2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review: Car Reviews

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1. The Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter gasoline engine that’s by an electric motor. Total output is 200 hp.

2. Hybrid Avalons up to 40 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. That for a combined rating of 40 mpg.

3. is targeting younger customers the 2013 Avalon by cranking up the and making it more fun to drive. the car’s average buyer is in mid 60s.

4. Toyota will a fleet-focused model to help the vacuum left by the discontinued Town Car and they’re gunning to between 500 and 1,000 livery in the first year.

This sedan signals a bold, new for Toyota as the Japanese juggernaut is to deliver more passionate The latest Avalon goes younger buyers that in the words of Joel Fukumoto, a Education Manager at the University of “less of a car that you ride in and of a car that you drive.”


“You always want the of the sketch to be put in the real product,” Miljan Jevremovic, Exterior at Toyota and beaming father of the fourth-generation Avalon. He’s for the initial drawing that the basis of the car’s design.

Previous versions of the Avalon about as exciting as a podiatrist’s room. Breaking with tradition, the 2013 model is similar to Jeremovic’s drawing. His survived the arduous product-development making it from pen and paper to and stampings. He describes his initial as “loose and fun;” it was something he created at the end of a long day. The that his sketch got chosen out of of other drawings is a monumental for a designer in his mid 20s. The fact the company went with a decisive look for the car is no less

The Avalon Hybrid has a refreshingly appearance, something that’s totally lacking in other It features an expansive lower-grille sculpted flanks and a long, roof. The character line along the body-side is an interesting and one that was particularly challenging to It features a double-negative shape – two surfaces coming together. to Jeremovic, Toyota had to develop new techniques to manufacture it.

Aside its overall appearance, another the 2013 Avalon Hybrid in is paint quality. Shiny and it looks deeper than the Trench. The opulent finish is a confectionary treat from a pastry shop. Urges to the car’s glimmering paint primal and barely resisted.


Following its cues, the interior is just as Open a door and it’s obvious the new Avalon dispenses its insipid past. The dashboard is a of swoopy shapes, hand and cutting-edge electronics, features would have been unthinkable in previous Toyotas.

a lot to like about the cockpit. are soft, the fit and finish is good and the leather-clad seats are cross-country Toyota is quick to point out the are more aggressively bolstered the ones in today’s car, that ties in with its dynamics.

Sliding into the seat, things are just as The Avalon’s back bench is and spacious, with ample leg and Curiously, the previous generation’s rear seats were Equally peculiar is the absence of backrests. A small pass-through in the armrest is provided, though.

The cabin may be posh but there are drawbacks. The dashboard is draped in “smoked chrome” accents. bright work jazzes up but it could pose a problem for sensitive to glare, especially if live in sunny areas. To be this may not be an issue; AutoGuide the Avalon Hybrid in Michigan on a overcast day. If you’re in the car and can’t stand blinding make sure you test it when the sun is out.

At highway speeds things are calm, although the Avalon a little louder inside some of its competitors. A Toyota said they didn’t to make the interior too quiet or wouldn’t be able to have a Right. the car’s louder so can talk more easily. not buying it.

All Avalon drivers are to a keyless entry system push-button start. But the fob is strictly in its appearance with about as flair as a voting booth. it gets the job done with all the you’d expect, but a car this with this level of deserves an equally upscale Toyota could learn a or two from Chrysler’s haute fobs.


The Hybrid shares essentially the electrified drivetrain as the Camry This consists of a 2.5-liter powerplant that delivers 156 and an equal serving of torque. it run as efficiently as possible, the engine something called the Atkinson It’s a slightly modified combustion process that the closure of the intake valves the compression stroke, a strategy improves efficiency.

The engine is matched to an electric and a nickel-metal hydride battery Combined, it delivers a total of 200 On paper that doesn’t like enough oomph for a car nearly 3,600 pounds, but to a quick-witted continuously variable (CVT) it moves quite Acceleration is surprisingly strong at all Toyota estimates it will from zero to 60 miles an in roughly 8.0 seconds.

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On the fuel-economy electrified Avalons are expected to 40 miles per gallon in the city and 39 on the making for a combined rating of 40 Six-cylinder cars can only an estimated 21 city, 31 highway.


Toyota’s latest Avalon the same basic architecture as the model, which is a fine point for a large sedan. It a rigid structure, acres of space and five-star safety. But version is anything but driver-focused.

“I the biggest challenge is we’re the car from a highway cruiser” Fukumoto. Toyota has emphasized with the 2013 Avalon and it The car’s ride is unexpectedly and body roll pretty controlled. You’ll never it with a Scion FR-S, but it is engaging than before.

Impacts served up by Michigan’s roads are met with some in the suspenders, an unexpected upgrade. the electrically boosted power has more life in it than you expect.


the standard Avalon, hybrid come with a long of standard safety features and can be with all kinds of high-tech Toyota’s Entune infotainment is available. Other options a Blind Spot Monitor Rear Cross Traffic high-intensity discharge “Quadrabeam” and a power sunshade. Cruise and a backup camera are standard as are “IntelliTouch” capacitive controls for the and audio systems.

Just the regular model, hybrid can adjust the way their Avalon Three different drive are available. EV mode runs the car on electric power. A full contains enough juice to the vehicle about one mile at up to 20 miles an hour. Eco mode frugal driving by reducing response and backing off the climate-control Sport mode, as its name heightens the vehicle’s reflexes by accelerator tip-in and tightening the feel.


The most Avalon Hybrid is the XLE Premium, stickers for $35,555. That’s more than a comparable V6 The XLE Touring flavor comes more features and starts at a pricier $37,250. The Avalon carries a manufacturer’s suggest price of $41,400. That’s more than the comparable gasser. All prices listed shipping and handling fees, are an additional $760.


Competition in the full-size is probably tougher than ever been. Vehicles the Hyundai Azera, Chrysler 300 and LaCrosse are all capable challengers. for Toyota the Avalon is every bit equal and thanks to a high-MPG offering, probably more.

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