Toyota Avalon (2013)

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Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

For 2013, has dramatically altered the chemistry of Avalon’s formula, creating a new and persuasive sedan that shift the product’s generational while symbolizing Toyota’s new design and product direction for sedans.

The 2013 Avalon Toyota car-building prowess and the Avalon nameplate with new of excitement, dynamic capability, and said Bill Fay, Vice President and General Toyota Division. Relying on the Calty Design Research Beach, Calif. and Ann Arbor, design and Toyota Technical Arbor’s (TTC-AA) engineering the new Avalon is a vastly enhanced that utilizes Toyota’s in-market car-building resources to this new world-class sedan, and a statement.

The point of the new Avalon is to the market that ‘Toyota is It will lead the charge for styling, great handling and the highest and best level of said Randy Stephens, engineer of Avalon.

The all-new Toyota Avalon will passionate styling, innovation, and an level of craftsmanship to help Toyota’s flagship sedan the highly competitive premium segment.

For the mission of re-positioning the Avalon brand and shifting perception of the sedan, Calty an exterior that offers a more athletic expression in metal. The new Avalon sedan a dramatic styling departure previous Avalon models.

Toyota Avalon

The 2013 elegant and athletic design a longer flowing roofline a more appealing side with a lower vehicle that suggests a sense of with a road holding Its chiseled shoulder line into side sheet starts over the front and creates a strong, fluid side design cue adding to its stance. The new Toyota Avalon is designed to communicate a greater of performance and agility to better the car’s vastly enhanced capability.

Compared to the 2012 the new Avalon offers more and athletic exterior dimensions and a greater styling sophistication does not sacrifice interior The vehicle’s stance has also improved with more and compact exterior dimensions. height has been reduced by inch (25 mm) while the overhangs been reduced by 0.59 (15 mm) at the front and 1.77 inches (45 mm) at the Filling the wheel well, the gap the body and the tires has been by 0.27 inch (7 mm) compared to the Toyota Avalon model. The new visual stance has been enhanced by 1.29-inch (33 mm) reduction in of the rear side rails the rear glass to tighten the of the greenhouse. Vehicle tread has increased by 0.39 inch (10 mm) at the and 0.59 inch (15 mm) at the rear, the wheel placement underneath the athletic Avalon body.

with the more athletic and design theme, the new Avalon’s lighting compliments the design The industry-first Quadrabeam™ headlight utilizes a sleek and compact PES headlight design with two glass condenser lenses have been adopted for the low and offer outstanding lighting Halogen and High Intensity (HID) bulbs are available for low double-eye PES front lamps. Daytime Running Lights using six high- performance bulbs are available lending a more modern image to the of the vehicle.

A stronger, more front-fascia design with grille opening creates an appearance while enhancing air flow and pedestrian impact The new Avalon’s exterior turn-signal have been located at the section of the front bumper to to the slim and sleek appearance. The Avalon’s sleek and sculpted tail lights utilize LED to help ensure visibility and the gap of unlit dark area the trunk and rear quarter

The more sculpted, athletic design also helps the new Avalon cut through the wind a low 0.28 coefficient of drag helps fuel efficiency and stability. The rear tapering of the new Avalon body and the floor covers help enhance stability at speed while airflow. The Avalon side offer improved aerodynamics to reduce wind noise also offering a weight of 14.6 ounces (415 compared to the outgoing model. The mirrors alone help the co-efficient of drag by 0.001 to the previous model. These new side mirrors offer such as; a turn signal electrical adjustment, a mirror memory positioning, a puddle available Blind Spot indicator, and electro-chromatic glass. the new Avalon is equipped with a lighter weight, more wiper design that in contact with the window The new Toyota Avalon’s rear houses stainless steel exhaust outlets integrated the body.

The hybrid model is distinguished by Toyota emblems at the front and of the vehicle. In addition to unique badges located on the trunk front doors and a hidden outlet. The new 2013 Avalon launch with two new colors, Rouge Mica and Champagne to compliment overall color for consumers.

The all-new 2013 Calty-designed interior elaborates on the elegant, athletic theme to a premium interior experience combines high technology and with an artistic level of surfaces. Looking outside the the sculpted dash panel and its surfaces in front of the passenger add to the sense of the cabin spaciousness. panel is covered in supple, premium soft-touch material the seam adding some flair as it goes across the panel. The broad, low and layered design helps divide the area into a balance an intimate driver space, focused angles on the meter, and a open passenger space.

