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2016 Toyota Avalon Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • New exterior update for 2016
  • Sport-tuned suspension available
  • Available wireless smartphone charging station
The 2016 Toyota Avalon is a full-size family sedan that competes with the Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, and Chevrolet Impala. This year, it has been given mid-cycle exterior and interior updates and two suspension system options. The more fuel efficient Avalon Hybrid version will be covered in a separate overview.

Five trims are available: the XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring, and Limited.

The new front-end of the Avalon has bold styling that includes revised headlights and daytime running lamps, a narrow-slit front grille, and an exaggerated open-mouth fascia. The Touring trim comes with slightly sportier styling. Standard features include power/heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators and a dual-pipe exhaust system. Available features include HID headlights, LED headlights, LED daytime running lamps, LED front fog lights, a rear spoiler, and larger 18-inch wheels.

Under the hood, the Avalon is powered by a standard 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for the Avalon is an EPA-estimated 21/31/mpg city highway.

Inside, the Avalon has a gray-stitched, leather-trim interior with front bucket seats and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The center stack includes a standard Entune audio system that includes a 7-inch touchscreen, CD/MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, Siri Eyes Free mode, and a USB port. It can be upgraded with an integrated navigation system, a Qi wireless smartphone charging station, and a JBL premium audio system. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, remote keyless entry, and push-button start. Available features include rear HVAC, a memory seat, heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a power moonroof.

The Avalon was named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It also earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The standard suspension system has been updated to offer a more comfortable ride. The Touring trim comes with a unique, adaptive suspension system for a more engaging driving experience. The available Safety Connect service includes emergency roadside assistance, stolen vehicle locator, and automatic collision notification. Other available features include a blindspot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, pre-collision alert, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. A backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system come standard.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 21 MPG
  • Highway: 30 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: Not Avail.

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.9/5
Value:
4.8/5
Exterior:
4.9/5
Interior:
4.7/5
Comfort:
4.9/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
4.9/5

36 of 36 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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