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A nice improvement over the prior model
By sswitze on
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
I considered several vehicles before recently purchasing my Avalon Limited Hybrid with tech package.
I ultimately decided on the Avalon as I have had good reliability with prior Toyota's and it had a nice balance of driving fun, size, and fuel economy.
I also feel the interior was superior to the slightly more expensive Lexus similar hybrid model which was a pleasant surprise.
I have not noticed any glare problems from the dash chrome as some have complained.
I also have had no interior issues with the headliner which was also a complaint in some reviews.
I find the ride slightly more stiff than I would prefer, though still nicer than many other vehicles I have driven.
Great fuel economy for a vehicle this size.
I am averaging the advertised 40 mpg.
In addition, the car is comfortable and quite quiet at low and high speeds.
The sport mode does have a noticeable effect on the vehicle which was a pleasant surprise as my prior vehicles mode options had little effect.
The tech package safety features including dynamic cruise control work great.
I also found the ventilated seats cool much better than my other vehicle.
The suspension/ride should be slightly softened or a soft suspension comfort mode should be added.
I am young and prefer a sporty ride, however I still find the current one too stiff.
I also would like to see the Navigation HDD system software updated as it is still inferior in my opinion to many other competitor companies software.
I would also like to see a heated steering wheel and panoramic sunroof option in the top trim.