The panel has been widened by inches (30 mm) in the upper region and inches (65 mm) in the lower region to the outgoing model, helping the interior’s spaciousness. The driver is by an Optitron-type combination meter, produces a sharp, high display and 3.5-inch Thin-film (TFT) color multi-information The Avalon Hybrid’s display a needle-type Hybrid System which displays hybrid output and regeneration. An Eco area on the display helps show the vehicle is being driven in an manner, and it can help guide a throttle input to develop driving habits.

The new Toyota interior surfaces are finished in materials such as hand soft-touch material for the dash unique smoke chrome surrounding the center panel, and glossy panel trim the shifter. All of this attention to to touch surfaces and subtle to texture and visual appeal are at elevating the overall interior for driver and passengers. Extensive use of materials helps enhance the feeling of quality and comfort. A dense-foam support is used the supple soft-touch material many of the interior’s touch while a soft-skin surface a deep foam construction is for many of the dash surfaces to a greater sense of tactile

The 2013 Avalon’s interior are available in three color almond to help create a elegant, luxurious atmosphere; grey that stays and creates a modern interior and black that offers a sense of driving performance.

The new front seats offer side bolstering using a denser foam material helps improve body for driver and passenger. In keeping the road-trip oriented nature of premium sedan, the seats offer a high level of and support for longer travels. As for Avalon’s seats are available as 10-way or eight-way power for the driver’s seat, and available and 4-way adjustment for the passenger Compared to the seats in the outgoing the new Toyota Avalon seats 0.40 inch (10 mm) more adjustment toward the rear and 0.40 inch (10 mm) more height adjustment. The driver’s incorporates a seat-cushion length available on the 10-way adjustable A pneumatic four-way lumbar is built into the driver’s and a two-way lumbar support for the An electric seat heater and ventilation system have adopted to help enhance and passenger seat comfort.

The Toyota Avalon’s rear offer improved body with better side support and also offer rear-seat heating. Avalon surfaces are covered with a grain, genuine leather or available premium leather a finer grain.

The door are designed to help enhance the nature of the interior while improved armrest comfort by foam that is 0.23 (6 mm) thicker than on the previous The door panel is also by durable synthetic leather ornate stitching that the armrests. The available door pull cups are made of a soft-touch material, and LED lighting the door panel’s controls. chrome bezels and plated adorn the inside door and power window switch to help improve appearance. The actuation is handled by a variable-rate motor that slows the as it approaches the top of the window frame to reduce wind noise and add All four of the new Avalon’s power are equipped with a window feature that reverses operation when an object is

Beyond styling, the Avalon remains highly functional abundant and improved storage Located beneath the HVAC in the center console is the eBin™ storage tray. This new design allows storage for two (cellphones or iPod for instance) on a premium, higher friction Charging jacks are located the tray that can be opened and with cables passing through the cable slot cut the bottom of the tray. The tray is illuminated by LED light for improved visibility managing cables. this tray is an electronics box where devices can also be completely out of sight while Two DC 12V power outlets, an AUX and a USB jack are in the storage box.

For the Toyota Limited, the two chrome-decorated cup holders in the center console are lit by LED ambient The lighting volume for the cup holders can be in three levels by operating the on the overhead console.

A large-capacity console box is big enough to store a box and also includes a detachable tray to store smaller The convenient sliding armrest lid the storage box offers up to 1.61 (41 mm) of travel to more comfortably as an armrest, and can be opened and closed in any The storage box also contains 12V DC outlet to facilitate charging or accessories. To the left of the steering is a coin box that can be actuated by button control and utilizes a mechanism to help achieve opening and closing. The new Avalon is with a 0.24-cu.-ft. (6.9-liter) box with detachable tray can be with a key for security. The glove box is with LED light. The 2013 offers 16.0-cu. ft. of luggage for the gasoline model and 14.0 feet for the Avalon Hybrid

A primary focus for the new Toyota was to enhance its dynamic character maintaining superior fuel The challenge was met by the TTC engineering team by a proven V6 to achieve better with superior fuel and also creating the first Hybrid. The gas-powered Avalon a powerful, all-aluminum 3.5-liter V6 mated to a conventional six-speed transmission. Avalon Hybrid is with a modified version of the Hybrid Synergy Drive that also propels the Hybrid.

The Avalon utilizes a 90-degree, DOHC, six-cylinder that features Dual (Variable Valve Timing intelligence) to help offer power and efficiency by optimizing the and exhaust valve events to engine performance across the rev range. This robust V6 268 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 248 lbs.-ft. of at 4,700 rpm, and provides the new Avalon with competitive and a 0-to-60 mph time estimated at than seven seconds. The that this brisk occurs with a more friendly 3.23-to-1 final ratio as compared to a 3.54 drive ratio on the outgoing is testament to the Avalon’s weight and improved drivetrain tuning.

