Used 2015 Toyota Avalon Sedan
Toyota Avalon Sedan
Big, roomy and with enough luxury features to show up a Lexus, the 2015 Toyota Avalon proves you don’t have to pay a lot to get a lot.
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2015 Toyota Avalon KBB Expert Review
While car companies seem to be tripping over themselves to introduce even more crossover SUVs, many in the car-buying public still prefer the comfort and quiet of a big, premium-level sedan. The 2015 Toyota Avalon sedan is just such a car and in many ways is the rightful heir to the big American luxury car once common in every driveway. But, unlike those unreliable dinosaurs of the past, the Avalon is solid, dependable and amazingly efficient. Its sleek styling and lavish interior make it attractive to many luxury buyers, while its reasonable pricing and low cost of ownership appeal to more frugal buyers. From its user-friendly onboard technology to the 40-mpg hybrid trim, the Avalon offers so much to so many for so little.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you want big style, big comfort and big fuel economy without too big a price tag, Toyota’s 2015 Avalon sedan has it in spades. The hybrid model will appeal to more frugal customers, while the new Touring Sport Edition will appeal to more fashion-savvy eyes.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you’re all about performance driving, the Avalon’s soft ride and wide front seats probably won’t pique your interest. A Ford Taurus SHO or Dodge Charger R/T makes a better pick, and both offer all-wheel drive. The Hyundai Genesis, Nissan Maxima and Chevrolet Impala also offer a sportier attitude.
What's New for 2015
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.
While Toyota’s 2015 full-size Avalon sedan is thrilling to drive, it’s not your typical thrill ride. The thrill comes from discovering a big, comfortable car that is still agile enough at high speed to instill confidence. The steering is firm, the brakes strong and the V6’s ability to accelerate is undeniable. The Avalon Hybrid feels equally strong and earns a 40-mpg combined fuel-economy rating. Features such as paddle shifters and a Sport mode that adds more heft to the steering feel seem like overkill in the Avalon. But, you’ll find them on competitors so Toyota wants to be sure every base is covered, whether you use them or not. Where the Avalon shines brightest is in its ability to coddle occupants and relax the driver. From the smooth ride to the whisper-quiet cabin to the user-friendly audio and infotainment controls, the 2015 Avalon should be the template for all big sedans.
Employing the same technology as your smartphone, the 2015 Avalon sedan’s capacitive-touch switches require only minimal pressure from your fingertip to perform their function. Because the technology responds to minor fluctuations in electrical current when contacted, they are more efficient than mechanical switches and require less moving parts.
REAR CROSS TRAFFIC WARNING
Backing up always runs the risk of encountering fast-moving cross traffic. If a vehicle is approaching from the side, Toyota’s Rear Cross Traffic Warning system eliminates worry by alerting the driver with a flashing light and an audible warning.
The 2015 Toyota Avalon sedan offers perhaps the finest cabin in its class, with first-rate materials, user-friendly controls and impressive fit and finish. The general design is the same regardless of trim level, which only sweetens the Avalon’s attractive $33K starting price. Toyota’s latest batch of infotainment options such as advanced voice recognition, mobile application integration and hard-drive-based navigation should appeal to tech-savvy buyers. And, unlike the Ford Taurus, the Avalon’s capacitive-touch switches for the audio and climate-control functions are responsive and straightforward. In terms of comfort the rear-seat passengers are treated to an abundance of legroom and headroom.
The Avalon’s masculine stance and sculpted bodywork were conceived by Toyota’s Southern California-based Calty Design studio. The forward-raked C-pillar and sweeping roofline impart an almost coupe-like silhouette. Although it seems counterintuitive, this aggressive design actually improves rear-seat headroom. The headlights incorporate a pair of stylish square-shaped projector lenses, which Toyota calls Quadrabeams. This contemporary look is finished off with a set of 17-inch or optional 18-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights and dual chrome-tipped exhaust outlets.
