Traded a Prius
Have only had the car for less than 700 miles. Mileage is at 40 mpg from the start. Drivers seat could be a little more comfortable even though it is eight way powered with lumbar adjustment. Otherwise all is first class to my taste. I loved the Prius but wanted memory seats and a better ride.
This is very premature since we've had the car only a few days. How do we know what the "reliability" is? We are trying to get knowledgeable about the electronics. The features are awesome. It's ride and handling are very pleasureable. We got a good deal, but not the very best since we haven't bought a car in over a decade and weren't exactly ready to purchase the car at that moment. Advice: do finance shopping before you go shopping for cars--you can save a lot.
Love the Toyota Hybrid
The Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited is a great car. We have had it for two week. The car has great pick-up, is very quiet, is comfortable and quite roomy. It is fun to drive and has a great appearance. The brakes are gentle and the car is easily controllable by easing up on the gas pedal. The hybrid part makes it different and new for us. The lack of noise when starting takes getting used to but we are enjoying it. We have not fully learned the navigation system and all the other high tech offerings but slowly will start to set up everything. The manuals are good, but we'll have to spend time inside the car to learn it. We did set up the garage door opener and some radio/sirius SM stations. We also set up the front seats. A nice feature is how the seat slides back when the engine is turned off for ease in getting out. WE are delighted with our purchase!!!
Second Best Decision I've Ever Made
Obviously my wife would get mad at me if I ranked this as number one, so I'll say it comes in at a close second place. I decided to trade this in from my 2003 Toyota Avalon which was passed on to me from my dad. I will miss the car as it never complained, rain, shine, or snow, even with over 300,000 miles on it. I think it was astounding I got 11 years and 300,000 miles on it and never had to take it in for a repair; just got my regular maintenance done on time. I didn't even look at another car, Me and my wife decided it was time to get something a little more modern, and ran to test drive both the Avalon and Avalon Hybrid. We decided on the Hybrid Limited trim due to the available features and better gas mileage. Even though gas is cheap now, there's no telling what it'll do tomorrow. The car is absolutely beautiful. While visiting relatives in Kentucky, we toured the plant that this car is made in, along with the Camry, Venza, and soon to be Lexus ES350, and its a no brainer why this car is bullet proof. Toyota seems to know what its doing. Car drives phenomenal, its quiet on the highway, sporty when you want it to be, I could write a book about why this car is so great. Some of my favorite features though: Rain sensing wipers, Push Button start/ smart key, Heated/Ventilated Seats, and also the looks. So much of an upgrade from my 2003. I actually get compliments. Also, gas mileage is amazing. With a little over 3000 miles, my lifetime average is just over 42 mpg, which is amazing! I'd buy another right away if this one ever got damaged, which hopefully it won't.
An OUTSTANDING Upgrade from the Camry Hybrid!
I have owned Toyota Camry Hybrids (2008 and 2011) for the past six years. I love Toyota vehicles, and the hybrid in particular. The gas mileage is fantastic, the vehicle styling and comfort features are great. I decided to upgrade to the Avalon Hybrid simply because the gas mileage was better than my 2011 Camry Hybrid. Not by much, but enough to justify moving to the larger vehicle. In my opinion, it was an excellent decision. The 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is quieter, runs smoother, and has more creature features than my Camry Hybrid. It also has a full sized trunk (no more lost space due to the "battery bulge"). I have had the vehicle for about 3 weeks and have driven it 1,800 miles in blissful comfort. I also love the new interior, the materials are top notch, and the electronics. All in all I am extremely pleased with my purchase and strongly recommend the vehicle for consideration.