2013 Toyota Rav4 AWD XLE Review

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The RAV4 – it started out as Toyota’s mini-SUV offering and has always competed directly with Honda’s CR-V. Both have been very successful models, and both have evolved significantly over time. How much time? Well, believe it or not, the RAV4 has been with us since 1994. In the almost 20 years that have passed,… Read more »

2013 Toyota Venza AWD Touring Review

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I spent a week with Toyota’s Venza. Once I started paying attention, I noticed just how many Venzas there are rolling around on our streets. I was surprised – they are everywhere! Let’s have a closer look and see what all these buyers are going for. The base 4-cylinder front-wheel drive Venza starts CDN $28,690,… Read more »

Toyota Canada Recall: 2007-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Toyota Canada Inc., (TCI), will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 16,000 FJ Cruiser vehicles. The seatbelt retractors for the driver and front passenger seat belts are mounted in the rear doors (access doors) of the vehicle. Due to insufficient strength of the rear door panel, cracks may develop over an extended period of time… Read more »

Toyota Tech: Solid State Batteries to come for 2020

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Toyota has never been a big fan of lithium ion batteries, and has a plan in place to replace them with solid-state batteries that are three-to-four times more powerful. Toyota will commercialize solid-state batteries around 2020 and lithium air batteries – which offer a fivefold increase for the same weight – could follow several years… Read more »