As the largest sedan in the Toyota lineup, the 2013 Toyota Avalon is quiet and conservative. Although it is smaller than previous model years, the trunk space is increased to a total of 16 cubic feet.
The beautiful 2013 Toyota Avalon, a premium full-size sedan, has an upscale looking interior cabin. The dashboard has a new attractive sweeping design while leather seats and high-quality materials are all standard. As with previous years, it is known for spaciousness throughout the inside.
It carries over the V6 powertrain from the previous model year. Under the 2013 Toyota Avalon's hood is a 3.5-liter engine producing 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet or torque. The six-speed automatic transmission adopts a sport-shift mode for smoother gear changes. On Avalon Touring and Limited trims, the transmission also gets paddle controls for shifting, and the drivetrain has Eco, Normal, and Sport driving modes that adjust steering, throttle, and shift feel.
The 2013 TOYOTA AVALON's traditional body-on-frame layout is exactly as safe
as it looks. It earns top ratings in federal crash tests. In fact, it earned five stars
in frontal, side, and side pole tests. To further the safety of everyone on board,
every 2013 TOYOTA AVALON includes front side airbags, head-curtain side
airbags covering all three rows, and a StabiliTrak stability control system to stop
the vehicle from rolling over.
Safety features include ten airbags, stability and traction control, pre-collision mitigation, a blind-spot monitoring system, and a new variable-ratio brake pedal that varies initial and final pedal effort.
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
The new hybrid version has a 2.5-liter engine teamed with nickel-metal hydride batteries and two motors tucked into the transaxle. Three driving modes are offered: EV, Eco, and Sport. The EV mode allows drivers to run on battery power alone up to 25 mph, while the Eco mode cuts down on throttle response and HVAC output. Sport mode adapts the throttle and transmission for quicker response, similar to the tradition gasoline engine 2013 Toyota Avalon.
*EPA estimated highway miles per gallon.