( 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 Nissan Altima vs Maxima 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new 2013 Nissan Altima and the new 2013
Nissan Maxima are two family sedans cut from the same cloth. Of course the
Maxima is Nissan's top of the line sedan while the Nissan Altima slots
right below the Maxima in both price and performance...or at least so we
thought until we tested both cars in another fun and informative TFLcar
Mashup Review. There's of course no doubt that the Maxima is the more
expensive of the two Nissan sedans. It also can be had with the more
powerful V6 but what about size and performance and perhaps more
importantly which car is the better driver. Check out this video comparison
to find out which Nissan sedan is really the top dog.
2013 Ford Fusion vs Nissan Altima 0-60 MPH Mile High Matchup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Ford Fusion and the new 2013 Nissan
Altima directly compete for the same car buyer. They are both four door
mid-sized family sedans that have gotten bigger for 2013. They both get the
exact same EPA MPG but that is where the similarities end. The Fusion we
tested has a turbo-charged ecoBoost 4 cylinder engine mated to a traditional
6-speed transmission and all-wheel-drive. While the Nissan Altima gets a
bigger 6-cylinder mated to a CVT transmission. In another fun and
informative 0-60 MPH TFLcar review, we compare both cars to see not only
which one is faster but which one
it the better buy.
2014 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium Test Drive Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/toyota/avalon/2014/prices/?id=32972 The 2014
Toyota Avalon is a big, roomy, fuel efficient car with some nice luxury
amenities. The Avalon has been on sale in the U.S. for almost 20 years and
it has never been a very stylish car. Well that all changed with the most
recent update last year. Now the Avalon has a very sleek and aerodynamic
look that will set the tone for other Toyota vehicles as evident with the
The 2014 Toyota Avalon is a full-sized family car that is priced between
$31,340 - $39,650 with the model tested here coming in at $33,195. The
Avalon is a very light-weight vehicle in the class of portly large sedans.
That helps with not only fuel economy but also with performance. The 3.5
liter V-6 engine makes 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft. or
torque. Fuel economy is 21 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway.
Being a full-sized car, the Avalon has a ton of interior space especially
for the rear passengers. The driver's seat is wrapped in leather with 8-way
adjustable controls. Comfort is certainly not a problem in the Avalon. The
Intelligent Touch Center Console controls the stereo and climate controls.
The only downside is the small touchscreen. Ergonomically the control and
features are easy to find.
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premium sedan at younger buyers. Tom Voelk travels to Santa Barbra, CA to
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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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Road Test: 2013 Toyota Avalon
Toyota delivers a sleeker, more aggressive-looking Avalon for 2013.
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In 2013 Toyota designed an all new Avalon for younger audiences. We test
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2014 Infiniti Q50S vs 2014 Lexus IS350 F-Sport! - Head 2 Head Ep. 40
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman referees the
battle between two hotly anticipated Japanese sports sedans - the 2014
Infiniti Q50S and 2014 Lexus IS350. Lieberman starts out at the track where
he puts both cars through the usual battery of Motor Trend instrumented
performance tests. After that, it's off to one of California's premiere
canyon roads to see how the cars behave in the real, curvy world. Will the
new Lexus take the prize? Or is the all-new and quite surprising Infiniti
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If you are looking for the "James Bond" of family sedans, look no further
than Ford's completely redesigned, third generation Fusion Titanium. Jaw
dropping looks, combined with sharp handling, and impressive powertrains,
produce one well rounded family sedan. We think if Ford improves on their
value card as well as making the interior a bit more user friendly they
could really have a best in class vehicle, until then, we think it's top 3.
2013 Ford Taurus Ecoboost Review, Walkaround, Start Up, Test Drive
Despite a sales slump for full size sedans, Ford releases its best Taurus
yet, while the V6 models may accelerate quicker, this 4 cyl turbo model makes the car handle much better with
the promise of 22/32 MPG.
"With its comfortable interior and large trunk, the 2013 Ford Taurus is an
appealing rendition of the classic full-size American sedan."