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Toyota Avalon
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Toyota Avalon
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$31,590 - $41,650
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Toyota Avalon Overview

The Avalon's 2013 redesign brought mixed results. It still has a spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped interior. But the formerly excellent ride was stiffened too much, especially on versions with the 18-inch tires. Handling was sharpened up and the styling made more attractive, but the controls were made more complicated. The lively 268-hp V6 is teamed with a smooth six-speed automatic and delivers a commendable 24 mpg overall. The hybrid's 200-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder and electric motor is teamed with a CVT and gets an impressive 36 mpg overall.

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