Awards

Toyota Leads the Industry with the Most IIHS 2017 ‘Top Safety Pick+’ Awards

Toyota Leads the Industry with the Most IIHS 2017 ‘Top Safety Pick+’ Awards

December 08, 2016
Plano, Texas, Dec. 8, 2016 — For the third year in a row, Toyota has topped the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) annual list of safety awards. Twelve Toyota and Lexus vehicles won IIHS awards in 2017, with nine receiving its highest award, the TOP SAFETY PICK+, the most of any manufacturer.... more

Toyota Celebrates 10th Consecutive Year as a Best Place to Work for LGBTs

Toyota Celebrates 10th Consecutive Year as a Best Place to Work for LGBTs

December 05, 2016
PLANO, Texas (December 5, 2016) – For the last decade, Toyota has been a leader in its commitment to equality for LGBT employees. So says the Human Rights Campaign, which today honored Toyota with its 10th consecutive perfect score of “100” on HRC’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality.... more

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Takes Top Honors for Electric/Hybrid Category at Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Takes Top Honors for Electric/Hybrid Category at Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards

November 15, 2016
Los Angeles (November 15, 2016) – The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime was named the Electric/Hybrid Best Buy of 2017 in Kelley Blue Book’s annual awards honoring best new-vehicle choices available in the U.S. market.
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Toyota One of Best Global Brands According to Interbrand

Toyota One of Best Global Brands According to Interbrand

October 11, 2016
Plano, Texas, Oct. 12, 2016 -- Toyota: most valuable automaker. Top global Asian brand.  
 
That’s according to Interbrand's recently released 2016 “Best Global Brands” report.  In addition to once again earning the title of most valuable automotive brand in the world,
Toyota also became the first Asian company and only automaker to reach a top-five spot on the list. Interbrand estimates Toyota’s 2016 brand value at $53.58 billion, up 9 percent from 2015.... more

2016 Lexus RX a Winner in Inaugural ’Ward’s 10 Best User Experiences’ List

2016 Lexus RX a Winner in Inaugural ’Ward’s 10 Best User Experiences’ List

September 15, 2016
DETROIT, September 15, 2016 – WardsAuto today announced that the all-new, fourth-generation 2016 Lexus RX has been named to its first-ever “Ward’s 10 Best User Experiences” list. Twenty eight vehicles were evaluated by the publication’s trusted and experienced editors on their routine daily commutes, with points awarded for easy smartphone integration, user-friendly and intuitive controls, advanced intelligent driver assistance technology, and the usage of appealing interior materials as part of the overall user experience.... more

RAV4 'Top of the Class' for Car Seat Installation, According to Cars.com

RAV4 'Top of the Class' for Car Seat Installation, According to Cars.com

September 14, 2016
PLANO, Texas, Sept. 14, 2016 – Child safety. It’s a leading concern for parents every time they strap a little one into a protective safety seat and drive down the road. Effective protection by a child restraint in a crash, however, is dependent upon proper installation. Toyota designers and engineers have been working to make child safety seat mounts easy to access and use, and for the second time this month, it is being recognized for the efforts.... more

America's Best-Selling Car Still Most 'American-Made'

America's Best-Selling Car Still Most 'American-Made'

June 28, 2016
GEORGETOWN, Ky., June 28, 2016 -- The best-selling car in America for 14 consecutive years is on another streak that recognizes its American symbolism: another award from Cars.com for most American-made. For the second year in a row and sixth time overall, the Toyota Camry claims the top position on Cars.com’s American-Made Index.... more

MIT Technology Review Names Toyota Among World’s 50 Smartest Companies

MIT Technology Review Names Toyota Among World’s 50 Smartest Companies

June 22, 2016
PLANO, Texas (June 22, 2016) -- MIT Technology Review has named Toyota one of the world’s smartest companies, placing the automaker among respected tech leaders like Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook, and ahead of others such as Microsoft, IBM, and Intel. Ranked #17, Toyota was one of only two automakers to achieve the distinction.... more

Duck, Duck, GOOSE!

Duck, Duck, GOOSE!

June 08, 2016
WASHINGTON D.C. (JUNE 8, 2016) – Toyota North American manufacturing plants share space with all creatures great and small – from the furry to the feathered. And a main mission for the automaker is to keep those critters content.
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Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com Rank Toyota Sienna a Top 10 Family Car of the Year

Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com Rank Toyota Sienna a Top 10 Family Car of the Year

June 02, 2016
It’s the only minivan on the market with all-wheel drive. That distinction, along with recent technological and safety enhancements, is earning Toyota Sienna accolades from automotive industry leaders. Edmunds.com and Parents Magazine have named Toyota’s long-cherished minivan one of the 10 best family cars of the year, and the winner in the Best Minivan category. The “Best Family Cars of 2016” feature appears in the July 2016 issue of the magazine, as well as on Parents.com.... more

Lexus RX Hybrid Named Green Vehicle of Texas at Texas Auto Writers Auto Roundup

Lexus RX Hybrid Named Green Vehicle of Texas at Texas Auto Writers Auto Roundup

May 03, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas (May 3, 2016) – What do you get when you combine head-turning looks with the latest hybrid technology?... more

Toyota Receives Hispanic Federation’s Corporate Leadership Award in New York City

Toyota Receives Hispanic Federation’s Corporate Leadership Award in New York City

April 22, 2016
NEW YORK, April 22, 2016 -- Toyota Motor North America (TMNA)—the largest automaker in the world—received the “Hispanic Federation’s (HF) Corporate Leadership Award” for its continued support and unceasing efforts to empower the Latino community. Luis Rosero, director of Toyota’s Hispanic Business Strategy Group, accepted the award on behalf of the company during the Hispanic Federation’s 2016 Annual Gala, which took place on April 21 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
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2016 Lexus RX Named to Ward’s '10 Best Interiors' List