Notable Standard Equipment
Toyota’s full-size Avalon sedan is offered in XLE, Premium, Touring, Touring Sport and Limited trims with hybrid variants available in all but XLE and Touring Sport. In base form, the Avalon includes heated outside mirrors, rearview camera, leather-trimmed seats, smart-key access and push-button start, dual-zone climate control and a 6.1-inch audio touch screen and eight speakers. Premium models add a moonroof, while Touring trims include creature comforts like navigation, driver’s-seat memory control and Toyota’s Entune infotainment system. Occupant protection consists of 10 airbags, a comprehensive suite of electronic stability aids, and front seats designed to help reduce the severity of whiplash-related injuries.
Notable Optional Equipment
Since the majority of feature content is tied to trim level, the 2015 Toyota Avalon 4-door sedan offers only a few option packages. Available exclusively on Limited models, the Tech Package includes a pre-collision system that prepares the car for impact when it senses a crash about to happen, automatic high beams, Qi wireless charging pad and an adaptive cruise-control system that maintains a pre-selected distance behind the vehicle ahead. The Premium trims can upgrade to the navigation radio with Entune Apps suite.
Under the Hood
The Avalon for 2015 gets its motivation from the tried-and-true 3.5-liter V6 or new Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder hybrid powerplant – the same system used in the latest Camry Hybrid. The conventional engine churns out a healthy 268 horsepower through a 6-speed automatic gearbox, while the hybrid system sends its 200 horsepower to the front wheels via a gearless continuously variable transmission. To the dismay of those living in the Snow Belt, the
Toyota Avalon does not offer all-wheel drive.
268 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm
248 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/31 mpg
2.5-liter inline-4 hybrid
200 net hybrid system horsepower
Engine: 156 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm
Battery: 199 lb-ft of torque @ 0-1,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 40/39 mpg
In an effort to bolster its value quotient, the 2015 Toyota Avalon carries a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of just over $33,000. The Avalon Hybrid starts right around $37,000, with range-topping Limited models opening closer to $42,500. The Chrysler 300, Nissan Maxima, Hyundai Azera and Buick LaCrosse all share a similar pricing range with the Avalon, give or take a few hundred dollars. Although it offers a shorter list of standard equipment, the Ford Taurus undercuts the Avalon’s base price by roughly $5,000. To ensure you get the best deal on your 2015 Toyota Avalon, take a look at KBB.com’s Fair Purchase Price at the bottom of this page. When it comes to the other side of the pricing equation, the 2015 Avalon is expected to retain one of the highest resale values in the segment.
Toyota Avalon Consumer Reviews
November 17, 2018
very good vehicle for the price
No issues so far, very good quality and driving experience comparing to purchase price. Just regular maintenance is sufficient to...
August 27, 2018
Best Car I Ever Owned
This is the best car that I have ever owned. I cant think of an option, that you car get on a car, that this car doesnt have. The best...
February 07, 2018
Replaced my Jaguar with an Avalon.....GREAT CAR!!
I had owned an 05 Jaguar S Type that I loved. It lasted 10+ years, and did have slight issues over the years. It finally was time to...
January 15, 2018
Good car being trouble free for aprox. 4 years
Good Goodyear 80k mile tires and a new battery last week. Would sell at 15,500.
November 13, 2017
Personally - It the best car I have ever owned -
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...
June 19, 2017
Have only had the car for about 2K miles, but it rides very comfortably (a little too soft in the suspension, on occasion) and very...
February 10, 2017
Love this car
Love the 2016 Touring so far. The comfort, quietness and handling of the car are my personal favorites. Was originally going with the...
February 01, 2017
I love this car. Plenty of room inside and rides like a dream. Plenty of get up and go when you need it. The JBL stereo is killer in the...
January 21, 2017
Smaller than my 2002 Avalon
The 2014 is more of a sports tuned ride while the older Avalon (2002) was more of a big cruiser ride, the new car transmits more of the...
January 13, 2017
Great commuter car
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...