Completely re-designed, the 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a full-size sedan powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid (two electric motors) engine that produces 200 hp. FWD is paired with an electronically controlled 2-speed CVT to achieve fuel mileage within an EPA estimated range of 40 mpg city to 39 mpg highway. Features include HID headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth® wireless technology, voice-activated touch-screen DVD/navigation system, heated front seats, and power rear window shade. Safety is comprised of vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), advanced airbags, and smart stop technology (SST). The Avalon is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Avalon has been given a fresh new redesign for 2013. With a completely different interior and exterior than the outgoing model, the 2013 Avalon looks modern and sharp with just a hint of sportiness. The even bigger news for 2013 is the availability of a hybrid drivetrain for the Avalon, making it extremely fuel efficient for a car with such a heavy focus on luxury. Toyota borrows technology from the Prius to give the big Avalon some eyebrow raising fuel efficiency numbers, even managing to rate 40 mpg on the highway.
Roomy comfort; luxurious; optional hybrid drivetrain
The Avalon is the most expensive sedan sold by Toyota, starting at just under $31,000. With plenty of interior space and a nice, powerful V6 engine in base trim, the Avalon represents a pretty good value for buyers looking at entry level luxury cars. The interior is nicely put together and Toyota has a nearly unmatched reputation for reliability and build quality.