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2021 Toyota Avalon vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

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2021 Toyota
Avalon

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$36,125 to $43,125
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $32,513 to $38,813 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 21 - 25 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 30 - 34 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Toyota Avalon offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Arteon with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Avalon and the Volkswagen Arteon in the front seats.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Arteon requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Toyota Avalon, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota Avalon will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Arteon. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota Avalon carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Dimensions
The Toyota Avalon is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Arteon, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Toyota Avalon, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Toyota Avalon transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Handling
The Toyota Avalon has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Arteon, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Avalon is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Avalon and the Volkswagen Arteon. The Toyota Avalon has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Avalon is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Arteon.