Review: 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited
Test driving the 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited was a pure joy. This car is so close to Lexus it may be difficult making a decision. The looks and feel of the Avalon will make you look twice.
Powered by a healthy V6 that will impress just about any gear head in the house! 3.5-Liter V6 DOHC 24-Valve with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) producing 268 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. of torque at 4700 rpm Backed by a 6 speed automatic with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. Your fuel mileage will be in the high 20's and low 30's.
The comfort and attention to detail inside the Avalon is impressive, you get all the options, XM radio with a sound system that rattles the door panels, Bluetooth hooked up with a snap, navigation was easy to navigate, heated seats (In the 30's at my house) would love to have had a heated steering wheel!
Back seat is impressive as well, roomy, and comfortable, great center console, rear controls, window shade blocking the sun off you neck while in the back seat, truck is massive with a catch cargo net for loose items.
Handling is done with electric power steering and power assisted rack and pinion steering, ad MacPherson strut front suspension with offset coil springs and stabilizer bar; dual-link independent MacPherson strut rear suspension with offset coil springs and stabilizer bar and you're ready for the road!
Another feature I really enjoyed, automatic headlights, how this works is you set your headlights to high beam mode, when an oncoming car comes your way the headlights drop back to normal mode and when the coast is clear you get high beams for much better visibility. Your Avalon will sit on 18-in. silver-painted alloy wheels with P225/45R18 tires and this package really performs.
Starting prices is at $30,990 plus tax and license, fees and any other goodies you add to the car.
This was a car you need to put on your shopping list!