The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a rugged car that is inspired by the legendary Toyota FJ40. The FJ Cruiser has an impressive off-road ability and comes with simple controls, comfortable front seats and a distinctive interior and exterior styling. The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is not a family car, but it is a great choice for those looking for a really off-road SUV. The main competitors of the FJ Cruiser are Jeep Wrangler and Nissan Xterra.
The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a five-passenger SUV with two regular front doors and two half-sized rear-hinged doors, that comes in three trim levels: 4×2 AT, 4×4 MT and 4×4 AT. The main difference between these three models is the transmission. The 4×2 AT is a model with rear-wheel drive and a 5-speed automatic transmission, the 4×4 MT comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and full-time four-wheel drive, while the 4×4 AT model comes with part-time four-wheel drive and a 5-speed automatic transmission.
The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser comes standard with 17-inch black-painted steel wheels, air conditioning, power mirrors with marker lights, power windows and door locks, an eight-way manually adjustable driver seat, a tilt steering-wheel, a wather-resistant cloth upholstery and a 6-speaker audio system with CD player, USB/iPod connectivity and steering-wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls. There are available a lot of options grouped in packages in addition to the standard features.
The Convenience package adds rear privacy glass, cruise control, keyless entry, rear wiper, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated backup camera and a spare tire cover. The Upgrade package adds 17-inch alluminum wheels, locking rear differential, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 11-speaker (including boofer) JBL audio system with a 6-CD changer, ActiveTraction Control (A-TRAC) on 4WD models, floating ball type multi-information display and 120V power outlet. The Off-Road package adds Bilstein shock absorbers, an upgraded traction-control system and extra gauges. The Trail Teams Special Eddition package adds special interior trim, unique gray exterior paint, an upgraded suspension, roof rack, rack rails, skid plates for the engine, fuel tank and transfer case, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
All models of 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser are powered by a 4.0-liter V6 DOHC 24-valve engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) that produces 260 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque.
The 2013 Toyota Sienna is a well-rounded minivan that offers flexible interior configurations (the interior can be configured for people or cargo), attractive technology features, the choice of 7- or 8-passenger capacity and a smooth and powerful V6 engine. Toyota Sienna is the only minivan on the market with available all-wheel drive. Major competitors of Sienna include Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan and Nissan Quest.
The Toyota Sienna conveys a distinctive presence in the family van segment. Its sculpted shape yields a coefficient of drag (Cd) of .306, which is low for the class and a major factor in providing a quiet interior and admirable fuel economy. Distinctive window shapes and sliding door tracks hidden within the side window frames complement the sleek profile. The Sienna interior features upscale quality and elegance, yet every element is logical and functional. The distinctive swept shape of the dashboard makes the spacious cabin feel even roomier. The seat designs add flexibility and roominess, while central climate and audio controls are integrated into a single graphic element.
The 2013 Toyota Sienna excels in cargo flexibility and in second-row passengers comfort. The second-row seats can be moved forward or back, depending on the way the interior needs to be configured for cargo or people. With the second row removed and with the third row folded flat, Sienna offers a massive 150 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
The 2013 Toyota Sienna minivan is offered in five models: base L, LE, SE, XLE and Limited. The L and Limited are seven-passenger only, while the SE is eight-passenger only. The LE and XLE come in seven- or eight-passenger configuratios. All models come standard with front-wheel drive. An optional all-wheel drive is available for the LE, XLE and Limited.
The 2013 Toyota Sienna L comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, full power accesories, tri-zone manual air conditioning with air filter and rear-seat control panel, cruise control, cloth upholstery, sliding rear doors with power-down windows, a telescoping steering wheel and a 4-speaker audio system with a CD player.
The LE adds a roof rack, power rear liftgate, power-sliding side doors, heated mirrors, privacy glass, automatic three-zone climate control, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, floor- and overhead-mounted control consoles, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 3.5-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity, compass and outside temperature displays, steering wheel audio controls and a 6-speaker sound system with iPod/USB interface.
The SE adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a unique front fascia, sports suspension, revised power steering, leatherette upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Sienna XLE adds automatic hadlights, leather upholstery, heated front seats, wood trim, towing package, power liftgate, a sunroof, an unique metallic-gray grille insert and auto up/down power windows.
