24 Dec '13, 9pm

Driving 500 Miles in the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Driving 500 Miles in the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Beyond the quality, high-end feel of the materials and general roominess to be found in the Toyota Avalon Hybrid’s interior, however, is the mileage. It’s simply staggering that car that’s this big and this nice and this high-speed highway capable hits the MPG numbers the Avalon does. I drove my test Avalon from Chicago to Indianapolis for the 2013 PRI show on a -3 degree morning . I left super-early, too, because I was planning on making good time. Despite carrying just about as much speed as I felt comfortable with in the extreme cold, after nearly 500 miles of driving I got back this …

Full article: http://gas2.org/2013/12/23/driving-the-2014-toyota-avalon...

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gas2.org 24 Dec '13, 12am

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gas2.org 26 Dec '13, 2pm

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gas2.org 28 Dec '13, 12am

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gas2.org 28 Dec '13, 6pm

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gas2.org 27 Dec '13, 6pm

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gas2.org 18 Dec '13, 6pm

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