Monthly Archives: October 2009

Buyer's Guide: 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser

NEW FOR 2010: – New dual variable valve timing for improved horsepower and fuel economy – Improved suspension tuning and power steering – Exterior colours: Army Green added; Voodoo Blue discontinued For 2010, the Toyota FJ Cruiser’s V6 engine adds … Continue reading

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Buyer's Guide: 2010 Toyota Yaris

NEW FOR 2010: – Two-door RS hatchback discontinued – Front-seat side and side curtain airbags standard in all models – Four-door LE hatchback adds 60/40 split-folding rear seat – Four-door RS hatchback adds vehicle stability control and brake assist; cruise … Continue reading

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Buyer's Guide: 2010 Toyota Venza

NEW FOR 2010: – Standard USB connector and Bluetooth connectivity – Standard six-CD stereo discontinued – Bluetooth deleted from optional Navigation & JBL Package An all-new model for 2009, the Toyota Venza receives only minor trim changes for 2010. A … Continue reading

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Buyer's Guide: 2010 Toyota Avalon

NEW FOR 2010: – Memory system for driver’s seat and exterior mirrors – Enhanced Premium Package with DVD-based navigation system For 2010, the Toyota Avalon adds a memory function to the driver’s seat and exterior mirrors. Previously, two Premium Packages … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2010 Toyota RAV4



For 2010, the Toyota RAV4 4WD V6 Sport model adds a Sport Appearance Package which removes the rear door-mounted spare wheel and adds run-flat tires, chrome exhaust tip, heated leather seats, and unique badges. Prices range from $24,595 to $34,640.

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Buyer's Guide: 2010 Toyota Highlander

NEW FOR 2010: – Standard eight-way power driver’s seat – Exterior colours: Cypress Pearl added; Sandy Beach Metallic and Wave Line Pearl discontinued For 2010, changes to the Toyota Highlander are minor: a power driver’s seat is standard on all … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2010 Toyota 4Runner



For 2010, the Toyota 4Runner has been redesigned into its fifth generation. The new model uses a new V6 engine exclusively, discontinues the V8 engine option, and includes several new features and technology. Its MSRP is $36,800.

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Buyer's Guide: 2010 Toyota Tacoma

NEW FOR 2010: – X-Runner model discontinued For 2010, the Toyota Tacoma is unchanged, save for the discontinuation of the 4×2 X-Runner model. The Tacoma is available in several configurations. A 2.7-litre four-cylinder engine is available in the Access Cab … Continue reading

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Buyer's Guide: 2010 Maybach 57/62

NEW FOR 2010: – New 57 Zeppelin and 62 Zeppelin models – New Landaulet model For 2010, the Maybach lineup includes new models: a Landaulet soft-top, and new 57 Zeppelin and 62 Zeppelin models, which are based on the 57S … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2010 Lexus IS



For 2010, the Lexus IS lineup adds the IS 250 C and IS 350 C retractable hardtop convertible models. Sedan models now come with standard XM satellite radio, USB port, and windshield de-icer. MSRPs range from $34,400 to $68,000.

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Buyer’s Guide: 2010 Ford E-Series



Available as a passenger, commercial or cargo van, the 2010 Ford E-Series receives some new options, including Ford’s SYNC, Ford Work Solutions tool inventory computer, and a navigation system. Base MSRPs range from $36,399 to $39,099.

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Buyer’s Guide: 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

NEW FOR 2010: – 4.8-, 5.3-, 6.2-, and 6.0-litre (Hybrid) engines add E85 flexible fuel capability – 6.0-litre option discontinued on non-hybrid 1500 models – Variable valve timing added to 4.8- and 5.3-litre engines – Six-speed automatic transmission added to … Continue reading

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Buyer's Guide: 2010 Audi A8

NEW FOR 2010: – S8 model and W12 long-wheelbase model discontinued With an all-new version arriving for 2011, the 2010 Audi A8 is unchanged. The high-performance S8 model is discontinued for 2010, and only the V8 engine is available. Prices … Continue reading

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