Used 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan


$15,790 - $18,998
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2013 Highlights

The 2013 Toyota Avalon is fully redesigned and now offers a hybrid variant.


Pros

  • Exceptional fuel economy
  • upscale and quiet interior
  • roomy seating front and rear
  • large trunk.

Cons

  • Traditional Avalon buyers may find the ride too firm.

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Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2013 XLE Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Sizzling Crimson Mica 62,202 miles
Used 2013Toyota Avalon HybridXLE Touring
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2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Touring in Sizzling Crimson Mica, BLUETOOTH, BACKUP CAMERA, BLIND SPOT MONITORS, FUEL EFFICIENT, HEATED SEATS, LEATHER INTERIOR, MOONROOF, NAVIGATION, ONE OWNER LOCAL TRADE IN, TOYOTA CERTIFIED BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov

Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2013 XLE Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Blizzard Pearl 75,892 miles
Cpo 2013Toyota Avalon HybridXLE Touring
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"Certified. Blizzard Pearl 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium FWD E-CVT Automatic 2.5L 4-Cylinder Atkinson-Cycle DOHC 16V 2.5L 4-Cylinder Atkinson-Cycle DOHC 16V

Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2013 XLE Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Classic Silver Metallic Black leather45,841 miles
Used 2013Toyota Avalon HybridXLE Touring
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Classic Silver Metallic Black premium leather49,979 miles
Used 2013Toyota Avalon HybridLimited
List:$18,500
Est.Loan: $337/mo
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Sizzling Crimson Mica 46,698 miles
Used 2013Toyota Avalon HybridXLE Touring
List:$17,975
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Nautical Blue Metallic Light Gray premium leather84,909 miles
Used 2013Toyota Avalon HybridLimited
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Cypress Pearl Almond leather50,943 miles
Used 2013Toyota Avalon HybridXLE Touring
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Used 2013Toyota Avalon HybridXLE Premium
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Features & Specs

Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)XLE Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)XLE Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
MPG404040
Seating555
Transmissioncontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automatic
Fuelhybridhybridhybrid
Horsepower200 hp @ 5700 rpm200 hp @ 5700 rpm200 hp @ 5700 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall4/5
    Driver4/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.7%

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Limited Avalon Hybrid review (Lexus es300h compared)
I started the Hybrid sedan research 3 months ago. I decided on the Lexus es300h - I put the deposit and ordered the car with the features I wanted. During the 3 week wait for the Lexus I saw the Avalon Hybrid online. During lunch I decided to go take a look, but didn't have time for a test drive. The exterior comparison was about the same for me; almost the same side profile look. The front & back of the car is different, but I liked both the same. The Interior was the difference maker. The Avalon just felt better and the controls made more sense. Plus the fact with the Limited Avalon model compared to the Lexus had more features than the Lexus and was $4500 cheaper!
A Lexus in Toyota Clothing?
What an amazing car. My wife and I took our '11 Avalon in for service and drove out with the '13 Hybrid. We drove Prii and the Camry Hybrid and there was no comparison to the Avalon Hybrid. Smooth, quiet (quietest car I've driven at 70/75!), handles much more securely than the '11, lots of room, great job on the interior making it both inviting and sporty. We were concerned about the CVT trans and the power and boy were we proven wrong. Not as strong as the V6 but pretty darn close. Transition from gas engine to electric is seamless and no 'rubberband' feel like on many CVTs. . Visibility is excellent. Overall a superb upgrade to the previous model and an excellent upscale sedan!
Wow, prepare to be impressed
Just traded wife's 2005 Acura TL w/Navi for the Touring edition Avalon Hybrid. My first wow was the price we acutally paid was only $3500 more than what we paid 8 years ago for the TL. The Avalon is so much more sophisticated and so well executed. Small side note is that the owner's manual is a must-read (there are so many small items available on this model) and is actually well-written and organized. Even during first week of operation it is easy to see vehicle will likely live up to EPA rating. Toyota gently seduces you into becoming a fuel-efficient driver and supports that conversion with a sophisticated hybrid drive system. Love the ride, the quietness, spaciousness and hybrid.
More About This Model

That Toyota's 2013 Avalon Hybrid can plod us along in coddled comfort for 46.5 city miles on only one gallon of 87 octane fuel is a stunning technological achievement. No less so, say, than the fact that its cabin is utterly impenetrable to wind and road noise.

