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#113 of 716 2013 Avalon - Tire Sizes?
Sep 08, 2012 (12:31 am)
I read in this 9/6/12 article that the tire sizes will be less wide on the 2013 Avalon, as that improves gas milage: "Less mass makes Avalon more responsive and engaging near handling limits,” Katarzynski explained. “Also, with less mass, less tire width is needed to reach competitive grip levels. The smaller width helps minimize drag losses to help enhance fuel economy, too.”
Yet, I think that there will be a 17 inch available like on my 2001 LS 430 EuroSport. Does anyone know what all the available choices for width will be? Thanks.
#115 of 716 Re: New Web Site about 2013 Avalon [ncee]
Sep 08, 2012 (2:09 pm)
Thanks, I'll sign up to get Toyota updates. But, I'm hoping some "spy" info will show up on some blog, along with the width sizes available. My opinion, for what it's worth, is that if the Avalon has too skinny a width, the car won't handle the way that Toyota says they're going for = Better Handling! But, they may be willing to sacrifice that for improved gas mileage?
#117 of 716 Re: New Web Site about 2013 Avalon [slexy1]
Sep 10, 2012 (5:00 am)
.6" shouldn't be a deal breaker for handling?
#118 of 716 2013 Avalon $38,000. to $42,000.00?
Sep 10, 2012 (2:28 pm)
Well if this proofs to be true, they will succeed in getting folks to move up to the Lexus line, OR
go to something else all together.
This pricing came form one of the web site discussing the All New Avalon. The way I see it, if the ES went down in price, then so will the Avalon, if not that is going to suck, because it's safe to say that at the $38,000.00 this will be a base model:( I'm sorry, but this just seems way to expensive to me. If they wanted folks to switch. then just don't up-date the Avalon.
I'm going to say, these folks are flat out wrong, and the price range will be more like $32,500.00 to $37,900.00.
#119 of 716 Avalon XLE ?
Sep 10, 2012 (2:48 pm)
Currently they show a Avalon and a Avalon Limited for 2012, but the 2013 shows the Base and an XLE version so far.
So is it going to be:
- Base (XL)
- XLE (Is this going to be the Limited Version?)
- Sports Edition?
That's a lot of choices. Not sure if that's the way to go. Sure you'll be able to get closer to what you want, but 5 models?
#120 of 716 Avalon availability date É
Sep 11, 2012 (2:10 pm)
The tagline will be introduced into Toyota advertising on Dec. 31, as part of the launch for the redesigned 2013 Avalon full-sized sedan.
At these this is what Toyota Motor Corp said today.
#121 of 716 Re: 2013 Avalon Pricing? [potat0e]
Sep 13, 2012 (6:45 am)
The Avalon and ES are on a new, larger platform than the Camry, so they definitely out-class the Camry. The Avalon Hybrid will have the new, upgraded Camry Hybrid power train, though (up from 158bhp to 200 this year, I think). The ES will also use that power train.
The price comparison for the Camry Hybrid should be against the I4, I think, not the V6, although I see what you are doing there.
I am hoping to get into a loaded Avalon Hybrid for around $40K this year, as opposed to around $50K for a loaded ES Hybrid. I could get a Camry Hybrid for lots less, but it is also much less car (mid-size versus full-size).
#122 of 716 Re: 2013 Avalon Pricing? [mmcdonal]
Sep 13, 2012 (8:04 am)
The Avalon has not changed it was always on the 111" wheel base and the ES was on the Camry platform. The 2013 ES is now built on the Avalon Chassis which increase rear seat leg room by 4". The ES was always a dress up Camry and the Avalon in my eye was a dressed down LS. I've own both car and for the money the Avalon is a superior automobile. And if ES pricing is an indicator the Hybrid Avalon will be a $2500 premium over the gas model. With a fully loaded Avalon around $36.5k msrp and a Hybrid $39k. I bet if you wait until spring you'll be able to get the Avalon Hybrid for under $37k. I don't think they will sell many compared to the Lexus or Camry Hybrid's numbers. I almost got the 2013 ES Navigation and roof it was $43.7k msrp last month. I was quoted $41.1k+ttl $45k OTD. I decide to wait for the Avalon release to actually see the car in person before I chose. I know the Avalon is the better value but it's just so plain and ugly hoping the new style changes all of that lol.