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2015 Toyota Highlander: Comfortable, versatile SUV

The 2015 Toyota Highlander is midsize SUV segment leader.

Fifteen years after its debut at the New York Auto Show, the Toyota Highlander is in the second year of its third generation as a midsize, car-based sport utility vehicle. The Highlander was a quick hit and became Toyota’s best-selling SUV until its smaller sibling, the RAV4, assumed the carmaker’s top SUV spot in 2006. Facing ...

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2014 LA Auto Show: Tech madness; Youthful colors rock

The Lime Green 2015 Chevy Spark wasn't even the brightest color at the LA Auto Show.

As the first major international automotive industry gathering of the year, the LA Auto Show annually attracts a full spectrum of carmakers and automotive enthusiasts. The 2014 LA Auto Show, which recently ended at the Los Angeles Convention Center, offered the usual collection of entry level cars from Ford, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi and the like. And ...

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The Family of Prius, hybrid cars still dominate

Wild exterior color for Toyota Prius concept car.

The Toyota Prius wasn’t the first hybrid vehicle in the United States. That honor belongs to the Honda Insight. But the Prius, which debuted a few months later, has been the most successful alternative fuel car in the United States — by a substantial margin — since its unveiling in 2000. In the past 15 ...

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Elio Motors: To reserve or not? Nearly 12,000 say yes

Overhead views of the Elio Motors concept vehicle.

Interest in the yet-unnamed Elio Motors’ $6,800 three-wheel vehicle, scheduled for delivery in 2015, continues to steadily increase. According the the company’s website, nearly 12,000 prospective buyers have paid deposits from $100 to $1,000 and with refundable and non-refundable options. A non-refundable reservation provides customers with an additional discount worth 50 percent of the initial ...

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