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Toyota Tacoma Trucks–A Brief History

It has been over four decades since Toyota Motors started its venture in the American truck market in 1964.It was a very basic Toyota Regular Cab with a compact pick-up bed and square look.The truck,powered by a 1.9L 85Hp 4-cylinder engine,came with basic facilities and very few options.For the next two decades Toyota trucks remained unchanged with some minor tweaks.

In the 1979 model year,the Japanese car maker launched Toyota Pickup,a four-wheel drive option with an enhanced 2.2L 96Hp powertrain.These changes made Toyota trucks a huge hit in the North American market and the success was followed by a series of awards-Toughest Truck of the Year by 4×4 and Off-Road Vehicles, 4WD of the Year by Pickup and 4WD Vehicle of the Year by Off-Road.

From then on,the truck production divided in two separate lines the–4×2 and 4×4 models.By 1981,Toyota truck Xtracab models were introduced in the market with choices of diesel and gasoline engines.Changes and modifications continued to give it a more car like feel.

During the period 1988-1989,the Toyota trucks emerged as more powerful with a 3.0L V6 and the wheelbase extended from 103 inches to 122 inches.In the meantime,Toyota Pickup got a boost with turbo charged engines and Independent Front Suspension (IFS).It was the predecessor of present Toyota Tacoma.

In 1995,Toyota launched the brand new Tacoma,designed and manufactured on the American soil.The Tacoma came with two main options–the 2WD models with a 2.4L 142Hp four-cylinder powertrain and the $WD model with a 2.7L 150Hp four-cylinder engine.Standard safety features included adjustable seatbelt anchors,driver-side airbags,and improved side view mirrors.

In 2001,The Toyota Tacoma ushers in to a new model year with more sophisticated interior and aggressive exterior styling.The Toyota Double Cab was made available for the first time.The pick up truck combined the passenger comfort and roominess of a SUV with the toughness of a cargo hauler.

The much bigger 2006 Tacoma model standardized some more options with minor facelifts for the 2007 models.Slight mechanical changes were done to ensure better fuel economy and higher performance than its forerunners.

The 2008 model is a carryover from 2007 while the 2009 Toyota Tacoma has received a whole new lot of entertainment and safety features including 6-disc CD player,new steering wheel controls,Vehicle Stability Control (VSC),four-wheel Anti-lock Brakes System and an electronic Brake-Force Distribution System with Brake Assist.The revised interior design offers improved comfort level and added entertainment during drive.

The 2009 Tacoma Access Cab gets standard power windows and door locks along with redesigned rear seats for enhanced passenger comfort and convenience.Higher trim levels offer optional Bluetooth enabled Premium JBL 6-CD audio system with integrated XM satellite radio.

Finally,the 2010 Toyota Tacoma appeals to those who need a mid-size or compact pickup loaded with latest entertainment amenities and topnotch safety features in addition to fuel efficiency and hauling capabilities.The vehicle’s exterior is apparently unchanged from its last year versions.The 2010 Toyota trucks come in three cab styles-2010 Tacoma Regular Cab,Double Cab with four side doors and extended Access Cab with hinged rear doors.Equipped with the most advanced DynamicControl technology and Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence (ETCS-i) 2010 Toyota Tacoma is a hot seller in the mid-size pickup truck category.

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Toyota SUVs Safety

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Toyota SUVs are well known for both quality and technology. The Land Cruiser, Venza, Sequoia and Highlander are some of the remarkable SUVs of the Toyota make. Recently, Toyota has added another stunning SUV called “4Runner” to their SUV line up. The Toyota 4Runner 2009 is said to have equipped with the latest technologies. You may be aware of the fact that Toyota concentrates more on improving the safety features of the vehicles, and this approach is reflected in the Toyota 4Runner. With the Toyota 4Runner becoming more important in the automotive world, we decided to dive in to the new SUV and test some of its features. We were able to experience 3 stunning features made available in the Toyota 4Runner.

1. The Vehicle Stability Control System

The vehicle stability control system (VSC) is used in most of the Toyota’s modern SUVs. However, this system seems to be more effective with the Toyota 4Runner. This electronic system really helps to maintain the vehicle control even while driving on the roughest terrain. This vehicle stability control system used in Toyota 4Runner will be of much use to the novice off-road enthusiasts. By driving the Toyota 4Runner, they will be able to experience the thrill of off-road adventure safely than ever before.

