Awards

Toyota Prius v Honored with Best All-Around Performance Award by Automotive Science Group

Toyota Prius v Honored with Best All-Around Performance Award by Automotive Science Group

February 05, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 5, 2014) – The 2014 Prius v had earned the Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) Best All-Around Performance Award, and is distinguished as a Best-in-Class for the 2014 model year.  The 2014 Prius v also earned the Best Environmental Performance Award in the wagon class by making the smallest environmental footprint in its category in the North American market.... more

Don’t Let Your Neighbors Know - Owning a Lexus May Cost Less Than They Think

Don’t Let Your Neighbors Know - Owning a Lexus May Cost Less Than They Think

February 05, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 5, 2014) – Lexus owners have more to be happy about since the marque earned top honors in the Luxury Brand category of Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. This is the second year in a row Lexus has been named the luxury brand with the lowest projected ownership costs during the first five years. ... more

2014 Scion iQ Earns All-Around Honors from Automotive Science Group

2014 Scion iQ Earns All-Around Honors from Automotive Science Group

February 04, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 4, 2014) – Conscientious buyers can feel confident about the 2014 Scion iQ. The Automotive Science Group (ASG) analyzed thousands of social, environmental and economic data points and named Scion’s compact four-seater to its 2014 Best All-Around Performance list.... more

Toyota Tundra Hauls in Another Prestigious Award for Endeavour Campaign

Toyota Tundra Hauls in Another Prestigious Award for Endeavour Campaign

January 14, 2014
DETROIT (Jan. 14, 2014) – All eyes were on the Toyota Tundra in October 2012 when the unmodified half-ton pickup truck successfully towed the space shuttle Endeavour and dolly – a combined weight of nearly 300,000 pounds – across the Manchester Boulevard Bridge and across the 405 Freeway on the shuttle’s journey to its permanent home at the California Science Center. The world took notice again today, as the campaign that documented the once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment received top honors in the experiential advertising category at the inaugural One Club Automobile Advertising of the Year Award.... more

Toyota Earns Best Brand Award and Six Category Honors from Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 Best Resale Value Awards

Toyota Earns Best Brand Award and Six Category Honors from Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 Best Resale Value Awards

November 18, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 18, 2013) – Kelley Blue Book’s editors awarded Toyota the 2014 Best Brand prize as part of the online publication’s (www.kbb.com) 2014 Best Resale Value Awards.  ... more

It’s All About the Residuals: 8 Toyota Models Win 2014 ALG Residual Value Awards

It’s All About the Residuals: 8 Toyota Models Win 2014 ALG Residual Value Awards

November 18, 2013
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 18, 2013) — In Hollywood, they say it’s all about the residuals.  If you own a Toyota, the same might be said for the car in your driveway. On the eve of Tinsel Town’s automotive event of the season, Toyota models were awarded 8 Residual Value Awards from ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data.... more

Lexus Takes Top Honors for the Third Year in a Row in Kelley Blue Book’s  '2014 Best Resale Value Awards' for Luxury Brand

Lexus Takes Top Honors for the Third Year in a Row in Kelley Blue Book’s '2014 Best Resale Value Awards' for Luxury Brand

November 18, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 18, 2013) – Lexus once again took the top spot in in the Luxury Brand category of Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 Best Resale Value Awards, continuing its reign for the third year in a row. In addition to retaining the luxury brand crown, six other Lexus models won in their categories:... more

George Borst & Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Recognized for Commitment to Advancing Women Leaders

November 15, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 15, 2013) – During his 16 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Financial Services USA, George Borst demonstrated an unwavering commitment to developing strong female leaders across the organization.  Under Borst’s leadership, Toyota Financial Services established the most diverse management team in the company’s history.  Even as Borst retired as President and CEO of TFS in September, his work to advance women in leadership continues in his new role as an executive advisor to the organization.
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Toyota Committed to STEM Education

November 12, 2013
NEW YORK (Nov. 12, 2013) – With 10 plants across America, Toyota knows that inspiring students to focus on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – skills is vital to the future growth of manufacturing in the United States. ... more

Scion FR-S Repeats SEMA Win as Hottest Sport Compact

Scion FR-S Repeats SEMA Win as Hottest Sport Compact

November 05, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 5, 2013) – It’s back again for the win. Judges today named the Scion FR-S the Hottest Sport Compact for the second year at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. Last year marked the first appearance of the FR-S at SEMA.... more

ALV Award-Winning Toyota 4Runner Takes Active Lifestyle Enthusiasts on the Ride of Their Lives

