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Vehicle Preview: 2013 Toyota Avalon
Captivating style meets luxury sedan comfort and next generation technology

Few cars on the road today can match the supreme balance of quiet, refined road manners, fuel efficiency, interior space and dependability that the Toyota Avalon delivers. The Avalon has been providing owners with luxury on par with vehicles costing far more for nearly 20 years. In short, the Avalon is the perfect machine for someone who seeks an unbeatable luxury car value.
To further enhance the value it offers, the 2013 Toyota Avalon premium midsize sedan will boast a completely new and stylish interior and exterior design, improved handling, even more interior space and premium technology – all of it designed and built right here in North America.
The new design of the 2013 Avalon communicates a sense of motion, with long, low shoulders, a lower ride height, flared front fenders and shorter front and rear overhangs. A wider and more prominent grille with square Double-eye Projector Ellipsoid System (PES) High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps draws attention to the Avalon as the car approaches. Integrated, wraparound LED taillights, along with dual exhaust, make the 2013 Avalon look more sophisticated than its predecessor as it passes by.
Enhancing ride quality and handling of the 2013 Avalon, improved body bracing and high-strength steel tighten up suspension performance and minimize body roll in corners. Paired with a retuned electric power steering (EPS) system, the 2013 Avalon will also feature a livelier, more engaging driving experience and improved control.
The 2013 Avalon will feature three driver-selectable driving modes: “Normal,” “Eco” and “Sport.” “Sport” mode improves throttle response and weights steering effort for a more athletic driving experience, while “Eco” adjusts throttle response and climate control settings to maximize fuel economy. For that added touch of sportiness, the 2013 Avalon will feature steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters.
The Avalon is known for delivering one of the most quiet, refined rides of any car in its price range and beyond. To build on this outstanding ride quality foundation, the redesigned 2013 Avalon features an all-new interior with a focus on luxury and technology.
Road noise in the 2013 Avalon is lessened thanks to widespread use of sound absorbing materials and acoustic glass. To make the Avalon even quieter at freeway speeds, every exterior component – from side mirrors to wiper blades – was designed to reduce wind noise.
Although the 2013 Avalon is a slightly shorter in total length than the previous generation, interior space has actually increased through widespread use of low-profile door panels, headliner and dashboard panels. Even the trunk is bigger, boasting 16 cubic feet (an increase of 1.6 cubic feet) over the previous generation, and the rear overhang is 1.7 inches shorter for easier trunk access.
The 2013 Avalon features an opulent cabin experience with handcrafted touches – like a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob; smoke chrome-metallic accents on the instrument panel, console and door panels; and soft white ambient lighting – adding distinctive sophistication to the Avalon.
The redesigned Avalon is also brimming with technology, including three color display screens for multi-information, audio and climate control. Even the base Avalon will come standard with a 6.1-inch touch-screen and available features that include a premium JBL Synthesis Audio system, high-definition navigation, Toyota Entune entertainment system, dynamic cruise control, heated and cooled front seats and heated rear seats.
Technological innovations also extend to safety features on the 2013 Avalon. In addition to an available rearview monitor, buyers can also opt for a Blind Spot Monitoring system and an innovative new Rear Cross Traffic Alert system that warns divers of cross traffic when backing.
Like every Toyota, the 2013 Avalon comes standard with the Toyota Star Safety System featuring a best-in-class 10 airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Brake Technology.
More details, like drivetrain specifics and pricing, are yet to come, so contact us today to get updates. That way, when the first 2013 Toyota Avalon arrives, you can be among the first to drive it.


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