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2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,006
edited September 2014 in Toyota

image2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Road Test

We got behind the wheel of the 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid to see if it delivers on the promise of great mileage and a luxurious interior.

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Comments

  • After purchasing the 2013 Avalon Ltd. V-6 for my wife a couple weeks ago, I've decided to purchase the Avalon Ltd. Hybrid for myself. I currently own a 2012 Camry Hybrid, and have been very impressed with it's hybrid power train, fuel economy, and build quality. The Avalon is simply an upgrade wrapped around this exceptional power train.

    This review is an excellent explanation of what the new Avalon is, how it compares, and who it is built for. After owning a 1996 and 2005 Avalon in the past, this new model is certainly focused at a bit younger, more driver engaged crowd. It's not grandpa's Avalon anymore, although the grand parents that like to drive will certainly enjoy one too.

    In the review it states the Hybrid is $4565 more than the comparable V6 powered Avalon. Not sure where that comes from, as the Ltd. was just an $1800 difference, equipped exactly the same.
  • robsisrobsis Posts: 162
    Just a comment about that $4565 premium they talk about....when you compare trim over trim, it is much less. E.G.: The Touring Hybrid vs the Touring V6...there is only a $1750 difference. That $4565 is the difference between the Base Avalon gas to the least expensive Hybrid model, the premium, which has several features missing in the Base Avalon gas model. Something to consider as $1750 is much easier to make up when the car gets 15mpg overall greater mileage than the gas version, and if gas gets over 4 bucks again, well....the math works well for people who drive 15k per year or more..
  • As a new owner of a 2013 Avalon Hybrid, I find my experience similar to the testers in this article. In California, another advantage to hybrid ownership is that you do not have to have the car smog tested ever.
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