2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid - Road Test Specs

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan

(2.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)


Year Make Model2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Base MSRP$42,195
Options on test vehicleLight Gray, Technology Package ($1,750 -- includes dynamic radar cruise control; automatic high beam system; pre-collision system)
As-tested MSRP$43,945


ConfigurationTransverse, front engine combined with electric motors, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,494/152
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)12.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)5,700
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)156 @ 5,700
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)156 @ 4,500
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Hybrid typeSeries-parallel
Electric motor rating (kW)105 @ 4,500
Combined horsepower (hp @ rpm)200 @ 5,700
System voltage650
Battery typeNickel-metal hydride
Battery voltage244.8
Battery capacity, rated (kW-hr)1.6
Transmission typePlanetary gearset-regulated continuously variable transmission
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.54


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14.8:1
Tire make and modelMicehlin Primacy MXV4
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire sizeP215/55R17 (93V)
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front11.7-inch one-piece ventilated steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear11.1-in one-piece ventilated steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.3
0-45 mph (sec.)5.3
0-60 mph (sec.)7.9
0-75 mph (sec.)11.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.8 @ 90.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.5
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.1
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.1
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)7.7
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)11.1
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)15.7 @ 90.3
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)132
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.5
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON61.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.77
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.77
Sound level @ idle (dB)38.0
@ Full throttle (dB)70.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)59.8

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsPedal overlap only hurts acceleration. Without that, though, every run is the same as the next. Linear, quiet acceleration regardless of mode (Eco, Sport) Drive/S-Drive also doesn't make a difference at WOT. Reasonably responsive transmission.
Braking commentsIn stark contrast to the utterly seamless blending of hybrid power, the regen brakes have non-linear response in typical driving. Braking distances, however, are average and brakes resist fade well.
Handling commentsSlalom: ESC is truly off so the Avalon can over-rotate in a slow-motion kind of way. Quickest way through is to be tidy, which isn't always easy considering how slow the steering is. Response is OK, just needs more input than you might expect. ESC is predictably conservative and punishes quick inputs with drastic measures. Skid pad: I love the steering wheel itself since it lends a sense of sportiness, but the feedback feels artificial -- better than that of Camry, but just barely. Very similar results with ESC on/off as the limit-understeer throttle closure happens at the same time whether it's me or the computer doing it.

Testing Conditions

Test date11/6/2012
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)78.5
Relative humidity (%)18.69
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.88
Wind (mph, direction)2.9
Odometer (mi.)752
Fuel used for test87 octane
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)33/33

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)40 city/39 highway/40 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)38.3
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.0
Driving range (mi.)663

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionAM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, 11 JBL speakers in 9 locations including subwoofer and amplifier
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack, standard aux jack
Satellite radioStandard SiriusXM with 3-month trial
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional hard drive with traffic 7.1-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Toyota Entune apps and data service via Internet phone connectivity. Includes embedded Bing, iHeartRadio and Pandora apps and more
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition, doors, trunk/hatch
Parking aidsStandard back-up camera, optional rear cross-traffic alert
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional (warning)
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,585
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,652
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59/41
Length (in.)195.2
Width (in.)72.2
Height (in.)57.5
Wheelbase (in.)111.0
Track, front (in.)62.6
Track, rear (in.)62.2
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.1
Legroom, rear (in.)39.2
Headroom, front (in.)37.6
Headroom, rear (in.)37.9
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.5
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)14.0


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance2 years/25,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance2 years/25,000 miles

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