The Avalon is one of those cars that look good for the right people. If you are one of those than the 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid might just be the car you are looking for. This new model will come with an improved powertrain with a more efficient electric motor, the same level of quality and comfort on the interior as we expect from such a car and also amazing looks.
This new model is going to retail for a base price of around $35,555 just like it was the case with previous year model and we can agree that this is quite a lot, but if you can think past this price then this is a brilliant little car. Hybrid XLE Premium is a base version and if you want slightly more features and luxury you can opt for XLE Touring that starts from $35,750 or the Limited version which goes from $41,400.
2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Interior
Unfortunately, at this price it competes with bigger and better equipped cars such as the Fusion Hybrid or even the Chevy Volt which is a plug-in hybrid. Without a doubt the 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid has a lot to offer and will be one of the best choices on the hybrid sedan market. Also, have in mind that these prices are before incentives that will slightly lower the final price.
2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Price
Fortunately though, even if $35,555 is quite a high price, the car will come as standard with pretty much everything you need. Standard features include a premium audio system with a small 5 inch screen that also acts as the navigation system, a dual zone climate control system that is very efficient and can cool the car in just a few minutes and also electric front leather wrapped seats that are also heated. Options include aluminum trimmings and also a bigger 7 inch screen that will be able to be used with the rear view camera and also the satellite navigation.
Toyota Avalon Hybrid Side
As we said before, its powertrain is going to be slightly different than that of the current generation. It will feature the same 2.5 liter inline 4 engine that will provide most of the power and also an electric motor alongside which will provide most of the torque. Unfortunately battery pack is quite small so you can expect only few miles of electric power and up to 30 mph, but thanks to this powertrain the car can get more than 40 MPG on average which is quite good. The petrol engine and the electric motor combine for a total power of just over 200 horsepower and a maximum torque of 220 lb-ft of torque.
Changes For 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
It comes with a 6 speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive as its only option. Fortunately, this system works quite well because the car is well balanced and the gearbox is smooth and quite fast in changes, offering almost a seamless experience. This setup allows you to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in respective 7.4 seconds while quarter mile will be done in 15.7 seconds @ 89.8 mph but we doubt that many drivers will go on track with this car.
2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Back
The 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid’s exterior on the other hand will be quite well balanced. Just like with the previous model, the car will feature a unique body kit that is only slightly different than that of the petrol powered car. This allows it for less noise at high speed, less drag and better fuel consumption. The air intake in the front bumper will automatically close at speed over 50 MPH in order to increase efficiency even more. Expect to see 40/39/40 mpg in city/highway/combined drive conditions.