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#29 of 716 The fave of the car, grill mouth
Apr 11, 2012 (1:27 pm)
Here is an excerpt "And speaking of faces: is that a gigantic chrome egg-crate- textured, horizontal water-melon hanging out of the front of the “all new, emotional” Toyota Avalon? Yet another “all new” Toyota face, another brand striving for consistent visual identity?
“Faces” on cars do matter, folks! And not that many car companies understand that."
This is the part of the new design I can't warm up to, it's overdone. I might stay with my 2011 Avalon.
#30 of 716 does anybody here believe this?
Apr 15, 2012 (1:06 am)
The Detroit Free Press reports that the Japanese automaker told dealers at the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in Las Vegas, NV recently that the next generation Avalon will get better fuel economy than the Fiat 500. Or, so this thing says:
The big lower grill on the new design is getting a lot of criticism. I hope it looks better in person. It makes me think of Audis, which isn't bad.
#31 of 716 Big Grill overdone.
Apr 15, 2012 (11:52 am)
I don't mind a couple of dings on my front bumper, but now there is none. Also, if in NJ, where do you put the front license plate, unless they did away with it. Make the grill a little smaller, move it up to take the place of where the Toyota insignia is, and center it (replacing the smaller grill opening) between the head lights where the narrow smaller opening now is. Then you have an overall winner, and a car with a bumper returned (slightly ahead of the grill so if touched by another car, in parking, the bumper is touched first, not the grill) and a place to hang a plate. Just my humble thoughts. Other then that, this sounds like the best Avalon to date. If they do this, I'm a buyer. I hope they see the light and make the change. That seems to be the major complaint from all I've been reading, hopefully they read it too. As it is, I won't buy it, it's not practical. They didn't think it through. When they got rid of the old real chrome steel bumpers, to plastic that was one thing, but to get rid of a bumper in the front is nuts. Good luck to all.
#32 of 716 2013 Avalon models
Apr 15, 2012 (12:19 pm)
There will be three trim models offered in 2013:
Standard - basic Avalon with many standard features
Limited - same as above with a Nav system added
Largemouth Bass - the Limited with a different grille, this is the model we have seen on display.
Hope this helps everyone.....
#33 of 716 Re: 2013 Avalon models [fin]
Apr 15, 2012 (2:29 pm)
fin, what is the source of your information and what does the front grill look like for the standard and limited?
#34 of 716 Re: 2013 Avalon models [bwia]
Apr 15, 2012 (2:58 pm)
Didn't you see that new Avy trim option in the latest issue of Field and Stream?
#35 of 716 Re: 2013 (prototype) Avalon---COOL!!! [ushy66]
Apr 20, 2012 (5:03 am)
The 2013 Toyota Avalon will be cheaper than the 2013 Lincoln MKS, have more features, get better mileage and probably be roomier. These cars should sell very well. I am hoping Toyota makes a hybrid powered version as well.
#36 of 716 Re: 2013 (prototype) Avalon---COOL!!! [new_yorker]
Apr 20, 2012 (5:32 am)
The sound deadening Glass, The Smoother Ride, the Quieter Ride at Highway Speeds, are all reasons I've told my dealer to get one for me - PLEASE:)
- Better MPG than the Fiat 500 - or so they say
Now my first choice is / was the Dark Blue, but I'm kind'of liken that Cypress Pearl the more I look at it:). And who I'm I kidding, the Red is pretty nice too.
The grill isn't an issue at all from this angle.
- http://www.toyota.com/upcoming-vehicles/avalon/img/color-selector/poster-cypress- -pearl.jpg
And I'd still love to see a very classy "A" for the grill and rear badges.
#37 of 716 2013 Avalon Color Change?
Apr 20, 2012 (5:42 am)
I just noticed the Dark Blue color option, is no longer up on the Toyota web site:(
I also noticed a new video on the page. It shows the tray with an iPhone and you and raise the flap to see under it:)