2013 Toyota Avalon Customer Reviews

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29 Customer Reviews
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What customers liked
Ride and Handling, Fuel Economy, Reliability
What they didn't
Fuel Economy, Technology and Entertainment, Interior Space

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Wow. Quality from mile one. The New Styling paired with the Avalon Luxury is in the Class of Premium without the premium price. Likes: Iphone interface, New Navigation 3D maps and touch screen features. Entune (free download from Apple Apps) uses the internet in sync with Navigation to never leave you without direction to ALL services. Use the Open Table feature to not only find a restaurant BUT make a reservation from the dash of your Avalon. One will notice the interior seems smaller BUT only if your on your your fifth Avalon like I'am. 6000 miles in six weeks and very pleased!

Would recommend to a friend

Worth every penny!

Love my new 2013 Toyota Avalon XLE Touring (my first Toyota). I've been researching cars in the price range of $33,000-$35,000 for six months and this was easily my top pick after test driving. The quality of the car, none cvt transmission, and all it's modern technology sold me. Not counting the wonderful price I got at CarMax! From the gorgeous interior, to the fit and finish of the car's exterior, to the modern technology provided it's really impressive. My only beef is the comfort of the seats as they're a little hard for my taste but I think it's the change from luxury to some sportiness in the new redesign is the reasoning behind harder, sportier seats. I would have given it a 4.5 stars for comfort because they do grow on you but they only allowed solid numbers. I also own a Honda CRV and they are more comfortable on a trip then it is so you kind of get my point. :) Very satisfied with my new Toyota!

Would recommend to a friend

Avalon Touring

The ride of this model was what convinced me to go with the Avalon Touring model instead of a loaded Camry - it had a smoother ride, especially on rougher roads. The Avalon Touring came with all of the extra features I was looking for. My only complaint is the very limited cabin storage options such as no water bottle holders in the side door pockets. But the most disappointing item is the almost useless glove compartment that does not have space for anything; including the car owner manual book. For a trip car, cabin storage is a big deal and I feel Toyota could have done a better design job on the usability of the cabin space. Other than this little oversight, I am very pleaded with my new Avalon Touring vehicle.

Would recommend to a friend

Multimedia could be better

There are things I really love about this car.. and there are things that leave me feeling disappointed. Products that are including multimedia in them need to do a better job of staying up with current technology in general. The navigation system and music I can get on my smart phone out class the package that comes with this car, in fact I never use the navigation because while it COULD just sync with my phone and provide real time traffic, it's static and feels outdated. Spending a few hundred dollars on a good smart phone and skipping the satellite and navigation system would be smarter. I like almost everything else .. it rides well, performs well .. the blind spot radar is great.. but when the navigation system being out of date cost me an additional hour on a trip of driving.. I was sorely disappointed.

Would recommend to a friend

Purchase Without Regret

Previously owned a 2008 Avalon Limited and greatly enjoyed it. So I decided to do a 2nd Avalon. I really like the new exterior and interior styling. Interior of the 2013 seems just slightly smaller but is still very roomy. Rides and handles beautifully. Many more technology elements to enjoy over the 2008 model. Only problem thus far is the finish panel on the back side of the driver seat "popped off". I read of this happening in other reviews before I purchased. But I took the car to a Toyota dealership and they promptly updated the panel connectors for the back of both front seats to eliminate this from happening again. The update was completed at no cost. Would I recommend this car? Absolutely!

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Interior Space

I frequently have guest with me in my car. I'm 6'1" tall and with the driver seat set to give me the space I need, the rear passenger behind me has ample leg space for their use & comfort.

Technology and Entertainment

I love the variety of comfort and technology features this car provides. And for the features I use frequently, I find them very user friendly and helpful.

Fuel Economy

I considered buying a Hybrid, but I'm very satisfied with the V-6. It has ample power for city & highway driving. The wife and I recently took a 2500 road trip. We averaged just over 32 MPG and most of the trip was 60-80 MPH highway with a good amount of stop & go driving throughout Yellowstone.

Style with full features

It looks GOOD. Personality. Has the gagets that we wanted. Roomy and a pleasure to drive.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Interior Space

comfortable

Styling

Has personality

Ride and Handling

smooth and powerful

Full sized Toyota....comfortable ride

Good gas mileage from a V-6 engine..26.5 mpg. Full range of features. Backup camera is great..Very roomy cabin....

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Fuel Economy

Good mileage from a 3.5 L V-6

Interior Space

Lots of room in the back seats

Power

Three settings for power, Economy, Standard, & Sport

wonderful car at great price

a dream to drive; wonderful ride

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Ride and Handling

smooth drive

Good car good price

Good solid car that drives very well, overall comfort is good...averaging 28.3 mpg.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Reliability

Owned a 2005 Avalon until I traded it for this 2013... Never had any maintence issues

Ride and Handling

These cars ride an drive very nice

Fuel Economy

Average 28.3

Cons

Interior Space

Regardless of what the stats may say, this car is a good bit smaller than my 2005

Seat Comfort

The seats are very comfortable... But at 6'2" 240 the front seats are a bit narrow... More so than the 2005 model

Excellent Car

I love this car. My last three cars were BMW 3 & 5 series. Great cars but once off warranty the BMW's were killing me with repairs. I started renting cars to try several. Once I got to the Avalon I was done. OUTSTANDING! The V6 is suprisingly powerful, yet, conservative HWY driving yields me 31 MPG. Then, I was shocked to find that even my base model handled suprisingly well. Well planted and confident in the turns, stable braking and weight shifts, and even the base comes with heated seats. I would choose a higher level next time for rear camera, larger (better looking) wheels and paddle shifters (like my rental had, fun). I highly recommend the 2013 Toyota Avalon. Interior finish could be higher quality, controls are so-so. Overall great!

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Ride and Handling

Suprisingly stable and deceptively fast.

Cons

Dashboard

Not a fan of the climate controls, interior fit/finish avg.

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