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Toyota Avalon Sedan (5th gen XX50)

MSRP 35875 USDNEX score 66%

Product Overview

The fifth-generation Toyota Avalon is underpinned by Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) GA-K platform shared with Camry, RAV4, Highlander, and Lexus ES (to which the Avalon is closely related).
The new Avalon offers a range of new features, including Adaptive Variable Suspension, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa connectivity, etc.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard safety tech, including the Toyota Safety Sense P suite of driver assistance systems
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 66% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Excellent fuel efficiency
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lacks AWD and limited-slip differential
  • Lack of refinement
  • Lacks adaptive dampers
  • Not as agile as a Nissan Maxima
  • Noisy at highway speeds
  • Expensive for what you get
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Specifications

Variants:
2.5h
3.5L

Chassis

Suspension | Front
MacPherson
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link

Dimensions

Size | Height
1440 mm
Size | Length
4980 mm
Size | Width
1850 mm
Wheelbase
2870 mm

Performance

2.5hFuel Economy
5.3 L/100km
3.5LFuel Economy
9.4 L/100km

Powertrain

2.5hEngine | Displacement
2.5 L
3.5LEngine | Displacement
3.5 L
2.5hEngine | Power
176hp (combined 215hp)
3.5LEngine | Power
301hp
2.5hEngine | Type
A25A-FXS I4 hybrid
3.5LEngine | Type
2GR-FKS V6
Transmission | Gears
8-speed or CVT
Transmission | Type
Automatic or hybrid (eCVT)

Production

Debut
2018 NAIAS
Made In
USA, China

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The 2020 Toyota Avalon XSE Hybrid starts at $38,885, while the more luxurious Limited costs $44,585. The Avalon has plenty of interior room for front and rear passengers along with lots of cargo space in its good-ol'-fashioned big sedan trunk. The cabin materials are well thought out and of very high quality. The biggest issue with the interior of the Avalon is the noise.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Comfortable front seats
Cons
  • Noisy at highway speeds
  • Expensive for what you get

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid starts at just about $38,000 including $995 in destination fees. This Toyota is powered by a hybrid drivetrain centered around a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The Avalon Hybrid is soothing to drive and can actually make you feel less stressed after a journey than when you started.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful hybrid drivetrain
  • Excellent fuel efficiency
Cons
  • Lane centering isn't available at any price

cnet[3]

Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The 2021 Toyota Avalon TRD does a good job approximating a sport sedan without going whole hog. Its 3.5-liter V6 puts out the same 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque as any other variant. All trims come standard with a 9-inch touchscreen that includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Fun to drive
  • Lots of cargo space
Cons
  • Lacks AWD and limited-slip differential
  • Lacks adaptive dampers

digitaltrends[4]

Sentiment Score 50%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD is a good idea with poor execution. It's possible to make a big sedan into a performance car, just look at the BMW M5. The TRD upgrades make the Avalon better to drive (and to look at), but they don't transform it. If you want four doors, lots of space, and a little fun, other cars offer more for the money.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful V6
  • Lots of space
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lack of refinement
  • Not as agile as a Nissan Maxima

User Reviews

References

1. ^ 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid review: Big fish in an ever-shrinking pond. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-toyota-avalon-hybrid-xse-review/. 2020-07-21. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid review: Soft-serve sedan. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-toyota-avalon-hybrid-xle-fwd-review/. 2021-07-13. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
3. ^ 2021 Toyota Avalon TRD review: Weird in theory, awesome in practice. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-toyota-avalon-trd-fwd-review/. 2021-06-30. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
4. ^ 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD review: Big on space, short on hustle. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2020-toyota-avalon-trd-review/. 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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