Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid


That was kind of a surprise.
Although the all new Avalon is still offered with the good old 3.5 Liter V6, there is now a new Hybrid choice.
With a 2.5 Liter engine with 200hp. A similar set up is used in the current Camry.

But the Avalon is a big car, and a big car that will get 40MPG City. And 39HWY.
A 40MPG large sedan is quite amazing and something we couldn't imagine a few years ago.

The V6 is rated at 21 city and 31 hwy. Still fine. But the hybrid almost doubles the city figure.
Which is quite amazing...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think the new avalon is really nice. not as pretentiously sporty as the maxima, not as overstyled as the azera, not as huge as the lacrosse (which i would buy if i could fit it in my garage), and not obviously a japanese buick like the previous generations.

Anonymous said...

Geriatrics and accountants everywhere will love it.

Anonymous said...

A huge improvement over the previous generations. Nice

Anonymous said...

front end a disaster, side and back better than the A7

Anonymous said...

that pic from the rear makes it look a lot like the new ILX - which is about the only part of the ILX I like.

Anonymous said...

"...side and back better than the A7"

I was with you until that statement. You must be high.

Long Island Matt said...

This is a great idea. Toyota has amazing hybrid technology, and this is an incredible achievement. Curious how much the hybrid battery pack will intrude on the trunk, though. This car might as well be hybrid only.