The Sienna Limited comes in addition with 18-inch alloy wheels, a satin chrome grille, dual sunroof, overhead console, chrome door handles, push-button start, integrated antenna, sonar parking system, keyless ignition, keyless entry, two-tone leather seating, driver memory settings, a leather-and-wood steering wheel and a 10-speaker JBL sound system.
All 2013 Toyota Sienna models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 266 hp and 245 lb-ft of torque, with EPA-estimated mileage ratings of 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway for FWD models and 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway on AWD models. This engine is matched with an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift.
Experts from Aol Autos say about 2013 Toyota Sienna:
The Toyota Sienna sets the standard for minivans. Sienna benefits from sharp, handsome styling that borrows design cues from SUVs and sedans. The Sienna SE is the most carlike in its handling, but all Sienna models are appealing in their own way, and versatility may in fact be the Sienna’s greatest virtue. Whether hauling the soccer team or materials from the home-improvement store or driving cross-country, there’s a Sienna for every purpose.
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is a truck-based SUV that offers up to three rows of seats, a rugged body-on-frame construction and a true off-road competence. The Toyota 4Runner competes with Jeep Grand Cherokee and Nissan Pathfinder.
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is offered in three trim levels: a well-equipped SR5, top-of-the-line Limited and the off-road oriented Trail. The SR5 and Limited are available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The Trail model is offered with all-wheel drive only. All 4Runner models are seating for five standard, with an available 50/50-split third-row seat that raises capacity to seven.
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner SRT comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, foglights, skid plates, hill descent control, hill-start assist, keyless entry, rear privacy glass, cruise control, a power-lowering liftgate window, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a trip computer, a Bluetooth connectivity and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player and iPod/USB interface. The Limited adds leather upholstery, power front seats, 20-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, keyless entry, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a touchscreen audio interface and Toyota’s Entune integration system.
The Trail model adds to SRT off-road tires, mud guards, extensive off-roading mechanical elements, black exterior trim, a sunroof, a rearview camera, water-resistant cloth upholstery, a sliding rear cargo floor and two 120-volt household power outlets.
A double-wishbone independent front suspension, combined with a variable-flow rack and pinion steering, help the 4Runner to provide a precise control on demanding roads. Coil springs over gas shocks are used at all four wheels for a comfortable ride and controlled handling. The four-link rear suspension minimizes axle hop and assures a smooth ride for rear-seat passengers. The A-TRAC traction control system is standard equipment on all 4×4 models. The system can distribute driving force to any one wheel in contact with the ground, making terrain irregularities and slippery patches transparent to the driver. An electronic-locking rear differential is standard on the Trail model. Also standard on the Trail is CRAWL Control System, that helps maintain an appropiate speed to keep the vehicle under control and minimizes the load on drivetrain and suspension components.
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner comes standard with a 4.0-liter V6 DOHC 24-valve engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (CVT-i) that produces 270 hp and 278 pound-feet of torque. The only available transmission is a 5-speed automatic Electronically Controlled with Intelligence (ECT-i) and sequential shift.
Standard safety features of 2013 Toyota 4Runner include stability control, traction control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, front knee airbags and active front head restraints.
The 2013 Toyota Highlander is a midsize SUV that is easy to drive and offers a spacious interior and progressive safety technologies. For 2013, a new Highlander Plus model grade replaces the former Tech Package and adds numerous features including a rearview camera. The 2013 Toyota Highlander can seat up to seven in three rows, and competes on the market with Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Chevrolet Traverse.
The 2013 Toyota Highlander is offered in four trim levels: base, Plus, SE and Limited. The Highlander Hybrid is considered a distinct model. The 2013 Toyota Highlander base comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, rear privacy glass, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 50/50-split-folding third-row seat, a 40/20/40-split folding second-row seat, Bluetooth connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with USB/iPod interface and a CD player.
The new 2013 Highlander Plus adds roof rails, foglights, a lift-up rear window, extendable visors with vanity mirrors, a rearview camera, driver seat power lumbar support and a cargo area privacy cover. The SE adds leather upholstery, a power liftgate, a sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and heated front seats.
The Highlander Limited adds 19-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, keyless ignition, keyless entry, additional chrome exterior trim, perforated leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system and a nine-speaker JBL sound system.
