Toyota Switches to Synthetic Oil

Toyota recently announced that it will transition its new vehicles away from using conventional motor oil and instead use a 0W-20 weight synthetic oil. This rolling change, which will take several years, is largely the result of higher fuel economy requirements and tightening emissions certification requirements. Owners of the particular Toyotas that require synthetic oil…

2011 Camry SE

2011 Toyota Camry SE With Camry SE, Toyota engineers put the focus on enhancing the performance feel of Camry: A sport-tuned suspension lowers the ride height.  Under the rear bumper, the chrome-tipped dual exhaust clues you in to what’s under the hood: 268 horsepower from the available 3.5-liter V6, or 179 horsepower from the SE’s…

2010 IntelliChoice Best Overall Winners

Toyota received the most Best Overall Value Awards of any manufacturer from intelliChoice.  Winning an IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year award is very significant.  The rating factors used to determine these award winners include the accumulated ownership costs of depreciation, maintenance, repairs, fuel, fees, financing, and insurance over a five year period to…

Toyota’s Sales Jump 72 Percent in March

Toyota Motor Sales reported today a whopping 72 percent jump in sales for March over the prior month and a 35 percent hike over the same period last year. “It is a tribute to our dealers and our products that they were able to dramatically outperform much of the industry in March, despite the unprecedented…