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A red 2020 Toyota Supra is surround by white older models after leaving a Toyota dealer near me.

A Quick History on the Toyota Supra

When most people think of a Toyota, the first thing to come to mind is a reliable, family-oriented vehicle, such as a Camry or RAV4. But when it comes to a model that will get the pulse racing and raise the question, “where’s the closest Toyota dealer near me?” The standout model is, without doubt, the [...]

A gold colored 2020 Ford Ranger, which wins when comparing the 2020 Ford Ranger vs 2020 Toyota Tacoma, is off-roading in the desert.

The Ford Ranger is a true American classic. While it went away for a few years, the Ford Ranger debuted in the early 1980s as a light-duty pickup. Slotted to offer truck buyers a smaller option than the F-series lineup of pickups, the Ranger took over for the even smaller Ford Courier. With its reintroduction [...]

A grey 2020 Jeep Gladiator, which wins when comparing the 2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Toyota Tacoma, is drifting through desert sand.

Small trucks have really gotten more popular in recent years, with many folks seeing the utility in having a vehicle that can marry significant towing and payload capabilities, with the ease and comfort of driving a smaller vehicle than the larger pickup trucks available today. Let’s face it; not everyone is cut out to drive [...]

A red 2019 Toyota Camry is parked next to a dark grey one in front of buildings with lots of windows.

Best Used Cars to Look For in 2020

With 2019 behind us, and moving ever further in the past, cars that were once brand new in the previous year, are slowly starting to crop up in used car lots across the country. This is hardly an issue, particularly for a driver who’s hoping to drive home in something that is almost as good [...]

A black 2020 GMC Sierra is parked on a beach while the sunsets behind it.

  Let’s start with the most important thing about owning a truck: it owns the road. Little in life is as satisfying as knowing you have a vehicle that can tow anything, tackle any mountain, off-road like a workhorse, haul just about any gear you need, and even has all the comforts of luxury sedans. [...]

A grey 2020 Toyota RAV4 is parked on a dirt trail with mountains in the distance.

Compact SUVs are a dime a dozen nowadays, crowding freeways, byways, and parking lots everywhere. Some are great, and others miss the mark by miles. With so many options to choose from, many potential buyers can find themselves overwhelmed quite quickly. While this is hardly an issue in any capacity, it can be difficult to [...]

Blue Toyota Prius in the Rain

Does the Prius Still Reign Supreme?

Whenever a vehicle - regardless of make, model, body style or strengths - ascends to represent an entire segment, there comes the inevitable speculation as to which new offering will be the first to step up and take their crown away. These days there are no shortage of articles making mention of ‘Raptor-Killers’ and ‘Tesla-Killers’, [...]

A man with a backpack is closing the trunk of his 2019 black GMC Acadia.

  When you get behind the wheel of a modern SUV there are a lot of things you ought to expect. Cargo space and durability are only the tip of the iceberg. When you examine what makes a great SUV ‘great’ with a fine-toothed comb, you’ll find that there are more factors at play. There [...]

Black 1967 Ford Mustang reboot for June 2019

  Annnnd we’re back. AutoInfluence with all of your current auto news headlines for the week of June 28th. And FINALLY. What a week it was! We have rumors of one iconic muscle cars’s retirement, FCA change-ups, Tesla firefighting, results of this year’s American Made Index, Porsche electrification and the rumor of one model’s death [...]

Toyota Aims to Increase Their Chinese Presence to Enhance Global Presence in Autonomy and Electrification

Today on AutoInfluence, we shine the spotlight on Toyota, and the wide net that they are casting to pursue leadership in autonomy. If you think back to High School, how well do you remember English Lit class? Don’t worry, we’re not here expecting you to recite Shakespeare, but you might remember the fact that - [...]