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2019 Toyota Avalon

Upscale touches, extra equipment, and a new everthing help the next-gen Avalon feel even classier

First introduced in 1994, the Toyota Avalon is the Japanese brand’s full-size sedan offering, seeing sales in North America, Puerto Rico, and the Middle East. Since its debut at the Chicago Auto Show back in the ’90s, a total of four generations have come and gone, and now, there’s a brand-new fifth-gen heading for the dealer lots. First making the scene at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the 2019 Avalon is framed as “attainable premium,” or “mid-premium,” and Toyota hopes it’ll entice customers with an upscale, comfortable four-door package that won’t break the bank. Truth be told, the sedan bodystyle (especially full-size sedans) can be a hard sell these days, as consumers usually fulfill their seating-for-five requirements with some kind of high-riding SUV or crossover. Despite this, Toyota is confident the 2019 Avalon will be an exception to the rule thanks to its extensive list of upgrades, which include a variety of luxurious touches and technology enhancements that almost lend it a feeling of “Germaness” on the surface. Dig deeper, though, and you’ll find the Avalon stays true to its Japanese roots, with unique charactersitics throughout, as well as a hybrid option for those looking for extra dollars saved at the pump.

The new Avalon will go on sale later this spring, but until then, read on for the details.

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2019 Toyota Avalon - Driven

2019 Toyota Avalon - Driven

Top-shelf stuff at a very attractive price

First unveiled in 1994 at the Chicago Auto Show, a total of four generations have come and gone for Toyota’s large, mid-size, flagship sedan, also known as the Avalon. Now, following a debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the Avalon enters its fifth generation, and it’s bringing fresh exterior styling, a brand-new interior, tons of technology and equipment, and both a V-6 and hybrid four-cylinder powertrain, all in the name of resurrecting the beleaguered sedan segment. The question is - is it any good? To find out, Toyota flew me down to Del Mar in San Diego, CA, to give it a try.

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2019 Toyota Avalon: First Drive Impressions

2019 Toyota Avalon: First Drive Impressions

Don’t call it a comeback

The sedan segment has taken some pretty big hits over the last few years, regularly losing ground to the ever-popular SUV and crossover body styles. But while overall sales are down, some automakers are sticking it out with fresh new four-doors in the hopes that customers will once again see the light. Toyota is one such automaker, and the latest 2019 Avalon is a great reason to go against the grain.

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The Adaptive Suspension On The 2019 Toyota Avalon Works Wonders

The Adaptive Suspension On The 2019 Toyota Avalon Works Wonders

High-tech stuff at a surprisingly low price point

In the race to pack in as many gadgets and features as possible on new vehicles, automakers are gravitating towards adaptive suspension systems as a means to bridge the gap between sporty handling and a comfortable ride. It’s not always an easy balance to find, which means these systems are usually relegated to pricey models from Europe - unless you’re talking about the 2019 Toyota Avalon, that is.

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The 2019 Toyota Avalon's Interior Looks Fantastic

The 2019 Toyota Avalon’s Interior Looks Fantastic

Looking snazzy without paying an arm and a leg

The Toyota Avalon brings a lot to the table for its latest fifth-generation changeover, tempting buyers with a premium approach that’s befitting of Toyota’s flagship four-door. Part of the formula is a redesigned interior, and all told, it’s quite the looker.

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Test Drive: The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Has Some Surprising Punch

Test Drive: The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Has Some Surprising Punch

Electrons for the win

Toyota recently gave me an opportunity to drive the latest fifth-generation Avalon mid-size sedan, and suffice to say, I was impressed. There’s a lot to like about this “attainable premium” four-door, but the thing that really grabbed me was what happened when I put my foot down while behind the wheel of the hybrid model.