But there's more.

This isn't the polarizing gas-electric people pod that Toyota has wholly mastered. Nor is it just a more efficient version of your Aunt Ethel's Avalon. It's a genuinely decent driving car with room for five adults and a well-crafted interior.

The new 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, then, is not only quiet and efficient — it has some dynamic ability and an upscale demeanor.

It is, quite simply, in a class by itself.

Or Is It?
Pinpointing direct competitors for the gasoline-powered Avalon is hard enough, but given its size and content, fringe luxury cars like the Buick LaCrosse and Hyundai Azera come to mind. The Avalon hybrid, however, lives in virtual isolation. Only the not-yet-available 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid matches the Toyota in terms of luxury, size and projected efficiency.

Our top-of-the-line Limited model tester stickered at $43,945, including destination.

Buick's LaCrosse, which costs about $38,000 similarly equipped, comes in pseudo-hybrid form and benefits marginally from GM's eAssist motor/generator technology. But this mild hybrid — at 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg — can't compete with a full two-mode hybrid like the Avalon.

Volkswagen's top-of-line Passat TDI ($34,320) comes closer with its similar dimensions (a 110.4-inch wheelbase vs. Avalon's 111-inch wheelbase) and a frugal diesel power plant. When equipped with a dual-clutch transmission, the VW sedan earns EPA ratings of 30 city/40 highway and 34 combined, which more closely rivals the 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid's 40 city/39 highway/40 combined rating.

A Unique Blend
Those considerations aside, the reality of the Avalon's fuel-sipping effectiveness punched us straight in the face when this large, comfortable sedan laid down a 46.5 mpg average on our 106.1-mile city loop. During two weeks we covered a total of 1,050 miles of mixed driving and recorded a 38.3 mpg average. This is a genuinely fuel-efficient luxury sedan — period.

Credit for the frugality goes almost entirely to the powertrain that consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder coupled to a pair of electric motors — one for charging the hybrid batteries and starting the gas engine and another for propulsion. Combined output is 200 horsepower just like the Camry Hybrid which shares the same setup.

A planetary gearset blends electric and gasoline power and sends it to the drive wheels without the use of the belt as in most CVTs. Even so, the powertrain behaves very much like a conventional CVT. Wood the throttle entering a freeway and the gasoline engine whirs to a relatively high speed and eases off when the pedal is lifted. Electric-only operation is available using a light foot up to about 20 mph. Or, should you choose, you can lock the powertrain into EV mode for stop-and-go city driving, but it's overridden when load or speed demands.

Regardless of its source, acceleration reliably follows throttle input and there's always a smooth swell of torque on tap at lower speeds. It's relatively quick, too. Ours went from zero to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds (7.4 seconds with a 1-foot rollout as on a drag strip) and whirred through the quarter-mile in 15.7 seconds at 90.3 mph. That's only 0.2 second behind the 2012 Hyundai Azera, which is powered by a 293-hp 3.3-liter V6 and rated at 23 mpg combined.

Braking from 60 required 132 feet. That's about average for the segment, but the Avalon's pedal response is hard to judge to the extent that after a week driving the car we still found ourselves using too little pedal pressure when braking for a signal.

You Might Not Expect This
The Avalon is burdened with a degree of stigma like the Prius, although for entirely different reasons. Traditionally, the Avalon has been a soft-riding machine with dynamic traits that drew heavily from the smooth-riding preferences of its retirement-age buyers. Or so the argument goes.

