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17 MAR 2017

The Honda Accord Hybrid was named to the "Greenest Vehicles of 2017" list from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for being one of the most environmentally responsible nameplates available to consumers for the 2017 model year and for scoring in the top 1.3 percent of all vehicles scored. The Honda CR-V (1.5L FWD), America's most popular SUV, was also honored by the ACEEE in its "Greener Choices 2017" list for scoring in the top 11 percent of all vehicles.Vehicles that qualify for the "Greener Choices 2017" list are restricted to widely available gasoline-powered cars and light trucks ...
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Posted by Doug Thompson in New Car Reviews /

03 MAR 2017

Honda continues its launch activities for the all-new 2017 CR-V SUV (watch our VehiclesTEST video road test) with the debut of an inspirational social campaign that runs from March 2-31 on Honda's social channels: @HondaLatino Twitter and Instagram as well as Facebook to drive awareness of the 2017 CR-V. The campaign incorporates the brand's belief in "The Power of Dreams," which has been a key theme throughout the CR-V's marketing launch.The new CR-V Hispanic social campaign is brought to life through Honda's partnership with spcaLA and employs the CR-V to bring awareness to pet adoption. Through the 'CR-V Pet Adoption ...
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Posted by Don Minikus in New Car Reviews /

17 FEB 2017

On February 17, The California Energy Commission (CEC) posted a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) outlining subsidies to support hydrogen refueling infrastructure in California. Shell, in partnership with Toyota, will be considered for the installation of hydrogen refueling equipment into seven retail stations in the state of California and an award of $16,362,500 to develop those stations. The NOPA marks an important step forward in Californias aspiration for broader deployment of low-carbon fuels and vehicle technologies, via its CECs Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Providing accessible, reliable and convenient refueling is key to mainstream ...
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Posted by Doug Thompson in New Car Reviews /

16 FEB 2017

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline, recently named 2017 North American Truck of the Year, is now the only pickup truck in America to earn the highest possible safety ratings from both the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) (watch our VehiclesTEST Ridgeline video road test). The 2017 Ridgeline earned a best possible 5-Star Overall Vehicle Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with Ridgeline already ranking as the first and only pickup to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS.1The Ridgeline pickup achieved a 5-star Overall Vehicle Rating in the NHTSA's New Car ...
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Posted by Don Minikus in New Car Reviews /

08 DEC 2016

For the third year in a row, Toyota has topped the Insurance Institute for Highway Safetys (IIHS) annual list of safety awards. Twelve Toyota and Lexus vehicles won IIHS awards in 2017, with nine receiving its highest award, the TOP SAFETY PICK+, the most of any manufacturer. At Toyota, our focus remains on the safety and peace of mind of our customers, said Dino Triantafyllos, Toyotas North American Chief Quality Officer. We are proud that our commitment to developing safe and reliable vehicles resulted in such a strong showing in 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards. According to IIHS, ...
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Posted by Doug Thompson in New Car Reviews /

06 DEC 2016

A constant in Toyota's U.S. model lineup for more than 50 years, the Land Cruiser has evolved from a simple off-road utility vehicle into a premium-luxury, full-capability SUV with seating for up to eight and advanced chassis systems. A rare combination of power, room, towing capacity and Toyota reliability explain why the Land Cruiser has an extremely loyal following. VehicleTEST's Land Cruiser video road test shows just how well the vehicle performs. The Land Cruiser received exterior and interior design enhancements for 2013 and made all previously optional features standard. The customer has only to select exterior and interior ...
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Posted by Doug Thompson in New Car Reviews /

08 OCT 2015

At the recent Digital Dealer 19 convention in Las Vegas, Google gave a presentation to a packed house on what works well with online video. The #1 term car buyers enter is "Vehicle Test Drives," well ahead of vehicle walkarounds. This is why we encorage all Toyota and Honda dealers to quickly add our video test drives to their sites. Not only do they make you rank higher in Google searches, but the videos keep people on your site an average of 4 extra minutes PER viewer. We have some dealers that have more than 1,000 unique visitors looking at ...
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Posted by Chris Kelly in New Car Reviews /

13 MAY 2014

During our road test of the all new 3rd-generation Highlander, we recorded an actual highway fuel economy of 30.8 MPG, which was 23.2% better than the EPA estimate! The new Highlander is also bigger than the earlier version, with 3-row seating for 8 passengers, meaning you can take the whole team--and their gear--to the game in style!2014 Toyota Highlander review, 2014 Toyota Highlander road test, 2014 Toyota Highlander video review
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Posted by Chris Kelly in New Car Reviews /

13 MAY 2014

How does 20.6 MPG grab you from a full-size pickup truck? That's what we got from the new Tundra. Check out the full video review.
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Posted by Chris Kelly in New Car Reviews /