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2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Toyota Avalon

Upscale touches, extra equipment, and a new everthing help the next-gen Avalon feel even classier

First introduced in 1994, the Toyota Avalon is the Japanese brand’s full-size sedan offering, seeing sales in North America, Puerto Rico, and the Middle East. Since its debut at the Chicago Auto Show back in the ’90s, a total of four generations have come and gone, and now, there’s a brand-new fifth-gen heading for the dealer lots. First making the scene at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the 2019 Avalon is framed as “attainable premium,” or “mid-premium,” and Toyota hopes it’ll entice customers with an upscale, comfortable four-door package that won’t break the bank. Truth be told, the sedan bodystyle (especially full-size sedans) can be a hard sell these days, as consumers usually fulfill their seating-for-five requirements with some kind of high-riding SUV or crossover. Despite this, Toyota is confident the 2019 Avalon will be an exception to the rule thanks to its extensive list of upgrades, which include a variety of luxurious touches and technology enhancements that almost lend it a feeling of “Germaness” on the surface. Dig deeper, though, and you’ll find the Avalon stays true to its Japanese roots, with unique charactersitics throughout, as well as a hybrid option for those looking for extra dollars saved at the pump.

The new Avalon will go on sale later this spring, but until then, read on for the details.

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The New Toyota Avalon Is Basically A Grille On Wheels

The New Toyota Avalon Is Basically A Grille On Wheels

Would you like some car with that front end?

I remember when Lexus first came out with its enormous “spindle grille” feature, thinking to myself “well, that won’t last very long.” Now, here we are some seven years later, and the ginormous intake hasn’t receded in the slightest. In fact, it’s actually growing, and not just in size, either. The rest of Toyota’s lineup seems to be infected with enlarged grille syndrome, as is evidenced by the recently debuted 2019 Avalon that just dropped at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

This grille is simply massive. It stretches between the ends of the bumper like one of those giant rubber dam things that dentists use for root canals. The whole front end of the car is basically grille. Don’t get me wrong – I’ll take a strikingly assertive, arguably ugly design over something boring any day of the week. But I can’t help but take a step back and shake my head when I see this thing, like I just walked into the world’s biggest ball of twine or something. I mean, what the hell is the point.

Granted, the styling actually does its job, as it certainly makes the Toyota stand out from the crowd. Indeed, just one glance is more than enough to confirm the car’s origin. However, I’m worried scientists will start pointing their telescopes at it thinking they just discovered a new black hole.

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Toyota Takes High-Tech Approach With New Avalon Hybrid

Toyota Takes High-Tech Approach With New Avalon Hybrid

Will digital goodies and extra mpg entice buyers to ditch their crossovers?

It’s no secret that the sedan body style is under fire these days, losing ground to the ever-popular SUV and crossover segment year after year. However, Toyota is confident it’ll still move units, ushering in a new fifth generation for its full-size Avalon four-door at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. The big draw this time around is the technology stuffed into the cabin, as well as a new hybrid powertrain under the hood.

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2019 Toyota Avalon Gets More Aggressive, Boasts New Tech at Detroit

2019 Toyota Avalon Gets More Aggressive, Boasts New Tech at Detroit

The Avalon moves from sleepy to sultry

Toyota has undoubtedly heard cries from customers and journalists alike bemoaning its boring sedans. But no more. The 2019 Avalon is following in the 2018 Camry’s footsteps by going sporty. The new Avalon ditches the dull styling for some excitement as it moves into its fifth generation.

Toyota calls the Avalon its “mid-premium sedan” and has packed the car with loads of luxury features, more technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and made its Toyota Safety Sense P suite of active safety systems even more powerful. Improved powertrains include a reworked 3.5-liter V-6 and eight-speed automatic transmission, along with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with Toyota’s newest hybrid system and CVT transmission.

There are four trim levels available: the XSE, Touring, XLE, Limited. Hybrid models come in XLE, Limited, and XSE grades.

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Toyota Teases 2019 Avalon Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show Debut

Toyota Teases 2019 Avalon Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show Debut

Will Toyota take it from boring to desirable?

The 2018 Detroit Auto Show is nearly here, and with its approach comes a deluge of teasers from across the board. The latest arrives courtesy of Toyota, which is previewing the soon-to-be-revealed next-generation full-size Avalon sedan with a few shots of the redesigned headlights and taillights.