This character is largely gone from the 2013 model — even the hybrid.

Where the old Avalon wallowed down the road like a '78 Buick Electra, the 2013 Toyota Avalon offers a controlled yet compliant ride. It's not stiff, but it lacks the floaty isolation of its predecessor. In contrast, though, steering effort is comically light at parking speeds and — whatever your speed — feedback is more Electra than Elise. But it's hard to fault the Avalon too much for this last trait. It isn't a sport sedan and it needn't pretend to be.

It still split our slalom cones at 62.5 mph, which ties it with the Buick LaCrosse and is 1.8 mph slower than the Ford Fusion Hybrid. A similar performance followed around the skid pad, where the big hybrid circled at 0.77g — marginally less than the Fusion Hybrid's 0.79g and the Buick's 0.80g performances.

Silent but Stately
Avalon engineers stole a move from the Lexus playbook by creating safe-room silence inside. At 59.8 decibels the Avalon recorded one of the lowest 70-mph cruise noise readings we've measured in any car in recent memory — including such costly equipment as the Bentley Continental GT (61.6 decibels) and the Audi A8 L (60.9 decibels).

Accordingly, there's a clear effort to move the Avalon above its segment mates in design and materials. Chrome bezels and accents dominate the detail work to the extent that you'll be thrilled to own a pair of polarized sunglasses for knocking down glare. Brightwork on this scale has never before graced a Toyota interior. Materials, too, are decidedly premium. Leather seats are standard across trim levels, while Limited models get perforated leather.

Stitched leather is present on the shifter, steering wheel and dash and there's a distinct absence of hard plastic surfaces. Overall interior quality looks and feels commensurate with the Avalon's price.

Touchpads replace buttons to control most audio and HVAC functions. Mercifully they emit an audible confirmation when activated. Two large knobs for volume and tuning are a welcome addition to the button-heavy design. But at night the volume knob hides behind the steering wheel. When fumbling to find it we accidentally activated the seek/track touchpad function on more than one occasion.

Otherwise, there's typically Toyota-like utility. Storage space is ample, with a large bin at the bottom of the center stack containing two 12-volt outlets, a USB plug and auxiliary jack. The center console is generously sized as well. Despite a compromise to accommodate batteries, trunk volume, at 14 cubic feet, is 2 cubes bigger than that of the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Good-Bye, Stereotype; Hello, Reality
Whatever sales Toyota loses to the Avalon's newfound ride quality it will likely regain with buyers who prefer this car's fresh approach. Its characteristics are clearly a bid for younger buyers and we don't doubt they will come.

They will, however, pay a $4,565 premium for the added efficiency of the hybrid's powertrain over the V6-powered version. Assuming a 12,000-mile/year average and a fuel cost of $3.43/gallon, nearly 7.5 years are needed to recover the difference in purchase price between the two in fuel cost savings alone.

This is the same reality that plagues most hybrids — including the Prius — which is now leaving dealer lots at record rates in four different versions. So it's safe to assume this metric isn't a top consideration among hybrid buyers. But the Avalon isn't a Prius. It's a modern, competent luxury sedan that just happens to benefit from an effective hybrid powertrain. And in this regard it should draw buyers from both wells.

Yes, you'll pay more for the 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid than for some cars with which it loosely shares a segment. But when it comes to matching the Avalon's mix of efficiency, solitude and comfort, few will compete.

The manufacturer provided Edmunds this vehicle for the purposes of evaluation.

Used 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan Overview

The Used 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan is offered in the following styles: Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), XLE Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and XLE Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

What's a good price on a Used 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan?

Price comparisons for Used 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan XLE Touring is priced between $16,945 and $18,998 with odometer readings between 45841 and 75892 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan Limited is priced between $15,988 and $18,500 with odometer readings between 49979 and 84909 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan XLE Premium is priced between $15,790 and $15,790 with odometer readings between 60133 and 60133 miles.

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