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2013 Toyota Avalon

2013 Ford Taurus

  2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2013 2013 Ford Taurus SHO
MSRP
$30,990
$26,700
Invoice $27,892 $24,631
MPG
City/Highway
21/31 17/29
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2013 Toyota Avalon is more responsive and sophisticated than ever before, without giving up any comfort; and in the new Avalon Hybrid, 40 mpg has never been so serene. Read Full Review The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Well-controlled ride
  • Refined, responsive powertrains
  • 40 mpg (Hybrid)
  • Spacious interior
  • Advanced safety tech

Dislikes:

  • Luxury-car price, without the lux badge
  • Spongy brake-pedal feel
  • Generic taillight look

Likes:

  • Improved ride quality
  • Attractive interior
  • Top-notch safety
  • A true tech-loaded flagship

Dislikes:

  • Surprisingly tight back seat
  • Drives like a large car
  • SHO is fast but not fun
  • Harshness with 20-inch wheels
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