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2015 Toyota TRD Avalon SEMA Edition

2015 Toyota TRD Avalon SEMA Edition

Toyota has brought five vehicles that have been customized by Toyota Racing Development (TRD) to SEMA this year in Las Vegas. All five vehicles represent Toyota’s most popular vehicles with a twist just for SEMA. One such vehicle is the Toyota Avalon – the automakers flagship, midsize sedan. This year the Avalon, like all of the other SEMA-edition vehicles, was built to fuel the imagination of consumers and industry professionals, while allowing Toyota to gain feedback on what people generally think of the modifications and accessories.

As a production model, the Avalon has always had a sporty exterior design, reasonable performance and has always carried the best technology Toyota has to offer. This year, Toyota’s midsize sedan comes to SEMA in XLE Touring trim, with exclusive modifications from TRD that include updates to the exterior, suspension, and even a few performance upgrades.

At first glance, the 2015 Avalon doesn’t look too extreme. But, that doesn’t mean we won’t be surprised once we get a full look at this machine in the metal. If you remember correctly, back in 2013, the TRD had its hand in modifying the 2012 Avalon for SEMA, and it did a fine job. So, did TRD and Toyota do as good of a job on this model? Read on to find out for yourself.

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2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid - Driven

2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid - Driven

The Avalon has been a quiet stalwart of the Toyota lineup, providing a plush ride for those not interesting in owning a luxury brand (i.e. Lexus), but want all the bells and whistles normally associated with one. Equipped in the Limited trim, the Avalon offers just as many luxuries as say, the Lexus ES or even GS sedans, but without the hubbub. Add to that a fantastic hybrid system, and the result is a surprising package that affirms its halo role in the Toyota lineup.

I recently spent a week and a generous road trip getting to know the Avalon Hybrid. In fact, I took the car on an eight-hour adventure to my hometown for my 10-year high school reunion. The Avalon might not garner the same attention as the Lexus RC F from late 20-somethings, but I didn’t go with the mindset of impressing.

My wife and I made the quiet journey from central Florida north to I-10, then due west to the sleepy little town of Pascagoula, Mississippi. Save for a few high-profile tobacco attorneys, many of the town’s 22,000 residents are blue-collar, with folks working in the fishing, shipbuilding, or oil industries. Still, Southern charm runs deep here, with wrap-around porches on antebellum homes, sprawling live oak trees covered in Spanish moss, and thick, twangy drawls coming from gents and belles alike.

In other words, it was the perfect place for such a subtle luxury car to fit in.

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2016 Toyota Avalon

2016 Toyota Avalon

Back in the 2013 model year, Toyota fully redesigned the Avalon, giving it a sleeker, sexier, and more luxurious look. Along with this redesign, Toyota made the Avalon’s body slightly shorter and wider, improving its stance and giving passengers more shoulder and hip room. Despite being the third-best-selling full-size sedan in 2014, Toyota unveiled a refreshed version for the 2016 model year at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

With the Chicago Auto Show’s opening in the books, we now get to see what the refreshed Avalon looks like. I honestly expected a little more from Toyota, but considering its place in the sales list and the fact that it has no hopes of catching up to the Impala, which more than doubled the Avalon in 2014 sales, I can’t say I’m surprised the refresh was so minor.

Updated 02/13/2015: We’ve added a series of images taken during the 2016 Avalon’s official debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Check the new images in the "Pictures" tab.

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2014 Toyota Avalon Limited - Driven

2014 Toyota Avalon Limited - Driven

While I may be the local purveyor of all things that go fast here at TopSpeed.com, I do enjoy the quiet and luxury that comes with large cars like the Toyota Avalon. I also enjoy the advancements made in fuel economy over the last few years and get enjoyment in seeing just how high I can push that mpg gauge. Earlier this year, I was given the keys to the Avalon Hybrid for a week and I thoroughly enjoyed the machine. I felt it was quiet, luxurious and fuel economy was excellent; even if it was a little slow and I didn’t like the CVT. Cut forward a few weeks, and there is a new Toyota Avalon in my driveway, but this one is fitted with the family V-6.

