2013 Toyota Avalon – A Review

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2013 Toyota Avalon

When it comes to Sedans, Toyota really does produce some of the best vehicles popularly being sold across the globe. One of its newest flagships is the 2013 Toyota Avalon said to enter the market by the end of this year.

2013 Toyota Avalon

Models and Prices

The 2013 Toyota Avalon comes in two different trims – the base and the limited. The XLE Avalon which is the base trim, starts at $30,990 and can go up to $33,195 and $35,500 depending upon the added features making it XLE Premium and XLE Touring respectively. The Toyota Avalon has also launched its Hybrid version for the first time with two trims again – XLE and Limited. The Hybrid XLE begins at a minimum $35,555 going up to $37,250. The 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited will cost $41,400 approximately.


The Toyota Avalon has always been more of a workable sedan than a looker; however things are changed with the 2013 Toyota Avalon which has been completely penned and assembled in America justifying it being called a totally “American” Toyota till now. keeping in view what the American consumers are used to, the 2013 Toyota Avalon certainly comes up to the mark with its truly handsome design. Especially pleasing is the way the rooftop melts into the rear as if it has been handcrafted.

The interior of the 2013 Toyota Avalon is also quite pleasing and what catches our attention at first is its touch-sensitive controls and the Avalon’s IntelliTouchTM display which is placed close to the driver. Climate control and audio navigation become a simple pleasure to the fingers. A bit of wood trimming is seen below the display panel. One is especially interested to see a customized resting/charging place for two mobile handsets which is often missing in vehicles.

All of the trims come with a standard Blue-tooth hands free connectivity, dual zone automatic climate control, moon roof, 17 inch alloy wheels, USB port and a satellite radio. The Limited trim is however enhanced with HID headlamps, heated/cooled front seats, keyless entry and push-start option.

Performance and Fuel Efficiency

The 2013 Toyota Avalon has not only evolved in its design and interior but a considerable enhancement in performance can also be seen. When compared to the previous Avalon models, the 2013 Toyota Avalon is more responsive and moves swiftly with improved steering. The 2013 Toyota Avalon sports a V-6 3.5 litre engine with a 268hp capability. With 2013 Toyota Avalon you experience the sport-shift 6-speed automatic gear shift system which allows for smooth gear changes.

The V-6 models of Toyota Avalon are able to produce 21mpg within the city and 31mpg on highway whereas the Hybrid models can reach up to 40mpg within the city and 39 on the highway making it extremely fuel efficient.

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