2013 Toyota Avalon Adds New Hybrid Option
After it made headlines for its newly redesigned look, the 2013 Toyota Avalon is now gearing up for another game-changer: a hybrid model. That's right, Toyota announced that the sedan will now feature a fuel-efficient alternative that will save time and money at the gas pump, though not sacrificing on many of the high-end amenities the Avalon has to offer.
The Toyota Avalon Hybrid will utilize the automaker's Hybrid Synergy Drive system, with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine connected to two electric motors. One electric motor is used to start the gas engine of the vehicle, while the other does most of its work with regenerative braking. All said, it combines to give the Avalon 40 miles per gallon in the city, while also boasting 200 horsepower.
At speeds under 25 miles per hour, the Avalon hybrid can travel for one mile in full electric vehicle mode, with the battery pack residing in the trunk of the car, while overall the hybrid system adds 97 pounds to the new Toyota Avalon, and will be built in the Georgetown, Kentucky plant.
Standard Toyota Avalon models enjoy a 3.5-liter V6 engine that's mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The revamped sedan also enjoys respectable fuel-economy numbers, with 21 miles per gallon city, and 31 mpg on the highway, while providing its drivers with a kick of power, as the Avalon can churn out 268 ponies as well.
The new 2013 Toyota Avalon, both standard and hybrid are expected to arrive here at Fairfield Toyota in November. In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more about some of our other hybrid options like the Toyota Prius, or the Toyota Camry Hybrid, stop in to our location at 203 Lycoming Mall Dr Muncy, PA 17756 today. We're always willing to discuss the latest in new Toyota technology, and arrange test drives in new models at your convenience.