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2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Lime Rush

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Review: Due for Replacement, Yet Remarkably Charming

I was a rising senior in college when the current generation of Toyota 4Runner first launched. A few years later, I had graduated and was working at my first “big boy” job, for a company that no longer exists – AOL – and Toyota gave Ye Olde 4Runner a facelift. Eleven years have passed since the fifth-generation …

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2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum

2021 Toyota Sienna Review: Driver-Focused ‘Gearhead Van’ or Hybrid People Hauler?

Minivans were just hitting their stride when I was a little kid. We had some family friends who were still living out their station wagon fantasies, and others that had bought in to the first wave of minivan fandom (vandom?) with Caravans, Voyagers, Windstars, and Astros. I thought those vans were excessively cool and begged …

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2021 Toyota Supra 2.0

2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 Review: Unique Contender, Not Just ‘the Base Model’

Toyota’s MkV Supra created quite a stir when it launched last year. The 2020 Supra was sold with a less-potent variant of its sister BMW Z4’s B58 inline six-cylinder. This year, Toyota has both amped up the six-cylinder Supra and created a lower-power, cheaper offering. Where the 2021 Supra 3.0 uses the “full power” version …

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2021 Toyota Corolla SE 6MT six-speed manual

2021 Toyota Corolla SE 6-Speed Manual Review: Toyota’s #SaveTheManuals Softball

There may be no more dedicated group of automotive enthusiasts than the #SaveTheManuals crowd. These eager stick-shift drivers constantly complain that every new car only comes with some form of two-pedal transmission, to include luxury sedans and school buses. As fewer drivers each year prefer manual transmission cars, the options available on the new car …

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Review: Get Your Feet Wet in the EV Kiddie Pool

We all know those people. The early adopters. The ones who have to have the latest and greatest of everything, including cars. Many of “those people” are probably driving electric by now – some might be on their second or third EV. The future of driving appears to be at least partially battery-powered, and the number …

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2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition: Towing 600 Miles with an Enclosed Trailer

Say the words “Land Cruiser” to nearly anyone, and their mind will immediately conjure up images of overlanding and off-roading in one of the most capable and durable sport-utility vehicles of all time. Mention the 2021 Land Cruiser’s 8,100 pound towing capacity, and you’ll be met with a confused look and a “really, it’ll pull …

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Nitro Yellow 2021 Toyota Supra

2021 Toyota Supra 3.0 Review: Getting the Full-Powered B58 Experience

Car enthusiasts and self-proclaimed purists have loved to complain about the fifth-generation Toyota Supra since it was first announced as a joint partnership with BMW, then released for the 2020 model year. It’s not a Toyota. It’s tarnishing the Supra name. I get it, but the current Supra is a really good car no matter …

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1997 Toyota 4Runner Review at Rausch Creek Off-Road Park

One of the many influences Radwood has had on our current enthusiast community is validating all of the 80s and 90s babies’ love for that era of vehicle. Suddenly K-Cars are cool again, everybody’s least favorite Ford Taurus is a vibe (you all know this is the one I mean), and cars we’ve completely forgotten …

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Oldsmobile LSS rallycross

We Put Six Cheap “Grandma Cars” Through Two Days of Rallycross

Cheap car challenges are becoming a sort of annual tradition around here. When we wrapped up last year’s $1,500 all-wheel drive off-roading trip, the theme of “old lady cars” was already brewing, although I didn’t know what we’d do with them. Regardless, I put out a call at the start of 2020 for the same …

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