By DCAP on Friday, June 26, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,400
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Very good on gas; great body style"
Cons: "No sensor on bumper to use with the back-up camera"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I currently have a 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited, with over 75,400 miles on the engine. I drive the car every day 174 miles to and from work, from Newport News, VA to Washington DC. So far, I have driven it in the summer as well as in the winter, and I must say that I am very satisfied with the performance of the car. First, throughout my travel, I am able to get about 27 miles per gallon. At times, I wonder if my gage is working because the indicator takes so long just to move slightly.
Secondly, the car is very comfortable; I know this because of the length of time I spend in the car daily, about 7 hours, sometimes more. I have lower back issues and, the seats have been very good to me. That was very important to me when I was deciding what car to purchase. Thirdly, the ride to me is very smooth. When on the highway it feels like I am riding on a glide scope. For those of you who do not know what that is, it is the landing path an aircraft take on its final approach to landing on a runway. Now, if you have been on a plane and you experience that power and effortless glide to the runway that is what I experience when driving my Toyota Avalon. In fact, at times, while driving on the road, I fantasize about just being able take off into the air above the traffic, 65, 70, 75, 85, 95, 105 115. What a beautiful view from up here, only if it was so.
Next, the car is very technical is nature and well worth the value, compare to the purchase price of the Lexus. Forth, I cannot complain of the maintenance, as far as I am concern, you will not go broke trying to maintain your vehicle. Just make sure, you keep up with the required maintenance. The car has been very good to me during the winter, while driving on 95 North. The seats got hot, at times; I thought the heat sensor was not working correctly, but it was. I am please with the overall aerodynamics of the vehicle, which at time will run away from you. Place the car on “power” and you can feel it hugging the road as it drive like a sport car.
Finally, I test-drove the hybrid version of the Toyota Avalon and I was very disappointed. It just did not seem to have the get up and go power. I found that needed power when I test-drove the Lexus hybrid. I could not understand how two similar hybrid cars could be such a different in the ride and power. I just decide to stick with the gas Toyota Avalon. One last thing, when I was driving my car in the rain, there seemed to be a spot on the window, where the rain drops would gather, making it very difficult to see both the left and right side mirrors. The planted raindrops were obstructing the view through the mirror. The car is stylish and to me, it is one of the best keep secret out there. I know this because while driving on the road, I see many Toyota Camry’s, every now and then I would see a Toyota Avalon."
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