2020 Toyota Avalon

Buyer's Guide

History/Overview

The Toyota Avalon is a full-size sedan that competes in a near-luxury segment whose popularity has begun to wan. But the market for big four-doors isn't dead yet -- or, at least Toyota doesn't think so, as it rolled out a new Avalon last year, which is carried over unchanged for 2020.

Available Trims

Toyota offers the Avalon in a sport-oriented XSE trim, and in a more upscale Limited configuration. Both use a 3.5L V6 engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

Standard Features

Avalon XSE comes standard with passive keyless entry, a garage door opener, wireless smartphone charging, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, a 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, blind spot monitor, an eight-speaker stereo, a leather-trimmed steering wheel with power adjustments, Softex seat upholstery, eight-way driver and six-way front passenger power seat adjustments, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 7.0-inch multi-information display, 19-inch wheels, sunroof, LED headlights and taillights, heated side mirrors and variable intermittent wipers.

Limited trim adds parking sensors, rear cross traffic braking, a bird's-eye view monitor, navigation, Connected Services by Toyota, a 14-speaker stereo, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, semi-aniline leather upholstery, ambient lighting, a 10-inch head-up display, 18-inch wheels and premium LED headlights and taillights.

Also standard is the Toyota Safety Sense suite, comprising automatic high beams, forward collision detection with automatic braking, radar cruise control and lane departure alert with steering assist.

Fuel Economy

Toyota's fuel consumption estimates for the Avalon are 10.9/7.6 L/100 km (city/highway).

Competition

The Avalon competes for big-car shoppers with main rivals like Chevrolet Impala, Kia Credenza and Ford Taurus. There's also some overlap with luxury models, including the mechanically similar Lexus ES, and the Honda-built Acura TLX and RLX, and the Lincoln MKZ.

2020 Toyota Avalon Specifications

There are 2 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $42,690 MSRP
9.3
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
301 hp @6600 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
XSE Auto $42,690 5 Sedan
XSE Auto 301 hp @6600 rpm 267 ft-lb @4700 rpm 8-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
XSE Auto 195.9" 72.8" 56.5" 113"
XSE Auto
XSE Auto N/A
XSE Auto
XSE Auto
Limited Auto $48,450 5 Sedan
Limited Auto 301 hp @6600 rpm 267 ft-lb @4700 rpm 8-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
Limited Auto 195.9" 72.8" 56.5" 113"
Limited Auto
Limited Auto Leather Seats
Limited Auto
Limited Auto

Owner Reviews: 2020 Toyota / Avalon

Average Rating

2005 Toyota Avalon

by Henwy on 11-08-2012
The Avalon series is the best
The Avalon series from Toyota is one of the best cars that i've driven throughout my 6 years of driving. I had a 1995 Toyota Avalon in green as my first car, and I kept going back and getting another Avalon after.

I may be a 24 year old male driver and the Avalon may not be a fitting image for me. I will still recommend the Avalon to them, it will change the way you view luxury at an affordable price.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2006 Toyota Avalon

by far on 11-05-2012
excellent car
this car is a great drive, great for a family. it has an attractive interior and exterior. it's a bigger car, making things like parking a bit akward, but thats my only complaint
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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1997 Toyota Avalon

Trim: XLS
by Rock-Solid on 11-01-2012
Older Toyota Avalon ( 1997 )
These cars rock. Very dependable, with decent features and now you can buy them super cheap. When Toyota says 80% of the cars they sold in the past 20 years are on the road, this is part of how they did it. It is a bit of a grampa car, but for the $ it can't be beat for reliability and comfort.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
5/5
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