2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Columbus IN
As much as we love larger vehicles, we hate the cost it takes to fill them back up. What if you could have the best of both worlds? This is where the 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, available near Columbus IN at Carver Toyota, comes in. This model not only offers all the benefits you’d find in the standard Avalon, but does it while sipping away at fuel whether you’re rolling along the highways or cruising through city streets. All this, without losing out on the refined styling that makes this sedan so appealing.
What is it that you want to know about the 2017 Toyota Avalon? First, you want to be sure that the model really is an improvement over the standard Avalon when it comes to efficiency. After all, a new car is an investment, and you want to see the savings in real time. The standard Avalon earns an EPA-estimated 21 city and 30 highway mpg rating, which is standard for a gasoline-powered model of this size. Still, the Avalon Hybrid is impressive with an EPA-estimated 40 city and 39 highway mpg rating.
Fuel economy is the main reason to opt for a hybrid, closely followed by the feel-good knowledge that it’s more environmentally friendly. As stated, the 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is rated at 40 city and 39 highway which is achieved thanks to a CVT transmission and the Hybrid Synergy Drive system.
If you love the look of the 2017 Toyota Avalon, you’ll enjoy its hybrid counterpart just as much. The model doesn’t lose style in order to gain a “hybrid” appearance, but retains the refined and elegant look that’s created by a coupe-like profile, shuttered grille and slimming angular headlights.
It may seem counter-intuitive to pay for a hybrid to save on fuel, while searching for a luxury option in the segment. But we don’t think so. Premium features and a nice ride shouldn’t mean paying more at the pump. Standard features range from leather trimmed-seating to driver assistance features.
Are you ready to go hybrid with the 2017 Toyota Avalon?
Changing over to a hybrid model can be a bit of a plunge for many shoppers. After all, you want the benefits, but auto enthusiasts often worry they’ll lose out on the fun of driving with a more efficient car. It’s true the powertrain isn’t quite at potent at the V6 you’ll find in the standard model, but a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine is paired with a high-torque electric motor to provide a combined output of 200 horsepower. Considering its efficiency, this seems like the perfect balance of power and fuel economy.
Styling is the same, but what about standard features? Like the Avalon, the Avalon Hybrid gains the Toyota Safety Sense Package (TSS-P) as new standard features. This package includes automatic high beams, dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision warning system with pedestrian detection and a lane departure warning system.
The 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid comes in the XLE Plus, XLE Premium and Limited trim levels. Standard features for the XLE Plus include leather-trimmed seating, multi-stage heated seats, Entune Audio, the Smart Key system, a sliding moonroof and more. Optional upgrades include Qi wireless charging, LED lighting, ventilated front seats, three-zone climate control and more. Stop by Carver Toyota to learn more and take the 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid for a test drive.