After going through a comprehensive redesign in 2019, we expect the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid to carry into the new model year without any significant changes. A full redesign won’t be coming anytime soon.
Since the Avalon Hybrid is fresh off of a recent redesign, the 2021 Avalon Hybrid will retain the same look as the current model. The Avalon Hybrid is one of the sharper-looking large sedans on the market, with sharp-edged headlights, an enormous grille that takes up the majority of the front end, and triangular taillights that are connected via a slim horizontal bar. On the inside, the Avalon Hybrid has a unique design where the entire center console juts out of the dashboard and flows directly into the transmission tunnel. It’s a daring design we expect to stick around for 2021.
Every 2021 Avalon Hybrid will come with a 9-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, five USB ports, Bluetooth, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, and Wi-Fi hot spot as standard. Navigation, a JBL audio system, and wireless charging will be available as options.
Power for the Avalon Hybrid will continue to come from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors. Combined output is rated at 215 horsepower. A continuously variable automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard.
When it comes to safety, Toyota will continue to offer its Toyota Safety Sense P suite of features as standard throughout the lineup. The suite brings forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams. Blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are also standard. Parking sensors and rear automatic emergency braking will be optional. The current Avalon Hybrid received a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS and we expect that rating to carry over to the 2021 model.