The Toyota Avalon Hybrid comes into the 2022 model year largely unchanged after having undergone a redesign a couple of years ago. Changes come in the form of a Nightshade edition for the mid-level XSE trim, which replaces the previous XSE, for model-year 2022. The XSE Nightshade gets features such as matching black wheels, door handles, and badging. Toyota has also expanded its hybrid battery warranty. Previously eight years or 100,000 miles, it is now 10 years or 150,000 miles.
Toyota will continue to power the 2022 Avalon Hybrid with 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 continue to be standard. As before, Toyota also sells a regular gas version of the Avalon powered by a V6 engine. In terms of fuel economy, the Avalon Hybrid gets up to 44 mpg in overall driving, whereas the standard Avalon is rated at up to 26 mpg.
The 2022 Avalon Hybrid will come standard with a nine-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, and Wi-Fi hotspot. Navigation, a 14-speaker JBL audio system, and wireless charging will be available as options.
Toyota will continue to offer its Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ suite of safety features as standard throughout the lineup. The suite includes pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are also standard. For $1,150 more, the optional Advanced Safety Package includes a bird’s eye view camera with perimeter scan and intelligent clearance sonar with rear cross-traffic braking.
The 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is arriving at dealer lots now.
Pricing ranges from $38,375 for the entry-level XLE trim to $44,675 for the Limited.
The full-size 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid goes unchallenged, as the segment is rapidly shrinking.
Pictured: 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited