Building on the success of its last redesign, the refreshed 2016 Toyota Avalon features updated styling, an improved suspension and new LED headlights and taillights. Plus, the 2016 Avalon gets a host of upgraded convenience features. The updated Avalon is on display now at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.
The 2016 Avalon will be offered in XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Limited and Touring trims. All models feature a new aggressive grille, which is similar to what you’ll find on several new Lexus and Toyota products. Combined with the Avalon’s LED headlights and taillights, the grille reinforces the signature brand style that is carried on many new Toyota products.
Another big change is the available 18-inch dark gray alloy wheels. These new wheels give the Avalon a much stronger appearance and are available on the Touring model.
The new styling is really well executed and from a glance, the 2016 Toyota Avalon looks more like a Lexus than a vehicle in the Toyota lineup.
New Interior Features
Opening the doors, Toyota added a variety of upgrades to bring consumers the features that they expect in newer vehicles.
The base Avalon XLE includes improved materials in the form of a premium wood grain dash, and for the tech savvy buyer, Toyota added an upgraded Entune Audio Plus infotainment system with a 7-inch screen.
Avalon XLE Premium models gain standard navigation and Qi wireless charging for smartphones, which is a new feature that is making its way through many Toyota products including the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma.
The top-tier Avalon Limited will come available with a variety of driver assistance technologies, including automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and lane departure warning.
Last, but certainly not least, Toyota reengineered the 2016 Avalon’s suspension to offer more comfort and more choice. The new 2016 Toyota Avalon will feature two different and distinct suspensions.
For the most comfort, Toyota says the XLE and Limited trim levels will offer a softer and more comfortable driving experience. If you prefer sportier handling, the Avalon Touring’s suspension is tuned to offer a more responsive and dynamic experience.
The 2016 Toyota Avalon is expected to hit dealer showrooms this fall. Fuel economy and pricing information have yet to be announced.