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2013 Toyota Avalon

At a Glance

Pricing $30,990 - $41,400
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.5l I4 HEV, 3.5l V6
Transmissions A6, CVT
Fuel Economy 21-40 (city), 31-39 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 63

Overview Information

The Avalon is the most luxurious and spacious Toyota sedan offered. Riding on a wheelbase that's almost 2 inches longer than the Camry, the Avalon has increased legroom and interior volume. Like the Camry, the front-wheel-drive Avalon is also offered both V6 and hybrid powertrains. The model range has two basic grades XLE and Limited, starting at about $32,000 for the V6 and $36,000 for the hybrid. Even a base model Avalon is well equipped with alloy wheels and heated leather seats. There are many similarly sized vehicles on the market including the Hyundai Azera, Buick LaCrosse, and Chevrolet Impala.

What Changed:

The Avalon is all-new for 2013. The new model is roughly the same size as the 2012 model but wears more dramatic styling with a wide lower grille and a sweeping c-pillar.

Official Word:

When the all-new, North American designed and engineered 2013 Avalon goes on sale later this year, consumers can choose between a powerful V6 gasoline powertrain and Toyota's proven Hybrid Synergy Drive. The efficiency offered by the new hybrid model will help the all-new premium mid-size sedan achieve excellent fuel economy with an EPA-rating of 40 mpg combined. In addition to offering a hybrid powertrain, the new Avalon features a stunning design, improved dynamic performance, a greater...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Avalon XLE 3.5l V6 (268-bhp) A6 FWD 21/31/26 60 $30,990
Avalon XLE Premium 3.5l V6 (268-bhp) A6 FWD 21/31/26 60 $33,195
Avalon XLE Touring 3.5l V6 (268-bhp) A6 FWD 21/31/26 63 $35,500
Avalon Limited 3.5l V6 (268-bhp) A6 FWD 21/31/26 63 $39,650
Avalon XLE Premium 2.5l I4 HEV (200-bhp) CVT FWD 40/39/40 51 $35,555
Avalon XLE Touring 2.5l I4 HEV (200-bhp) CVT FWD 40/39/40 51 $37,250
Avalon Limited 2.5l I4 HEV (200-bhp) CVT FWD 40/39/40 51 $41,400