Styling: 2013 Toyota Avalon
Toyota has long operated under a more conservative styling philosophy when compared to competitors. However, the 2013 Avalon breaks with tradition a bit. Replacing last year's boxy, unassuming body style is a more attention-seeking vehicle that boasts a broad, pronounced front grille and sweeping roofline. Add it all up, and you've got a vehicle that has a more confident and individualistic design.
In terms of dimensions, the new Avalon is a bit shorter and wider than the outgoing model. Despite the shorter frame, both interior seating dimensions and trunk space are larger than last year. As with most large cars, those who find themselves in the 6-foot-and-over club will find plenty of comfort in both the front and rear cabin areas. Overall, the Avalon delivers an upscale environment that matches the $30,000+ base price tag.