2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

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2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Key specs

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The good:

  • All trim levels have same luxurious interior
  • Supportive front seats
  • Low wind noise at highway speeds
  • Ride quality
  • Improved steering feel

The bad:

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

3 trims

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Notable features

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

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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, which is rated at an EPA-estimated 40 mpg in combined city and highway driving, is also offered.
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ExteriorFor 2013, the Avalon gets a whole new look. The new front end is unique, with a large lower grille in the bumper. Available high-intensity-discharge headlights feature LED daytime running lights. A gradually sloping rear roofline results in a short trunklid. Large LED taillamps wrap around the rear of the car while a black lower valence houses the chrome exhaust tips. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels; 18-inch alloy wheels optional
  • Standard heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators
  • Optional power moonroof
  • Optional automatic high-beam headlights

InteriorInside, the new Avalon features a blend of sporty black surfaces and luxury-influenced cues like stitching on the dashboard. The center control panel mixes knobs, physical buttons and capacitive-touch “buttons” like those on some GM and Ford models. A 6.1-inch touch-screen is standard and a 7-inch screen comes with the available premium navigation system. A unique eBin storage area in the center console makes storing devices and connecting them to the Avalon’s entertainment system easier. Interior features include:

  • Trunk measures 16 cubic feet
  • Standard leather upholstery; perforated leather available
  • Heated front seats standard; heated rear seats available
  • Ventilated front seats available
  • Standard CD stereo with MP3 jack, USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control; tri-zone climate control available
  • Available power rear sunshade
  • Available Entune entertainment apps

Under the HoodThe 3.5-liter V-6 engine from the previous-generation Avalon carries over unchanged to the 2013 model year. It makes 268 horsepower and teams with a six-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include:

  • Engine uses regular gas
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Four-wheel independent suspension

SafetySafety features include:

  • 10 standard airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available backup camera
  • 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
For the very first time, the full-size Avalon sedan is offered as a hybrid. Powered by a hybrid system that features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motor/generators, the Avalon Hybrid’s combined output is 200 hp and the car gets an EPA-estimated 40/39 mpg city/highway. There are three driving modes: Eco, Sport and EV, the latter of which allows for all-electric driving at low speeds for up to a mile, conditions permitting. Subtle changes to the inside and outside of the car include blue-tinted badges, unique wheels and a slightly smaller, 14-cubic-foot trunk due to the hybrid battery pack behind the rear seats. Back to top

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Toyota Avalon

Great gas mileage, very convenient parking,the seat are very comfortable and the audio has wonderful great sound. I would recommend this car to anyone locking for a great value


Not bad car but spendy hybrid battery!

This 2013 Avalon Limited hybrid was my car for 2 years with no issues. I didn't like the chrome trim on dash as the sun reflected and blinded me. Then I found out the hybrid battery could go out after 100,ooo miles at a cost of $4,000 to replace. Replace with a 2017 Buick LaCrosse and it is twice the car of this Avalon. Better ride, comfort, quiet interior.


More than I expected

This vehicle has by far exceeded my expectations. I wanted something different, but I drove this car and fell in love. It has more than I bargained for.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/25,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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