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