Product Reviews
Take Action
Back
SIGN THE PETITION

Fight for Fair Finance

Tell the administration and Congress to stand up for the consumer watchdog that protects you from financial fraud and abuse.
Take Action
Why Do We Have Campaigns?
We're fighting to ensure you and your family can get a fair deal in the marketplace, especially on the choices that matter most: health care, privacy, automobiles, food, finances and more. Join our campaigns and together, we'll hold corporations and lawmakers accountable.
Spacious, quick, and quiet, the Avalon is an old-school big sedan updated for modern times. Power comes from a lively 268-hp, 3.5-liter V6, which delivers punchy performance and a commendable 24 mpg overall. The four-cylinder hybrid version delivers an outstanding 36 mpg overall. Easy-to-use controls include a straightforward touch-screen infotainment system. Interior noise is subdued. Avalons from 2013-15 had an overly stiff ride, but Toyota rectified that with improvements for 2016, without degrading the car's handling. Now the ride fits the car's mission as being a plush and comfortable cruiser. The 2017 Avalon brings standard advanced safety features such as automatic emergency braking.

Road Test

Toyota's Avalon flagship is a sensible, roomy sedan that straddles the divide between high-end midsized sedans and true luxury cars. It's a large, comfortable cruiser and -- as our $42,000 Avalon Limited proved -- can be quite upscale. The Avalon sco...

Highs

  • Plenty of room for four adults
  • 24 mpg overall from the standard V6 isn't shabby

Lows

  • Not as quiet or plush-riding as best in class
  • Not much roomier or more luxurious than Camry XLE V6

Best Version to Get

Either powertrain is a great choice; the hybrid is impressive, returning an amazing 36 mpg from such a large car. Opting for the hybrid adds approximately $2,000 to the price, though. Maybe the sweet spot of equipment is the XLE Premium, with its navigation, moonroof, driver's se...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 2 year/unlimited
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 hybrid (200 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (268 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
View Full Test Results