2016 Lexus RX Named to Ward’s '10 Best Interiors' List

April 14, 2016
DETROIT, April 14, 2016 – Today, Ward’s announced that the all-new 2016 Lexus RX has earned a spot on its highly regarded annual “10 Best Interiors” list. To be eligible for the list, vehicles must have interiors that are all-new or significantly redesigned for the U.S. market, and are evaluated on materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish.... more

Toyota Mirai Wins 2016 World Green Car

Toyota Mirai Wins 2016 World Green Car

March 24, 2016
NEW YORK (March 24, 2016) – Toyota Mirai was declared the 2016 World Green Car today at the New York International Auto Show.... more

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Ranks Highest in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for Fifth Consecutive Year

Toyota Motor Sales’ Lexus Brand Ranks Highest in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for Fifth Consecutive Year

February 24, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2016 – The Lexus brand captured the highest ranking in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a fifth consecutive year in the 2016 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) received six segment awards total, and four of the top 10 models belong to TMS.  The study measures the number of owner-reported problems of 2013 model year vehicles in their third-year of ownership. ... more

Toyota Again the 'Most Admired' Motor Vehicle Company in FORTUNE’s Study

Toyota Again the 'Most Admired' Motor Vehicle Company in FORTUNE’s Study

February 19, 2016
Plano, Texas (Feb. 19, 2016) – Toyota was once again named the top motor vehicle company in Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” Toyota is also ranked at #28 overall out of all companies surveyed and was in the top ten in both talent and running a global business.... more

2016 Lexus NX Receives U.S. News Best Cars for the Money Award

2016 Lexus NX Receives U.S. News Best Cars for the Money Award

February 09, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2016) -- Today U.S. News announced the 2016 Best Cars for the Money winners, awarding the 2016 Lexus NX for the Luxury Compact SUV class. Covering 23 automotive categories, these awards highlight a single vehicle in each class that provides consumers with the best combination of quality and value.... more

Lexus LC 500 Luxury Coupe Receives 2016 EyesOn Design Awards

Lexus LC 500 Luxury Coupe Receives 2016 EyesOn Design Awards

January 13, 2016
DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2016 -- Four years after winning the EyesOn Design best concept car award for the Lexus LF-LC 2+2 Hybrid Sport Coupe, Lexus has received high accolades for the production car, the all-new LC 500 luxury coupe.  The Lexus LC 500 was named 2016 EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Production Car and EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Interior Design at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on Tuesday, January 12.... more

Lexus Takes Top Honors for the Fifth Year in a Row in  Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 Best Resale Value Awards for Luxury Brand

Lexus Takes Top Honors for the Fifth Year in a Row in Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 Best Resale Value Awards for Luxury Brand

December 15, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2015) – Lexus was named the Luxury Brand with the Best Resale Value in Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 Best Resale Value Awards. This is the fifth year in a row that Lexus has been named the luxury brand with the best projected retained value through the initial five-year ownership period by Kelley Blue Book. Vehicles that earn the highest five-year residual values, expressed as a percentage of their original Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), are selected for these prestigious awards.... more

Toyota Crowned Champion of Diversity and Equality

Toyota Crowned Champion of Diversity and Equality

November 20, 2015
Once again, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. has been recognized for leading the charge for equality, diversity and economic empowerment.... more

Toyota Is Tops for Hispanic Consumers

Toyota Is Tops for Hispanic Consumers

November 20, 2015
Los Angeles (Nov. 20, 2015) – Highlighting a commitment to innovation, superior design and appeal to Hispanic families, the Hispanic Motor Press Awards® has named the 2016 Toyota Mirai and 2016 Toyota Tacoma among its Best Cars of 2016. The Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle was honored with the Innovation Award, while the Tacoma mid-size pickup was selected best Pickup L-Duty truck.... more

If You’re Interested In Workplace Equality, You Might Want To Work For Toyota

If You’re Interested In Workplace Equality, You Might Want To Work For Toyota

November 19, 2015
PLANO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2015) – What’s not to love about respecting people for the job they do and creating an environment that’s always improving?

According to the Human Rights Campaign, Toyota is all over it.... more

Toyota Transport Honored with EPA Excellence Award

Toyota Transport Honored with EPA Excellence Award

October 21, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2015) – Toyota’s auto hauling carrier, Toyota Transport, was recognized today for its mindful approach to the environment. Toyota Transport moves approximately 430,000 new Toyota and Lexus vehicles to dealerships every year, on the west coast, and takes pride to make those moves as environmentally efficient as possible. Because of those efforts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Toyota Transport with a SmartWay Excellence Award. ... more

All-New 2016 Toyota Tacoma Voted Mid-size Truck of Texas by Texas Auto Writers Association

All-New 2016 Toyota Tacoma Voted Mid-size Truck of Texas by Texas Auto Writers Association

October 13, 2015
SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 13, 2015) – The 2016 Toyota Tacoma rocked its all-new powertrain, enhanced suspension tuning and off-road technology, earning it Mid-size Pickup Truck of Texas at the Texas Auto Writers Association’s (TAWA) annual Texas Truck Rodeo event.      ... more

Lexus Grabs Big Win at 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo

Lexus Grabs Big Win at 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo

October 13, 2015
SAN ANTONIO – Oct. 13, 2015 – On roads, on trails, crossing rivers or parked in your driveway – it doesn’t matter, the Lexus LX 570 makes a statement. And this year, the statement is, “hand me that trophy.”... more

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