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2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

People, us included, make a big stink about the importance of family sedans. There's no doubt they're critical – they represent a huge slice of the market's annual sales and profits. However, despite accounting for far fewer transactions than the midsize sedan segment, the fullsize sedan is getting attention from manufacturers now that our market's entire lineup of those (slightly) smaller four-doors has turned over in the last two years or so. As most of the fullsize segment's mainstays derive a fair bit of their platform and powertrain technologies from their midsize cousins, these... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.5L I4
Power:
200 HP
Transmission:
eCVT
Base Price:
$35,555
As-Tested Price:
$39,628
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    Exclusive: Toyota seriously considering sporty Avalon
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    Like its Cressida ancestor, Toyota's Avalon has long focused on easy living comfort and value over sex appeal. Conservative sheetmetal, a cushy ride, space to spread out and general ease-of-use have historically made the brand's largest sedan popular among the elderly. But the new 2013 Avalon brings with it markedly more expressive styling that suggests ...

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    Toyota Avalon gets 40-MPG hybrid model for 2013
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    Given that the 2013 Avalon shares a platform with the new Lexus ES, this news should come as no surprise: Toyota's largest sedan is getting its own hybrid variant for the first time ever. Judging by these first photos, carspotters will have to squint hard to tell that they're looking at a hybrid, as there are only a few small badges and blue-tinted lenses ...

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    Official: Toyota Avalon gets 40-MPG hybrid model for 2013
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    Given that the 2013 Avalon shares a platform with the new Lexus ES, this news should come as no surprise: Toyota's largest sedan is getting its own hybrid variant for the first time ever. Judging by these first photos, carspotters will have to squint hard to tell that they're looking at a hybrid, as there are only a few small badges and blue-tinted lenses ...

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    New York: 2013 Toyota Avalon looks to shed geriatric image
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    When we read through the press materials for the new 2013 Toyota Avalon, we had to double-check... had we downloaded the release for the wrong car? Because right here it says, "In Sport mode, throttle response is enhanced and steering effort is weighted... to offer a sportier character." And what's this about paddle shifters? This is the Avalon, the car ...

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    Spy Shots: Next Toyota Avalon spied wearing its sleek new shape
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    We got our first glimpse at what the 2014 Toyota Avalon may look like thanks to a an artists rendering that appears to take some creative license. The teaser really only shows us that Toyota wasn't kidding when it said it was taking the Avalon upscale, with a dramatic, sloping roof line that conjures thoughts of the Audi A7. The Avalon is only days from ...

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    New York: Toyota teases all-new Avalon ahead of New York debut
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    Toyota has just released a teaser image of what it says is an all-new, designed-in-America sedan that will debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show next week. It isn't immediately clear if the vehicle will be a concept or production car, but Toyota has issued no showcar qualifiers, suggesting it's something that will be in dealers soon. Described as having ...

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    Next Toyota Avalon to best Fiat 500's fuel economy?
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    The Fiat 500 is 139 inches of A-segment fury, with a heaping dose of cute and a dash of fuel efficiency. In fact, the manual transmission-equipped cinquecento averages 33 miles per gallon in mixed driving, which is better than most things on the road. Impressed? Toyota isn't. The Detroit Free Press reports that the Japanese automaker told dealers at the ...

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    Report: Next Toyota Avalon to best Fiat 500's fuel economy?
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    The Fiat 500 is 139 inches of A-segment fury, with a heaping dose of cute and a dash of fuel efficiency. In fact, the manual transmission-equipped cinquecento averages 33 miles per gallon in mixed driving, which is better than most things on the road. Impressed? Toyota isn't. The Detroit Free Press reports that the Japanese automaker told dealers at the ...

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    Consumer Reports lauds Chrysler 300 improvement, Hyundai Genesis still tops
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    "The best Chrysler sedan we've seen in decades," says Consumer Reports, in reference to the 2011 Chrysler 300. At the risk of damning a very fine car with faint praise, that may not be all that much of an accomplishment. And we'd have to add that the last all-new Chrysler 300, which hit the market in model-year 2005, was also the best Chrysler sedan the ...

