Toyota Comes Close to Perfection
By judgek on
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
My wife and searched for months for a replacement for our Volvo S80. We decided to go upmarket, so we looked at Lexus, Infiniti and BMW but didn't find a car that felt right for the price.
Then I read about the Avalon Hybrid and decided to give a try.
Wow, am I glad I did that. The simple bottom line is this: I can't find anything to complain about in this car.
Acceleration, braking and handling are all extremely competent.
The turning radius is great, visibility excellent, engineering outstanding.
Even a full-size trunk!
We have put 6000 miles on the car in mixed city-highway driving, averaging 40 mpg. A joy to drive and own.
Radar-assisted cruise control is fabulous, although it takes a leap of faith the first time you rely on the car to slow itself down.
Automatic high beam, blind spot monitoring, back-up warning system all work perfectly.
Don't laugh: the only improvement I want is a more visible outside temperature gauge.