Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

About Toyota Avalon

The 2018 Toyota Avalon is the automaker's flagship sedan, the larger, plusher brother to the Camry. The Avalon appeals to those who want a full-size sedan with presence, a roomy interior, impressive safety features and a ride quality that favors comfort over athleticism. Unlike the Chevrolet Impala, the Avalon comes standard with a V6 engine, and it stands apart from sportier rivals like the Nissan Maxima and Dodge Charger with a hybrid version that attains up to 40 mpg. While facing the same headwinds as other rivals -- buyers favoring crossover SUVs to large sedans -- the 2018 Avalon remains among the best of its kind thanks to its reputation for reliability, efficiency and Lexus-like refinement at a Toyota price.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Toyota Avalon
What's new for 2018?
2018 Toyota Avalon

After last year's update to include the Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) suite of driver assists, the Avalon carries over unchanged for 2018 except for variations to some trim names. For example, the former XLE Touring trim simply becomes Touring.

  • Expert Rating: 8.1
  • Consumers Rating: 8.4
  • MPG 21|30
2017 Toyota Avalon
What's new for 2017?
2017 Toyota Avalon

Toyota’s Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) is made standard on all 2017 Avalon trims. The system includes automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision and braking with pedestrian detection plus lane-departure alert and steering assist.

2016 Toyota Avalon
What's new for 2016?
2016 Toyota Avalon

For 2016, Toyota’s Avalon sedan gains a new XLE Plus grade for gas and hybrid models. There’s also revised front-end styling, two new suspension choices (Touring and non-Touring) and, on the XLE, the addition of Entune with Connected Navigation Scout GPS link. Toyota’s Safety Sense-P is made available on Limited models.

2015 Toyota Avalon
What's new for 2015?
2015 Toyota Avalon

For 2015, Toyota’s Avalon sedan gains a new Touring Sport Edition with Attitude Black paint and contrasting dark blue interior trim and stitching. All models get an updated Entune audio system, while all gasoline-powered models gain paddle shifters. The Touring trims get a new Blind Spot Monitor.

2014 Toyota Avalon
What's new for 2014?
2014 Toyota Avalon

A rearview camera is added to the base XLE, prompting a slight price increase for the trim. The XLE Premium now offers the display audio unit with navigation and Entune Apps suite, while a blind-spot monitoring system is made optional on the Touring trim.

2013 Toyota Avalon
What's new for 2013?
2013 Toyota Avalon

The completely redesigned 2013 Avalon ushers in a new era of style and refinement for the Toyota brand. This latest iteration preserves the high levels of luxury and comfort that made the Avalons of yesteryear such a success, but adds a dose of athleticism and panache to the mix.

2012 Toyota Avalon
What's new for 2012?
2012 Toyota Avalon

Fresh from a mild makeover last year, there are no major changes to the 2012 Toyota Avalon sedan.

2011 Toyota Avalon
What's new for 2011?
2011 Toyota Avalon

A subtle but welcome rethink of the basic formula melds the XL/XLS trims into a single standard Avalon model, which like the remaining Limited, nets a tasteful facelift, better-focused packaging and even more practical amenities to complement its amazingly accommodating passenger compartment.

2010 Toyota Avalon
What's new for 2010?
2010 Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon sees no major changes for 2010.

2009 Toyota Avalon
What's new for 2009?
2009 Toyota Avalon

For 2009, the Avalon receives Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with traction control and brake assist as standard equipment. The Touring trim has been discontinued with many of its standard features moved to other trims.

2008 Toyota Avalon
What's new for 2008?
2008 Toyota Avalon

The Avalon receives a slight exterior freshening and a new six-speed automatic transmission. XL trims offer the option of a four-way power passenger seat, while XLS and Limited models offer an eight-way power passenger seat.

2007 Toyota Avalon
What's new for 2007?
2007 Toyota Avalon

All models receive a tire pressure monitoring system, while the Touring trim now offers an optional navigation system.

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Consumer Reviews

Great commuter car

By on Friday, January 13, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable ride, new tech, gas saver"

Cons: "Corners and sudden accelleration the wheels spin"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I really love this car. Seriously, the car is a gas saver if you want it and if you need power, you can switch to sport mode. I have the pearl white and just the XLE hybrid model. Backup camera and the center console is well built. Iphone somewhat integration. I'm right now averaging 34.4MPG combined and I use sides streets mostly to go to work. 11 miles one way. Comfortable seats. Cornering is not as good as my Camry hybrid 2007. It's probably heavier and bigger than the camry. Over all though, it's a 10 and i would recommend it."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Impeccably dependable

By on Thursday, September 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "reliable"

Cons: "no satellite radio"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Perfection for three years. No problems, reliable performance. Smooth driving!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Personally - It the best car I have ever owned -

By on Monday, November 13, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 46,200

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "I am totally satisfied with the car and Im 56 yo."

Cons: "The fact the car has things I have never seen ever"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

The Bad Dude -

"No words can describe this piece of art work in motion. You need to just drive one - this car rivals the best car makers out there including the higher end Lexus."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

The Bad Dude -

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