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Toyota Avalon 2016 sedan
Trim Shown: Limited
Spacious and luxurious, 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. Earlier Avalons 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. 2016 also brings additional advanced safety features.

See Reliability page for the latest 2016 Toyota Avalon recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS and side air bags standard. ESC available from 2000, standard from 2009. Head protection air bags standard from 2005. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2013.

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...


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


  • 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 seat memor...


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 hybrid (200 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (268 hp)