Road Trip Companion: 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited
Just a few days prior to writing of which, I had a completely different draft outline written on of which 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid… as an automotive journalist, we’re here to help inform you, the reader on what’s fresh, what’s not bad, what’s bad, in addition to basically our overall experience. During a trip to Colorado of which would certainly in tale an 800 mile road trip, I persuade Toyota seeing if I could something during the duration of my trip. They were happy to assist in addition to presented me with the Avalon Hybrid… I’ll admit I was kind of hoping for the fresh Lexus GS200t or refreshed IS350 F SPORT, although beggars can’t be choosers. in addition to besides, they were still kind enough to give me the hook up.
I took the Avalon Hybrid on a pretty amazing adventure crossing four state lines Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota in addition to Nebraska; taking advantage of the 2.5L four-cylinder in addition to electric hybrid motor engine. Its combined 180-horsepower engine, CVT transmission in addition to 38 miles per gallon over those 800 miles saved on my wallet where of which matter most. Even with of which being a four-cylinder, the extra torque by the electric motor made driving a breeze providing sufficient power for passing some other motorist in addition to when I did find myself in town, the electric was hardly noticeable.
A car designed for sumptuous comfort lived up to its expectations – of which fully loaded Limited had an extremely comfortable cream leather Inner surface with power front seats. With temps getting into the 30’s at night, I certainly took advantage of the heated seat function in addition to when the temps got hot within the afternoon, the ventilated function was put into overtime. If I had any passengers on of which trip, they would certainly have enjoyed the heated rear seats in addition to third-zone climate control as well as the sun blocking by the rear power sunshade.
Sure of which wasn’t the most enjoyable car to drive on some of the twisty roads – despite the Sport button. The vague steering was anything although entertaining. in addition to the soft suspension provided tons of Centeng lean within the corner. although of which was comfortable, in addition to of which ate up the miles like nothing I’ve driven before.
although you see, on a dark, cold Saturday night, the air was thin as the sky was clear. You could see billions of stars for miles. I was on a country road somewhere in Nebraska, of which was getting late, around 10:45pm, in addition to I was enjoying the hilly road. I had the adaptive cruise control set for 65 mph in addition to was listening to whatever stupid song I had on my iPod.
As I came over the top of a hill, there was a heard of deer standing within the middle of the road. In those few seconds when the brakes were applied, heard the collision warning beeping everywhere, everything flying off the front seats – my laptop, camera gear, in addition to my Dr. Pepper – all landing on the floor before coming to a screeching halt. As I sat within the middle of of which barren, isolated country road, the deer since scampered off, nothing mattered – not the JBL audio, not the heated seat keeping my tush warm, not of which navigation of which said 150 more miles to go, not even the pre-collision or blind spot monitoring. All of which matter was how great these brakes were in addition to how they not only saved my life, although saved me front having to make an upsetting phone call to Toyota by a hospital bed.
of which’s moments like of which, as a journalist we become bias, because currently the Avalon Hybrid is actually the best car I have ever driven. If of which had been of which Lexus GS200t, I could have been going much faster than the posted speed limit – or a Toyota Highlander would certainly have been too heavy to stop in time – so I thank you Toyota, due to of which Avalon Hybrid, as of which is actually the best car I have ever driven in addition to could potentially save your life someday.
|Jeep Renegade Sport Base cost:||$41,950|
|As Tested (including Options & Destination):||$43,285|
|2.5-liter Four-Cylinder & Electric Motor – 180-Combined Horsepower – 0-60MPH: ±7.5 seconds|
|EPA MPG: 40/39/40(city/highway/combined) – SSB Average: 38 MPG’s – Fuel Range: 575 Miles|