Without a doubt, Toyota has emerged as one of the leaders in the automobile manufacturing industry and is one of the few companies that dominate the market for automobile manufacturers. In 2010, Toyota held the top spot for most vehicles sold at an amazing figure of 8.42 million, securing Toyota’s global position as among the world’s top auto manufacturers.
The Toyota is considered to be a top brand not just for its sales accomplishments over the years but also for the awards Toyota has received for safety and leadership. In the Toyota family, there is something for everyone – passenger cars, such as the Camry, SUVs, such as the RAV 4, and hybrid vehicles, like the Prius. The Toyota Camry is the flagship of the Toyota brand which has been one of the top selling cars in America. The Corolla, a mid-sized sedan, holds the title for best selling car of all time with a record 8.6 million sold in the U.S. alone since its launch in 1968. Safety is high on the list at Toyota and all new vehicles are equipped with the advanced STAR Safety System as standard. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety named the Corolla and Avalon amongst their Top Safety Pick cars for 2011.
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One of the more established eco-friendly car options available today is from the Toyota camp – the Toyota Prius. The Prius is a fuel efficient hybrid car that gets 50 miles per gallon – making Toyota one of the most fuel efficient vehicle producers in the hybrid market.
The Prius has a legion of fans that are in love with it due to it being one of the most environmentally friendly cars on the market. 2009 Prius models combined a 76-hp 1.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor to produce a combined output of 110 hp. The Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive® shifts between gasoline and electricity.
The Hybrid Synergy Drive system works to constantly improve fuel efficiency, according to Toyota. When the car stops, the car’s gasoline engine turns off. Under gentle acceleration, power comes solely from the Prius’ electric motor. Once up to speed, the gasoline engine and the motor and battery pack can be used in tandem for more power. During braking, kinetic energy is stored in the car’s battery pack making it more efficient. With oil prices on the rise, it makes sense to choose a Hybrid.
The Prius is certified by the EPA as a SULEV—Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle.
Available as a four door, five passenger sedans, the Camry is available in five models – CE, LE, XLE, SE and the Hybrid model. The standard models come with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine giving 158 horse power and a choice of 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic. The V6 model comes with a 3.5-liter engine and 6-speed automatic with manual shift feature.
This best-selling mid-size sedan appeals to families because it is reliable, has low running costs, is spacious and fuel efficient. In 2007, the Camry was given a makeover which included more powerful engines, increased fuel efficiency, more transmission choices and a much more spacious and comfortable interior.
All trims include full power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control and Bluetooth. Choosing the SE model gives you a sportier looking car with 17” alloy wheels, leather steering wheel and sport-tuned suspension. The luxury XLE model is the cream of the crop and comes with dual zone climate control, wood grain interior trim and 8-way power driver’s and 4-way power front passenger seats.
The Corolla is renowned for its reliability, practicality, safety and affordability and remains one of the most popular cars of the small car market in America. The Corolla offers something for everyone and is available in five different models – Basic Corolla, LE, XLE, S and XRS. Standard features include six airbags and ABS and each model adds additional features including power windows, cruise control and remote keyless entry. The Corolla has been re-designed as a sportier looking car with a new body structure, new exterior and interior designs and comes in two available engines. The Corolla is a larger car on the outside and spacious on the inside.
The Corolla is available with a choice of two different engines – 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine giving 132 horsepower and a 2.4-liter 4 cylinder engine giving 158 horsepower and comes with manual or automatic transmission. Overall, the 2009 Toyota Corolla is exactly what you would expect from Toyota – a highly refined fuel efficient car that is reliable in every sense.
The 2009 Toyota Yaris is available as a base and Sport trim model. Each Yaris comes with air conditioning, tilt steering column, intermittent wipers, wiring and speakers for an audio system, and a full airbag system including side and curtain air bags as well as air bags mounted ahead of the driver and front-seat passenger.
The 2009 Toyota Yaris is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that provides 106 hp. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard and a 4-speed automatic transmission is optional. The engine is rated at 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway with the manual gearbox and at 29 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway with automatic transmission. The Yaris qualifies as an ultra-low-emission vehicle.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2009 Toyota Yaris Sedan 4 stars (out of 5) in frontal crash testing for both driver and front passenger. It also received 4 stars for rollover resistance. The 2009 Toyota Yaris 3-door Lift back was rated at 5 stars (the agency’s best rating) for frontal protection for the driver and at 4 stars for the passenger in frontal impacts. The 3-door model did earned 4 stars for its rollover resistance.