Monday, June 25, 2012

2013 Toyota Avalon gets the Camry's V-6, Hybrid engines

2013 Toyota Avalon gets the Camry's V-6, Hybrid engines:
(Credit: Toyota) Toyota has just revealed the specs for the 2013 Toyota Avalon, which was unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show earlier this year. Along with its new, more compact dimensions and a lighter curb weight, the Avalon will be available in two main trims: one powered by a V-6 and the other by Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD). The Avalon will be available as a V-6 model and, as pictured here, as a Hybrid. (Credit: Toyota) The first available powertrain is Toyota's 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. This is the same direct-injected mill that provides locomotive duties for the 2012 Toyota Camry V-6 XLE, outputting an identical 248 pound-feet of torque and being paired with a similar 6-speed automatic transaxle. In the approximately 100 pound heavier Avalon, this powertrain will achieve an estimated 25 mpg combined (21 city/ 31 hwy), only losing a single highway mpg when compared to its smaller sibling. Additionally, the Avalon will be available as a hybrid model, powered by Toyota's 2.5-liter HSD engine, which you can find also under the hood of (you guessed it) the ... [Read more]

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