Toyota Avalon 5th-gen Review Rundown
The 5th-gen Toyota Avalon isn't a perfect car, but it's still undoubtedly the big fish in its ever-shrinking pond. The Avalon TRD is fun in a way that Toyota's larger vehicles so rarely are. The big sedan is served in two ways: with either an internal-combustion or hybrid powertrain.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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The 2020 Toyota Avalon is available with two very different powertrains. The XSE version of the Avalon is the sportier of the two non-TRD trims. Overall fit and finish are excellent, and the whole car feels premium. The Avalon has plenty of interior room for front and rear passengers.
The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is like soft-serve ice cream: smooth and sweet. With a comfortable ride, accommodating cabin and pleasant demeanor, this large sedan is soothing to drive and goes down (the road) easy. The Avalon Hybrid's interior is spacious and upscale, just don't expect much cutting-edge technology.
The Toyota Avalon TRD is fun in a way that Toyota's larger vehicles so rarely are. Despite all the boy-racer frippery, the Avalon remains a large family sedan at heart. All trims, TRD or otherwise, come standard with a 9-inch touchscreen.
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD is an attempt to break out of a stodgy stereotype. The TRD adds a body kit with a new front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser, and trunk lid spoiler. Despite costing over $40,000, this car did not have real leather seats.
- 1. ^ 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid review: Big fish in an ever-shrinking pond. Cnet. 2020-07-21. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 2. ^ 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid review: Soft-serve sedan. Cnet. 2021-07-13. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
- 3. ^ 2021 Toyota Avalon TRD review: Weird in theory, awesome in practice. Cnet. 2021-06-30. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
- 4. ^ 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD review: Big on space, short on hustle. Digitaltrends. 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
- **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
- ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.