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    Report: Toyota shows next Avalon to dealers, rumors suggest it looks like A7, XJ
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    When we think Toyota Avalon, phrases like 'social security', 'medicare' and 'Denny's Grand Slam' come to mind. The reason? The majority of Avalons out on the road are driven by old folks and curtain rod salesman, but a report from Automotive News suggests that this could all change in the very near future. In its report, AN claims that the next Avalon ...

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    Camry pedal recall prompts secondary repair, Toyota denies it's recalling a recall
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    "On November 30, 2010, Toyota issued a Technical Service Bulletin that instructs technicians how to repair two weld nuts that may be damaged when removing the bolts used to attach the accelerator pedal to the bulkhead." So says the automaker in a statement you'll find after the jump. It seems this pair of weld nuts on the 2007-2010 Toyota Camry and ...

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    Toyota recalling 1.66 million vehicles globally over brake and fuel pump woes [UPDATE]
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    Embattled automaker Toyota is staring down another massive recall. The safety action affects 1.53 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles globally, with the U.S. making up around 740,000 of that total and about 600,000 units coming out of the company's home market of Japan. Stateside, models covered under the recall may have a faulty master cylinder seal in ...

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    Review: 2011 Toyota Avalon
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    Sexagenarians Rejoice! Your Ride Has Arrived Have you seen the TV commercials for the 2011 Toyota Avalon? One particular 30-second spot sticks out. It's shot through a 1960's filter and features an old-fashioned voiceover, cheesy elevator music and an airline pilot driving the big Toyota sedan on a cloud with a pretty flight attendant in the passenger ...

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    BREAKING: Toyota to recall 373,000 2000-2004 Avalon sedans in U.S. over faulty steering locks
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    Toyota Motor Corporation's recall woes have resurfaced today with official word that the company will recall some 373,000 second-generation Toyota Avalon models built between the 2000 and 2004 model years. According to the Japanese automaker, the full-size sedans' steering lock bars can crack, eventually leading to a break. If that failure occurs, the ...

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    Three Toyotas latest to earn IIHS Top Safety Picks
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just announced that a total of three new Toyota vehicles have been given Top Safety Pick awards. Both the 2011 Toyota Avalon and 2011 Toyota Sienna were awarded the institute's highest ratings in front, side, rollover and rear crash tests. The 2010 Lexus RX also nabbed a Top Safety Pick nod. All of the ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports makes the case for brake override for all
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    We've seen demonstrations that show how to stop a vehicle experiencing unintended acceleration before, but this newest video from Consumer Reports demonstrates just how crucial a brake override function can be in stopping a throttle gone wild. CR engineer Jake Fisher lines up a pre-recall 2010 Toyota Avalon and a post-repair Camry to compare and ...

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    Toyota prices redesigned Avalon, Sienna minivan w/Auto Access Seat [w/video]
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    Toyota has officially announced pricing for the updated 2011 Avalon which made its public debut at this year's Chicago Auto Show. Additionally, pricing has been released for the Sienna with Auto Access Seat, which is the first factory-installed power access seat available in a minivan. The Avalon, which goes on sale later this month, starts at $32,245, ...

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    Toyota looks to boost March sales with "biggest offers ever"
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    Toyota has been getting hammered on Capitol Hill and on the showroom floor, but the Japanese automaker isn't going to take the punishment sitting down. To spur sales during this time of crisis, Toyota is betting big on incentives that included 0 percent financing and leases under $200 on its most popular products. Effective immediately, Toyota is ...

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    Toyota offering to fix oil lines on nearly 1M six-cylinder models
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    "This is not a safety recall." Toyota is making it perfectly clear that this latest limited service campaign involving V6-powered vehicles sold over the past few years is not, in fact, a safety recall, as it does not have the potential to harm drivers. What's happening, however, is the rubber portion of the oil supply hose for the VVT-i actuator has the ...

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    Consumer Reports may restore Toyota "Recommended" ratings next week
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    Consumer Reports may be ready to offer a vote of confidence in Toyota, depending on the outcome of the Japanese automaker's current Congressional Hearings on Toyota Safety here in the United States, says CR Senior Director David Champion. At the end of January as news was starting to pile up regarding reported cases of unintended acceleration and the ...

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