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Toyota Avalon News

  • 2019 Toyota Avalon

    Carbuyers no longer have to give up space, comfort, features, or reliability to make a difference in saving gas. That's the message of Consumer Reports' latest list of 10 top picks for 2019, published in its Autos Spotlight, and April Auto Issue Thursday. Out of CR's 10 Top Picks, three are hybrids, one is available as a plug-in hybrid, and one is available as an electric car. MUST READ: 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e: First drive of 50-mpg all-weather hybrid “The whole thing we’re announcing today is about the best cars, overall," said Consumer Reports Director of Auto Testing Jake...

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    2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid first drive review: understated efficiency

    In our testing the Avalon Hybrid seemed in line with what full-size buyers would expect from their sedans. It’s a smooth ride with effortless efficiency.

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    2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid debuts with more evocative style, promise of improved efficiency

    The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid that debuted Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show goes where no full-size sedan has gone before. Well, except for last year's Avalon Hybrid, anyway. For 2019, the Avalon rides on a new platform, has updated interior and exterior styling, and comes loaded with an...

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    Toyota hybrid battery replacement cost guide (2016 update)

    "Sure, but what do the batteries cost to replace?" is a question frequently posed to hybrid and electric vehicle owners. It's true that batteries aren't cheap, and at some point down the line they'll have expended their useful life and require replacement. But what do these packs actually cost, if...

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    Toyota Avalon Hybrid Discounts: Large 40-MPG Sedan Discounts Rise

    With gas prices still relatively reasonable, sales of hybrid cars seem to have plateaued--and that means carmakers are boosting incentives on several models. The Toyota Avalon Hybrid has always been one of our favorites, and in recent months, incentives have risen on the three-year-old big sedan...

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    2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: Gas Mileage Drive Report

    New for 2013, the Toyota Avalon has been radically restyled to give Toyota's largest four-door sedan fresher, more aggressive lines. To our surprise, the big sedan turned heads in traffic, with a number of people turning to look at it--most likely to try to figure out what it was. But it's the gas...

  • 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid  -  First Drive, 10/2012

    If you travel for business, taking limos and town cars to and from the airport can be a fact of life. Now that the staple of limo fleets everywhere, the Lincoln Town Car, has ended its production run, there may be a greener alternative in your future. Toyota has announced that it will build fleet versions of its full-size 2013 Avalon sedan, including a hybrid variant rated at an impressive 40 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 40 mpg combined. Compare that to the last Lincoln Town Car, which achieved just 16 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg combined according to the EPA. Passengers...

  • 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid  -  First Drive, 10/2012
    2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: First Drive Report

    Over the past several years, 40 miles per gallon has become a sort of high water mark for compact cars, with a long list of special efficiency-focused models aiming to meet or exceed that number. Yet for those vehicles, we're talking highway mileage. The 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, on the other...

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    Toyota's Hybrids First Cars To Appear On Home Shopping Network

    If you thought no avenue had been left unexplored in the quest to promote automobiles, think again. Short of billboards on the moon and beaming adverts directly into your brain, most traditional media are already used--but Toyota has found one more, promoting its range of hybrid vehicles on the...

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    2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: 40-MPG Model For Mid-Size Sedan

    Toyota's remorseless drive to maintain its largest-by-far share of the global hybrid vehicle market continues apace. The latest vehicle to add a hybrid variant is the all-new 2013 Toyota Avalon, the large, luxurious, mid-size front-wheel drive sedan sold only in North America. The 2013 Toyota...

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    ALERT: Largest Ever Toyota Recall of 3.8M Cars To Check Floor Mats

    As reported earlier this afternoon on our sister site TheCarConnection.com, Toyota may will recall up to 3.8 million cars and pickup trucks to ensure that the floor mats on the driver's side are not interfering with the accelerator and brake pedals. It would will be the company's largest recall...

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