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Toyota Avalon

2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
Toyota's flagship Avalon sedan is roomy, rides comfortably, and has easy-to-use controls, which makes it a pleasant large car. The 3.5-liter V6 engine gained 33 hp and is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid version has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that yields 42 mpg overall -- impressive for such a large sedan. Ride comfort is excellent; it is plusher than most Lexus models. The cabin is quiet and lavishly furnished, particularly with Limited trim. Handling is responsive and secure, but the car's low stance hurts ease of access. The infotainment system includes a 9-inch touch screen that is easy to use. This the first Toyota to offer Apple CarPlay. Standard safety equipment includes forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
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2013-2018
2013 Redesign Year
Toyota Avalon 2018
A full redesign, along with a hybrid version returning 36 mpg, arrived for 2013. Handling was greatly improved, but the cushy ride was stiffened a bit too much, especially on versions with the 18-inch tires, detracting from the car's previously relaxed character. A 2016 update improved the ride, reinstating it to what is expected from a big luxury sedan. The coupe-like styling necessitated the sacrifice of some rear-seat room, though it is still quite good. Outward visibility to the rear was compromised somewhat as well. Available active safety features include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert and a forward-collision warning system. Interior materials aren't quite as plush as you'd expect for the price, and some controls are annoying.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
N/A
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $18,825 - $24,375 $15,995 - $21,495
2015 $17,325 - $21,500 $14,160 - $18,660
2014 $15,775 - $18,375 $12,580 - $15,080
2013 $13,875 - $15,775 $10,745 - $12,495
2005-2012
2005 Redesign Year
Toyota Avalon 2012
Providing an alternative to some luxury-branded sedans, this generation of the Avalon readily competes in the large sedan category. Interior fit and finish rival its Lexus relatives and the reclining rear seat was an unusual offering in this class for the time.  Rear seat room is generous, access is easy, and visibility is aided by huge windows. Ride quality is smooth, though handling is considerably less than athletic. Touring models handle better. Stability control is included as standard equipment. Abundant power comes from the smooth and efficient 3.5-liter V6. 2008 brought a six-speed automatic transmission.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $11,975 - $13,075 $8,920 - $9,920
2011 $11,300 - $12,050 $8,240 - $8,940
2010 $8,175 - $10,000 $5,310 - $7,010
2009 $7,850 - $9,300 $4,980 - $6,330
2008 $7,400 - $8,275 $4,580 - $5,380
2007 $6,650 - $7,100 $3,875 - $4,275
2006 $6,200 - $6,650 $3,450 - $3,875
2005 $5,425 - $5,850 $2,720 - $3,120
2000-2004
Toyota Avalon 2004
The Avalon has always been a well-executed large sedan, essentially a stretched Camry with more upscale features. High points include the silky-smooth powertrain, Lexus-like road isolation, and generous accommodations. Earlier Avalons came with a suspension that tended to float too much at highway speeds, except in the Touring versions.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2004 $4,450 - $4,700 $1,850 - $2,050
2003 $4,500 - $4,825 $1,910 - $2,160
2002 $4,300 - $4,775 $1,915 - $2,315
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Toyota Avalon Ratings & Reliability
Toyota's flagship Avalon sedan is roomy, rides comfortably, and has easy-to-use controls, which makes it a pleasant large car. The 3.5-liter V6 engine gained 33 hp and is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid version has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that yields 42 mpg overall -- impressive for such a large sedan.

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2013-2018
2013 Redesign Year
Toyota Avalon 2018
A full redesign, along with a hybrid version returning 36 mpg, arrived for 2013. Handling was greatly improved, but the cushy ride was stiffened a bit too much, especially on versions with the 18-inch tires, detracting from the car's previously relaxed character. A 2016 update improved the ride, reinstating it to what is expected from a big luxury sedan.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
N/A
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $18,825 - $24,375 $15,995 - $21,495
2015 $17,325 - $21,500 $14,160 - $18,660
2014 $15,775 - $18,375 $12,580 - $15,080
2013 $13,875 - $15,775 $10,745 - $12,495
2005-2012
2005 Redesign Year
Toyota Avalon 2012
Providing an alternative to some luxury-branded sedans, this generation of the Avalon readily competes in the large sedan category. Interior fit and finish rival its Lexus relatives and the reclining rear seat was an unusual offering in this class for the time.  Rear seat room is generous, access is easy, and visibility is aided by huge windows.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $11,975 - $13,075 $8,920 - $9,920
2011 $11,300 - $12,050 $8,240 - $8,940
2010 $8,175 - $10,000 $5,310 - $7,010
2009 $7,850 - $9,300 $4,980 - $6,330
2008 $7,400 - $8,275 $4,580 - $5,380
2007 $6,650 - $7,100 $3,875 - $4,275
2006 $6,200 - $6,650 $3,450 - $3,875
2005 $5,425 - $5,850 $2,720 - $3,120
2000-2004
Toyota Avalon 2004
The Avalon has always been a well-executed large sedan, essentially a stretched Camry with more upscale features. High points include the silky-smooth powertrain, Lexus-like road isolation, and generous accommodations.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2004 $4,450 - $4,700 $1,850 - $2,050
2003 $4,500 - $4,825 $1,910 - $2,160
2002 $4,300 - $4,775 $1,915 - $2,315
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A