2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

  • Performance
    3.3 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.4 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.3 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.5 of 5.0
19 Nov 2013

Almost every car manufacturer in the world is competing in the race to create the perfect hybrid car. This is a great way of promoting a green lifestyle and reducing the carbon emissions let off by gas engines. There are many hybrid cars available on the market today. Some are designed for sports car enthusiasts while others emphasize on luxury. Being the largest car manufacturer in the world, Toyota has made a hybrid car for the entire family.

The hybrid family sedan which carries all the latest features and an excellent fuel economy is the 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. The Avalon is a perfect family vehicle. Let’s look at the features that make it so perfect:

How Does The Hybrid System Work In The Avalon?

The engine of the Avalon is a 4-cylinder 2.5-liter beast that produces 156 horsepower. The electric motor in the Avalon is attached to its front wheels. The power to run the motor comes from a nickel-metal hydride battery. This hybrid system gives the Avalon excellent fuel economy. Of course, the performance of the Avalon 2013 is not meant for the track. However, the car is ideal for an average family’s everyday use. The total horsepower of the electric motor and the gas engine combined is 200, which is quite enough for your needs.


The Avalon 2013 Hybrid is superior in terms of driving experience and road feel. It drives like any other car and makes its way over potholes and road bumps quite easily. In fact the passengers won’t feel the imperfections of the road.

Interior and Features

Toyota is known for incorporating a luxury interior in every car that it manufactures. The Avalon 2013 Hybrid is no different. The interior is extremely roomy and comfortable. It has comfortable leather seats, lots of legroom and electronic gauges to display every bit of information regarding the car. It offers keyless entry and ignition which is an additional benefit. There are gauges right beside the speedometer to tell you about the remaining battery life.

You can also monitor the car’s fuel economy with the help of these gauges. The 6.1-inch LCD in the center console lets you access the performance statistics of the car. All current statistics are displayed and you can also retrieve the history. You can compare the previous statistics of your car with the current ones.

The interior of the Avalon 2013 Hybrid is very much similar to other high-end luxury cars on the market. One of the biggest positives of the Avalon is its roomy interior. Generally, sedans are quite roomy when it comes to the front seats, but the rear seats have a different story to tell. Once the front seats are moved all the way back, the rear passengers feel congested. This is not the case with the Avalon. Whether the front seats are adjusted all the way back or front, there is plenty of legroom for them.  The trunk of the Avalon is quite large. So, if you are planning a family getaway in the near future and have plenty of stuff to carry, you won’t have a problem doing so.

All in all, the 2013 Avalon Hybrid is a great family car. Every member in the family can sit in it comfortably and the splendid fuel economy will ensure you enjoy substantial savings.