When the Avalon bowed in 1995, it was the first full-size Toyota available in the U.S. Many observers compared it to Buick in terms of room and ride, especially when equipped with a bench seat and column shifter. That configuration disappeared two generations ago, and for 2013 the Avalon is all-new.
Designed and built completely in the U.S., the Avalon caters to America's appetite for spacious and comfortable sedans. While the base model is aimed at families, the plush Limited pokes into luxury territory. As part of this year's redesign, the Avalon offers a hybrid powerplant on most trim levels—the Camry-sourced engine makes an even 200 horsepower and boosts gas mileage to 40 mpg.