Toyota Avalon, which is all set to release in 2013, gets two different engines. Among the two, one of them features a 3.5 liter V6 producing 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. It comes attached to an automatic transmission that has six speeds, enabling the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than seven seconds.
On the other side, Avalon has a 154 hp, 25 liter four engine cylinder, a 140 hp electric motor and a 245 V nickel-metal hydride battery.
This allows the car to have a combined output of 200 hp and an EPA fuel economy rating of 40 mpg city/39 mpg hwy / 40 mpg combined.
The car comes with an EV mode that allows it to be driven on electric power alone for up to one mile. Comparing it with last generation Avalon, this 2013 power train combination offers improved fuel economy, performance, superior shift feel and response with upgraded drivability and quietness.
The enhanced power train’s programming has been updated to offer Eco,Normaland Sport modes. The Eco mode prioritizes fuel efficiency by the reduction of power application at lower speeds.
The Sport mode provides increased acceleration responses through ECU programming.
The transmission operation is more efficient and responsive with adoption of a flex start control lock up clutch.
The new transmission is also kept at an optimal temperature, with an automatic transmission fluid warmer helping enhance efficiency.
The Eco drive mode engages the gasoline motor, but reduces the throttle response and HVAC output to help improve overall efficiency. What do you think of the new Avalon.