2. The Full time 4-wheel drive with Torsion

If you are a WRC spectator, you should have noted that the recent FIA World Rally Championships were won by the full time 4-wheel drive vehicles with the Torsion technology. The Torsion differential used in rally cars provided the vehicles with increased stability. This same technology is used in the Toyota 4Runner.

3. The Assist Controls

Two types of assist controls are used in the Toyota 4Runner. The hill start assist control (HAC) helps the driver to prevent backward rolling of the vehicle while driving in steep hill stations. The downhill assist control play a vital part in maintaining the stability of the vehicle on steep downhill descents. This feature of the Toyota 4Runner will be a boon to the off road enthusiasts. People who like to enjoy the thrill of off-road adventure should definitely can opt Toyota 4Runner even for this feature alone.

Where to buy Toyota 4Runner

Buying Toyota 4Runner from the authorized Toyota dealers has many benefits. Some of the authorized Toyota dealers in Pittsburgh provide a lifetime warranty for all the Toyota vehicles. To the added advantage, you can find all the genuine accessories for the Toyota 4Runner available with these authorized Toyota dealers. You can also easily get financial assistance for buying Toyota cars from the authorized dealers. What are you waiting for? Grab the keys of the best SUV of the year “The Toyota 4Runner” today and experience the thrill of off-road adventure safely.

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Tims and Toyota Venza

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Recently, Tim Horton’s offered its Canadian customers the chance to win a Toyota Venza in the latest round of its “Roll Up The Rim To Win” contest. You know the drill: peel back the lip of your coffee cup and you could find yourself behind the wheel of Toyota’s newest crossover vehicle….apparently, 35 Venzas in total will be given away.

So what did you get if you were one of the lucky ones? I’m not sure, but it looks like a compact wagon with oversize wheels and tires, is available with all-wheel-drive, is manufactured in Kentucky, and built on the Camry platform.

There are two engine choices: a 2.7 litre four cylinder and a 3.5 litre V6, and you can choose from front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. My tester had the latter engine with FWD, but the former may be the largest in-line four-banger on the market these days. Normally, manufacturers run into all kinds of engineering issues when four cylinder engines get up into displacement this large….usually in the form of vibrations and harmonics. Big in-line four cylinder engines tend to rock and roll and often need internal counter-balancers to smooth everything out. I haven’t had the chance to drive the I-4 model yet, but I’d like to just to see how Toyota has dealt with this problem.

But back to the V6. This engine is used elsewhere in the company’s model line-up, and in this configuration, develops 268 horsepower. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission only, and features things like a transmission cooler, adaptive shifting, and a Hill-Start Assist Control. This last item prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards when you’re stopped on a hill and has been used by Subaru for years, albeit in a slightly different form. It’s standard on all models. The adaptive shifting feature, meanwhile, will hold the transmission in a lower gear when climbing a hill under load as well as automatically dropping it down to a lower gear when descending. Also a common feature with many manufacturers these days, but welcome, just the same.

What struck me about this drivetrain was how lively it was. Despite its 1755 kilogram weight, the Venza is blessed with all kinds of snap and this engine redlines at 6200 rpm. Kick it down into passing gear and you’ve got a rocket on your hands, with maybe a titch in the way of torque steer when driven with enthusiasm. The V6 version can also tow up to 1587 kilograms and, like all Toyota V6 powerplants, is smooth, quiet, and civilized.

Reasonably high standard equipment level as well. For its just under $30, 000 base price, the V6 model comes with a climate control system, heated mirrors, tilt/telescoping steering, power adjustable driver seat, cruise control, power door locks, and a full tank of gas. All kinds of airbags to front, side, side curtain, and knee….front and back. Surprisingly, heated front seats are an option. My tester also had the “Premium” package, which includes a back-up camera, a decent-sized power sunroof, and power rear door.

The Venza seats five, and the back seats fold down 60/40 fashion, either via a couple of levers located on the sides of the rear cargo compartment or by pulling up on a lever on the sides of the seats themselves. Again, kind of cool and simplicity itself. So many vehicles of this stripe make you struggle when you want to open things up and I’m surprised someone hasn’t thought of this before. Full marks here.

