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2020 Toyota Avalon: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - September 13, 2018
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Model Preview

Since the latest-generation Toyota Avalon hit showrooms in May 2018, we expect the 2020 Toyota Avalon to be a carryover model with minimal changes.

As a carryover model, we expect the 2020 Toyota Avalon to hit showrooms with no notable visual changes to its body. It will retain its new, sportier design that includes widened headlights, a larger lower grille, sharper body lines, widened taillights, and quad-exit exhaust. Inside, we expect the same lack of change, so we anticipate a luxurious cabin that boasts best-in-class rear shoulder room, leg room, and headroom.

With no changes in store, we also expect to see the same standard features. As a near-luxury sedan, this means the 2020 Avalon will include premium features like 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, leatherette upholstery, soft-touch materials, piano-black trim, smart key with push-button ignition, dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 9-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Entune 3.0, and more.

Powering the 2020 Toyota Avalon, we expect the same 3.5-liter V6 engine that cranks out 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. This will all route through an eight-speed automatic transmission on its way to the front wheels. Opt for the hybrid model and get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine pair to an electric propulsion system that combine to produce 215 hp. The hybrid also swaps the traditional automatic for a continuously variable transmission.

2019 Toyota Avalon

Want a dose of added sportiness? We expect the 2020 Avalon to carry on with the XSE or Hybrid XSE trim, which adds paddle shifters and a sport-tuned suspension.

The current Avalon comes with a full assortment of standard safety features thanks to its Toyota Safety Sense P, and we expect this to remain the same in 2020. Look for the 2020 Avalon’s standard safety equipment to include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rearview camera, and more. This earned the current Avalon a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS, and we expect this to remain in 2019, unless the institute moves the goalposts again.

Pricing and Release Date

There is no official release date for the 2020 Toyota Avalon, so stay tuned for updates.

Since we expect no big updates for the 2020 Toyota Avalon, we also expect no big pricing changes. Look for it to remain close to the current model’s pricing schedule, which ranges from $36,420 to $43,120 for the all-gasoline model and $37,420 to $43,720 for the hybrid model (destination fees included).

The 2020 Avalon will compete with the Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus, and Nissan Maxima.

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Pictured: 2019 Avalon

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