The 2013 Toyota Highlander base and Plus models come standard with a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) that produces 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. The front-wheel drive is standard for this engine. This engine is paired with a 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).
Standard on the SE and Limited and optional for the base and Plus is a 3.5-liter V6 DOHC engine with VVT-i that produces 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is optional.
Standard safety features of 2013 Toyota Highlander include side-impact airbags for the front seats, antilock brakes, driver’s knee airbag, side curtain airbags, electronic stability system, active front head restraints, hill-start assist and hill-descent control.
The new 2012 Toyota Camry is a front-wheel drive, five-passenger, four-door sedan which has been the best selling car in America every year but one, since 1997. Toyota made the best-selling Camry even better with a redesign for 2012 thanks to its excellent fuel economy, refined performance and high-quality interior.
The redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry has roomy interior, best-in-class non-hybrid, non-diesel fuel economy, relaxed ride and smooth engine. The 2012 Toyota Camry competes with Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion.
The 2012 Toyota Camry is offered in L ( MSRP from $22,055), LE (starting at $22,600), SE (from $ 23,220) and XLE (at $24,775) trim levels. Toyota Camry Hybrid is considered a different model. The 2012 Toyota Camry L features 16-inch steel wheels, power windows, power mirrors, air conditioning, cruise control, split-folding rear seats, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth and a six-speaker CD sound system with auxiliary input and USB jacks.
The Toyota Camry LE adds power locks, remote keyless entry, auto headlamps, Bluetooth streaming audio and a control touchscreen interface. The SE includes 17-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, foglamps, heated exterior mirrors, sport seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. SE models get 18-inch wheels, keyless ignition, and an upgraded display interface that adds navigation, HD radio, voice recognition, web integration and more.
The luxurious Toyota Camry XLE reverts to the LE’s suspension setting and adds heated exterior mirrors, a sunroof, dual zone automatic climate control and an eight-way power driver seat. A rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery and heated front seats are standard on Toyota Camry XLE with V6 engine.
The 2012 Toyota Camry debuts a bold, sophisticated new design with more spacious interior, improving driving dynamics and an even quieter ride than before. The 2012 Camry employs an elegantly simple but modern form, emphasizing a wider, lower stance that previous models. Headlights show a more dynamic shape, with a pronounced curvature of the main-beam unit merging into the bumper cover. The rear lamp clusters wrap tightly into the body sides, with their top sections extending into the trunk panel. Accentuating the new body design are two new colors: Attitude Black Metallic and Clearwater Blue.
While featuring nearly the same external dimensions as the previous model, the 2012 Toyota Camry offers a more inviting and spacious interior. A new dashboard design, modified seat locations, redesigned seat and “lean” door and pillar all combine to add both real space and greater perceptual spaciousness while also enhancing outward visibility. The new 2012 Camry provides the added functionality demanded by consumers, yet keeps its controls straightforward and intuitive to use. Control knobs impart a high-precision feel when used. Special attention was paid to function and comfort with the center console design. Soft kneepads on both sides add comfort for the driver and passenger. The front section offers a 12V accessory connector and an USB port for iPods and other media devices.
The new 2012 Toyota Camry is offered with a choice of two engine. Base Camrys are powered by a revised 2.5-liter four-cylinder Dual VVT-i (Dual Variable Valve Timing-intelligent) engine with ACIS (Acoustic Control Induction System). This engine produces now 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy for 2012 Toyota Camry with this engine is rated at 25 mpg city and 35 mpg highway.
Another available engine in the SE and XLE grades of 2012 Camry is an DOHC 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque with EPA-estimated ratings of 21 mpg in city and 30 mpg highway, the best for any current V6 midsize sedan.
The 2012 Toyota Camry L, LE, SE and XLE models come equipped exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission that offers a sequential manual shift mode using the console shifter.
2012 Camry features Toyota’s Star Safety System wich includes VSC, TRAC, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist. All 2012 Toyota Camry models are equipped with 10 standard airbags. The front-passenger’s knee airbag and rear-seat side airbags are new to Camry.
In 2012 Toyota Camry review, thecarconnection.com webside concludes:
The redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry remains the most conservative-looking pick among mid-size sedans, but if you want comfort, value, and frugality above all else, it’s probably just your style.