2013 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium Hybrid FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 Overview
2013 Toyota Avalon Overview
As the flagship vehicle for the Japanese automaker Toyota, the Avalon has seemingly stayed in the shadows of the best-selling Camry. However, the 2013 Toyota Avalon has entered the market looking to distinguish itself as the feature vehicle Toyota. As the flagship vehicle, the Avalon has continually looked to combine all of the best attributes Toyota has to offer. In this effort, the Avalon has continually been a favorite for more mature drivers. The inability of the Avalon to appeal to the younger portion of the buyer’s market was a cause for concern for Toyota. After several focus groups, it was revealed that the Avalon’s lack of styling and technology was the primary culprit for its lack of appeal with younger drivers. Determined to reverse this perception, Toyota’s engineers and designers went back to the drawing board. The result was a stylish and completely redesigned 2013 Toyota Avalon aimed to capture a younger market, while still satisfying its current customer base.
New for 2013
Bolstered by modern styling and a boatload of technology, the redesigned 2013 Toyota Avalon aims to appeal to younger drivers:
- New standard technology
- New advanced safety features
- New look with three new driving modes
The complete redesigning began with the exterior of the 2013 Toyota Avalon. With a new front end, lower sweeping roofline, and lower grille, the Avalon has a more aggressive appearance. The Avalon features narrow headlamps, which adds to its new sleeker and more visually appealing look. The rear end of the Avalon features more defined pillars, which move distinctively toward the trunk. The trunk features LED tail lamps and a chrome strip that sweeps across the rear end. With four different trims (XLE, XLE Premium, XLE Touring, and Limited), there is a look for everyone. Both XLE Touring and Limited trims feature 18-inch wheels and fog lights.
Interior & Cargo
Traditionally, the interior of the Avalon has always offered passengers ample space. The 2013 Toyota Avalon continues this legacy with the addition of several new technology-based options. The Avalon is loaded with high-quality materials, which accommodate its spaciousness with a touch of elegance. The rear seats of the Avalon offer ample space for passengers of varying heights. All trims of the 2013 Toyota Avalon come with leather seating and front heated seats. With 16 cubic feet of truck space, the Avalon offers ample room for cargo.
While a spacious interior is expected, the several standard technology features of the new Avalon are not a traditional offering. Any trim of the 2013 Toyota Avalon offers a push-button start, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, along with both USB and auxiliary inputs. In addition, all trims come with Toyota’s Display Audio system, which features a 6.1-inch touchscreen display and eight speakers. Many drivers will marvel at the redesigned interior dash, which features captive touch controls and the previously mentioned touch-screen display. Higher trims offer navigation, a backup camera, satellite radio, and radar cruise control. The Avalon also offers the extremely intuitive Entune multimedia system. The system offers seamless integration of smartphone apps and multimedia. The 2013 Avalon also offers four cup holders, four bottle holders, several cubby holes, and two seat back pockets.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2013 Toyota Avalon as a Top Safety Pick. With Toyota’s renewed dedication to safety, the 2013 Avalon features several standard advanced safety features. The Avalon offers driving safety features such as stability and traction control, electronic brake force distribution, and emergency braking assist. The Avalon comes standard with ten airbags and offers optional safety features like the blind spot warning system. In addition, consumers can choose to add adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors.
The 2013 Toyota Avalon features a six-speed, automatic transmission, which is powered by a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine. The engine of the front-wheel-drive Avalon delivers 268 horsepower, while achieving an EPA estimated 21/31 mpg city/highway. In true Lexus style, the Avalon epitomizes interior comfort and luxury, which is enhanced by its smooth and quite ride. At the same time, the 2013 Toyota Avalon offers ample acceleration and paddle shifters on Limited and Touring trims.
A few of the biggest changes are the Avalon’s new shock absorbers and stiffer springs, which offer a firmer ride with significantly less body roll. The Avalon’s driving experience is further enhanced by the omission of its hydraulic steering for a more aggressive electric power assist steering. While the altered suspension and steering change the driving experience, the offering of three different driving modes – Eco, Normal, and Sport – almost transforms the Avalon into a different car. In an effort to appeal to younger drivers, the Sport mode tightens the steering and enhances the transmission and throttle response. On the other hand, the Eco mode lessens the throttle response and reduces air conditioning to increase fuel efficiency.
Key Competitors of the 2013 Toyota Avalon
- Nissan Maxima
- Buick LaCrosse
- Chrysler 300
- Hyundai Azera
- Ford Taurus
The 2013 Toyota Avalon has 7 models that range from $35,555 - $35,555. The 2013 Avalon is a sedan with front wheel drive that gets between 40 mpg (city) - 39 mpg (highway) fuel efficiency using a 2.5L I4 engine. The 2013 Toyota Avalon has a seating capacity of 5/5, wheelbase is 111.0 inches, cargo capacity of 14.00 cu.ft., and ground clearance of N/R inches. Choose one of the trims like the 2013 XLE Premium Hybrid FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 to get specific details on prices, rebates, and warranties.