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2019 Toyota Avalon

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2019 XLE 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $35,650
2019 XSE 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $38,150
2019 Limited 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $41,950
2019 Touring 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $42,350

Overview

The all-new 2019 Toyota Avalon debuts when the demand for cars has been waning and customers continue to turn to crossovers. If anything, this monumental market shift only seems to have encouraged Toyota to push its own traditional boundaries for its flagship sedan.

What's New for 2019

The Toyota Avalon is all new for 2019.

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Choosing Your Toyota Avalon

The Avalon is available in four trim levels, XLE, XSE, Limited, Touring. For those looking for maximum efficiency, the all-new Avalon Hybrid is available as well.

Toyota’s newest global platform, which also underpins the Camry, allows the engineers better control over the ride and handling while the stylists also took bold measures with sharp edges and complex surfaces. The XSE and Touring trims have a sporty attitude, while the XLE and Limited trims focus more on comfort.

The gas-powered Avalon is offered with a 3.5-liter V6 delivering 301 horsepower and 267 foot-pound of torque. The front wheels are driven via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The base XLE achieves an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon city, 32 mpg highway, and 26 combined. On higher trims with larger wheels and added features, the highway and combined mpg figures are reduced by one. Toyota claims improved aerodynamics over the previous model.

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XLE

The base XLE trim starts at $36,420 (all prices include the $920 destination charge) and features 17-inch wheels, LED front and rear lighting, and the Toyota Safety Sense P suite of active safety features, which includes forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Furthermore, automatic high beams and a three-year subscription to Safety Connect, featuring automatic collision notification, are also standard safety tech.

The interior includes heated eight-way power front seats, a seven-inch screen in the gauge cluster, automatic dual-zone climate control, and proximity entry with push button start. Toyota’s latest Entune 3.0 connected services is operated through a nine-inch touchscreen display with satellite and HD radio, Apple CarPlay, and a six-month trial of WiFi through Verizon. Remote connectivity works with certain Android and Apple devices to remotely unlock and lock the doors and start the engine, while Amazon Alexa compatibility enables car-home device communication.

There are three option packages offered. The JBL Audio Upgrade ($680) adds a 14-speaker audio system that features Toyota’s first application of its 7.1-channel audio experience, while Clari-Fi software rebuilds lost fidelity. The Moonroof Package ($1,000) includes a power tilt and sliding moonroof and wireless charging. The Moonroof Package with options ($1,680) combines the features of both equipment groups.

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XSE

Starting at $38,920, the XSE is visually differentiated from the XLE by its 19-inch black wheels, standard moonroof, darkened inner-headlights, quad-tipped exhaust, and gloss-black painted door mirrors, grille, and rear spoiler. Suede seat inserts, real aluminum trim, and a premium leather-covered steering wheel with paddle shifters that feature rev-matching downshifts bring the dynamic spirit to the interior, while the sport-tuned suspension sharpens the ride. The $680 JBL Audio Upgrade package returns, and mechanical bits and software programming enhance the intake and exhaust sounds with it ordered.

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Limited

Positioned above the XLE, the Limited is priced from $42,720 and rides on unique 18-inch wheels, features the JBL Audio system, and includes premium leather surfaces. The exterior of the Avalon Limited gains a detailed front headlight design and front and rear turn signals that light sequentially. A 10-inch color head-up display, ambient lighting, genuine wood trim, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a heating steering wheel are among the additional luxury features included as standard.

The Advanced Safety Package ($1,150) adds a surround-view camera with perimeter scan, an intelligent clearance sonar system with rear cross-traffic detection and automatic braking.

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Touring

The Touring trim starts at $43,120 and takes the sporty nature of the XSE and includes an adaptive variable suspension and two additional dynamic chassis settings. There are 650 individual steps where the dampers can change their stiffness, promising improved handling dynamics while still offering the comfortable ride expected of an Avalon. The seating gains the same heating and cooling features of the Limited, but feature the grippier suede inserts. The headlights also blend the advanced lighting systems with the dark inner housing of the XSE. The Advanced Safety Package is again available for $1,150.

