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Welcome to the 21st Century!
By jkunkle on
Vehicle2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Review"Traded in an '08 Acura MDX for my new 2013 Avalon Hybrid Limited and three days later I'm still high with exuberance that I don't expect will wear off anytime soon. Let me qualify myself as a motorhead from the age of five, car guy all my life, even retired from a lifelong career in automotive. This car is the most unbelievable, technological achievement I've ever witnessed come from an auto manufacture that is reasonably affordable and luxuriously useful and super economical. I could write a book on it's attributes ranging from luxury, comfort and pleasantness as a people mover. Yes, it's true what you might have read, that the Avalon is better than it's Lexus cousin.
Best FeaturesThe electronics including the nav/media as well as the radar system, the only option available on the limited make this car seem far more expensive than it is. I thought I'd miss the growl of 300 hp on premium fuel, shifting through a 5sp sequential trans mission with SH-AWD and sport suspension, blah, blah, blah! I love driving this thoroughly modern hybrid with no gears and power steering so light I can use my finger ... it's perfection, like being on a magic carpet ride! It's actually quicker up the freeway onramp than the 15/20 mpg MDX was. My first 95 miles averaged 42.9 mpg ... settling into regular short cold eng trips and I'm averaging 38 mpg!
Worst FeaturesI honestly can't think of one thing to improve on this car.
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