Toyota has recently announced more details on the 2013 Avalon, which will get a hybrid version, along with a 3.5 liter V6 engine with 268 HP.
According to the Japanese based automaker, the 2013 Toyota Avalon will be offered with a 3.5 liter V6 engine as the entry-level version, which is developing 268 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 248 lb-ft (336 Nm). The new unit will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which will allow the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds and return 21/31/25 mpg in city/highway/combined.
Besides the new V6 engine which will be offered for the entry-level version of the 2013 Toyota Avalon, the model will also get a hybrid powertrain, made out of a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine, which is producing 154 horsepower, and an electric motor, generating 140 horsepower, along with a 245V nickel-metal hybrid battery. The maximum output developed by the hybrid powertrain is 200 horsepower and this is helping the vehicle return a fuel economy of 40/39/40 mpg in city/highway/combined. The 2013 Toyota Avalon will be able to go on electric power alone for 1 mile at speeds up to 25 mph (40 km/h).