2014 Toyota Avalon Overview

Tamara Warren
Automotive Editor - March 20, 2014

Toyota first built the first Avalon to challenge the full-size comfort of traditional American sedans. In top spec, the current Avalon is a bargain-priced challenger to the Lexus ES 350, with which it shares a platform.

What's New for 2014

The Avalon, which had gone without a major redesign since 2007, is all-new for 2014.

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Choosing Your Toyota Avalon

All non-hybrid Avalons are equipped with a 3.5-liter engine that produces 268 horsepower and earns an EPA rating of 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. Buyers choose from four trim levels that become increasingly lavish.

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Even a "base" XLE feels premium. Standard features include: leather upholstery with heated front seats, LED taillights, heated power outside mirrors, 17-inch wheels, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, keyless entry and push button start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and dual-zone automatic climate control with an air filter and rear vents.

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XLE Premium

If you'd like few extra features like a moonroof and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, the XLE Premium adds less than $2,000 to an XLE's MSRP.

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XLE Touring

The Touring isn't quite in Lexus territory, but you'll find wide-angle fog lights, 18-inch wheels, navigation and Entune, Bluetooth and advanced voice recognition. A leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters is also standard.
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With an MSRP of less than $40,000, the Limited offers serious luxury features like perforated leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats with 10-way adjustment for the driver and 8-way adjustment for the passenger, hard-drive navigation, tri-zone climate control, and HID headlights. The optional Technology Package includes dynamic radar cruise control, automatic high beams, and a pre-collision system.

CarsDirect Tip

If you have a taste for luxury sedans, but a budget for family sedans, the XLE Premium should suit you nicely. The Limited, meanwhile, is a compelling alternative to the closely related Lexus ES 350—if you can do without the Lexus badge and dealership experience, you'll get the same basic car for $10,000 less.

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