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2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition road test

62 and not ready for retirement BY MARK MAYNARD The Toyota Land Cruiser is an institution of overlanding authority. It has been a global expedition vehicle since its launch in Japan in 1951 as the Toyota Jeep BJ, a small 4WD military vehicle. The name was changed by 1954 to Land Cruiser to avoid legal entanglements with the Willys brand and to tread lightly around the Land Rover. The prototype BJ was not chosen for...

2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid road test

Looking sharp at 48.2 mpg As gasoline prices roll upward despite the ongoing pandemic, drivers in need of new transportation begin seeing green. First, it’s the green of money flowing into the tank and then it’s wondering if the green of hybrid energy could actually help save the green from exiting the exhaust pipe. It is a complex value equation. It has always been a point of frustration for me when I am not able...

Toyota Avalon TRD road test: Sophisticated yet sinister

Drop the kids at school and take the long way to work Toyota’s new Avalon TRD is not your granddad’s Avalon. When the fifth-generation Avalon sedan was redesigned for the 2019, Toyota steered this flagship from its mooring as an icon of modern maturity to a speed-line cruiser. Authenticity and exhilaration were the mantras of design, Toyota said. Designed and built in the U.S., the interior and exterior design makeover was done at Calty Design...