2017 Toyota Avalon

Pros: Comfortable, quiet ride; outstanding fuel economy with Hybrid model; respectable acceleration in both V6 and and Hybrid models

Cons: Center control panel’s touch-sensitive buttons not always responsive; infotainment system can be slow to respond to inputs

CG Says: The 2017 Toyota Avalon gains standard Toyota Safety Sense-P which includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning and mitigation, and automatic high beams. Avalon is a big, comfortable car that gives large, expensive luxury cars a run for their money. This large sedan offers many of the luxury features and interior appointments of a premium sedan without the premium price. The distracting control scheme is a mark against it, but the rest of the package is quite refined and comfortable. Though it lacks the brand cachet and dealer experience of a high-end brand, owners who can do without those aspects will find the Avalon a quite suitable and accommodating vehicle.

The Facts
Class Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices XLE: $33,250
XLE Plus: $35,000
XLE Premium: $36,450
XLE Touring: $37,650
Limited: $41,050
Hybrid XLE Plus: $37,250
Hybrid XLE Premium: $38,700
Hybrid Limited: $42,550

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
268
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30

Optional Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Horsepower
200
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
40
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
39

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2017 Toyota Avalon