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2018 Toyota Avalon


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
Best car I have ever owned

by dbell from Virginia Beach, VA | July 02, 2020

My Avalon is a pure pleasure to drive. It has Toyota reliability, outstanding styling inside and out, and a large trunk capacity for traveling. I could not recommend a better sedan.

Excellent Quality and Reliability All Around!

by Rob D. from Bradenton, FL | June 13, 2020

This is the second Toyota Avalon I have owned. Just a fabulous vehicle, smooth, quiet, comfortable, plenty of power, metallic paint has incredible depth to it. This is sixth Toyota owned and had a 1997 Camry that ran like new when I sold it with almost 400,000 miles on it. Would have kept it as a spare vehicle to use when getting other vehicles serviced, but just did not have the space to store it. Point is these Toyotas run forever and I know this latest Avalon will as well.

Toyota—What’s not to love ❤️

by Carol cat fan from Corbin Kentucky | January 30, 2020

Love the Avalon!! So comfortable and roomy. My previous cars have been Camrys since 1988, so decided I deserved an Avalon and I’m so glad I was right!!

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2018 Toyota Avalon Overview


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.

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.

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.

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.