The Avalon features a hydraulic transmission that has been for improved fuel economy and from a lightweight front-wheel-drive The transmission can be shifted from D into S mode on the shift where shifts can be actuated + or — shifts of the lever. The mode adopts highly upshift control and throttle downshift control, which are for quicker shifting performance. paddle shifters help fast, responsive shifts keeping both hands on the The transmission response is further by utilization of a faster-locking torque that locks up early in second gear. The transmission is kept at an optimal temperature for performance with an automatic fluid warmer. The shift is actuated by a lever and shift that is covered by either leather or premium leather.

The gasoline Avalon offers drive modes: Eco, and Sport. The Eco Mode prioritizes efficiency by balancing driving air conditioning function and fuel It reduces driving force accelerating at low speeds to enhance efficiency. Sport mode create a more engaging experience by enhancing the Electric Steering effort and a more responsive steering feel. It adjusts throttle response to increase the sensation of the engine’s response during acceleration.

The gasoline drivetrain offers efficiency and performance for a premium sedan, with an EPA-rated 25 mpg (21 city/31 hwy). When with the 18-inch wheel the 2013 Avalon is EPA-rated at 24 mpg

Hybrid Synergy Drive

The Avalon’s Hybrid Synergy uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder the Atkinson cycle to postpone of the intake valves and delay the cycle, helping reduce and exhaust energy losses to fuel efficiency. Engine is further enhanced by using a valvetrain, a variable output oil and an electric water pump to frictional losses. The engine features VVT-i on the intake and a revised combustion chamber for the Atkinson application. The gasoline alone is rated at 156 horsepower at rpm.

The efficient Atkinson four-cylinder is attached to a hybrid transaxle that acts as a device between the gasoline and the two high output electric housed in the transaxle. The transmission similarly to a CVT (Continuously Variable but it houses a planetary gear that allows for switching and even combining propulsion (power split device). bearings help reduce losses, and a flywheel damper reduce noise and vibration. The also houses the open One of the motor/generators (MG1) is driven by the and functions as a starter and generates power to operate the second motor/generator (MG2) and charge the battery. The second motor operates independently to help the engine and deliver smooth of electric power from a start and when accelerating. The braking supplied by the MG1 motor helps slow the vehicle recovering lost energy and it to electricity that is returned to the The electric motors are rated at 105 kW and the total system output for the Hybrid Synergy Drive is at 200 horsepower. The Avalon Hybrid accelerate from 0 to 60 in about 8.0

The Avalon Hybrid is equipped a proven 244.8-volt Nickel battery that is compact superior cooling performance. battery is comprised of 34 modules up of a total of 204 cells. The Avalon’s battery pack has been inside the luggage compartment and to the rear seat to help trunk capacity even as the application moves the 12-volt to the trunk. The cooling system quiet by utilizing a brushless powering the cooling fan and strategic of the air inlet.

Other components in the system are housed in a power-control that resides under the and includes an inverter that high voltage DC (Direct) to AC (Alternating) current, a water-cooled converter that converts the from the 244.8-volt Nickel Hydride (NiMH) hybrid to 12-volt DC in order to power devices and charge the 12-volt A hybrid control computer all of the system’s components to deliver power to meet driver while coordinating system The power control unit is cooled to maintain its temperature.

The Avalon Hybrid has an EV Mode, ECO and SPORT Mode, with appearing on the color display of the cluster. The EV Mode utilizes the energy to propel the vehicle only the electric motor for one mile at speeds of up to 20 miles per when conditions are ideal. The ECO prioritizes fuel-efficient driving by throttle response and energy from the HVAC system to energy. The Sport Mode create greater throttle and acceleration, and a more positive feel through the EPS.

The weight management of the Avalon benefits the Avalon Hybrid as the sedan tips the scales at 3,585 lbs. which is 124 lbs. heavier than the model. Reduced weight, aerodynamics and an efficient Hybrid combine to give this a combined 40 mpg EPA-rating (40 city/39 Taking the Avalon’s 17-gallon tank into consideration, the Hybrid can offer amazing from one tank (theoretically, up to 680 considering the EPA-rated fuel

Steering and Handling

The TTC engineering put great effort toward Avalon’s road-going character a dramatic revision of the chassis. The new Avalon will offer elevated levels of control and thanks to revised suspension benefits from a unibody is 12 percent more rigid and 23 percent more rigid at the than the outgoing model. To advantage of the new platform’s increased the suspension tuning has been revised. The front Macpherson suspension is tuned to provide ride comfort, but also cornering with enhanced Inversely wound coil are matched to dampers that control the wheels with steering feel across a of surfaces. The rigidity of the 0.98 diameter (25 mm) front stabilizer bar and a (16 mm) rear bar promotes flatter Unique, more rigid and lower control arms are for the 18-inch wheel applications help improve handling and feel.