That means 268 horsepower, a six-speed transmission and fuel economy that is still above 30 mpg. Would this pure petrol-powered Avalon cure my quibbles about the Hybrid’s speed while still providing all the luxury and features I had come to love?

That 268 horsepower told me that the best way to find out would be to drive the wheels off the car; naturally, I did my best to oblige. Read on to find out what I learned.

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2015 Toyota Avalon XLE Touring Sport Edition

2015 Toyota Avalon XLE Touring Sport Edition

Although the current-generation Avalon is only two years old, Toyota is doing its best to keep the full-size sedan fresh and attractive to American customers. With a mid-cycle refresh set to arrive sometime in 2016, Toyota is introducing numerous convenience and safety features across the lineup for 2015, as well as new exterior colors and visual options. Additionally, the Japanese are also launching the XLE Touring Sport Edition, an Avalon exclusive to the 2015 model year.

Based on the highly equipped XLE Touring grade, the Sport Edition enhances the Avalon’s attractive styling and spirited driving dynamics through additional standard features that range from HID headlamps and perforated leather-wrapped seats to unique badges and interior trims. All, of course, for a small premium over the Touring grade. Production of the Sport Edition will last for only six months and it won’t be offered outside the 2015 model year. Read on to find out what this special edition model is all about.

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2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid - Driven

2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid - Driven

The Avalon has long been the king of the Toyota lineup. It was the largest and most luxurious thing car you could buy from the company without having a Lexus badge on the nose. Now moving into its fourth generation with an all-new design and platform shared with the Lexus ES, Toyota promises best-ever levels of comfort and refinement from the 2014 Avalon. With the freshly available hybrid drivetrain option, the Avalon is also one of the most fuel efficient models in its class as well.

With a price of more than $40k, the new Avalon is also one of the most expensive sedans Toyota has ever created. With the redesign and hybrid powerplant, does this new Avalon still have what it takes to compete in the land of large luxury land barges? Does the new higher price tag put it too close to Lexus territory to justify a purchase? After a few days and several hundred miles, I think I have an answer. Head past the jump to find out what I thought.

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TopSpeed Podcast Episode 020 LIVE

TopSpeed Podcast Episode 020 LIVE

It is Thursday, and you know what that means; time to hang out with your three favorite petrol-heads!

Today Mark, Justin and I spend a lot of time talking about a lot of cars. Me and Mark talk about how awesome the Toyota Avalon can be, Justin and I then argue about the Kia K900 and equipment in cars, and wrap up with Mark talking about the very big and expensive GMC Yukon Denali.

When we move on, I talk about my week with the Miata. Spoiler: I think its freaking amazing and everyone should buy one. I also take some time to talk about how awesome other Miata owners seem to be.

When we finally get around to the news we take time to discuss the future collaboration of BMW and Toyota, the upcoming family of Cadillacs with V badges, and we even talk about a diesel-powered Audi R8.

Viewer questions include the most beautiful car we have ever seen and advice on selling your own car. We finish with an Own, Drive, Burn segment that features three of the most expensive cars ever sold.

Thanks for watching and listening. You can reach us in the comments below, or find us on Twitter @TopSpeedPodcast. If you prefer, you can reach us by email at Podcast@TopSpeed.com

See everyone next week!

If you want to talk to me, Justin or Mark directly you can find us on Twitter here:
Moe - @Moeferd
Justin - @TheCarJunkie
Mark - @MarkMcNabb

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2014 Toyota Avalon - Driven

2014 Toyota Avalon - Driven

Toyota introduced the Avalon to the U.S. market way back in 1995 as its more upscale, full-size sedan slotted between the Camry and more luxurious Lexus brand. It originally rode on a stretched version of the Camry’s platform and even shared its 3.0-liter, V-6 engine. Generational changes in 2000, 2005, and again in 2013 have kept the Avalon fresh with revised looks, interior appointments, and updated drivetrains.

