Fourth generation of Avalon really upped the scale for Toyota’s flagship sedan as sales were more than doubled. Of course, hybrid models had a lot to do with it, but even without them, Avalon was finally established as a mainstream vehicle. The 2016 Toyota Avalon model will be slightly refreshed since the currently available version was delivered as 2013th model but have in mind that the changes will mostly be of cosmetic nature.
Base XLE, XLE Premium, XLE Touring and Limited trims will remain the conventional model’s trim levels, while hybrids will be offered in latter three versions. Under the hood standard 3.5L V6 engine with 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque will remain the only petrol option that Avalon comes with, while hybrids will be moved by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor for a combined output of 200 hp. While hybrids get electronically controlled CVT transmission for max fuel economy, conventional model’s engines are tied to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
2016 Toyota Avalon
Avalon’s open-mouth lower air intake will be narrowed down a little bit, while upper airdam will get more breathing space. Out back, somewhat generic tail-light look which really sharpens Avalon up will also be redesigned as more curvy set of lights will find its place there. Overall changes will be small but still noticeable, it is a fact that Toyota does not need to change many things with this successful model.
2016 Toyota Avalon Changes
Interior design will mostly be carried over. New color tones will be only significant changes as Toyota’s full-size sedan will still offer full leather lineup with premium perforated leather upholstery in its top grade. Unconventional dashboard layout with wood grain accents in strategic spots will also be carried over, and so will 6.1-inch or high-resolution 7-inch touch screen with iPod connectivity, navigation and Bing’s, iHeartRadio on highest trim. Limited model will also get white ice interior ambient lighting, heated rear seats and premium leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with paddle shifters which are also standard on XLE Touring.
Toyota Avalon Interior
Electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and ten airbags are standard across the lineup, and so are backup camera and cruise control. Top two tiers get advanced electronic features like rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitors, while top model comes with optional dynamic radar cruise control with pre-collision system. There is no doubt that this will be more than enough for most drivers and that the 2016 Toyota Avalon will be able to compete successfully on the market.
Price Of 2016 Toyota Avalon
We know that 40 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway are the numbers which only few full-size sedans are able to match, and Avalon hybrid gets these numbers with ease. Otherwise, conventional models are rated at 21/31 mpg which again are solid figures. Base model will be available from around $33,000, while top Limited grade costs almost $40,000. On the other hand, hybrids are priced between $35,500 and $41,500.
2016 Toyota Avalon Side
The 2016 Toyota Avalon continues to sell big as new models finally found the winning combination of luxury they offer and price they demand. However, there’s still room for improvement, or price reduction as Avalon isn’t a luxury badge, but its prices can behave like it is because of what this car offers. We expect that this model will be launched during the next year and that the sales will start during September of 2015th.