40-MPG: 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid’s Next Target


Toyota has hinted that the 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid currently aims to achieve one of the highest fuel economy ratings in its segment. Based on some of the information provided by the company, the Avalon will be trying to obtain the EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 40 miles per gallon in the city and 39 miles per gallon on the highway. This particular aim was basically triggered by the series of upgrades that were implemented on the Avalon. It is believed that Toyota’s engineers and vehicle developers did a great job in reducing the amount of fuel consumed by the hybrid version of the Avalon and this success will most likely allow the model to reach its current goal.

In order to improve the fuel economy ratings of the 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, the company’s personnel who were involved in upgrading this model used the propulsion system that makes use of gasoline and electricity. This propulsion system was already used to propel the latest version of the Toyota Camry Hybrid.

The hybrid system that was used on the 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid combines a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine which is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 154 horsepower and an electric-motor that generates 140 horsepower. The combined effort of the electric motor and the 4-cylinder engine is expected to allow the Avalon Hybrid to provide a maximum power output of up to 200 horsepower.

In the event that the 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid would be able to obtain the EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings that the model is targeting, this would bring the Avalon Hybrid closer to the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid since the latter has the estimated mileage ratings of 43 miles per gallon in the city and 39 miles per gallon on the highway.

With these fuel economy ratings, the Avalon Hybrid is expected to provide some of its closest competitors such as the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and the 2013 Buick Regal eAssist with a stiffer competition.

Although Toyota has not yet achieved the official certification and recognition that the Avalon Hybrid was able to achieve its 40 miles per gallon target, a lot of car experts are convinced that this model would most probably achieve its current goal. Due to this, the Avalon Hybrid will most likely beat the ratings of the 2013 Buick Regal eAssist since the former has obtained the EPA-estimated mileage ratings of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway.

 

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