( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Toyota Avalon V6 has been redesigned with a much more youthful buyer in mind. Gone is the old-fashioned and somewhat stogy Avalon replaced by a much sleeker and dare we say sportier model that hopes to sell better to a larger demographic of buyers. We recently had the chance to test, drive and review the all new Avalon, and of course to see how fast it will go from 0-60 MPH in San Antonio, Texas. So is the Avalon ready to move out of the country club and into the mainstream? Check out this first drive review to find out.
2013 Cadillac ATS 0-60 MPH Mile High Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new 2013 Cadillac ATS is one of the
most surprising cars that we've tested this year. Could it be that ATS
stands for A Total Surprise? The Cadillac ATS competes with some of the
best and most popular small and sporty entry level luxury cars sold today
and that includes the BWM 3 series, the Mercedes-Benz C Class and the A4.
Any of these three might easily win the TFLcar Annual 10 Ten Most Fun to
Drive Car designation. And now we can add the 2013 Cadillac ATS to this
list of fun, fast and favorite cars. The Caddy ATS is a total surprise
because of just how good it really is to drive. Check out this exclusive
TFLcar video review as we test out Cadillac's smallest and most fun to
2013 Lexus RX 350 vs Mercedes-Benz GLK vs Infiniti FX37 0-60 $53K Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) What's the best new all-wheel-drive luxury
Crossover that you can buy for $53,000.00? That's the question we wanted to
answer in this TFLcar Mashup review. Is it the new and refreshed 2013 Lexus
RX 350 or is it the new and refreshed 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC or
is it the new and refreshed 2013 Infiniti FX37 AWD? The Lexus represents
the most popular vehicle in the segment, while Mercedes-Benz is packed full
of new safety technology and of course the Infiniti is the most sporty of
the three. In this fun TFLcar Mashup review we not only rate all three
Crossovers but we also see which one is fastest from 0-60 MPH.
2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara: Behind the Scenes of a TFLcar Off-Road Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara is certainly a
small, rugged and off-road worthy SUV. But we at TFLcar have already
reviewed the 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara...which is almost identical to the
2013 model. So in this video we pull back the curtain and take you behind
the scenes and show you how we produce a Fast Lane Car off-road mountain
review. If you are curious as to where we go to test our cars, Crossovers
and SUV and Jeeps: this video will show all of our muddy and dirty secrets.
2013 Toyota Avalon revealed Inside and Out
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Toyota Avalon is a game changer
according to Toyota. Toyota hopes to sell 70,000 new Avalons next year
which is over twice as many as it will sell this year. To reach that goal
Toyota has redesigned the car to make it more modern and up-to-date. Toyota
says that it hopes to attacks a much younger buyer to the Avalon. The
current Avalon buyer is 68-year-old. So did Toyota succeed? You decide as
we check out the new Avalon inside and out.
Lexus ES 350 vs BMW 335i 0-60 MPH Mashup Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Lexus ES 350 and the new BMW 335i
have one very important thing in common...they are the most popular cars
that Lexus and BMW builds and sells. For over 15 years the Lexus ES has out
sold every other Lexus model in the Luxury Toyota line-up. The BMW 3 series
is ( and has been) by far the best-selling BMW that the Bavarian car
manufacturer builds. In another fun and informative TFLcar Mashup 0-60 MPH
Drive Review we not only see test to see which car is better but we also
compare both cars to determine which one of these two iconic vehicles is
the best buy for the money. So is the 2013 Lexus ES 350 or the 2013 BMW
335i the better entry level sport and luxury ride? You'll have to watch
this video to find out.
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Rebuilding a td05h 16g turbo. This
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2013 Toyota Avalon Start Up and Review 3.5 L V6 (Day Time Review)
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Start Up and review of the 2013 Toyota Avalon
Powertrains: 3.5 L V6 with 6-Speed Auto or 2.5 L 4-Cylinder Hybrid with CVT
Features: Powered Seats, Leather Seats, AM/FM/CD Stereo System, Navigation
System, Aux Input, USB Ports, Sunroof, Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror, Garage
Home Link, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning System, Power
Windows, Mirrors, and Door Locks, Heated Exterior Mirrors, Heated and
Cooled Front Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Dual Zone Climate Control, Rear
Climate Control, Power Rear Sunshade, Entune, Manual Tilt and Telescoping
Steering Wheel, Power Outlet(s)
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 3.5 L CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 248 ft-lbs. @ 4700 rpm
horsepower 268 hp
@ 6200 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 37.4 ft.
Weights and Capacities
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY** 1000 lbs.
EPA INTERIOR VOLUME 118.3 cu.ft.
DRAG COEFFICIENT 0.28 Cd
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 16.0 cu.ft.
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 16.0 cu.ft.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 17.0 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 357.0/527.0 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 21/31 mpg
BASIC 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
DRIVETRAIN 5 yr./ 60000 mi.
