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    Official: Consumer Reports says Ram 1500 tops fuel economy fight [w/video]
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    Consumer Reports takes its independent vehicle testing procedures seriously. In an era when we have to question the EPA's official ratings thanks to recent re-evaluations from Ford and Hyundai, an independent voice is important. So, when CR says something is the best, it's worth paying attention ...

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    Official: Toyota: If all Americans drove a Prius, dependence on foreign oil would drop by 70%
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    Speaking at the Economic Club of Chicago during the Chicago Auto Show last week, the president and COO of Toyota Motor North America, Yoshi Inaba, laid out his company's near-future plans, and made about as strong a case for hybrids as you're likely to hear this month. This is to be expected, since ...

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    Official: 2012 Toyota Highlander, Lexus LS 600h, CT 200h hybrids get slight price increases
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    The 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the Lexus LS 600h L and the CT 200h Premium are among the models from the Japanese automaker that will be a bit more expensive in the near future. Starting with December production, the Highlander Hybrid goes up 1.1 percent or $400 to start at $38,540. The two ...

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    Toyota issues recall for Highlander, Lexus RX 400h hybrids
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    There's a problem with some 2006 and 2007 model year Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX 400h vehicles. Today, Toyota announced that it will voluntarily recall 45,500 Highlander Hybrid and 36,700 Lexus RX 400h vehicles that were sold in the States. What's the problem? Toyota says there is a ...

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    NHTSA probing 44,000 Toyota Highlander Hybrid crossovers over stall risk
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    According to The Detroit News, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has opened an investigation into almost 44,000 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vehicles from the 2006 model year over stalling concerns. The agency has received a total of 32 complaints, with 21 of those incidents ...

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    2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid gets a makeover; now rated at 28 mpg
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    2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For the 2011 model year, Toyota will rip apart everything that made the Highlander Hybrid a solid mid-size crossover and revamp the vehicle both inside and out in an attempt to improve it. The plethora of exterior ...

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    Toyota pushes Highlander FCHV-adv to 431 miles on one tank of H2
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    Toyota Highlander FCHV-adv - click to enlarge
    Toyota has covered long distances in its hydrogen fuel cell vehicles before, going from Osaka to Tokyo (347 miles) in a Highlander FCHV in 2007 and also going 2,300 miles (with refueling) from Fiarbanks, Alaska to Vancouver that same year. Now, the ...

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    Toyota, Honda hybrid sales drop in 2008; 5 FCX Clarity models sold
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    Click above for more shots of the Honda FCX Clarity
    We've already taken a look at the 2,555 hybrids that GM sold in December and the 14,439 hybrid vehicles it sold in 2008, but what about the other major automakers? Not every automaker reports their sales the same way (most don't break out hybrid ...

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    Toyota Highlander gets 2.7L four for '09, beats hybrid's highway mileage
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2008 Toyota Highlander hybrid
    For 2009, Toyota is granting its Highlander crossover a new base engine. Coming from the new Venza will be a 2.7-liter four cylinder powerplant that will be mated exclusively with a new six speed automatic transmission. Rated ...

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    Toyota Highlander adds four cylinder option for 2009
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    Toyota has decided to add a four cylinder option to the Highlander lineup for 2009. Previously, the mid-sized Highlander had only been available with a 3.5L V6 or a 3.3L V6/hybrid setup. The 2.7L four will be paired up with a new 6-speed automatic transmission and will only be available on the base ...

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    Top 5 hybrid SUVs available today, number 4: Toyota Highlander
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    Click the Highlander for a high-res galleryWe got the chance to drive the Toyota Highlander hybrid a while back and came away thinking it was a bit overpriced. It's a bit cheaper than the Tahoe or Yukon, but not by much. When current incentives for the GM products are factored in, the difference ...

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    Zap will sell $24,000 plug-in hybrid kit to make your Prius get 120 MPGe
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    Unhappy with your plugless Prius? Zap thinks it has an answer for you. The king of green car press releases has issued another announcement, this time talking about the availability of a Toyota Prius and Highlander plug-in conversion kit. In collaboration with Hybrid Plus, Zap's kit will convert ...

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    Video: Toyota's "EV mode" TV commercial
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    You might remember a post I wrote about a Toyota TV commercial that prominently featured the EV (electric vehicle) mode button. You can watch that commercial for yourself in the video above. Turning your hybrid into an electric car at will is really an interesting idea. The range on the battery and ...

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    Toyota touts Highlander hybrid's EV mode button in TV ad
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    I saw a TV commercial last night for the Toyota Highlander hybrid that highlighted the EV Mode button. The commercial was about a new father that constantly woke up the baby with the sound of the car as he arrived home. This problem is solved in the commercial by pressing the EV button, allowing ...

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    Video: Ellen DeGeneres does live, in-show ad for Highlander hybrid
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/celebrity/Ellen_Degeneres_makes_love_to_a_hybrid_SUV_with_video'; Ellen DeGeneres may not have Iggy but she does have a Highlander hybrid and on Friday, she did everything she could to promote the SUV in a live, in-show ad. Instead of just going to commercial break, ...

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    Toyota loses appeal in hybrid drive train patent case
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    Paice LLC sued Toyota in 2004 over three patents Paice said Toyota infringed with their hybrid drive train. The court ruled, in a jury verdict at a Texas court known for patent cases, that Toyota did infringe on one of the three patents and Toyota had to pay $25 per infringing car (Prius II, Toyota ...

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    30 Minutes with the Highlander Hybrid
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    Toyota has been on a roll with hybrids lately, with the 170,000 units sold in 2006 expected to be easily eclipsed this year by 80,000 units or more. The Prius is the obvious hybrid sales leader, but the Highlander came in at a surprising 2nd place last year, with 31,000 units sold. That number ...

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    Toyota's Customer First program slows down the development process to focus on quality
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    Automotive News today has an explanation for the delays in getting new Toyota models (like the new Prius) to showrooms: decreasing quality. AN's Mark Rechtin is reporting (subs req'd) that Toyota is slowing down its product development in order to "build more prototype vehicles, hire more engineers ...

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    In The Autoblog Green Garage: 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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    click the picture above to see a gallery of 45 Highlander imagesToyota's Highlander is a delightfully appliance-like CUV that packs a lot into a relatively compact package. Thoughtful touches for hauling around your pride are tucked away inside the attractive sheetmetal, and anyone who needs three ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, now with EV ONLY mode!
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    Click the image for a gallery of high-res images of the new Highlander digg_url = 'http://digg.com/hardware/Chicago_Auto_Show_2008_Toyota_Highlander_Hybrid_now_with_EV_ONLY_mode'; Today at the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota unveiled the all-new 2008 Highlander Hybrid. Toyota has upgraded the control ...

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