The star of the show with the 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is powertrain. It consists of a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that works in concert with an electric motor; total output comes out to 200 hp. It’s also paired with a continuously variable transmission. The efficiency of this setup is truly stunning; the car is capable of achieving a highly efficient and money saving 40 mpg city/39 mpg highway/40 mpg combined.
The non-hybrid Avalon comes equipped with a 268 hp V6 engine that returns 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway. This is generous given the power at its disposal, but eco-conscious drivers will ultimately be drawn to the Avalon Hybrid.
The base model — the 2013 Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium — comes with a variety of upscale features, too. Some of these features include a rearview camera, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power moonroof, Bluetooth, and an eight-speaker audio system, among other things.
The interior is comfortable and intelligently designed, with intuitively arranged controls and gauges, as well as a generous amount of interior space. The fact that its trunk offers 14 cubic foot of space is also notable — due to the necessity of storing a battery, most hybrid vehicles have smaller trunks. This generous storage space enhances the vehicle’s already-formidable practicality even further.
With the ability to comfortably seat five passengers, fantastic fuel economy, and a tremendously comfortable and feature-rich interior, the 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is easy to recommend.
Drivers who are interested in Toyota’s midsize hybrid sedan can take it for a test drive at Fox Lake Toyota. The dealership is located at 75 US-12 in Fox Lake, IL, and proudly features the full lineup of cars, trucks, and SUVs from Toyota, as well as pre-owned vehicles from a wide range of automakers.