I recently spent a week getting to know a 2014 Avalon in its most well-appointed form. My Limited tester came coated in a really beautiful dark-blue color Toyota calls Parisian Night Pearl. Its interior came awashed in soft-touch, tan leather seats with contrasting Parisian Night Pearl stitching and accent pieces. Equipped with the Technology Package, my Avalon came fitted with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, and the Pre Collision System. Also present was Toyota’s innovative Qi Wireless Charging system (pronounced "Chee") that works with like-enabled electronic devices.

Though those were the only two main extra-cost options, the Limited trim package took care of checking the other option boxes in one fell swoop, netting nearly every conceivable amenity desired on modern sedans. Heated and cooled leather seats with 10-way adjustments, moonroof, navigation, HID headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a laundry list of standard safety equipment.

Speaking of safety, the Avalon comes rated with five stars across the board from the NHTSA, except for the driver-side frontal crash, which earned a still-respectable four stars. Its other government ratings aren’t bad either. The EPA rates the Avalon at 21 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined.

The Avalon might not be the most exciting product Toyota builds these days, but it fulfills its intended purpose of passenger comfort very well. Out of all the cars I’ve piloted lately, the Avalon would be my pick for a long-haul roadtrip with the family.

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2013 Toyota Avalon by DUB Magazine

2013 Toyota Avalon by DUB Magazine

It looks like the new generation Toyota Avalon is enjoying plenty of attention from tuning firms at the 2012 SEMA Show. Next to the Avalon TRD Concept, the guys over at DUB Magazine have developed a pretty impressive package for the sedan that transforms it into the perfect urban ride.

The package starts off with a custom mesh grille and a well-integrated custom lower body kit and continues with a new set of 22" wheels with a matte black finish wrapped in ultra-low-profile Pirelli tires. It has been painted in a Brilliant Black finish with the mysterious look accentuated by tinted windows and taillights.

For the interior, the tuner applied suede accents on the console, door panels, and headliner. The seats combine black leather with plush diamond-pattern suede inserts and feature DUB logos on the seatbacks.

Since this is a DUB project, a new JBL sound system was to be expected to see and houses three massive subwoofers and an impressive array of amplifiers.

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2013 Toyota Avalon HV Edition

2013 Toyota Avalon HV Edition

TRD (Toyota Racing Development) isn’t just heading to the 2012 SEMA Auto with the Avalon TRD Edition, but with an Avalon HV Edition as well. This Avalon tuning firm is a concept based on the Avalon Hybrid that highlights the potential of the new car.

The new Avalon HV Edition will feature a Bright white paint finish combined with electric blue accent colors on the hybrid-blue headlights, tail-lights and turn signals, and the color-keyed custom grille. The HV sits on a new set of 19" custom wheel design with a three-stage paint finish.

The same color theme continues on the interior where the tuner opted for blue-silver metallic leather and white perforated leather seat inserts, as well as crisp blue stitching and dashboard accents. Just like the other concept headed to SEMA, the HV Edition features a 15-speaker JBL GreenEdgeTM surround-sound audio system.

We are not sure if any changes have been made in terms of power, but there are some changes in tow for the car’s suspensions and brakes. TRD installed cold-rolled steel coil springs that lower the vehicle approximately one inch at the front and rear.

Full details will be revealed during the 2012 SEMA Auto Show, so stay tuned!

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2013 Toyota Avalon TRD Edition

2013 Toyota Avalon TRD Edition

Toyota’s newest Avalon is an impressive vehicle, but it can get even more impressive when introduced to the fine folks at the Toyota Racing Development (TRD). TRD is showcasing their take on the Avalon with a concept car appearing at the 2012 SEMA Auto Show. Their Avalon Concept not only highlights the design features of the exterior, but also adds a supercharger system to bump the V6 engine’s power. To what level it is boosted to is unknown at this point, but surely it will be revealed once the car is unveiled in Las Vegas.

The new Avalon TRD features a two-tone custom paint finish, a color-keyed grille, and tinted taillights, as well as a new set of custom 19" wheels. There is also a TRD Big Brake kit and a new spring/shock package that lowers the car about one inch.