November 04, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2013) – Up a steep hill, through a rocky riverbed and across a sea of other off-road adventures, the redesigned 2014 Toyota 4Runner proved its value at the 10th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle (ALV) awards program, taking home the title of Best Value Off-Road Vehicle. As an authentic off-road vehicle that is also comfortable on the road, the 2014 4Runner features a rugged, go-anywhere exterior, authentic off-road heritage and impeccable agility – creating the perfect mix for those seeking an active lifestyle.... more

Toyota Logistics Services Wins SmartWay Award

October 23, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2013) – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. transportation team, Toyota Logistics Services (TLS), moves approximately 2.2 million new Toyota and Lexus vehicles to dealerships every year. This week the U.S. EPA recognized TLS for making these moves as efficient as possible.  ... more

Tundra Owners ‘Know What They Can Tow’

October 22, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2013) – Texans know pick-up trucks. But do they know how much they can safely tow? If they’ve hitched their wagon to the Lone Star State’s native truck, they can get back to work without any guesswork.  ... more

Toyota Corolla Nominated for Green Car of the Year

October 17, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2013 – The 2014 Toyota Corolla has been elevated to “green heights.” The Green Car Journal has named the eleventh-generation sedan a finalist for the 2014 Green Car of the Year award and one of its top 5 Green Cars for 2014. The Corolla also earned the magazine’s ‘Green Car Product of Excellence’ distinction.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Dominates Auto Club Green Car List

September 26, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2013) – California drivers looking for a green vehicle at a good value need look no further. Toyota, Lexus and Scion took top honors in the 2013 Green Car Guide, published today by the Automobile Club of Southern California. Six of the top ten overall green vehicle and “best value” scores are held by the Toyota family. ... more

Toyota Talks Trash

September 17, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2013)– You can spot Toyota associate Ryan McMullan on his way to the Torrance campus cafeteria everyday – he’s the one carrying a reusable cup and plate for his lunch.  And he’s not the only one. ... more

Toyota Motor Sales Earns Three 2013 AutoPacific 'Ideal Vehicle Awards'

August 15, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., August 15, 2013 - - Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) demonstrated its ability to listen to its customers yet again. Three TMS vehicles were named in the annual AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA).... more

Toyota Camry Tops Midsize Segment in J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey

June 19, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., June 19, 2013 -- The Toyota Camry, America’s top-selling car for the past 11 years, is ranked the number one midsize car in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey.... more

Lexus LS Flagship Luxury Sedan Leads Industry in J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Initial Quality Study

June 19, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., June 19, 2013 – The Lexus LS flagship luxury sedan receives the highest score among all models in the industryin the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS) with 59 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100).  This is the sixth year in a row the LS has had the highest score in the industry.
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Scion FR-S Named 2013 AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star

May 21, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 21, 2013) – The Scion FR-S was named a 2013 AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star today as part of the leading automotive publication’s annual list. To earn its spot, industry judges evaluated the FR-S against all current model year vehicles on sale in the United States across all categories. The FR-S shares its spot with the Subaru BRZ.
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Toyota’s Prius v and Avalon on Kelley Blue Book’s List Of 10 Best Family Cars

May 16, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (May 16, 2013) –The editors of Kelley Blue Book (www.Kbb.com) selected the 2013 Prius v and the 2013 Avalon for their list of 10 Best Family Cars. The list is compiled annually by KBB.com editors to highlight vehicles that address unique family specifications and situations, and offer innovation.
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Lexus Ranks Highest of Any Luxury Brand in 2013 J.D. Power and Associates CSI Study

March 13, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 13, 2013) – Lexus ranked highest in customer satisfaction among luxury brands in the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Customer Service Index (CSI) StudySM for the fifth consecutive year.  Lexus achieved an overall CSI score of 862 on a 1,000-point scale, 19 points above the segment average and the highest numerical score in the study, regardless of segment.
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Toyota’s Prius and Highlander Hybrid Earn U.S. News and World Report’s Best Cars for Families Awards

March 12, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., March 12, 2013 – The Toyota Prius and Highlander Hybrid have garnered category honors as part of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Cars for Families awards. The 2013 Toyota Prius took top honors in the Best Hatchback for Families category, while the 2013 Highlander Hybrid won the Best Hybrid SUV for Families award for the third year in a row.
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Lexus RX 350 Wins U.S. News & World Report Award

March 12, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., March 12, 2013 – Lexus earned a top honor in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cars for Families Awards.  The RX 350 won 2013 Best Luxury 2-Row Midsize SUV for Families award for having the best combination of quality, features and space for today’s families.
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Scion FR-S Named Best Sports Car for the Money by U.S. News & World Report

February 21, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 21, 2013) – The 2013 FR-S beat out its competition to earn the Best Sports Car for the Money from respected publication U.S. News & World Report. The annual award recognizes value, quality and critical acclaim across 21 vehicle categories.... more

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