5. 2013 Toyota Avalon V6
In AutoGuide’s first-ever Battle of the Boots the Toyota Avalon comes in fifth place. This quite-large-but-curiously-still-midsize sedan delivers an even 16 cubic feet of trunk space. Hybrid models are slightly less voluminous at just 14 cubic feet. Blame the car’s energy-storing nickel-metal-hydride battery pack for eating up some of the available space.
The Avalon’s big claim to fame is a stylish new body, which was just introduced for the 2013 model year. This car, along with the Scion FR-S, is proof the company is delivering on President Akio Toyoda’s commitment to sell more exciting, emotional vehicles.
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Behind its bold new grille opening sits a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 268 horsepower with 248 lb-ft of torque. Naturally, hybrid versions are considerably less powerful but they deliver some damn-impressive fuel-economy numbers. According to the EPA, electrified Avalons should be able to stretch a gallon of regular-grade gasoline 40 miles in city driving and 39 miles on the highway.