For the interior, TRD added graduated perforated leather with red piping and stitching, plus a JBL GreenEdgeTM surround sound system with 15 speakers.

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2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

After dropping the first details on the fourth generation Avalon, Toyota has announced that the new model will also be offered with a hybrid powertrain - a first for this sedan. Toyota has promised that this hybrid Avalon will deliver excellent fuel economy with an EPA-rating of 40 mpg combined.

The new hybrid Avalon combines a 2.5-liter, Atkinson-cycle, four-cylinder engine, with a 244.8-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack and a pair of electric motor/generators within the trans-axle. It will deliver an impressive output of 200 HP and delivers a fuel economy of 40 mpg in the city and a 39 mpg on the highway. The model comes with three unique modes of operation: EV, Eco, and Sport. In EV mode, the model can travel as an all-electric vehicle to speeds of up to 25 mph. Eco mode combines the two, while in Sport mode, the model takes full advantage of the car’s improved chassis and enhanced suspension.

The hybrid transaxle in the new Avalon contains two high-output electric motor/generators, a power-split device, an open differential, and the final drive ratio. Motor/Generator 1 (MG1) is used to start the gasoline engine and generate the energy that is returned to the battery to power the system. Motor/Generator 2 (MG2) is primarily responsible for electric drivetrain propulsion and regenerative braking. The hybrid vehicle transaxle also incorporates a flywheel-damper design that helps reduce noise and vibration during engine engagement.

The new Toyota Avalon Hybrid goes on sale later in 2012 and prices will be announced at a later date.

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2013 Toyota Avalon

2013 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon has been firstly unveiled in 1994 and until know we have seen three different generation. Today, at the New York Auto Show Toyota has unveiled the fourth generation Avalon, a model that comes with a progressive and emotionally styled exterior design, improved dynamic performance, a greater degree of refinement, and a highly spacious, comfortable interior.

The model has been designed to attract younger buyers and features a sleek and expressive profile with a longer, sloping roofline, flared front fenders, and reduced front and rear overhangs. The car’s interior combines comfort, convenience and technology. Toyota opted to combined premium materials with smoked chrome-metallic accents. The new Avalon has been crafted with innovative technologies such as advanced capacitive touch switches, a three color display screens that support the multi-information display, the audio/navigation interface, and the climate control panel.

Toyota did not offered any details on the car’s engine just yet, but we expect to see the same 3.5-liter V6 engine maybe with improved output and fuel economy.

Updated 04/05/2012: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.

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2011 Toyota Avalon

2011 Toyota Avalon

Toyota has revealed today details on the 2011 Avalon, a model that comes with a distinctive new exterior style and a restyled interior rich with premium touch points and practical new technologies. For 2011, Avalon will be offered in two grades, Avalon and Avalon Limited.

The exterior gets a wider, more substantial grille, new headlamps, which combine multi-reflector halogen high beams with halogen or HID low beams and front fog lamps integrated into a trapezoidal front bumper. The interior also gets a new instrument panel and the steering wheel provides fingertip controls for Bluetooth hands-free phones, the audio system, climate control system and the vehicle information center.

Under the hood there is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 268 HP at 6,200 rpm. For 2011, Avalon’s EPA ratings improve to 20 MPG in the city 29 MPG highway (compared to 19/28 before).

The 2011 Avalon comes equipped with leather-trimmed interior, eight-way power driver’s seat, back-up camera, dual zone automatic climate control with air filtration, moonroof and 17-inch alloy wheels.

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2011 Toyota Avalon prices announced

2011 Toyota Avalon prices announced

Toyota announced prices for he 2011 Avalon sedan that will go on sale in mid-March. The Avalon will be offered in XLS and Limited trim levels, and prices will start from $32,245 and $35,485, respectively.

Avalon is powered by a 24 Valve, dual overhead cam (DOHC) 3.5 Liter V6 that produces a maximum output of 268 HP, mated to a multi mode six speed automatic gearbox. For 2011 the sedan gets a new exterior styling and a few new interior amenities, but also new standard equipment.

