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20 Manufacturers Have Committed to Standard Automatic Emergency Braking

Today’s cars are much safer than they were even ten years ago. As infotainment technology has progressed so too has the technology that keeps us alive in the event of an accident. Well, now safety on the road will improve even more than before as 20 automakers have committed to standard automatic emergency braking (AEB) in their vehicles. Automatic or autonomous emergency braking is a system that helps prevent crashes before they even occur by sensing an impending collision and taking control of the brakes to initiate stopping. Whether the…

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2017 Toyota 86 Automotive News 

2016 NYIAS: 2017 Toyota 86 is the New Scion FR-S in the United States

At a glance: Since the Scion brand is coming to an end, Toyota has rebadged the popular Scion FR-S as the Toyota 86. The 2.0 liter Boxer engine has been upgraded to make an additional 5 horsepower. The 2017 Toyota 86 will go on sale at AutoNation Toyota stores this fall.   Toyota recently announced that it will be removing the Scion brand and rebadging some of its most popular vehicles under the Toyota brand. One of the most popular and sporty models from Scion is the FR-S, a rear-wheel-drive sports…

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime Automotive News 

2016 NYIAS: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Gets an Estimated 120 MPGe

At a glance: The Toyota Prius Prime is a top-of-the-line Prius model with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Toyota says it will average an estimated 120 MPGe. Tech options include a wireless phone charger, heads-up display, and a new 11.6 inch display. Sales of the 2017 Toyota Prius will start late fall.   After all the teasing, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime finally made its debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show as the successor to the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid. But why call it the Prime? According to Toyota,…

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2016 Toyota Corolla Review Automotive News Test Drive Reviews 

2016 Toyota Corolla Review

The compact sedan segment does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Compact sedans are the perfect go-to cars for new or teenage car shoppers, or those looking for a car with the perfect balance of comfort, affordability and efficiency in a daily commuter. While the segment includes some new additions, few have continuously dominated the small, 4-door market like the Toyota Corolla. The Toyota Corolla happens to be America’s best-selling compact sedan and, as such, Toyota is extremely careful when it comes to upgraded the model. With an extremely fuel-efficient engine, an…

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Automotive News Head to Heads & Advice 

5 Manufacturers with Top IIHS Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent organization that tests vehicles and gives them safety ratings based on their scientific crash prevention research. They create ratings based on how human impairment, fatigue, or lack of experience impact drivers and how the roads, road hazards, and other environmental factors impact highway safety. One of their major duties is also to research vehicle crash worthiness and crash avoidance systems.  Their Top Safety Pick award winners must earn a basic rating for front crash prevention and a good rating in…

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