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