Last post on Nov 23, 2013 at 6:38 AM
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#211 of 716 Re: Edmunds/Inside Line is mighty impressed with the all-new Avalon! [tjc78]
Dec 06, 2012 (7:33 am)
Give it a ride before you decide. It might be perfect for you. I for one, having had several Park Avenues and other large cars (When large meant - large), got use to a cushy ride.
Again, with 35,000+ miles a year (and 25 - 30,000 of them highway) the ride should be just fine for me. It was on the first trip I took (about 200 miles round trip)
I will say, my 2011 Avalon was MUCH more comfortable then the LaCrosse I test drove.
#212 of 716 Re: Edmunds/Inside Line is mighty impressed with the all-new Avalon! [ncee]
Dec 06, 2012 (7:39 am)
We've done some shifting around in the fleet and I no longer drive the LaCrosse that often and unfortunately it will be giving way to an SUV of sorts since that is what my wife wants.
I'm driving a 2004 Grand Marquis at the moment, and honestly I'm in heaven. Roomy and comfortable as it gets. I've had one before along with two Town Cars.
Once we get the SUV, I may sell my 99 S10 and pick up a 2011-2012 used Avalon and keep the Mercury (was my late Grandfathers) as a spare car. My 2006 Avalon XLS remains one of my favorite cars I've owned.
#213 of 716 Re: Edmunds/Inside Line is mighty impressed with the all-new Avalon! [bwia]
Dec 06, 2012 (8:26 am)
The test was done on the hybrid, which tends to be quieter than a ICE engine. With the V6, it will probably be somewhat louder.
#214 of 716 Re: Edmunds/Inside Line is mighty impressed with the all-new Avalon! [ncee]
Dec 06, 2012 (9:26 am)
the azera lookin back is killin me.i got a 2011 now.debating on getting your exact color one or a es 350.post more pictures.thatll help in my decision lol
#215 of 716 Wow, nice car, who's the lucky owner?
Dec 07, 2012 (12:34 pm)
Wow, weird. A man and women just came in our offices / showroom and ask who owned the new avalon outside (Parking is such that most people are parked in front of their offices and that's why they came in), anyways, I said it was mine, and they said "Wow, great looking car", "I'll bet your real happy"!
#216 of 716 Re: Edmunds/Inside Line is mighty impressed with the all-new Avalon! [empoweredbc]
Dec 10, 2012 (7:13 am)
The Avalon Hybrid is quiet, no doubt. But the 3.5 V6 is certainly smoother, refined and more quiet than the hybrids gas engine. Of course when running on electric only, no gas engine will be less noticed, but that is only under very low load. The gas engine will be on the vast majority of the time. The Toyota hybrid combination is very nice, but you will certainly hear that 4 cyl. when under heavier acceleration. Once cruising, you'll not detect much difference, except in fuel economy.
Having driven the 2012 Camry Hybrid for a year now, it is a very well built hybrid. Real world mileage is 40 mpg. Being the same powertrain in the Avalon, it will perform very similar. We chose the V6 in the Avalon, as we preferred that powertrain. The 6 speed tranny is splendid.
#217 of 716 Re: Edmunds/Inside Line is mighty impressed with the all-new Avalon! [luckyme1]
Dec 10, 2012 (10:31 am)
"Avalon engineers stole a move from the Lexus playbook by creating safe-room silence inside. At 59.8 decibels the Avalon recorded one of the lowest 70-mph cruise noise readings we've measured in any car in recent memory — including such costly equipment as the Bentley Continental GT (61.6 decibels) and the Audi A8 L (60.9 decibels)"
Until the V6 is tested, the hybrid Avalon is the new King of Smooth!
#218 of 716 The 2013 Avalon test drive
Dec 11, 2012 (8:45 am)
I just drove the av 2013. I have to say I was disappointed room wise and the new instrument panel. I love my 2011 that I purchased in 2010. So I marked the 2013 off my list and just found the same cypress green in a 2012 at a great price under invoice, and great trade in for my almost 38 thousand mile Av. It was a no brainer for me, just did not like what they did inside the 2013, it didn't inspire me to buy it. My dealer told me other people have also been disappointed. So with all the hype for styling which was true, other factors turned me off. They also reduced the gas tank so it no longer holds 18 gallons, it's 16 something gas tank, and a smaller spare and no aluminum scuff plate on entering the car, replaced with plastic. So just got turned off.
#219 of 716 Re: The 2013 Avalon test drive [marv15]
Dec 11, 2012 (10:02 am)
Fuel tank is 17.0 gallons, which would give you a range of 425 in the V6, based on 25 MPG combined, and 680 in the hybrid.
Something tells me that's better than the 2012.
#220 of 716 Re: The 2013 Avalon test drive [marv15]
Dec 11, 2012 (10:52 am)
Well, hold on there little tiger.
The LTD has Aluminum Scuff plates (At least mine does)
Was Fuel Tank 18.5 gals, now 17
Now are other people disappointed, likely, if they are looking for a Luxury car. This is a Sports / Luxury car, not a Luxury / Sports car.
Not totally sure I would have purchased it if not for a few reasons, we won't get into.
My 2011 Avalon was more comfortable - in a plush/floaty way (I believe).
My 2011 was bigger inside,
My 2011 had a Full Size Spare,
My 2011's trunk may have been smaller, but it WAS easier to get into, and fill with stuff.
My 2011 had reclining rear seats (which my passengers really liked)
With the filler neck likely holding .5 gals of fuel, the 2012 has a range of 60+- miles to a full tank of gas, more then the 2013:(
Now, while I'm saying nice things about the 2011 Avalon, I can say, each day I drive my 2013 I'm liking it more and more.