2013 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan Limited (A6) Transmission: 6-Speed…

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2013 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan Limited (A6) ECT-i Automatic (U 660E)

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We got our first to drive the 2013 Avalon in its configurations during an advanced at Toyota’s suburban Detroit track.The experience revealed the new to be a significant improvement from the and mushy boulevard cruiser defined prior generations of the

Toyota took significant to firm things up.Among more braces and welds to chassis rigidity.A rigid is a key element both for sharp response and a smooth ride.This more precise tuning of the changes include new stabilizer and new spring rates.Toyota used struts up front and a multi-link in the rear.Shedding about 100 pounds of also helped.

Body roll (lean) has largely kept under there’s virtually no torque on this front-driver, even the most aggressive launches.Torque is the tendency of the front wheels to under hard acceleration, as a tug on the steering wheel; stand on the and the new Avalon takes off in a straight

The electric power-assisted steering errs towards a little too boost, though it tightens up, if in Sport mode.One disappointment was the not to allow the driver to further the suspension when shifting Sport mode on the Touring and grades.The electronic system modifies throttle, steering and shifts to improve overall have liked to add still tautness to the suspension, as well.But for adding Dynamic Rev Management, is particularly useful with models (Touring and Limited

Toyota Avalon sedan III

At 268 horsepower, the 3.5-liter V6 provides than adequate, if not neck-snapping, mated to a 6-speed automatic.That’s a gears short of other offerings but we doubt many notice considering that are almost completely transparent and little sense of hunting aggressive driving.

At an EPA-estimated mpg City/Highway, or 25 mpg Combined, the 2013 Avalon provides a significant for what you might have getting from a full-side just a few years ago.Regular gasoline is recommended, no Premium required here.

Even more impressive is the Avalon Hybrid, rated at 40 mpg 39 mpg Highway and 40 mpg Combined.Those are numbers you have longed for with a when the last-generation Avalon hit

The Avalon Hybrid package a four-cylinder engine with a of electric motors using the same Toyota Synergy drive found in the latest of the Camry.It’s about a second-and-a-half than the V6 Avalon from mph but it still delivers enough to feel confident passing or onto a freeway.

Avalon Hybrid’s 2.5-liter for the technically minded, uses the Atkinson Cycle and itself 156 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque.The motor brings that up to an 200 hp.Toyota claims the Avalon can on battery power alone.But is no plug-in.You’ll be lucky to get a full if the battery is fully charged.While the Hybrid can technically operate in mode at speeds up to 25 mph, rare.It’ll usually fire the engine up well before especially if you’ve got a heavy foot.A neat trick the Hybrid is the ability to maintain control even when the gas is shut off.

Toyota Avalon sedan III
Toyota Avalon sedan III

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