Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

About Toyota Avalon

In the ever-growing sea of crossover SUVs, it’s nice to see a big, comfortable sedan being offered for those who want and need such a vehicle. With the 2016 Avalon sedan, Toyota has created a car as luxurious as it is practical, offering 5-passenger accommodations, outstanding fuel economy and a reasonable price tag. The Avalon’s sleek styling stands in contrast to the more upright lines of the Chrysler 300 and Ford Taurus, and although both these competitors offer the option of all-wheel drive, neither offers a hybrid powertrain option. The same holds true for the Hyundai Genesis. And, of all these competitors, none can match the Avalon’s record for resale, reliability or owner satisfaction.

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.

Consumer Reviews

Nice styling.

By on Friday, June 17, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"I've had my 2016 Toyota Avalon for 3 weeks. I bought the "entry level" XLE model. I bought it for the styling, price and, I hope, dependability. I previously owned a more extensively equipped Avalon for 14 years. I immediately noticed the ride was not as smooth as my older model and although the seats are leather, they are not as comfortable. I also noticed a lot of interior "short cuts" and that the road noise is much more noticeable. I use this car mostly for commuting to work, so didn't need the extra digital equipment. I would suggest that if you travel or do a lot of highway driving, you consider one of the higher end models. I like the car, but because I've had the experience of driving one of the more expensive offerings, I would compare all the Avalon models before you purchase one."

33 people out of 33 found this review helpful

Very pleased

By on Friday, June 3, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very sophisticated car yet easy to handle"

Cons: "Nav. could be a bit better"

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

"I have owned the Avalon Sport Touring XLE for 11 months and have 8000 miles on it. I find the ride very smooth and the leg room and head room are superior. The back seat passengers sit with luxury and plenty of leg room. Styling is supreme and resembles the Lexus 350.It has 3 driving modes that I find myself using all the time to provide better efficiency. I have no trouble with the apps on the screen and use the navigation often. I have never had a car with navigation so I am not an expert; I am pleased with it. It probably could be a little more user friendly but I really have no complaints. It has really never failed me so far. I use my Pandora for music and that is perfect. I love being able to get incoming calls and make calls hands free. The interior appointments have a luxurious feel and the gauges are accurate. Great turning radius. Some road noise but nothing that is very noticeable. Once you shut the doors the car is tight, very smooth driving, great features, 18 inch wheels on my model, their best engine, 111" wheelbase, great suspension, and fun to drive. Totally reliable, large trunk,mileage seems pretty accurate on regular unleaded, quite engine...very quiet, and great response to whatever you are asking it to do. I am extremely pleased with this car and hope to have it a long time."

15 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Beautiful interior, Smooth plush ride, 40MPG

By on Sunday, May 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000

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
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very easy to drive. Plenty of storage areas"

Cons: "After 6 months haven't found it yet."

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

"Three driving settings: Eco:Best MPG, Sport: Great acceleration, Etv:can go one mile on electric only. Use Sport setting accelerating onto interstates or passing. Ue Eco while cruising and can exceed 40MPG. 17 Gal tank gives very long cruising range. Very smooth quiet ride hold the road beautifully and very easy to drive. Back seat passengers report good comfort. Arm rest and rear A/C vent. Excellent large screen back up camera NAV. Blind spot and reverse warnings in side mirrors. Excellent audio/CD/input for ipod Etc. Blue tooth for phone. Best most comfortable car I have ever owned. You'll love this car!"

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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