2013 Toyota Avalon
by Dave Stall
2013 Toyota Avalon
The 2013 Toyota Avalon is alive and well! In fact if you have never slid behind the wheel of Toyota's top of the line passenger car, you really are missing a treat. New styling, new interior a complete departure from your grandmothers car.
Launched in 1995 on the Camry platform replacing the Cressida, remember the Cressida? Well now they are launching the 2013 Avalon aiming at the younger buyer, I think they hit the bulls' eye.
You will get features like quadra beam headlights, paddle shifters, three driving modes, ECO, Sport and EV. The switches on the enter stack are the new Capacity switches, light touch and the operation has been completed.
Seven different models to fit you lifestyle, XLE, XLE Premium, XLE Touring, Limited, Hybrid XLE Premium, Hybrid XLE Touring, Hybrid Limited starting at $30,000 and change going up to $39,990 and higher depending on the option packages you choose.
The 2013 Toyota Avalon is beautiful inside and out, the sound quality inside is amazing, acoustic windows, acoustic front windshield, rain sensing wipers and for aerodynamics they tucked the wipers down under the hood for better flow through the air, less noise and better fuel mileage.
They added 2 inches to the instrument panel, added MID Graphics and a new analog digital gauge combo. They also added real thread for the leather trim, smoke chrome trim, and a 10 way power driver seat and if you want to get the heated cooling seats, you can just add that to your wish list.
I was amazed with the Avalon, is it to close to Lexus? I thought so at first but after driving it and comparing the cars, I might just lean towards the Avalon, you need to check this sweet ride out if your in the market for a new family hauler.
Driving the Avalon on the open road, in the mountains and in bumper to bumper traffic is easy as can be, shift the 6-speed paddle shift automatic, and listen to the 268 horsepower V6 or the 154 horsepowered Hybrid you will be very impressed with the performance and 21 city 31 highway fuel mileage isn't too shabby either.
Bottom line, go drive one, see if it fits your needs, see if it fits your body, just go drive it!
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