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Review 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid San Jose Mercury News

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Review: 2013 Toyota Hybrid

Move over, Camry. It’s time for other sizable sedan, the to get some well-deserved attention.

revamped with a stylish and new features, the five-door Avalon now has an impressive, fuel-sipping, gasoline-electric model.

Not only does the Hybrid provide comfortable for five, with a roomy seat, the new hybrid is rated by the government at 40 miles per gallon in driving and 39 mpg on the highway — the of any Avalon ever.

These are not unattainable. In regular, not-trying-to-squeeze-every-drop-of-gasoline the test 2013 Avalon registered no lower than mpg and reached 37.1 mpg in combined travel.

Also noteworthy: The Avalon overall is listed as a buy of Consumer Reports magazine, says predicted reliability be above average.

The Avalon starting retail price as high as many consumers assume, given all the standard

Starting manufacturer’s suggested price, including destination is $36,365 for the base, 2013 Hybrid, which is $3,360 than the base, non-hybrid, Avalon.

But note that the Avalon Hybrid has XLE Premium that includes standard appointments such as power leather-trimmed seats, heated and front seats, rearview dual-zone automatic climate eight-speaker audio system, display screen, Bluetooth phone controls, push-button keyless remote entry and steering wheel plus 10

Then, there’s the fuel comparison. The non-hybrid, 2013 which has a 268-horsepower V-6, is by the federal government at 21/31 which is 19 mpg less in city and 8 miles less per gallon in driving than the Avalon

Still, the Avalon Hybrid is than some other hybrid sedans that have as much standard and aren’t quite as large in

As an example, the 2014 Ford Hybrid S has a starting MSRP, destination charge of $26,995. model does not have a or leather-covered seats or eight speakers, among other

But the 2014 Fusion Hybrid have a higher federal fuel economy rating the Avalon Hybrid does: 47 mpg in city and highway travel.

the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid, is shorter in length and height the Avalon Hybrid, has a starting price of $26,700 and federal fuel economy rating of mpg.

U.S. Avalon this year through were on the upswing by 134 percent, 43,040. Camry sales so far year were holding

The test Avalon Hybrid, a XLE Touring model, looked with new, expressive and the kind of expressive body on the sides that could come from a Hyundai

Overall, the car was attractively proportioned, though the sizable rear shelf would sometimes and reflect the sun’s rays and from rearward visibility via the rearview mirror.

A sunshine-splashed dashboard also made it difficult to see items on the sizable display screen the middle of the car’s dashboard.

the interior was a nice surprise, controls and gauges well and an expansive atmosphere in both and back seats and a lot of seat available for the front seats.

16.2 feet in length, the Hybrid provides 42.1 of legroom in the front seat and inches for back-seat passengers. is more than that a Camry Hybrid, which is smaller than an Avalon and much the same hybrid

But room-wise, the Avalon Hybrid’s which provides a commendable 14 feet of cargo space, is

Yes, this is less the non-hybrid Avalon’s 16-cubic-foot

But hybrids have smaller because the hybrid’s battery for storing electric power typically is under and/or the back seats.

So, the Avalon Hybrid’s flat-floored, 14 feet is way more than the cubic feet in Optima trunk and the 12 cubic feet in the Hybrid.

Besides space and Toyota engineers made to make the Avalon’s ride than before to provide a dynamic driving experience, in the hybrid.

The test car didn’t like a wallowy, floating, big Rather, the driver felt a connection to the road and body were more controlled ever. The flipside of this ride is passengers can notice and some vibrations from bumps, including recessed covers.

And steering still a bit numb.

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Like its non-hybrid the Avalon Hybrid uses unleaded gasoline, and the travel between fillups can be impressive. The for example, had a 600-mile-plus range, softened the $64 bill at the gasoline

It’s true that the 156-horsepower, 2.5-liter, double cam four cylinder can sound and stressed during hard Torque peaks at 156 foot-pounds at rpm, and with the two electric added in, total horsepower is

But nearly all the time during the drive, driver and passengers tell by sound or feel power was all from the engine or all or a mix.

Power came on and seamlessly and was managed by a continuously transmission that the driver like an automatic.

What did notice was how quiet the Avalon could be in city traffic as electric power propelled it for short spurts.

The battery is the older-generation nickel-metal hydride, not the new ion that’s in the Fusion.

2013 Hybrid XLE Touring

BASE $35,555 for Hybrid XLE Premium; for XLE Touring.


TYPE: Front-engine, front-wheel five-passenger, gasoline-electric hybrid, sedan.

ENGINE: 2.5-liter, double cam four cylinder with mated to a 105-kilowatt, two-electric-motor and nickel-metal hydride battery

MILEAGE: 40 mpg (city), 39 mpg (highway).


OPTIONS: Remote engine $499; Blizzard Pearl paint $395; paint film $395; carpeted mats and trunk mat $225; bumper appliqué $69.

CHARGE: $810.

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