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#3 of 53 Re: 2014 Avalon [lucien4]
Jul 15, 2013 (9:44 am)
I just found online a schedule for fleet cars. It said 2013 Cut off 6/10/13, 2014 Order bank open 7/10/2013 and 2014 production 9/30/2013.
Regarding Options I would love to see a heated steering wheel added for those of us in cold weather areas.
Also what is going on the paint colors? Cadillac has really done a nice job the past couple of years. In my mind Toyota doesn't come close.
#4 of 53 Re: 2014 Avalon [mark354]
Jul 15, 2013 (11:03 am)
Interesting. Not sure how reliable those dates are. Automotive news reported Q4 availability for Camry '14 so that doesn't match but maybe availability is later. Then again you'd think we heard something about Camry '14 order guide if production starts in only 2 weeks.
I'd like to see more individual options for the Touring so there isn't such a big 4K gap to touring (for example upgraded Nav and seats as standalone options).
#5 of 53 Re: 2014 Avalon [lucien4]
Jul 17, 2013 (1:21 pm)
Talked to someone at car dealership and he said '14 would be available around November and there would be no changes. Not 100% trustworthy but seems to me very likely that's the case.
#6 of 53 2014 Avalon - desired changes
Jul 21, 2013 (10:48 am)
If anyone at Toyota reads & acts on these comments, I'd like to vote for removing the fake, and very cheap looking wood trim on the dash. Does anyone actually think it looks good & "fits in" with the otherwise sleek, modern style of this dash? A complete mismatch, imo.
#7 of 53 Re: 2014 Avalon [mark354]
Aug 07, 2013 (12:56 pm)
I read new 2014 Avalon will be 2" shorter less wide ??. 100lbs lighter and a little better mileage ( less weight, maybe different gearing on 6 speed )
I plan to buy one either premium or touring w paddle shifters. I cant wait.
#8 of 53 Re: 2014 Avalon [seliftguy]
Aug 08, 2013 (9:24 pm)
With the 2013 model being entirely new I sincerely doubt Toyota would do another total redesign to reduce the length and width for 2014.
#9 of 53 Re: 2014 Avalon [douglas1]
Aug 09, 2013 (3:34 am)
There seems to be some confusion in the year of the vehicle when you see articles about the new Avalon. Some call it a 2013 and some 2014. When you read them they all talk about the changes from the 2012 Avalon.
I haven't seen anyone talking about the 2014 to be produced this Fall/Winter.
I agree I don't think anyone is expecting much if any change. I was hoping for maybe a new paint color, optional heated steering wheel and just the regular minor bug fixes or refinements.
#10 of 53 Re: 2014 Avalon [douglas1]
Aug 10, 2013 (5:40 am)
Thanks for the clarification. I am not an expert on car design just sharing what I read. I did not realize reducing 2in length from body design and minor width reduction from side panel angle was a total redesign. Most global auto manuf strive to improve mpg thru technology and weight reduction. EPA mandate. Anyway I like the vehicle and will buy a 2014 when available.
#11 of 53 Re: 2014 Avalon [seliftguy]
Aug 16, 2013 (3:04 pm)
Toyota headquarters told me 2014 Avalon will be on sale in October
#12 of 53 Re: 2014 Avalon [seliftguy]
Aug 16, 2013 (3:09 pm)
2014 Avalon will be on sale in October. The gasoline mileage will improve slightly. Width and length will be reduced just by a smidgen.