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.