We all know that when it comes to cars, only a few mid-size family sedans and luxury cars now have the hybrid powertrain. However, Toyota has changed that bare fact, just by showing off their latest (and the world’s only, as of present) full-size sedan hybrid, the 2016 Avalon Hybrid.
Under the Hood
Featuring a DOHC 16-valve inline-four which runs at 156 in both horsepower and lb-ft torque along with permanent-magnet synchronous AC electric motor which runs at 141 horsepower and 199 lb-ft torque, the 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a must-drive. It also contains a two cubic feet nickel-metal-hydride battery pack that enables the sedan to travel very short distances in electric power. This is somewhat good especially if you’re a few kilometers short on gas. It is also worth noticing that the sedan has an automatic start and stop feature.
Exterior and Interior
As a whole, the 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid’s look has only a few distinctions, namely the headlights and grille design from its 2015 predecessor. It is also noticeable that the new Avalon has a comfortable and quiet interior, which is very useful especially when it comes in long drives.
- Category : Full-size Sedan
- Engine : DOHC 16-valve 2.5-liter inline-4; AC electric motor with battery pack
- Transmission : Continuously Variable Automatic
- Drivetrain : FWD
- Power : 156-hp for inline-4; 141-hp for AC electric motor
- Torque : 156 lb-ft for inline-4; 199 lb-ft for AC electric motor
- 0-60 mph : 4 seconds
- Top Speed : 117 mph (governor limited)
- Mileage : (City/Highway) 40/39 mpg; (C/D observed) 30 mpg
- Price : $37,485