In fact, there’s isn’t much to complain about inside, period. The shift lever is set halfway up the centre console and is easy to get at and quite usable. I was slightly surprised Toyota hasn’t installed a column shifter here, but it doesn’t seem to make much difference either way. A multi-information display is located atop the dash and it tells you things like outside temperature and whether or not one of the doors is ajar. You can also adjust the size of the display itself, which is kind of cool. After I had driven this car for awhile, it struck me how thoroughly Toyota has mastered the craft of making automobiles. I’m not sure the market needs a rig like the Venza, but either way, Toyota knows what customers want and gives it to them. In this case, I suppose the Venza is aimed at those folks who want a bit more room to carry stuff, but have had it with mini-vans and oversize SUVs.

Aside from the fact that the wheels look kind of freakishly large and the V6 is a little headstrong under hard acceleration, I can find little to complain about with the Venza. It’s easy to get in and out of, comfortable once you’ve settled in, reasonably roomy, and smooth in operation. Some may find the interior fittings a little on the bland side, but that’s not news. Toyota has always aimed for the middle ground and mainstream buyers; it knows its markets and the current economic downturn notwithstanding, has the numbers to prove it.

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Toyota Celica Parts: the Key to Heavenly Performance

The Toyota Celica derived its name from the Spanish word “calico,” which means “from the heavens” or “celestial.” Just like other Toyota vehicles, Toyota Celica is well-acclaimed for its reliability on the road brought by its durable Toyota Celica parts and useful Toyota Celica parts accessories. Intended for motorists who feel youthful, love fun, and adore style, the Toyota Celica has proven to be more than just a basic means of transportation. After years of planning for the vehicle’s development that began as early as 1967, the Toyota Celica was finally rolled out for public consumption in 1971. It was modeled after the EX-1 “Car of the Future,” thus it exuded style that was considered radical at the time of its production. Its significance even extended to the launch of the sporty subcompact market segment.

Offered only in ST form and as a two-door sport-coupe, the Celica was aimed to be an image car instead of a high-volume car. If truth be known, it was actually Toyota’s version of the Mustang. The first Celica was geared with a carbureted four-cylinder engine displacing 1.6 liters. It performed well in the market with its first major change taking place in 1974 in the form of the GT. This model featured a two-liter engine, which had been behind Celica’s powerful performance for the next 11 years. Succeeding Celica generations revolved around Toyota’s inline-4 engines, although some were operated by 4-cylinders. Despite providing lower performance, they were more economical. In 1986, the car’s drive layout was modified from rear wheel drive to front wheel drive, becoming the most important element that shaped Celica’s history. The first three generations witnessed Celicas in the US market being driven by the different versions of Toyota’s R series engines. From 1986 to 1999, a four-wheel drive turbocharged model, labeled as “All-trac” in the US or “GT-Four” in Japan and Europe, was manufactured. Late 1997 Japanese models showcased the Variable Valve Timing, which became standard in all 2000 models and onwards.

Seven generations have come and gone with the model undertaking a number of revisions and design forks. This included the Toyota Celica Supra, which was to be known later on as the Toyota Supra. The presence of Celica was experienced in the forms of the notchback, liftback coupe, and convertible. In 1998, however, rumors circulated that the Toyota Celica would soon vanish from the Toyota lineup. While the MR2 and Supra were withdrawn from Japan, the current model of the Celica had not undergone any redesign since 1993. So Toyota decided to completely revamp the Celica to give the market what it was looking for. From being a sporty or luxury car, the Toyota Celica is now presented as the “Extreme, Young and Racy” vehicle. It promises to deliver powerful performance at a very reasonable price.

The car would not have lasted seven generations without the help of Toyota’s constant innovations on its parts and accessories. Toyota Celica parts and accessories are the main product of Toyota’s technical expertise in building cars of superior engineering. These highly advanced features of top class design have placed Toyota Celica among the best in the car industry. Finding Toyota Celica replacement parts is as easy as pie with hundreds of online stores to choose from. This is also true for installing Toyota Celica parts accessories that are readily available at present. Replacing damaged Toyota Celica parts may require the help of a professional mechanic. However, with a handy repair manual and the right tools, this can also be done at home.

By: Toyota USA Blog

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Toyota Corolla Altis – A Great Car

Toyota Corolla is definitely one of the highest selling luxury sedans in the country. After the success of first Toyota Corolla, the company has introduced many generations of Corolla. In every changing generation Toyota has continuously made modifications and advancements in response to customer’s demands and requirements.

