Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
September 13, 2013
Toyota redesigned its full-size flagship sedan, the Avalon, last year, giving it a distinctive exterior design, a restyled interior and an assortment of available multimedia and safety features. Competitors include the Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus and Hyundai Azera. Toyota also sells a hybrid version of the Avalon that offers greater fuel efficiency.
New for 2014 A backup camera is standard on all models, and Limited models add dynamic guidelines to the camera's image.
17-inch alloy wheels; 18-inch alloy wheels available
Heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators
Dual exhaust tips
Available power moonroof
Available automatic high-beam headlights
Available high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights
Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
Leather upholstery; perforated leather available
Heated front seats; heated rear seats available
Available ventilated front seats
Touch-screen CD stereo with MP3 jack, USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio
Dual-zone automatic climate control; tri-zone climate control available
Available power rear sunshade
Available Entune entertainment apps
Available navigation system
Under the Hood
268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
Engine uses regular gas
Six-speed automatic transmission
10 standard airbags
Electronic stability system
Available adaptive cruise control
Available Pre-Collision System cinches seat belts and optimizes braking force
Available blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
Avalon Hybrid Powered by a hybrid system that includes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric drive system, the Avalon Hybrid's total output is 200 hp. There are three driving modes: Eco, Sport and EV, and the latter allows all-electric driving at low speeds for up to a mile.
Unique 17-inch alloy wheels
Smaller, 14-cubic-foot trunk (as opposed to 16 cubic feet) due to the hybrid battery pack behind the rear seats