Toyota did not become the world’s best-selling automaker and one of the biggest companies in the world perchance; it carved a name for itself by manufacturing some of the safest, dependable, and reliable vehicles worldwide.
The Land Cruiser is easily the most recognizable Toyota model of all time. The Land Cruiser was born in the fifties, but its origins can be traced back to the Second World War when the Japanese military ordered the carmaker to build a four-wheel-drive light utility vehicle capable of rivaling the legendary U.S.-made Jeep.
After the war, the Land Cruiser started gaining popularity as a civilian vehicle, mainly due to its excellent off-road capabilities and bombproof reliability. It was very well received in African countries because of its multi-level terrain and has since become the preferred choice of 4×4’s.
With more than 10 million units sold in the last seventy years, it has become Toyota’s longest-running model series and one of the most sought-after SUVs. For anyone looking for a used Land Cruiser, the J80 generation is the most popular choice and for those who want a bit more comfort and luxury besides its legendary capabilities can try a J100 model.
Originating in the early eighties and spanning multiple generations, the Camry has also cemented itself as another of Toyotas bestsellers, especially in the United States. In 1997, it dethroned the Ford Taurus for the title of the bestselling car in the U.S., becoming one of the most successful Toyotas of all time.
Apart from its excellent value-for-money ratio, the Camry’s reliability and extraordinary resale value are the main reasons why it’s one of the most sought-after sedans in the world.
Whether it’s new or used, owners have mostly positive things to say about this car, regardless of its model year, powertrain, or body.
Introduced in 1966, the Corolla became one of the best-selling cars worldwide in less than ten years, at that time. Which became an important factor in Toyota’s rise to popularity.
Twelve generations later, it is still the best-selling passenger car in the world with a 1.6% global market share.
Although it has been through numerous redesigns in half a century, Corolla’s renowned reliability largely remained unchanged from generation to generation.
In recent years, compact crossover SUVs have become the most popular choice for many buyers. Begining in 1994 with the RAV4. The first-generation model was designed to offer customers a vehicle that blends the capabilities of an SUV with the maneuverability and fuel economy of a compact car.
It was available in either three or five-door body styles and was powered by 2.0-liter S-Series four cylinders that have earned a reputation for being extremely reliable.
Almost three decades later, the RAV4 has changed a lot in terms of design, but its reliability remains unwavering. Although owners have reported some excessive oil consumption issues with 2007 and 2008 gas-powered models, those are isolated cases. Most RAV4s, regardless of the model year are known for reliability, which gives them exceptional resale value.
Like it or lump it, the Prius spawned an automotive revolution, the type of which had arguably not been witnessed since Henry Ford’s time. Namely, the hybrid revolution.
Initially launched in Japan in 1997, the model was not as popular as the second generation, which debuted five years later and sparked a rise in popularity for these types of vehicles. It was the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle and although at first there were many concerns about the need for expensive replacement batteries, they proved to be unfounded, and the Prius has cemented its reputation as one of the most reliable hybrids on the market..