Price Range (MSRP): $14,485 (Yaris) to $79,605 (Land Cruiser)
Toyota is the largest of the Japanese automakers and for 2015 its lineup mostly stands pat but there are a few exciting changes, most notably to the Camry midsize sedan.
We’ll start at the bottom with the smallest car of the bunch, the Yaris subcompact. For 2015, the hatchback gets new exterior and interior styling, with a large front grille and sharp headlight clusters up front.
Next up is the Corolla, a perennial worldwide best-seller that got a much needed complete redesign in 2014. The redesign recharged the Corolla with new styling and mechanical improvements, including a new CVT that improves fuel economy (all the way up to 42 mpg highway on some models). Bluetooth connectivity and a USB/iPod port are standard.
Though it got a full redesign just two years ago, Toyota gave the Camry a major update for 2015 that includes a more expressive exterior highlighted by a large black grille and new technology options including an available wireless charging pad. The interior materials have also been upgraded giving the cabin added refinement. These changes are shared by the Camry Hybrid, which offers added fuel efficiency (up to 41 combined mpg).
The full-size Avalon offers luxury car features and amenities at a non-luxury price with leather upholstery, heated front seats, USB/Bluetooth connectivity, and a rearview camera now standard on all trim levels. For those that want full-size comfort without sacrificing fuel efficiency, the Avalon Hybrid might be more your flavor.
Toyota has been adding more and more models to the Prius family and now has four members: the Prius, Prius v, Prius c, and the Prius Plug-In. The smallest (Prius c) and largest (Prius V) members of the family get updates for 2015 that include updated exterior styling and new standard features, but the same sky high fuel economy.
Speaking of families, the Sienna minivan seats up to eight passengers and is filled with family friendly amenities. It also gets slight updates for 2015 including new headlights and revised climate controls.
Toyota’s lineup is also well populated with various crossovers and SUVs. The smallest is the flexible RAV4, which offers plenty of utility, fuel economy (31 mpg highway), and standard features.
The Venza, a uniquely styled wagon/crossover, combines practicality with a sleek futuristic appearance.
The midsize Highlander and the eco-friendly Highlander Hybrid were redesigned last year, adding more interior space for passengers (enough to expand seating capacity to eight) and engaging styling.
Toyota also offers a pair of very capable off-road SUVs. The 4Runner seats up to seven passengers (the third-row is optional) and a pair of available four-wheel drive systems that make the 4Runner at home even in rugged terrain.
The full-size Land Cruiser combines ruggedness with a luxurious interior that will keep you comfortable no matter the conditions outside. Rounding things out is the full-size Sequoia, the largest SUV Toyota makes.
A pair of durable pickup trucks complete Toyota’s lineup in the form of the midsize Tacoma and the full-size Tundra. The Tacoma is very versatile; a variety of cab and bed configurations along with several different available packages mean that whether you’re looking for a truck that’s more capable off-road or better suited for work applications, the Tacoma has you covered.
The Tundra full-size pickup offers V-6 or V-8 power, and a long list of safety features like Smart Stop brake override technology, a rearview monitor, and eight airbags all standard.
The FJ Cruiser has been discontinued for 2015.