The 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a car based on the same platform as the Lexus ES, so we expect from it premium quality as well as great riding comfort. Considering it is actually a mid-sized luxury car that brings many features that will make your life a whole lot easier and the fact that it only costs around 32.000$ for the base model, it is nothing short of amazing.
The model will be available on the market starting with the first half of next year. It will be available in three trim levels: LE, XLE and Limited. The top end-limited will cost almost 10.000$ more than the LE but it will also feature a lot more equipment, both inside and out. Have in mind that main advantage of this car is the fact it comes with significantly lower fuel consumption.
Price Of 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
The powertrain of this model is identical with that found on the Camry Hybrid with a few minor modifications. Firstly, there is a set of batteries that lets the car run in electric mode only for a few miles at a time. The petrol engine is a 2.5 liter Atkinson cycle that is very fuel efficient considering the size of it while the electric motor is coupled directly to the transmission. This assures that there are no power losses and also improves the response of the car. The entire powertrain will give you 200 horsepower and around 200 lb-ft of torque thanks to the electric motor.
The only gearbox offered on the hybrid model is the CVT transmission that is quite smooth and changes the gears quite fast. Its only downside is the fact that it might be lacking when driven more aggressively. Fuel consumption is very good being able to get around 39 MPG while driving through the city and as much as 44 MPG on the open road.
Even though the LE model is the cheapest of them all, it will feature satellite navigation with automatic cruise control and dual zone climate control. You will also get a premium audio system with USB and Bluetooth connectivity as well as heated and ventilated seats. The most expensive model, the Limited will get a bigger screen for the satellite navigation, a surround sound system and leather upholstery with electric front and rear seats.
The car is very similar to the old model with a few minor changes. For example, there now is a new trim level, the Limited which adds 18 inch wheels with fuel efficient tires, a different front grille and also LED front and rear lights. Overall looks has been improved over previous generation and that is something most drivers will like and appreciate.
2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Release Date
The 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid might not be the best in this class when it comes to the fuel economy, it falls short for only one or two mpg’s behind competitors which is not a big deal. It still manages to offer great value for the money and is one of the best on the market. Latest reports suggest that it will be offered in the first half of the 2015th and we certainly do hope it will come at the beginning of the next year.