Toyota has announced that 2022 will be the last year for the Avalon. Production of the large sedan is set to end later this August. For consumers that are interested in purchasing an Avalon, the clock is ticking.
For 2022, the Avalon comes with an updated driver-assist system that now includes more high-tech radar- and camera-based forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking systems. As far as the Avalon lineup goes, the TRD trim has been discontinued, all-wheel drive (AWD) is no longer available, and the four-cylinder engine has been dropped.
Choosing Your Toyota Avalon
With the decision to discontinue the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the Avalon is now only available with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. The V6 is rated at 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and routes power to the front wheels. In the XLE trim, the engine is rated at up to 26 mpg combined, while the other two trims can get up to 25 mpg combined.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Avalon offers seating for up to five in comfort thanks to its large body style. Even three people can fit comfortably in the back and taller passengers have plenty of room to stretch out with 40.4 inches of rear legroom.
When it comes to cargo capacity, the Avalon offers up to 16.1 cubic feet of space in its trunk. That’s a competitive amount of space for the large sedan segment.
Every Avalon comes standard with an extensive list of safety features. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition, automatic high-beam assist, a head-up display, and traffic sign recognition are all standard.
The $1,150 Advanced Safety Package adds a surround-view camera, parking sensors, and reverse automatic emergency braking. The package is available on the Touring and Limited trims.
Toyota offers the Avalon with a standard nine-inch touchscreen, Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, eight audio speakers, and five USB ports. Available features include a 14-speaker audio system and a wireless charging pad.
The base XLE trim comes with 17-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, dual exhaust outlets, and heated exterior mirrors on the outside. The cabin features an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, and push-button start.
The XLE trim is available with a few packages. The sedan is available with a moonroof for an extra $1,000. A 14-speaker JBL audio system is available for $1,720. Bundling these two options together costs $2,720.
The sporty Touring trim comes with 19-inch wheels, aluminum interior trim, gloss black trim pieces, a rear spoiler, a universal garage door opener, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, a moonroof, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a 14-speaker JBL audio system, and a wireless charging pad. The Touring comes with a few sporty components that include adaptive suspension, paddle shifters, aluminum pedal covers, and engine noise enhancement.
Going with the range-topping Limited adds 18-inch chrome wheels, wood interior trim, leather upholstery, heated rear seats, and adaptive headlights.
Because of its large size, the 2022 Toyota Avalon is better suited to being a luxury cruiser rather than an agile canyon carver. As such, we think the Limited trim, which adds some upscale touches, is the best option. It’s also a strong value option.