FREE MAINTENANCE 2 yr./ 25000 mi.
ROADSIDE 2 yr./ 25000 mi.
Trims: XLE, XLE Premium, XLE Touring, Limited
Competitors: Buick Lacrosse, Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Genesis,
What I have to say about the 2013 Avalon: Out with the old and in with the
new, this quote can be directly used toward the new 2013 Toyota Avalon.
Toyota's main approach was to entice younger buyers into the Avalon instead
of the old ones. The previous generation was quite boring as some people
would call it as it had no sporty flavor, that it's competitors had.
However, this has changed for 2013 a new stiffed up suspension and better
driving dynamics, this one is way more fun to drive with still having some
of that floaty boaty taste. The interior is very rich looking with
stitching almost everywhere, as I was very surprised by it. Everything is
ergonomically correct in the car and the touch sensitive buttons used for
almost all of your basic functions is actually one of the best I have ever
used. All in all very great car from Toyota I really recommend to buy it
for a Full Size car for 2013. Like Camerons Car Reviews on Facebook!
2013 Toyota Avalon Review and Road Test (with infotainment review)
The Avalon has been something of a caricature for Toyota since it wafted
onto the stage in 1994. The stretched Camry was low on soul, devoid of
style and soft of spring. In short, it was the Buick that wouldn't leave
you stranded. Since then Toyota has struggled to divine a mission for their
full size sedan, a problem complicated by the re-invigoration of the large
sedan market by the American brands. In hopes of resurrecting the Avalon's
sales numbers, which have slid to 25% of their 2000 year shipments, Toyota
has injected something hitherto unseen in an Avalon: style. Is it enough?
Before we dive right into the Avalon, it's important to cover the
competition. Back when the Chrysler LHS and Buick Park Avenue roamed the
land, the Avalon's competition was easy to identify. Nearly 20 years later
those customers are in a nursing home without a driver's license and Toyota
is looking for new hunting grounds (I can kid because I owned an LHS.) Now
we have the moderately successful Chrysler 300, the larger-than-ever
Taurus, a new Impala that doesn't make me want to put my eyes out and a
revised Hyundai Azera trying to beat Toyota at their own game.
But wait, I'm forgetting one. The "elephant in the room" that is the Lexus
ES 350. You see, the kind of shopper that needs a new car and immediately
thinks "Toyota Avalon" is far more likely to cross shop the Lexus ES than
the gangsta 300 or the Impala. After spending a week in the ES and the
Avalon fraternal twins back-to-back this comparison is even more valid.
Now in its fourth incarnation, the Avalon has finally developed a sense of
style. While the "I'm a bigger Camry" look is still going on, Toyotas has
managed to inject some creases and curves that made my 33 year old eyes
take a second look. It's not as visually exciting as the Chrysler 300, but
Toyota's styling efforts look better thought out than the Impala's 11/10ths
Cruze grille. Car makers love making their vehicles "instantly
identifiable" as a member of their brand. Translation: they make them all
look the same.
Thankfully Toyota ditched the Camry "quotation mark" shaped tail lamps for
a more elegant rear end treatment. The new rump features more chrome than
any other Toyota product, dual Exhaust
tips and tail lamps that wrap well around the side. The engineers stretched
the Avalon's greenhouse over the trunk to increase the visual length of the
car, a trick that worked on me until I looked at the spec sheet. At 195
inches, the Avalon is 6-inches longer than the Camry, but it's several
inches shorter than the Chrysler, Chevy and Ford. Since the ES and Avalon
are now twins separated at birth most of the dimensions are common except
that the Avalon gets a bigger booty (and more trunk space in the process)
and (oddly enough) has a lower ride height making it visually more
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2013 Toyota Avalon XLE
http://drivencarreviews.com The fourth generation Toyota Avalon gets
something the others have never had- style. For 2013 Toyota has aimed their
premium sedan at younger buyers. Tom Voelk travels to Santa Barbra, CA to
check out a base XLE model, and gets a glimpse at the new hybrid model.
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Walk through of the 2013 Toyota Avalon at Heyward Allen Toyota presented by
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2013 Hyundai Azera blueLink - Walk Around
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Road Test: 2013 Toyota Avalon
Toyota delivers a sleeker, more aggressive-looking Avalon for 2013.
MotorWeek's John Davis has the road test review.
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Drive Review
TheTruthAboutCars.com's Alex L. Dykes takes a spin in the all-new 2013
Nissan Pathfinder SUV. We look at Nissan's latest CVT transmission, talk
AWD systems, fuel economy, all 7 seats and take it out on the road. Check
out TheTruthAboutCars.com for the full review.
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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Review - Don't call it a comeback...
Nissan's iconic SUV evolves, boasting a new look, improved fuel economy, a
better ride and plenty of new features
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