New for 2013:Toyota Cars

Jeff Youngs | Oct 24, 2012

2013 Toyota Cars Model Overview

The most significant news in the 2013 Toyota car and minivan lineup is the introduction of the redesigned Avalon full-size sedan. The new Avalon shares its underpinnings with the 2013 Lexus ES, and like the ES, is offered with a choice between a V-6 engine and a gas/electric hybrid powertrain. The Sienna minivan drops its formerly standard 4-cylinder engine in favor of a far more powerful and equally fuel-efficient V-6 engine. Otherwise, Toyota's lineup sees minor changes, including the introduction of a special-edition version of the Prius. But, as this guide is written, we're still waiting to see how Toyota might be modifying the 2013 Camry.

2013 Toyota Avalon

The 2013 Toyota Avalon is completely redesigned for 2013. This full-size 5-passenger sedan has traditionally shared a platform with the Toyota Camry. This year, it is paired with the Lexus ES. A new Avalon Hybrid model is available, and the 2013 Avalon offers a variety of new features and technologies.

What's New

  • Designed, engineered and built in America
  • Standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Available gas/electric hybrid powertrain
  • Normal, Eco and Sport driving modes
  • 10 standard air bags
  • Bigger trunk
  • Capacitive touch controls
  • Standard LED taillights
  • Standard touch-screen Display Audio system
  • Optional 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Optional Entune smartphone integration
  • Optional triple-zone climate control system
  • Optional heated front and rear seats
  • Optional ventilated front seats
  • Optional pre-collision safety system
  • Optional blind-spot monitoring system
  • Optional cross-traffic detection system

2013 Toyota Camry

The 2013 Toyota Camry is a 5-passenger midsize sedan offered with a 4-cylinder engine, V-6 engine, or a hybrid powertrain capable of returning 40 mpg in combined driving, according to the EPA. Toyota plans to produce the 2012 version of the Camry through November of 2012. As this buyer's guide is written, changes for the 2013 model have not been announced.

2013 Toyota Corolla

The 2013 Toyota Corolla is a compact 5-passenger sedan entering its sixth model year since its last complete redesign. Changes for 2013 are few, with the Corolla continuing in L, LE and S trim levels, all powered by the same 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine.

What's New

  • All Corolla trim levels get a new chrome-trimmed grille
  • Standard chrome side moldings for LE trim
  • Standard Display Audio system for LE and S trims

2013 Toyota Matrix

The 2013 Toyota Matrix is a 5-passenger, 5-door hatchback built on the Toyota Corolla platform. It is offered in Base, L and S trim levels, and unlike the Corolla, the Matrix is available with an optional all-wheel-drive system and a more powerful, optional 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine.

What's New

  • New stereo with more features for Base model
  • Display Audio system comes standard on Matrix S

2013 Toyota Prius

The 2013 Toyota Prius is a 5-passenger midsize car equipped with an aerodynamic 5-door hatchback body style and a combined EPA fuel-economy rating of 50 mpg. Two versions are offered: standard gas/electric hybrid, and plug-in gas/electric hybrid, each with unique trim levels.

What's New

  • Persona Series Special Edition debuts, based on Prius Three model
  • Persona Series Special Edition offered in black, white or Black Cherry paint
  • Persona Series Special Edition includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, Charcoal SoftTex leatherette seats with black accents and red stitching, SofTex-wrapped steering wheel, and dark chrome cabin accents
  • No changes for the Prius Plug-in model

2013 Toyota Prius c

The 2013 Toyota Prius c is a subcompact gas/electric hybrid vehicle, a 5-door hatchback suitable for carrying 4 passengers. It is one of the least expensive hybrid models available, and is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on sale today, matching the standard Prius with a combined fuel-economy rating of 50 mpg. Trim level designations are One, Two, Three, and Four.

What's New

  • To be announced

2013 Toyota Prius v

The 2013 Toyota Prius v is a 5-passenger multi-purpose model offered in Two, Three and Five trim levels. Equipped with the same gas/electric hybrid powertrain as the standard Prius, the Prius v is EPA-rated to get 42 mpg in combined driving.

What's New

  • New Seaglass Pearl paint color
  • Prius v Five trim level gets a SofTex-wrapped steering wheel

2013 Toyota Yaris

The 2013 Toyota Yaris is a subcompact car offered in 3-door or 5-door hatchback body styles. Buyers can purchase this fuel-efficient model in L, LE or SE trim levels.

What's New

  • Standard Tech Audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and music streaming, HD Radio, satellite radio compatibility, and 6 speakers
  • Standard cruise control for Yaris LE trim level

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