Though the old Corolla or the ninth generation Toyota Corolla was running successfully in the market, the company introduced another generation with better features and improved engine technology. The new Corolla, tenth generation Corolla, is launched in the Indian car market with the title of Toyota Corolla Altis, a car that inspires envy.

Here are some of the basic specifications of the new Corolla:

Car Exterior

The new Corolla Altis is beautifully designed with sleek and sophisticated appeal. Smooth curved lines and striking headlamps add to the beauty of the car exterior. It is definitely shorter and slimmer than the Honda Civic but taller by 30 mm. The length, width and height of the new car are 4540mm, 1760mm, and 1450mm respectively.

Engine and Performance:

The new Corolla Altis is propelled by a 1.8L petrol VVTi engine delivering 130bhp of maximum power. There will be no diesel option available but the buyers have an option to choose from manual and automatic transmission. The automatic transmission system is intelligently designed with sequential shift, delivering a smooth and comfortable ride. The company promises a maximum speed of 60 kmph in just a span of 4.76 seconds and about 100 kmph in 11.66 seconds. Overall, the car gives a silky and smooth performance and outstanding driving experience.

Interior Space and Features

The interior of the car is spacious and roomy with elegant and attractive features. The company has used world class upholstery to adorn the car interiors. Some of the other exciting features fitted in the car interior include flawless leather seats, power driven driver seat with lumbar support, drop-down holder for sunglasses, sliding arm rest, electro-chromatic rear view mirror, premium audio system with 6-CD changer, and a new efficient air-conditioner. It is believed that this new air-conditioner cools the cabin in just a span of 11.3 seconds.

Safety Technology

As the new Corolla is an advanced and innovative version of the ninth generation Corolla, it has all the new and upmarket safety features. Priced at Rs 13 lakh, Altis offers a range of high-end safety features like anti-lock brakes with the electronic brake force distribution, global outstanding assessment body structure, dual supplemental restraint system airbags, and whiplash injury lessening concept seats. These safety technologies ensure high-end safety of the car and the passengers.

In short, the new Toyota Corolla Altis is just commendable.

By: Toyota USA Blog

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Toyota Venza – Future of the SUV

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Many of the luxury or large sized SUVs are filling up dealership lots, while some of the best downsized SUVs continue to sell. Many of these smaller, car-based vehicles are good alternatives to larger models since they get better gas mileage while delivering the same level of amenities, power and practicality that consumers expect.

Three small upscale SUVs like the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Land Rover LR2, and the Infiniti EX35 are at the top of many review panels. The Tiguan and the EX35 have great performance and exceptional handling. The Land Rover LR2, in comparison, out-performed all other similar sized vehicles in off-road tests without any low-range gearing. The Tiguan and the EX35 are new models, while the LR2 replaces the Land Rover Freelander. New prices for these three vehicles range from $35,000 to $40,000.

Some less expensive small SUVs would include the new and redesigned Subaru Forester XT and the Toyota RAV4. Both of these models were given a better crash test rating than any other similar vehicles of this design.

When it comes to downsized SUVs, with its latest revisions, the Murano offers a more defined ride and a newly designed interior. Although it is a less sporty vehicle compared to its original model, the price is much less than the other models, which contain comparable equipment, such as the Lexus RX350, while scoring just as well.

The latest Toyota Highlander model, which is another downsized SUV, is currently the top-rated vehicle of its class in all venues. In performance, crash test, maneuverability, and other road-worthy tests, it stands above and beyond any other comparable SUV in its class.

Future downsized SUVs include the sporty, redesigned 2009 Honda Pilot as well as the all-new Ford Flex. Sporty mid-sized SUVs of the future include the BMW X6, the Infiniti FX, and the Toyota Venza.

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Gas Saver – Buying a Hydrogen Booster Vs. a Prius

So, you’re about to purchase a new Prius because it’s a hybrid gas saver – maybe you’ve never even heard of a hydrogen booster. A new Prius hybrid sounds like a great plan because of all the money you’ll be saving on gas, right? Hey, we aren’t here to judge, but did you know the Prius has gone over 60,000 vehicles sold? This is great news for the car manufacturer, but bad news for you. Why? Well, unfortunately, once they reached this mark that energy tax credit you were hoping for just went out the window.

