Best Bet
(4.3) 73 reviews
MSRP: $14,203$24,695
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 26
Engine: 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 Toyota Avalon

Our Take on the 2013 Toyota Avalon

Our Take

Toyota has redesigned its full-size flagship sedan, the Avalon, for 2013. The new car features distinctive exterior design, a restyled interior and an assortment of available multimedia and safety features. Competitors include the Ford Taurus, Buick LaCrosse and Hyundai Azera. An Avalon Hybrid, ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Still no folding rear seat
  • Hybrid's brakes
  • No more reclining rear seat
  • Less interior volume than 2012
  • Touch-sensitive buttons

Notable Features

  • New for 2013
  • Redesigned exterior and interior
  • Slight mileage increase
  • Available hybrid model
  • Larger trunk
  • Available blind spot monitoring

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.