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Used Car: 2013 Toyota Avalon Review

Review Last Updated: 7/30/14

The fully redesigned 2013 Toyota Avalon has strong acceleration, premium cabin materials and a spacious rear seat, according to reviewers.

The 2013 Toyota Avalon comes with a V6 engine that test drivers said provides swift acceleration. Front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission are standard, and critics reported that the transmission’s gear changes are exceptionally fluid. According to the EPA, the 2013 Avalon gets 21/31 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class. Automotive journalists said the Avalon has composed handling, light steering and a quiet, comfortable ride. Some added that, in contrast to the previous-generation Avalon, the 2013 can be fun to drive on a winding road.

Reviewers loved the 2013 Toyota Avalon’s sophisticated-looking cabin, which features upscale design details and top-shelf materials. The Avalon’s front seats are supportive and its rear seats offer copious amounts of head- and legroom. The 2013 Avalon has a 16-cubic-foot trunk, which is in line with other trunks in the class. Standard features in the 2013 Toyota Avalon include leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth, a USB port and a 6.1-inch touch-screen interface, which some critics thought should have a sharper-looking display. Available features include navigation, a rearview camera, tri-zone automatic climate control, an upgraded JBL stereo system and adaptive cruise control. The Avalon uses touch-sensitive buttons to control the audio and climate systems. Reviewers said these buttons are easy to decipher and respond quickly to user inputs.

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Automotive critics agreed that the 2013 Chrysler 300 has strong acceleration with either its base V6 or available V8 engines. The 300’s sophisticated interior styling and large, user-friendly touch-screen infotainment system also impressed reviewers.

The 2013 Buick LaCrosse has a remarkably smooth ride, test drivers said, and an attractive, top-quality cabin. Unlike the Avalon, the LaCrosse is available with all-wheel drive.

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