Toyota Recalls 261,114 Tacomas, RAV4s, and Lexus RX350s Built In 2012

Toyota just issued a brake-related recall on the 2012 RAV4, 2012-2013 Tacoma, and 2012-2013 Lexus RX350. Looks like a buildup of oxide film in a brake actuator terminal can render Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, and ABS inoperative. » 2/14/14 3:51pm 2/14/14 3:51pm

Toyota's Super Bowl Ad Stars The Actress From The Big Bang Theory

We're only a couple of weeks out from Super Bowl XLVII, and that means we need to get ready for the litany of car commercials automakers will shove down our throats in between the football action. » 1/23/13 4:20pm 1/23/13 4:20pm

How To Buy A New Tesla For Half Price Without Having To Wait Forever

If you wanted a Tesla Model S but couldn't afford the sticker price (or bear the long wait), now's your chance. Well, sort of. Tesla shared its guts with Toyota, who stuffed them into a RAV4, and now the car's going on sale. » 8/03/12 12:30pm 8/03/12 12:30pm

Boy shot with crossbow for throwing rocks at cars

Street justice, extraordinary overkill edition: A boy throwing rocks at cars took a crossbow bolt to the belly yesterday, apparently as retribution for throwing a rock at a Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 had several passengers, one of whom literally went medieval on him, pulling out a crossbow and shooting the kid right then… » 8/30/11 8:01pm 8/30/11 8:01pm

Toyota gives Tesla Motors a $100 million contract

Trading in Tesla Motors NASDAQ shares were halted until 12:45PM pending news that Toyota was giving the electric automaker another handout. This time it's a supply and service agreement for the RAV4 electric valued at a Dr. Evil-esque $100 million. » 7/20/11 12:15pm 7/20/11 12:15pm

Toyota Revives The Electric Car With New RAV4 EV

Toyota will revive the electric car they once killed with a Tesla-powered electric RAV4-EV at November's LA Auto Show, about the time that pesky Chevrolet Volt hits the market. Lay bets now on which will be recalled first. [Toyota] » 9/13/10 5:15pm 9/13/10 5:15pm

Toyota Reveals 2009 RAV4, Biggest Change Is The Price

The 2009 Toyota RAV4 will start at $21,500 for the base FWD model, an increase of just 0.9% from the 2008 model, and will range up to $27,810 for a Limited equipped with the 3.5-liter, 269 HP V6 and 4WD. Toyota also plans to offer several Extra Value Packages with a variety of options bundled together for, you know,… » 8/07/08 10:20am 8/07/08 10:20am

Toyota To Showcase "Innovation" At Frankfurt Auto Show

Yup, that's the official word from ToMoCo on their offering for the Frankfurt Motor Show next month — according to the super number one best automaker from the land of the rising sun, they'll be featuring "innovation." We've no idea what that means, but in addition to whatever that is — they'll also be showing off a… » 8/28/07 7:45am 8/28/07 7:45am

Ad Watch: "Happy Together" with Toyota's RAV4

For my money, there's nothing like domestic violence for sheer comedic value. Saab covered this ground a few years back with a TV spot that pitted a blatantly bougie couple against one another, in a valiant effort to wrest first dibs on a 9-5. Now, it's Toyota's turn. While you might find fault in this New Zealand… » 12/26/06 11:43am 12/26/06 11:43am

Oh, What Higher Prices! Toyota Edges Stickers Up On Seven Models

The front office in Toyota City appears to have said "Hai!" and green lighted the NorAm branch of the super best number one awesome automaker from Japan to raise prices on seven ToMoCo models. According to the Associated Press, » 12/15/06 1:49pm 12/15/06 1:49pm

This is a move we can only assume is meant to boost numbers on the automakers already…

The Little Toyota Engine Light That Couldn't Turn Off: ToMoCo Issues…

The world's number one super best automaker from the land of the rising sun issued two recalls today — one here in the land of the free and home of the brave for around 60,700 four-cylinder Highlander SUV's from 2001 through 2003 and 159,100 RAV4's from 2001 and 2002. It seems the "check engine light" (also known as… » 12/08/06 10:33pm 12/08/06 10:33pm

RAV on: Spec'ing a Lexus Small SUV

With Honda having entered the luxury small-ute market with the CR-V derived Acura RDX, it's reasonable to assume Lexus will follow with a RAV-4 derived model of its own. And that's exactly what the backchannel talk's been pointing to, with a new such Lexus expected for the 2008 model year. Hans Lehmann and his band… » 11/14/06 8:30am 11/14/06 8:30am

Rental Car Reacharound: Toyota RAV4

As a frequent business traveler and a Hertz Gold Member I've had my share of Fusions, Mustangs and Tauruses (Taurii?). On a recent trip to the Bay Area I was surprised to see a utility-company-white 2006 Toyota RAV4 parked in space #312 at San Jose's Norman Y. Mineta International Airport. My company requires… » 10/05/06 2:01pm 10/05/06 2:01pm

Ask Jalopnik Readers: What Gender Is the Toyota RAV4

Pardon the intrusion, but this is Jalopnik's buddy Ken, vaguely dramatized by one of the site's talented editors [Nice touch - ed]. I have a dilemma. I'm looking at buying a new car, and the '06/'07 Toyota RAV4 is on my list. However, every RAV4 I see is driven by a woman. Is the RAV4 unoficially considered a "chick… » 9/12/06 3:01pm 9/12/06 3:01pm

Geneva Wrap Up: Toyota RAV4 Sports

Lessee, a diesel-powered RAVvie rolling on low-profiles; there's something to tell the grandkids about. Toyota calls it the RAV4 D1-Sports, a show vehicle the company unveiled at the Geneva show. The little torque-monster looks like it might be capable of some serious cornering on those twisty IKEA on-ramps. » 3/02/06 7:00am 3/02/06 7:00am

Lexus Considering Small SUV

Man, you could totally set your watch by these guys. Toyota's reportedly considering a small luxury SUV to compete with the BMW X3, next-gen Land Rover Freelander and various sundries on the way from Acura and Mercedes. The new model would be based on the recently redesigned Toyota RAV4 and could show up by 2008. Can… » 2/20/06 8:39am 2/20/06 8:39am

Toyota Announces 2006 RAV4 Pricing

Maybe it was tired of all the "hairdresser's SUV" remarks, maybe it was good old competitiveness, but Toyota's new RAV4 looks to be a big improvement over the previous model, and will likely be a more potent challenger to the Honda CRV and the like. Of course, while we've gone on record as saying the previous… » 11/22/05 7:45am 11/22/05 7:45am

Toyota Unveils 2006 RAV4

With a new V6 option (and more-powerful four), longer wheelbase, traction control and more passenger room — including a "third row" tot lot — Toyota's latest RAV4 is an exercise in responding to criticism. Where the current model's comportment is more jeeplike — rear legroom designed to Halfling specs, and lack of… » 11/04/05 6:47am 11/04/05 6:47am