Reviewing Toyota’s Variety, Reliability, Price, and Highest Sellers


Anthony Alfaro, Contributor

Toyota is a Japanese car company that was founded in the late 1930s.  Toyota has become one of the leaders in the car manufacturing industry. But why you may ask. This article will review the highest selling cars, the prices of cars, how reliable they are, and the different types of cars that they produce. 


Toyota produces a variety of cars for just about any situation. Their selection of cars range from family vans to off-road trucks. Toyota has many choices to choose from when it comes to daily use. Toyota’s off-road vehicle selection includes Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Sequoia, and 4Runner. Toyota makes different variants of each model as well. For example, the Toyota Camry comes in 12 different variants. These variants include a hybrid and a TRD variant. 

TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development which is the racing department of Toyota. They include car modifications on cars meant for daily use that give it a more sporty look and feeling when driven. 

If you are looking for luxury, Toyota owns a separate car manufacturing company known as Lexus. Lexus is dedicated to luxury cars. They make luxury SUVs, sedans, coupes, and even sports cars. Toyota is also known for making affordable sports cars compared to other car brands. There are two sports cars models which are the Toyota 86 and the Supra. 


Toyota is one of the highest-selling car brands in the U.S. The highest selling models from Toyota are the Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry. According to Newsweek, the Toyota Corolla was the highest-selling vehicle in the U.S.  in the first half of 2021. When it comes to SUVs the highest-selling is the Toyota RAV4. It is currently the highest selling SUV in the U.S. and was the highest-selling in 2020.  


Toyota is known for its reliability but in recent years, Toyota has decreased in its reliability, according to USA Today,  but Toyota’s models still remain among the best in recent years and those models have performed well overall. The most reliable Toyota sedan models are the Corolla, Prius, Camry. The most reliable Toyota SUVs are the RAV4 and 4Runner. Toyota also makes reliable minivans, the Toyota Sienna. The Toyota Tacoma is a great truck for offroading due to its sturdiness. When it comes to maintenance for Toyota models, the average Toyota car owner spends around $450 a year. 


Toyota sells affordable models for all types of cars. The cheapest model available in Toyota’s car selection is the Toyota Yaris with a price tag of around 16,500. The most expensive model is the Toyota Land Cruiser with a price tag of around $90k. In between these two prices you can find all types of cars for different purposes. For example, Toyota sports cars are popular because of their prices compared to other sports car brands. The brand new 2022 Toyota GR 86 has a price tag of $29,000. Car and Driver, a website that reviews cars, gave the car a 9.5/10 and added that it will carry the torch as Toyota’s affordable sports car. Toyota even decided to bring back the classic Toyota Supra with a new model for a price tag of $44,000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Overall, Toyota has held a good reputation throughout most of its history and is now one of the most popular car manufacturers in the world. Toyota’s selection of cars will most likely have a car perfect for your needs and liking.