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 Edmunds.com.
Edmunds.com also bestowed top honors to seven Toyota models for being one of the 2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com vehicles in their respective segments. The winners in their segments included:
The Edmunds.com 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 Edmunds.com 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 Edmunds.com Top Rated Award.
The 2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com 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 theEdmunds.com 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 Edmunds.com.”
About Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
Toyota’s largest plant in North America, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) started production in May 1988. The Georgetown, Ky. plant employs about 7,000 full time team members and represents a $5.9 billion investment. TMMK currently produces the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza as well as four-cylinder and V-6 engines and other engine components. Current annual capacity is 500,000 vehicles and 600,000 engines. Since 1987, TMMK has donated more than $45 million to non-profit organizations throughout Kentucky.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.