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2018 Toyota Avalon

MPG

City 21 MPG Hwy 30 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

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

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.7
Exterior 4.7
Interior 4.6
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.9
Reliability 4.9
*****
Highly recommend

by Donna from Totowa, NJ | October 14, 2019

This is the second Avalon I have ever owned. I have never been disappointed. Love the safety features and it’s comfortable ride. Luxury at it’s best for less the price of the Lexus. Highly recommend would never settle for anything else.

*****
Luxury at a reasonable price

by Karen D from Indianapolis | September 24, 2019

After driving mid-sized cars for many years, I was ready for a full size sedan again. I had driven my other Toyotas to well over 200,000 miles with no problems, so I wanted to stick with Toyota. When I stepped inside the Avalon, I felt at home. It is extremely comfortable to drive and has awesome features. By purchasing at Hertz Car Sales, we received excellent service and a very reasonable price.

****
Great ride, room is good and I like the quietness

by ceejay from florissant mo | May 17, 2019

The complaint on 2018 Avalon limited is back up camera all of a sudden started showing my license tag and the dealer says that is the way the car is, I find that hard to believe. I do not like it at all its blocks your view and is very annoying.

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2018 Toyota Avalon Overview

New/Notable

The 2018 Toyota Avalon is a full-size family sedan that competes with the Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, and Chevrolet Impala. This year, it remains largely unchanged. 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.

Exterior
The Avalon has a bold front-end that includes angular-yet-narrow headlight, a narrow-slit front grille, and a wide-mouth lower fascia. The rest of the body has a more conventional appearance. The Touring trim, however, comes with slightly sportier styling. Standard features include power/heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators and a dual-pipe exhaust system. LEDs for the headlights, daytime running lamps, and fog lights are available. A rear spoiler and larger 18-inch wheels are also optional.

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 that produces 248 pounds-feet of torque. Fuel economy for the Avalon is an EPA-estimated 21/30 mpg city/highway.

Interior
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 with voice recognition, 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. Tri-zone automatic climate control, rear HVAC, a memory seat, heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a power moonroof are available as well.

Safety
The standard Toyota Safety Sense P package includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. The available Safety Connect service includes emergency roadside assistance, stolen vehicle locator, and automatic collision notification. Other available features include a blindspot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert. The Touring trim comes with a unique, adaptive suspension system for a more engaging driving experience.