2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Gas Mileage Drive Report

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2013 Toyota Avalon Gas Mileage Drive Report

New for the Toyota Avalon has been restyled to give Toyota’s four-door sedan fresher, aggressive lines.

To our surprise, the big turned heads in traffic, a number of people turning to at it—most likely to try to figure out it was.

But it’s the gas mileage we were interested in, so we tested an Hybrid, a new model added to the this year as part of the third-generation Avalon design.

40 mpg

The 2013 Avalon Hybrid is by the EPA at 40 mpg combined (40 mpg city, 39 mpg highway).

That’s a tad lower than the Camry Hybrid LE, at 41 mpg combined, but the combined rating as the Camry XLE.

On a 292-mile test over a long weekend, our usual drive route of two-thirds highway mileage and one around-town travel, Toyota’s sedan gave us a combined gas of 40.2 mpg.


Which say is pretty darn good for a sedan that weighs pounds.

Familiar Toyota

Both the Avalon and the Camry use 2.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson engine, paired with the Synergy Drive system, contains two electric motor-generators.

The system can power the car on electricity under light loads, and use the motors to provide supplemental that assists the engine.

The turn into generators to the nickel-metal-hydride battery pack engine overrun and regenerative and they switch on the engine needed.

Unlike the standard liftback model, the hybrid in the Avalon has been tuned to all-electric running as high as 48

Nailing its rating

We found it to keep the car in EV mode for a mile or if the road was flat or a slight and traffic permitted us to maintain a speed.

Speed matters, of course: We that we could easily 42 mpg around town, but mileage below 40 mpg on the highway.

Overall, the Hybrid neatly nailed its EPA rating on our test drive—unlike hybrids from other

And it goes to reinforce our impression Toyota’s hybrid system real-world efficiency that’s close to the EPA ratings that are the fuel efficiency metric any is allowed to publicize.

We did, notice a very obvious from the car’s electronics certain circumstances, especially on

We can’t tell if that’s this model is otherwise so and well damped inside, but it was a bit of a much more noticeable in our recent Hyundai Sonata or any of the various 2013 Ford models we’ve tested.

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No fold-down seat

We assumed the lack of a fold-down rear in our Avalon Hybrid was due to the presence of the battery pack in the trunk

That turned out not to be the case: No Avalon offers a rear that folds down, precludes owners from extra large packages by a bit of the passenger cabin.

The one exception to the calm ride and hushed was that on rough road and broken pavement, tire became extremely obvious—again because the usual experience in the car is so quiet.

For more details on the full line, including options, specifications, and more, see The Car Connection’s review of the 2013 Toyota .

$43,000-plus out the door

Our top-of-the-line 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited test car carried a price of $41,400, making it most expensive hybrid

It had only a handful of options: floor and trunk mats a remote engine starter and $395 worth of paint film from the factory.

the mandatory delivery fee of $795, our car had a sticker price of $43,314.

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