Toyota’s answer to the big sedans offered by Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford is the Avalon. This full-size model delivers the soft ride common to traditional sedans and matches that with premium features, excellent reliability and class-leading safety ratings.
The 2017 Toyota Avalon is a full-size sedan that seats five passengers, and it’s sold in XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring and Limited trims. Front-wheel drive and a V6 engine are standard.
For 2017, the previously optional Toyota Safety Sense P package becomes standard on all models. This package includes automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and lane departure alert with steering assist.
The 2017 Avalon offers a bold front fascia marked by a narrow upper grille and a gaping lower grille. The sedan’s rising beltline and falling roofline call to mind the design cues seen in certain luxury models. The Avalon’s sculpted sheet metal is embellished with handsome character lines, and base models ride on 17-inch wheels. From the rear, the Avalon displays a raised deck, sleek wraparound taillights and dual chrome-tipped exhaust.
Base models come with heated power-adjustable side mirrors with integrated turn signals, smoked LED taillights, halogen headlights and daytime running lights. The list of available features includes HID headlights, LED headlights, auto-dimming side mirrors, a power sunroof, rain-sensing wipers and 18-inch wheels.
The roomy Toyota Avalon seats five in comfort. The cabin offers a premium level of materials along with excellent fit and finish.
The front seats are plush and supportive, and the rear bench seat provides outstanding headroom and legroom. The rear seat includes a center armrest with two cup holders and a pass-through to the trunk. Cargo capacity measures in at 16 cubic feet.
The Avalon provides a long list of standard equipment, including leather upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, dual-zone climate control, woodgrain interior trim, heated front seats, power-adjustable front seats and full power accessories.
Available equipment includes aluminum scuff plate door sills, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient lighting, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, three-zone climate control and a power rear-window sunshade.
The Avalon’s well-balanced driving dynamics make the sedan a pleasure to experience on the road. All 2017 Avalon models come powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, generating 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, this front-wheel drive sedan makes an EPA-estimated 21/30 mpg city/highway.
Touring models come with a sport-tuned suspension. Paddle shifters are standard across the Avalon line.
Standard tech equipment includes an eight-speaker audio system, a 7-inch touch screen, a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack, voice recognition, Bluetooth phone and music streaming, satellite radio, HD radio, a Scout GPS Link app for navigation, a CD/MP3 player and keyless entry and ignition. Safety features such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams and lane departure alert with steering assist are standard on all Avalons.
The list of available features includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a premium JBL sound system, navigation, a wireless device charger and an app suite with iHeartRadio, Pandora and Slacker Radio.