CarsDirect Tip

The 2019 Toyota Avalon presents a solid value out of the gate with its new platform, design elements, and attention to detail. The XLE with the JBL Audio Upgrade package will make the most of the quiet and comfort-focused ride while the largest rear space in the class will be sure to impress.

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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The good gets better. All-new for 2019, the fifth-generation Toyota Avalon, riding on the brand's new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, is longer, lower, wider, and more powerful than the outgoing model. The rear cabin was extended back 7 inches, while body height, cowl height, and rear deck height are lower by 1.0, 1.2, and 0.8 inches, respectively. In addition, new stamping methods allow for more sculpted body panels.

Handsome styling. The 2019 Avalon receives fresh sheetmetal all-around. Along its flanks, the elegant look is punctuated by prominent upper and lower character lines, and sharp creases around the wheel wells. In back, a narrow light bar connects the progressive taillights, while touring models feature a narrow deck lid spoiler and an aggressive lower fascia bracketed by two pair of chrome-tipped exhaust finishers.

The interior is equally inspiring and library-quiet over rough and uneven pavement as well as at freeway speeds. Contrasting colors highlight a mix of upscale materials, while all lines lead to the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay-compatible 9-inch, pedestal-mounted, infotainment touchscreen that dominates the middle of the dash.

The only misstep is the mesh grille on XSE and Touring models. Overpowering the delicate narrow LED headlight enclosures, it's also too wide and too low for our tastes.


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Wide ranging safety. Standard advanced active safety features on every Avalon include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic headlights with high-beam assist – many of which are either optional or available only on certain trim levels of rivals like the Nissan Maxima, Kia Cadenza, Chevrolet Impala, Buick LaCrosse, and Chrysler 300.

Engine and suspension tweaks. Under the hood, the 3.5-liter V6 engine gets a boost in horsepower from 268 to 301 for even stronger acceleration and more confidant highway passing. Touring models are equipped with Toyota's first adaptive variable suspension that adjusts the damping and shock stiffness for a predictably smooth Normal mode and dramatically heavier steering, quicker throttle response, more rapid gear changes in higher revs, and a stiffer ride in Sport+ mode – challenging the sportier offerings from Nissan and Chrysler.

Despite the stab at performance, the Avalon works best as a sedate highway cruiser. The piped-in noises don't satisfy like a true V8, while the sport-tuned exhaust hollers but doesn't scream. It also lacks the all-wheel-drive capability of the Subaru Legacy and certain Chrysler 300 models.

Good fuel economy. Fuel economy is above average for the class, showing an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 combined in base configuration. These figures drop to 22/31/25 mpg (city/highway/combined) on all but the base XLE trim.

Final thoughts. The 2019 Toyota Avalon manages to retain what we liked about the previous model – a supple ride and spacious interior – while upping the ante with more horsepower, slicker styling, and more rear seat room.

At the same time, the overwrought grill on some models spoils the overall design, while some of the sportier features appear forced on what's otherwise a sedate highway cruiser.

In terms of the competition, the Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300, and Kia Cadenza offer more interior space, both the 300 and Nissan Maxima offer better-handling trims, while the Chrysler can be had with a muscular 5.7-liter V8 engine.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 301 HP / 267 ft.lbs.
Transmission
8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 32 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 301 HP / 267 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 32 / 27 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
14.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$55
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
16.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
104 Cu.ft. / 103 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
195.9 "
Exterior Width
72.8 "
Exterior Height
56.5 "
Front Headroom
38.5 " / 37.4 "
Rear Headroom
37.9 " / 37.5 "
Front Legroom
42.1 "
Rear Legroom
40.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,560 Lbs.
Wheel Base
113 "
Turning Radius
18.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Colored W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Softex Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
8 / 14 Brand
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Pre-collision System (pcs) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Monitor (bsm) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Alert (lda) W/steering Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Pre-collision System With Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Vehicle Sway Warning Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Automatic High Beams (ahb) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 25,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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