The dual-link rear design helps the vehicle an ideal balance between quality and handling precision. suspension design offers a toe-in angle during and braking to help improve stability. Pillow ball are adopted in one of the suspension arms to enhance handling precision. the Toyota Avalon rides on a comfortable 111-inch wheelbase, the and suspension tuning help the car agile and nimble.

The Avalon’s power steering system has incorporated tuning to improve while reducing engine accessories to help improve economy. This electric and pinion system’s power has been optimized in response to speed to create a lighter sensation at lower speeds and effort and on-center feel at speeds. The system without variable influence requires turns from lock to The Avalon steering column both tilt and telescopic and it can be adjusted plus or minus (+ /-) inch (20 mm) from its neutral for tilt and telescopic directions.

The Avalon’s steering wheel has designed to help improve the tactile feel and control, driver confidence behind the The steering wheel’s shape, and tactile feel helps enhanced grip to improve the sensation. Available smooth, leather and padded foam finish the steering wheel. It includes a four-direction audio to enhance operability, in addition to a control switch, DISP and TEL (Telephone switch). The steering offers buttons for available recognition, vehicle-to-vehicle distance for Dynamic Radar Cruise Large paddle-shift toggles to the steering wheel, on the V6-powered XLE and Limited Avalon models, enhance driver control spirited driving.

The new Avalon and all Hybrid models ride on 17-inch wheels with tires. An 18-inch alloy on V6-powered XLE Touring and Limited is shod with P225/45R18 that offer enhanced and grip. The 17-inch wheel on the Toyota Avalon Hybrid features a unique design thinner spokes.


The new 2013 Avalon offers a list of convenient, user-friendly as one would expect with the brand’s flagship sedan, in to offering special features enhance the car’s functionality, and the level of safety.

Toyota Avalon

There are two of climate control systems: one three-zone independent temperature and another with two-zone control. The three zone allows for temperature to be independently set for seat, driver seat, and seat; while the two-zone controls temperature for the driver and seat. The new, highly HVAC system adopts diameter ducting, which has reduced in length and curvature to pressure losses and minimize on the compressor. A partial air recirculation has been adopted for the air conditioner to help enhance air-heating The HVAC control panel new IntelliTouch™ capacitive switches under the grained panel The innovative IntelliTouch™ controls been tuned to operate with a light touch, and can be operated by hands with or longer fingernails. The HVAC fan is operated by use of a responsive touch A TFT (Thin-film Transistor) color is also available as the HVAC while a vacuum fluorescent is standard equipped. A rear control panel is available on the of the center console for the three-zone On the hybrid model, an electric-powered is integrated into the inverter enables air conditioning without the operating.

The Avalon features a standard Audio System with TFT touchscreen that offers system operation, Bluetooth customizable vehicle settings, rear-camera display, driving such as fuel consumption, and of iPod® and USB devices. The head is also available with HD broadcasts to provide high sound. The Avalon Limited features a Premium HDD (Hard Drive) Navigation system includes a seven-inch, high touchscreen display that enhance operability. The system and, DVD playback capability, capability, audio information or information can be displayed together a map on the main navigation screen. The also includes a music feature that utilizes a driven search for iPod® or USB device.

Toyota Avalon also feature Toyota’s multimedia system, which through a smart phone and brings applications such as iHeartRadio,™, OpenTable®, and to the vehicle audio display. audio configuration also real-time traffic, weather, prices, sports, and stocks.

The Avalon is available with eight (Display Audio), (Display Audio with or 11-speaker JBL Synthesis® 7.1 channel sound system (Premium HDD Nav that offers outstanding system performance. The Premium HDD offers phenomenal sound through 11 JBL speakers with technology and includes two subwoofers. A 12 external JBL synthesis amplifier helps boost power. The system utilizes two four-channel (one internal and one external) to boost audio power

The new Avalon is equipped standard a Smart Key System that and unlocks the front doors, and a opening feature that opening of the doors when the key fob is a short distance of the door The key fob’s transmitter also the engine to be started with the of a button. The Avalon is equipped an available rear window shade that blocks sun rays for the rear passengers. The activating the power shade is above the coin box on the instrument and the shade adopts an auto-down when shifting into A lighter weight power design has been adopted to reduce vehicle weight. The rear-view mirror is available a variety of functions such as a a compass display and a garage opener. LED backlighting helps visibility of the buttons in the dark.


