Sport Utility Vehicles

Toyota facing $1 billion fine to end safety probe

Lexus, the high-end Toyota brand is at the center of a four-year safety probe.

Toyota could pay as much as $1 billion in a pending settlement with the Justice Department that wound end a four-year probe into accusations the carmaker made misleading statements about its safety problems. The issues relate to allegations of unintended acceleration in Toyota and its upscale brand Lexus in the late 2000s. In 2009, an ... Read More »

NEW CAR PREVIEW: 2014 Toyota Highlander (with video)

The redesigned 2014 Toyota Highlander.

Toyota has announced United States pricing for the third-generation 2014 Toyota Highlander, including the gas-electric hybrid version of the midsize SUV debuting at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Available in four grades – LE, LE Plus, XLE and Limited – the 2014 Highlander starts from $29,215, which means a $195 increase over the model ... Read More »

NEW CAR REVIEW: 2014 Land Rover: Less weight, more sport

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

The new Land Rover Range Rover Sport fits perfectly in the best country club parking lot, but is like a mountain goat when driven off road. For 2014, the Land Rover Range Rover has been redesigned to be the fastest, most agile ever. That’s largely because it’s shed a whopping 800 pounds. Most automakers strive ... Read More »

CAR REVIEW: 2014 Infiniti QX70: New name, same class

The 2014 Infiniti QX70 is newly named and still plush.

Infiniti sometimes chooses odd names for its cars, including completely new name changes for 2014. Consider: What was the Infiniti FX in 2013 is now the 2014 Infiniti QX70. But the name changes, for whatever reasons they occurred, don’t matter. The 2014 Infiniti QX70, just like its predecessor, is the upscale brand’s five-passenger sport utility ... Read More »