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Toyota Prius Review Long Term Introduction

I've spent the greater part of the last five years with nothing good to say about the Toyota Prius, in a way it represented the fear of every passionate car lover. The beginning of the end of traditional cars which cared little about the environment. In my defence, I was right, as 2009 comes to an end every car manufacturer is now focusing on fuel economy even for their high performance cars...

Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review

CarAdvice put Toyota's fourth-generation LandCruiser Prado (the third-generation to be sold in Australia) through its paces yesterday at a lifestyle orientated launch in Orange, NSW. The course was a grueling mixture of off- and on-road exercises aimed to outline just how capable, versatile and practical this successor to the segment leading Prado name has become...

Toyota Yaris Review & Road Test

Small package; big personality Model Tested: 2009 Toyota NCP91R Yaris YRX; 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, petrol; four-speed automatic; three-door hatch - $21,490* CarAdvice Rating: It’s true, good things do come in small packages. Packed with a raft of features as standard, the Toyota Yaris YRX punches well above its weight...

Toyota Camry Review & Road Test

The latest iteration of one of Toyota's best selling appliances. Model Tested: 2009 Toyota Camry Ateva; 2.4-litre, four-cylinder, petrol; five-speed automatic; sedan - $32,490 CarAdvice Rating: Whitegoods on wheels, uninspiring, old man’s car and boring. These are all terms that have become synonymous with the Toyota Camry...

Toyota iQ Review

If this is where small cars are headed, consider me a convert. Model Tested: 2009 Toyota iQ3; 1.3-litre, four-cylinder, petrol; CVT automatic; three-door hatch - $21,560* By Matt Brogan. Tokyo, Japan. This may be the shortest first steer of the smallest car I've yet driven, but my 20 minutes behind the wheel was enough to tell me that if this is where light cars are headed, then consider me a convert...

Toyota i-REAL Review

By Matt Brogan at the Amlux Centre - Tokyo, Japan. This is a first steer with a difference -- the one-seat i-REAL Toyota personal mobility vehicle. The i-REAL was developed to mimic closely human proportions in terms of its physical height...

2009 Large Car Comparison

Ford Falcon vs. Holden Commodore vs. Nissan Maxima vs. Honda Accord vs. Toyota Aurion vs. Skoda Superb Models Tested: 2009 Ford Falcon G6E Turbo; 4.0-litre, six-cylinder, petrol; six-speed automatic; sedan - $57,490 2009 Holden Commodore Calais V-Series; 3.6-litre, six-cylinder, petrol; six-speed automatic; sedan - $56,790 2009 Nissan Maxima Ti; 3...

2009 People Mover Comparison

Honda Odyssey vs. Hyundai iMax Shuttle vs. Kia Grand Carnival vs. Mitsubishi Grandis vs. Toyota Tarago Models Tested: 2009 Honda Odyssey; 2.4-litre, four-cylinder, petrol; five-speed automatic; wagon - $43,990* 2009 Hyundai iMax Shuttle; 2.5-litre, four-cylinder, diesel; four-speed automatic; wagon - $42,490* 2009 Kia Grand Carnival; 2...

Toyota Prius Review & Road Test

Like all that is more than skin deep, so are the changes found in new Prius Model Tested: 2009 Toyota ZVW30 Prius i-Tech; 1.8-litre four-cylinder, petrol-electric hybrid; CVT, five-door hatch - $53,500* Options: Metallic Paint $350 (Fitted - Silver Pearl) CarAdvice Rating: When deciding on a name for its original petrol-electric hybrid hatch way back in 1997, Toyota chose Prius (from the Latin) to convey its belief that this was the predecessor of all cars yet to come...

2009 Light Hatch Comparison

These light cars are no lightweights. Generally speaking, the word ‘light’ implies there’s something missing: less than the others; a lack thereof; insubstantial; skimping. It rarely invokes a sense of excitement - light beer, for example. As far as the ‘light car’ segment goes, my expectations are immediately managed (down), and I’m ready to be underwhelmed...

Toyota Kluger Review & Road Test

Vanilla never looked so good. Model Tested: 2009 Toyota GSU45R Kluger Grande; 3.5-litre V6 AWD; five-speed automatic; seven-seat wagon - $66,490* Options: Metallic Paint $520 (Fitted - Crystal Pearl) CarAdvice Rating: By Matt Brogan Kluger is often considered the default option when buying a seven-seat family SUV, but don't let popularity put you off, for as I found out this week there's good reason you see so many of these on the road, and it all begins without so much as even turning a key...