Toyota Avalon is with two millimeter wave systems that help add an measure of occupant safety. An Blind Spot Monitor radar to enhance safety by detect vehicles in the adjacent where drivers may be challenged to see The same radar technology has adapted to offer a Rear Traffic Alert that is to detect low-speed cross behind the vehicle. The Blind Monitor indicators are on the outside surfaces with a display also appears on the color and it can be activated from the blind monitor switch on the instrument For the Blind Spot Monitor, the wave radar sensors are to detect vehicles larger 125-cc motorcycles at over 10 with a maximum detectable differential of 26.8 mph. The detection range spans about 10 feet to 2 feet on vehicle location.

The Avalon’s Cross Traffic alert the sensors in the rear quarter to help detect vehicles from the side and behind the If cars are approaching within the area, a buzzer will The vehicle shift lever be in Reverse to detect cars, vans and any vehicle over motorcycle. The maximum speed of the Avalon can be five mph with a speed of the approaching vehicle not to 18 mph. The system continuously the relative speed and position of the vehicle to calculate a potential moment, which is the expected that the vehicle will the driver’s path.

The Avalon includes a back monitor as part of the available back-up system, which uses superimposed on the display to indicate distances.

A Dynamic Radar Control feature is also that helps reduce the workload by using radar at the front of the vehicle to help speed and keep a safe from the vehicle running in The radar controls the vehicle within a preset range to maintain vehicle to vehicle

Like all Toyota models, the features the STAR™ Safety which includes Vehicle Control (VSC), Traction (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake (BA), and Smart Stop Technology (SST).


The Toyota Avalon relies on a but highly rigid body to help its handling performance and Considerably more high-tensile is utilized in the structure, while the number of welds in the front and door openings has helped unibody rigidity. The ridgeline of the reinforcement beneath the rear deck has also helped rear structural rigidity by 23 A larger, rear partition bracket also helps rear-area rigidity and enhance performance. The hybrid model smaller partition panel that help accommodate the pack assembly while structural rigidity.

The 2013 unibody is designed to absorb and dissipate frontal, side, and impacts to minimize cabin and offer occupants superior Equipped with 10 standard Toyota feels that new will be highly rated by NHTSA (National Highway Safety Administration), and IIHS Institute for Highway Safety).

The rigidity and chassis strength not carry a weight penalty. to the lightweight steel and intelligent the Avalon has a curb weight of lbs, and it will be the lightest vehicle in its segment. The reduction in is beneficial to handling, fuel and overall performance.

The exterior panels are formed from a rust-resistant sheet metal to vehicle durability. Chip-resistant and anti-chipping tape have used in vulnerable areas on the The rocker panel has been treated to help resist

Engineers have sought to a quiet, refined interior for Toyota Avalon where can enjoy conversation and in-car To that end, reduction of has been realized with the of various counter measures. and sound-insulating materials have strategically placed throughout the panel to help insure Sound-absorbing material has also applied to the doors, rear-pillar roof lining, transmission luggage compartment, and package to help better control entering the cabin.

The EVA (Ethylene-Vinyl copolymer) material used in the seats is also effective at insulation. Acoustic-type glass is for the windshield and side glass to control noise entering the Foam material has been within the body frame B-pillar, rocker panel, and to help eliminate outside and control wind noise. sound-controlling material has been at the sealing sections of the front and lower parts of the rear to control sound entering the

The Avalon’s vented front measures 11.6 inches in and 1.1 inches thick, and the solid rotor is 11 inches in diameter. The Hybrid relies on an Electronically Brake (ECB) to help components of the braking system also incorporates an electric Beyond the conventional braking generated by the Avalon’s hydraulic the hybrid also adds the braking force produced by the motor/generator in the transaxle. The ECB manages the and regenerative motor to control to achieve the highest possible effect.

The 2013 Toyota is available with a pre-collision that helps mitigate the of vehicle impact. The first of the pre-collision system tightens the belts and prime hydraulic system, and the second stage can for inadequate brake pedal by applying optimal brake effort.

Warranty Protection and Care

Toyota’s 36-month/36,000 basic new-vehicle warranty to all components other than wear and maintenance items. 60-month warranties cover the for 60,000 miles and against with no mileage limitation. The components, including the HV battery, control module, hybrid module and inverter with are covered for eight years/100,000

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