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How to Escape a Flooding Car

Recent events have been a stern reminder about the dangers of flooding and how difficult it can be to safely escape a car trapped on flooded roadway. If you find yourself in such a situation, there are some strategies you can use to get out safely.

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Two Toyota Yaris Models, One Excellent Way to Drive Affordably

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The Toyota Yaris has never been as popular stateside as it has been in Europe, where dependable, efficient subcompact hatchbacks are standard fare. In League City, Texas, we prefer big, solid cars and trucks. But maybe it's time to consider the European way.

The Yaris comes standard with a large suite of standard technology, including automatic emergency braking (part of Toyota Safety Sense), a feature not commonly offered by segment rivals, voice-activated controls, backup camera, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen.

Thanks to the ToyotaCare no-cost maintenance plan, the first two...

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Toyota Leads in Top Safety Pick Awards & (Mostly) Makes it Standard

Toyota has nine models that earned a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick award, more than any other brand. That means you have more choices that offer great safety specs when you're shopping for a new car at Mac Haik Toyota.

But it goes even deeper than that.

When you look at Top Safety Pick awards, you'll notice that many models have qualifications tacked on to their wins—an…

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Toyota Leads Automotive Innovation, Again

For the third consecutive year, Toyota was the top automotive innovator in the United States. According to a recently-released report from the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Toyota was granted 1,540 United States patents in 2016 -- more than any other auto manufacturer on the "Top 300 Organizations Granted U.S. Patents in 2016" list. Notably, Toyota was the only car maker listed in the top 20 patent awardees -- joining such innovators as Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft.

 

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2018 Toyota C-HR Has the Nürburgring Performance to Back Up its Sharp Looks


This year, an all-new model is being added to the Toyota lineup, the 2018 Toyota C-HR. It brings with it cutting-edge style, bold enough to be hated by some and adored by others.

The basis of its personality is crossover that looks and feels more like a high-riding coupe (hence its model name: Coupe High-Rider). Its roofline slopes down into a rear spoiler, giving it a dynamic sporty look complemented by its sculpted wheel flares.

But does it have the performance to back up its exciting appearance?

Chief Engineer Hiroyuki Koba comes from a racing background, and tested the C-HR…

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What Happens at Calty Design Research, Inc.?

As we've learned, Toyota makes the most American-made vehicles in the United States. But did you know that not only does Toyota invest in American manufacturing, it also does much of its engineering and designing here, too?

In fact, Calty Design Research, Inc. began in 1973, over a decade before Toyota's first domestic manufacturing plant opened.

That first location flourished and grew after designing the iconic 1978 Toyota Celica. Today, there are Calty studios in Newport Beach, Ann Arbor, and San Francisco, and together they have been responsible for some of Toyota's most popular...

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How Toyota is Making Life Easier for Parents

If you're a new parent, you are already familiar with the frustration of installing a child safety seat. These seats are critical to protecting your precious cargo while you're on the road, as numerous studies have shown correctly-installed child restraints significantly decrease risk of injury.

Therein lies the problem, unfortunately. Correctly installed.

In 2015, the Insurance Institute for

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All-New 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is One Lean, Mean Green Machine

Slick, sporty style. One excellent, highly efficient engine. And a list of onboard amenities so long, it'd likely take us several blog posts to cover them all. These are but a few of the many winning qualities that comprise our eco-conscious compact crossover, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Want to see it in action? We thought you might. Get that opportunity by watching the video below, a review of the RAV4 Hybrid from the good folks at MotorWeek:

Sure to shatter expectations of SUV shoppers everywhere, the RAV4 Hybrid's engine is a testament to Toyota's innovative prowess…

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