2020 Toyota Avalon XSE Hybrid Sedan Test Drive

“2020 Toyota Avalon XSE Hybrid Sedan” Fifth Gen Avalon Enters Eighth Year OVERVIEW Toyota’s Avalon was a unique midsize offering when it debuted more than two decades ago, bringing class-above roominess and comfort to the segment, positioned between its Camry lineup and models from Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division. It is the second hybrid for the…

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2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited Test Drive

?2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited? A 40 mpg Premium Hybrid The Toyota Avalon was a unique midsize offering when it debuted more than two decades ago, bringing class-above roominess and comfort to the segment, positioned between the Camry and models from Lexus, Toyota?s luxury division. The Avalon remains unique in its segment for 2017 with…

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Toyota Avalon Test Drive

  San Jose, Calif. ? We had not driven the Toyota Avalon since the introduction of the all-new 2013 model, so on a recent trip to watch our grandson play high school football in central California (he?s a varsity starter this year) we borrowed the 2015 Toyota Avalon to get reacquainted. Looking back at Bill?s…

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2015 Toyota Avalon XLE Touring Sport Test Drive

?2015 Toyota Avalon XLE Touring Sport Edition? Toyota?s Flagship Celebrates 20 Years of Luxurious Motoring The Toyota Avalon, which has been around now for twenty years, is a premium midsize sedan that has become King of the Hill for the Toyota brand, positioned above the top trim level Camry. The Avalon represents the final frontier…

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2015 Chicago Auto Show Notes – Part 1

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Chicago ? The highlight of the winter auto show season is the annual Chicago Auto Show each February. Sure, the temperature outside might be in the single digits and the ?Windy City? is living up to its name, but inside the McCormick Place is a warm and wonderful arena for…

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First Drive: 2013 Toyota Avalon

By Bill Schaffer Yountville, Calif. — Have you heard about Avalon?? If you recall, she was the plain Jane daughter of the Toyota family, kind of frumpy, but smart and talented.? She just didn?t have the bling or the personality to make her very popular, so when she turned 17, the Toyota family sent her…

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Test Drive: 2013 Toyota Avalon & Avalon Hybrid

?Toyota?s Avalon: All-new 4th generation for 2013?? Toyota first introduced the Avalon in 1995 based on the same platform as their Camry, replacing the Cressida here in the U.S. The second generation bowed in 2000 and the third generation launched in 2005. Now, for the 2013 model year, comes the fourth generation Avalon that for…

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Toyota Unwraps Next Avalon in NYC

Toyota pulled the wraps of the secretive 2013 Avalon premium mid-size sedan in early April at the 2012 New York International Auto Show.? Re-conceived for a new assault on the premium mid-size sedan segment, the all new Avalon will offer improved dynamic performance, refinement and a spacious, comfortable interior with a new level of convenience…

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Test Drive: Toyota Avalon

As your family and friends get larger and you don?t want to succumb to the typical ?move in size? up to a crossover, SUV or minivan, a good option is a full-size sedan.? Toyota has just the car — the Avalon. ?The Avalon has long been appreciated by smart, conscientious consumers who recognize quality materials…

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