2013 Toyota Avalon review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 28 June 2012 , 08:06:35 byDan

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Toyota Avalon

Japanese carmaker developed the 2013 Avalon, a model that uses the same platform as the Lexus ES. Now, the largest sedan is getting its own hybrid variant fir the first time. The new Avalon Hybrid features both gasoline and hybrid power-trains. Later this year will go on sale and then is when customers can choose between the two available power-trains. The hybrid model can achieve excellent fuel economy like 40 mpg on the combined cycle.

The carmaker offered also an incredible design, upgraded dynamic performance, refinement, and a comfortable, spacious interior with modern technology. Under the hood will have a 3.5-liter DOHC V6 all aluminum 6-cylinder engine capable of developing 268 horsepower and 248 lb. ft. of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 7.0 seconds. Beside the fuel economy, the 2013 Toyota Avalon offers performance, high shift feel and response, quietness and improved drivability. There are three different modes available: Eco, Normal and Sport. The first one has as main goal the fuel efficiency and the Sport mode provides increased acceleration responses.

The transmission is kept at an optimal temperature with an automatic transmission fluid warmer, helping enhance efficiency. For the ones interested not just in fuel economy, but also in matters of the environment, the Japanese specialist offers the Avalon with a full power-split hybrid system. Under the hood it has a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle, 4-cylinder engine, a 244.8-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack, but also a pair of electric motor-generators within the transaxle. The hybrid version is capable of developing 200 horsepower as output. The 2013 Avalon Hybrid also offers an EV mode that depending on the situation it allows the vehicle to operate only on electric propulsion.