possible Electrical Fire

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into the fourth generation Toyota RAV4 following reports of fires starting at the 12-volt battery. The NHTSA says that it is investigating RAV4s made between 2013 and 2018 after receiving 11 failure reports. The fires may be coming from shorts originating in the battery […]

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Toyota And Honda Have Carved Up The U.S. Car Market, So How Would You Rank Their Heavy Hitters?

U.S. buyers love Japanese brands, and don’t let anyone tell you different. Sure, a lot of people would rather ride off into the sunset behind the wheel of a red white and blue muscle car or pickup truck, but if we look at the numbers, Toyota and Honda are absolutely crushing it when it comes […]

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Mitsuoka Laughs All The Way To The Bank As Bizarre Buddy Sold Out In Just Four Days

<!––> <!––> The Mitsuoka Buddy may look odd but just five weeks after being unveiled, it has been revealed that the Toyota RAV4-based SUV’s initial two-year production run has already sold out. According to a company posting, it took just four days for the vehicle’s production run to be sold out. Admittedly, just 200 examples […]

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Over 1.5 Million Toyota And Lexus Vehicles Recalled Over Defective Fuel Pumps

Toyota has announced a recall expansion, due to potentially faulty fuel pumps, for more than 1.5 million cars. According to the documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the defective part, which was supplied by Denso, could lead to engine stalling, which would inevitably increase the risk of a crash. As for […]

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Nissan Will Be Offering Free Toyota RAV4 Test Drives To Sell More Rogues – Wait, What?

Nissan is confident that the 2021 Rogue is far better than the Toyota RAV4, which is why they will be offering free test drives in the rival model to potential customers at its dealers this December. The automaker expects around half of its 1,074 U.S. dealers to embrace this unconventional strategy, which is not without […]

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Mitsuoka Buddy Is A 2020s Toyota RAV4 Pretending To Be A 1990s American SUV

The Japanese domestic market never ceases to amaze us and, when it comes to four-wheeled oddities coming from the Land of the Rising Sun, you can’t go wrong with Mitsuoka. As a sign of the times, the small automaker and coachbuilder is releasing its first SUV, the Mitsuoka Buddy. As you can imagine, it’s far […]

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