Four Toyota Models Named 'Top Rated Vehicles'

Seven Toyota Models Among the 2014 Most Popular in Their Segments
April 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 16, 2014) – Toyota demonstrated their versatility as four diverse vehicles, the 2014 Prius hybrid, 2014 Avalon full-size sedan, 2014 Highlander mid-size crossover SUV, and 2014 Sienna van were each named “Top Rated Vehicles” by  
   also bestowed top honors to seven Toyota models for being one of the 2014 Most Popular on vehicles in their respective segments.  The winners in their segments included:
  • RAV4: Compact Crossover SUV
  • Tacoma: Compact Truck
  • Avalon: Large Car
  • Tundra: Large Truck
  • Camry: Midsize Car
  • Highlander: Midsize Crossover SUV
  • Sienna: Minivan
The Top Rated Vehicle Awards are determined by the Edmunds Testing Team, which evaluates about 200 cars each year. Each vehicle is driven on a standardized road-test loop and the test track for instrumented testing in controlled conditions. The test findings are used to develop ratings to grade how a car stacks up against its direct rivals in its size and price class. Vehicles that earn an “A” rating receive an Top Rated Award.   

The 2014 Most Popular on Vehicles were determined through monthly evaluations of new vehicle shopping consideration during calendar year 2013.  “Consideration” means the number of unique visitors during a calendar month to the research and inventory pages on the desktop site for each new model. The three models in each of 23 vehicle segments with the highest total of monthly car-shopper consideration in calendar year 2013 were named “2014 Most Popular on”
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