SedanToyota46% by Neofiliac Team66% by External Reviewers

Toyota Avalon 5 (XX50)

Mid-Size Sedan

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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.


What we found

Neofiliac score 46%
  • Handsome styling
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
  • Good interior space
  • Exceptional reliability
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Uninspiring handling

What external reviewers found

External score 66%
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Excellent fuel efficiency
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • 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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2.5 Hybrid3.5

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External Reviews


Reviewer score 73% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from cnet have found:
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.
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Noisy at highway speeds
  • Expensive for what you get


Reviewer score 50% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found:
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.
  • Powerful V6
  • Lots of space
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lack of refinement
  • Not as agile as a Nissan Maxima


  1. ^ 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid review: Big fish in an ever-shrinking pond. [cnet].
  2. ^ 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD review: Big on space, short on hustle. [digitaltrends].