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2011 Toyota Avalon

2011 Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon has been a staple of the Japanee automaker’s commitment to quality and comfort ever since it was introduced back in 1994 and has been refreshed for the 2011 model year making its debut at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. The face lifted four door features new exterior styling and a few new interior amenities rich with premium materials and practical new technologies. The new Toyota Avalon will go on sale this spring and will be offered in two trim levels including the standard Avalon and a Limited edition.

On the outside, the 2011 Avalon features a wider, more substantial grill along with new headlamps housing halogen high beams with halogen or optional high intensity discharge (HID) low beam units, a reshaped trapezoidal front bumper, redesigned rocker panels and glare resistant outer mirrors with integrated turn signals. Meanwhile under the hood, Toyota has equipped the new Avalon with a 24 Valve, dual overhead cam (DOHC) 3.5 Liter V6 that produces a maximum output of 268 HP, mated to a multi mode six speed automatic gearbox. The 2011 Toyota Avalon promises to add a few high tech creature comforts and a fresh new face.

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2010 Avalon, Yaris, Highlander, FJ Cruiser, Rav4 and Tacoma prices announced

2010 Avalon, Yaris, Highlander, FJ Cruiser, Rav4 and Tacoma prices announced

Toyota today announced prices for the 2010 line-up, including Avalon, Yaris, Highlander, FJ Cruiser, Rav4 and Tacoma. All cars will go on sale in August, with the exception of Highlander (September).

The 2010 FJ Cruiser will come with dual VVT-i and roller rocker arms on the 4.0-liter V6, which add 19 hp and a one mpg increase. Prices will range from $23,680 for the 2WD automatic to $25,270 for the 4WD automatic.

The RAV4 will go on sale with prices ranging from $21,500 for the base model 2WD four-cylinder to $27,810 for the 4WD Limited V6. The base MSRP for the 2010 Highlander ranges from $25,705 for the base four-cylinder 2WD to $41,020 for the Limited 4WD hybrid model.

For the 2010 Avalon prices will range from $27,945 for the XL to $35,285 for the Limited. Tacoma’s prices will range from $15,170 for the Regular Cab with a five-speed manual transmission to $27,075 for the V6 4x4 Double Cab Long Bed with a five-speed automatic transmission. And finally Yaris’s rpices will range from $12,355 for the three-door model with manual transmission, to $13,915 for the four-door sedan with an automatic transmission.

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2007 Toyota Avalon

2007 Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon has become the standard bearer for full-size sedans by combining outstanding room and comfort with sport sedan performance and admirable fuel efficiency – including an EPA-estimated highway mileage rating of 31 mpg.
The Avalon is offered in four grades, the standard XL, the sporty Touring, the extremely well-equipped XLS and the top-of-the-line Limited, which compares well to near-luxury models for comfort and amenities. For 2007, the Touring trim level offers an optional (...)

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2006 Toyota Avalon

2006 Toyota Avalon

The all-new Avalon is distinctive, stylish and the ’most-American’ vehicle of any Toyota product to date, more luxurious and refined, the redesigned Avalon is truly a flagship vehicle offering advanced technology and an understated elegance.

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Side Air Bags Improve Safety: Impala, Avalon are top large car performers

Side Air Bags Improve Safety: Impala, Avalon are top large car performers

The redesigned Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Avalon, both equipped with standard side airbags, earn top ratings of good in side crash tests that simulate an impact from an SUV or pickup truck. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently conducted side tests of eight large family cars. The Buick Lucerne and Hyundai Azera, also equipped with standard side airbags, earn the second highest rating of acceptable.
The Buick LaCrosse with standard side airbags is rated marginal, and so is (...)

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2006 Toyota Avalon XLS

2006 Toyota Avalon XLS

Though front-wheel drive, the Toyota Avalon is arguably the best rendition of a traditional big American car sold today. American cars should be this good. And it could even be argued that Toyota’s flagship family sedan is in fact an American car. The Avalon was designed in Newport Beach, California, engineered by the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is built in Georgetown, Kentucky.

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