Hey, we aren’t trying to burst anyone’s bubble. We just like you to know some things that others may not like to tell you about a gas saver. The point is there are several individuals wanting to purchase a Prius based on the tax benefit because when they got that return, guess where it would have gone? Yep, towards those ridiculously large car payments. One of the biggest downfalls to purchasing a new hybrid vehicle like the Prius is the cost.

In order to save money at the pump, you have to shell out thousands of dollars. This means it will take years to actually get any savings at all, especially if you are paying interest on the payments. Then there are those of us who don’t have the money to be spending on a brand new fuel saver car. With the economy the way it is right now, who wants to keep spending money? Even the economic stimulus checks were a stalling tactic. All we can say is it’s time to take matters into your own hands and look at the alternatives.

A year ago, a hydrogen booster diy fuel saver was just another thing on the internet trying to compete with everyone else. No one seemed too interested because eventually the cost of gas would go down as the war in Iraq continued. To everyone’s surprise, gas kept rising and is now hitting the $4 a gallon plateau all around the country. Since October of 2007, the demand for gas saver hydrogen boosters has been enormous. We imagine in the months to come it will only get bigger.

However, millions of people still aren’t aware of how a hydrogen booster can change your lifestyle. Instead of working to pay for gas, why not go back to paying for gas so you can get to work? Get the tax breaks you’ve been looking for by installing a hydrogen booster. Just for hooking this up to your vehicle, you’ll receive a $2,000 IRS break for using a clean burning automobile. According to one hydrogen booster website, larger vehicles like buses can claim up to $50,000. Then you would be able to go out and buy that Prius right?

The question is whether or not you want to spend years trying to recoup your investments purchasing a new Prius hybrid. We came across an interesting piece that said you would have to drive almost 47,000 miles just to start seeing savings on gas, based on average driving. Not sure if you want to spend the time doing that considering there is another gas saver option where you can save money right now. Whatever you decide to do, we hope this article has at least given you some options you were unaware of before.

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Venza Leasing

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During the late 1890s and the early 1900s, the concept of cars was still unknown. However, this man spent his life building and creating the technology that would become so famous worldwide until today. An A1 prototype was built in 1935, thus began the history of Toyota Motor Corporation.

These days, people are given wider choices and more options with regard to cars and vehicles. Car leasing or contract personal hire has now become a common term for business men, individuals on travel , and even for families.

Toyota is still considered to be one of the most sought cars in the field of car leasing. The main reason is its reliability on the road combined with elegance. Toyota car leasing is in demand these days and more hundreds of Toyota cars are available for leasing. Most personal contract hire companies offer a wide range of cars to customers.

Toyota leasing and Toyota personal contract hire is going up because more and more people are getting aware of the advantages of leasing. Great financing terms are available based on the purpose of the customer. Most car lease companies open their services to businessmen, travelers, and individuals who simply find leasing more convenient than purchasing one. The concept of personal contract hire for cars first became well known in USA and in the United Kingdom.

The most common Toyota cars available for leasing and personal contract hire are the Toyota Auris, Avensis, Corolla, Land Cruiser, Rav4, Yarso and the Verso. An upcoming model of Toyota for the year 2009 is the Venza 2009.

Most car lease companies offer contracts that range from 24 to 36 months. One great advantage in leasing is that there is no high cash out. Most companies offer affordable monthly terms and there is no obligation to purchase the rented vehicles.

In the United Kingdom, for example, the average monthly payment needed for leasing a Toyota car ranges only from 100+ to 300 pounds depending on whether it is for business or personal use – still quite low compared to the expenses incurred in purchasing one. Aside from lower monthly payments and zero cash out, another advantage is the low maintenance needed for Toyota personal contract hire.

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Toyota Needs More Discounts for Its Tundra

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The second world largest automaker and producer of high quality Toyota Land Cruiser parts, Toyota Motor Corp. according to its North American President needs to discount the Tundra truck to reach its goal of doubling its US share for large pickups.

Jim Press of Toyota Motor North America said in an interview with New York Today, “Incentives for us are not strategic, they are tactical. In the dealer-transaction price game, where the competitors really set the stage with their incentive activity, it drives us to the point where we recognize that incentives are part of this market.”

The Japanese automaker last June has began giving discount reaching as much as $3,500 for the 2007 Tundra that is four months after the truck was release for sale. Tundra’s list prices range from $22,290 to $41,850. has estimated that the average Tundra incentive that Toyota has given last month reaches $5,083 which is more than from what GM and Ford has offered for their large pickups.

