Toyota’s Avalon reward midsize sedan fits in a tiny space between a company’s Camry sedan and a Lexus oppulance division, possessing Lexus qualities with pricing some-more closely aligned with Camry.
Avalon is handsome, gentle and spacious, and it has one of a many pale cabins in all of autodom.
For 2018 a Avalon is a carryover of a 2017 model. There are 5 trim levels: XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring, and Limited. All 5 have front-wheel expostulate and are versed with a brash 3.5-liter V6 engine and a six-speed involuntary transmission.
Engine outlay is 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque, unchanging unleaded gasoline is recommended, and a EPA fuel economy rating is 21 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, 24 mpg combined.
Avalon is also accessible with a hybrid powertrain whose fuel economy rating is 40 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, and 40 mpg combined.
My tester was a Touring model, that we picked adult during a Park N Fly airfield parking lot in Seatac on returning from a holiday revisit with family. As my airfield convey approached a cheuffer parking area, we scanned a cars in hunt of a tasteless sedan in Appliance White. When a aggressive-looking thing in Sizzling Crimson with dim 18-inch 20-spoke amalgamate wheels incited out to be my Avalon, my initial suspicion was “That’s an Avalon?”
The Touring indication is a Avalon for buyers who like their practicality served with a side of sportiness. With sport-tuned cessation and those good wheels, a Touring trim delivers a some-more energetic and manageable pushing experience. LED headlights, LED daytime using lights, and singular interior styling are other elements of a Avalon Touring.
To put some viewpoint on how ample Avalon’s interior is, back chair passengers have 39.2 inches of legroom, that is 4.2 inches some-more than Premium Class seats on Alaska Airlines, that are bliss compared to unchanging seats in a plane’s categorical cabin.
To put some viewpoint on how gentle Avalon’s seats are, during a exam week we also happened to expostulate a opposite oppulance car labelled $20,000 some-more than a Avalon, and a driver’s chair felt like a Shaker chair in comparison.
Avalon’s case space is a inexhaustible 16 cubic feet with a far-reaching opening and high building that make loading and unloading reduction stressful mentally and physically.
Engine and transmission, doing and braking are all swell, though I’d have enjoyed a steering some-more if it were a bit tighter, generally given this is a sportier model.
Toyota loads a Avalon Touring with safety, preference and infotainment features, though even a bottom indication is easily outfitted. The dual priciest options on my tester were bright doorway sills ($379) and a potion event sensor ($299).
2018 TOYOTA AVALON TOURING
Base price, including end charge: $38,795
Price as driven: $39,939
Mary Lowry is an eccentric automotive author who lives in Snohomish County. She is a member of a Motor Press Guild, and a member and past boss of a Northwest Automotive Press Association. Vehicles are supposing by a manufacturers as a one-week loan for examination functions only. In no approach do a manufacturers control a calm of a reviews.
The 2018 Toyota Avalon has one of a quietest cabins in a automotive industry. (Manufacturer photo)
The 2018 Toyota Avalon reward midsize sedan is accessible in 5 trim levels, all with front-wheel drive. (Manufacturer photo)