The revamped Tundra that was built in San Antonio was made even bigger and more powerful than its predecessor and for the very first time Toyota will be directly competing with Ford’s F-Series and GM’s Chevrolet Silverado trucks. The Tundra US sales have increase by 44 percent to 82,840 in the first half of this year that is despite the fact that the industry-wide total for large pickups fell by 3.1 percent.

According to John Casesa, managing partner of Casesa Strategic Advisors LLC in New York, the size of incentives given for the Tundra is quite unusual for any new Toyota product. He also added, “To some extent they are really struggling with Tundra, and domestic companies are fighting back ferociously.”

Last June, the average Tundra price or the price which customers actually pay including incentives has reached $33,605 according to The Santa Monica, California-based company also added that the average price for Ford’s F-150s was $29,657 while for GM’s Silverado 1500s its $29,151.

As usual the increasing gasoline prices was blamed for the slow sales of the trucks but Press assured that consumer demand for pick-ups will not fade for long. He added, “Fuel prices will not substantially change the dynamics and the size of the market, but they will require product attributes that respond more to the environment of higher gas prices or greenhouse-gas concerns or environmental needs.”

Press further added, Toyota is selling “about double the volume of the last- generation Tundra in terms of where we were last year, in a segment that’s down. We’re right on our target. Long term, it’s a segment we really need to be in to continue to grow with our customers as they come into our product line.”

It can also be noted that for the first quarter of this year Toyota has beaten GM in terms of sales volume which simply shows the increasing demand for Toyota products in the world.

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Japan’s Big Three’s Models Named “best Deals”

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Car buyers are always in the lookout for the car offering the best value for their money. Different firms have been guiding prospective car buyers on how to choose the vehicle the suits their needs best. From performance to fuel economy to safety, all bases should be covered in choosing a vehicle.

IntelliChoice, one of the leading sources of pertinent information to car buyers, recently announced their “Best Deals” list. The list contains what the online outfit thinks is the best vehicle in different classes. For the month of April, IntelliChoice announced their “Best Deals” and this has been done coinciding with the ongoing New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) in the Big Apple.

This month’s list includes several models from Japan’s three biggest car manufacturers. These vehicles are seen as the measuring stick for future production vehicles unveiled and showcased at the New York Auto Show. James Bell, the publisher of, has this to say with regards to the list and the vehicles showcased at the event: “Even more than recent auto shows, the New York show offered a look at some very compelling future competition to many of the mainstays on our monthly ‘Best Deals’ list.”

The Honda Civic hybrid is rated as the best deal for the Compact Car over $16,000 class by For the Compact Car under $16,000 class, the best deal is touted to be the Honda Civic DX with an automatic transmission.

Aside from these two models, another Honda produced vehicle was named as a best deal in its class – the Honda Civic Si. The said model is named as the best deal in the Base Sport Car class. The Honda Odyssey is once again named as the best deal for the Minivan class. The Honda Odyssey has been dominating that class in recent history but will face strong competition in the form of the Ford Flex recently unveiled at the New York International Auto Show.

A Nissan model is also named as one of the best deals for the month of April. The Nissan Frontier King Cab XE 2WD with a manual transmission is named as the best deal for the Compact Pickup Truck 2WD class. The King Cab is the first crew cab body style compact pickup truck in North America and since its inception in the U.S. auto market has been popular among car buyers. With its trademark dependability, the Nissan Frontier is not a surprise choice as the best deal for its class. Its high performance construction and components such as the Nissan spark plug wires are one of the reasons why the Frontier sits at the top of its class.

Toyota, the surging Japanese car manufacturer, also landed several of its models at the “Best Deals” list. The popular Toyota Prius is named as the best deal for the Midsize Car under $21,000 while the Prius Touring is named as the best deal for the Midsize Car over $21,000 class.

For the Large Car class, IntelliChoice picked the Toyota Avalon Touring as the best deal for consumers. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid with a third row seating and 2WD configuration is named as the best deal for the Midsize Crossover class. The Toyota Matrix Standard with manual transmission is also named as the best deal for the Small Wagon class.

For the Compact Pickup Truck 4WD class, IntelliChoice picked the Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 4WD as the best deal. The Toyota Tundra Regular Cab V6 2WD Short Bed is named as the best deal for the Full-Size Pickup Truck 2WD 1/2 Ton class.

By: Toyota USA Blog