Luxury and comfort, thy name is Avalon.
Are you looking for a comfortable and classy large sedan? Look no further. The newly redesigned 2019 Toyota Avalon is vastly different in almost every measurable way. In fact, the Avalon is unique to most cars – and a great option if you appreciate the performance and perspective of sedans. And for those who may be looking to switch from traditional crossover choices, the 2019 Toyota Avalon includes advanced infotainment and technology features, a sporty design, luxurious amenities, interior room, and (of course) that whisper-quiet cabin. When it comes to the art of large sedans, the 2019 Toyota Avalon is simply one of the best in its class.
Here's what you'll find in this 2019 Toyota Avalon review:
Key Specs & Features
- The base model of the 2019 Toyota Avalon is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, delivering 301 hp and 267 lb.-ft. of torque. This model gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined (22 city/31 highway).1
- A hybrid powertrain is also available for the 2019 model year. It includes a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), mated to a 2.5L four-cylinder engine and electric motor. All that hardware produces 215 hp with an estimated EPA rating of 44 combined mpg (43 city/44 highway) on the XLE trim.1
- Technology features in the 2019 Avalon include five USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Toyota's Entune® infotainment system, and Apple CarPlay™ – for the first time in an Avalon. Android Auto® is not available on any model year of the Avalon. Optional extras include wireless device charging, navigation, and more.
5 Reasons to Buy
1. Newly Redesigned
The 2019 Toyota Avalon has been given a total makeover, featuring a more powerful engine, upgraded interior, and a new exterior design featuring a larger grille. That grille showcases the Avalon's more aggressive and modern personality. Inside, the 2019 Avalon upholds its reputation for quiet and spacious comfort, while also adding new technology like Apple CarPlay.
2. Powerful Powertrains
Two new powertrains are featured with the 2019 Toyota Avalon: a 3.5L V6 with eight-speed automatic transmission, and a four-cylinder hybrid alternative with CVT. The result is capable power from 301 hp (V6) and a more exciting driving experience most large-sedan shoppers will love!
3. Luxurious Cabin
While virtually everything about the 2019 Avalon has changed, one important feature hasn't: interior quiet and comfort. The cabin is lush and luxurious – a perfect midway experience between Toyota and Lexus. Materials are elegant with wood trim and seating surface options that span from leather trim to suede and Softex® material.
4. Cavernous Interior Room for People and Things
The 2019 Avalon offers a luxurious cabin with plenty of room to stretch out. The back row is especially roomy, featuring 57.1 inches of shoulder room, over 40 inches of leg room, and more than 37 inches of headroom (Hybrid and V6 models). For things to bring, the 2019 Avalon features a trunk that measures 16 cubic feet and comes with a 60/40 split rear seat.
5. Technology for Everyone – and Almost Everything
Despite their popularity, for years Toyota skipped over Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration into its infotainment system. That has changed – at least partially – with the 2019 Avalon. All Avalons now come equipped with Apple CarPlay, but not Android Auto.The Avalon also features five USB ports. As with most Toyotas, the Avalon boasts a long list of advanced driving features such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking , lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist. Blind-spot monitoring has also been added as standard equipment on the 2019 Avalon.
What You Need to Know
2019 Toyota Avalon Trims
XLE: The base model features 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats with heat, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 9-inch touchscreen monitor with rearview camera. All Avalons also come with Toyota's Entune infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, and an eight-speaker audio system.
Limited: The Limited makes several performance, comfort and technology upgrades, including standard 18-inch wheels, exterior lighting, and a sunroof. Inside, the Limited features a head-up display, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, wood interior trim, a wireless charging pad, built-in navigation system and a 14-speaker premium JBL audio system.
XSE: As the sport trim in the lineup, the XSE gets 19-inch wheels, piano black exterior highlights, a rear spoiler, sport exhaust, paddle shifters, and more.
Touring: The top trim gets all the bells and whistles, including a synthetic leather upholstery with suede inserts, adaptive suspension, Sport+ drive mode, and sport exhaust.
2019 Toyota Avalon Available Colors
The 2019 Toyota Avalon exterior paint colors include:
- Celestial Silver Metallic
- Harbor Gray Metallic
- Midnight Black Metallic
- Opulent Amber
- Parisian Night Pearl
- Ruby Flare Pearl
- Wind Chill Pearl
2019 Toyota Avalon Available Interiors
The 2019 Toyota Avalon interiors include:
- Beige Softex
- Black Softex
- Gray Softex
- Black Softex + Ultrasuede
- Gray Softex + Ultrasuede
- Gray Leather Trim
- Cognac Leather Trim
- Beige Leather Trim
The 2019 Avalon and Toyota Camry may be from the same platform, but Toyota has created distinct differences between the two sedans. The exterior looks fun and sporty compared to the Avalon's more conservative styling (large grille notwithstanding). And while the 2019 Avalon is larger, with more features and a more luxurious cabin, the Camry offers almost as much room and competitive fuel economy. The base 2019 Avalon XLE comes with a 3.5L V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers an EPA-estimated 26 combined mpg.1 The 2019 Camry base model with a four-cylinder 2.5L engine get an EPA-estimated 34 mpg combined.1
Last updated in 2018, the Honda Accord is a fresh alternative to the Toyota Avalon. While it's a smaller midsize sedan (compared to the Avalon's large sedan designation) the Accord lives large with plenty of room inside the cabin for its class. The 2019 Honda Accord equipped with a four-cylinder 2.0L engine and automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined.1
As one of the few large sedans left to buy, the 2019 Avalon and Kia Cadenza often wind going head-to-head for purchase consideration. Both offer spacious and luxurious interiors, as well as long lists of features and technology. The 2019 Avalon, however, is actually more powerful, thanks to a new 3.5L V6 engine . The 2019 Cadenza is powered by a 3.3L V6 engine that gets an EPA-estimated 23 combined mpg.1
The Bottom Line
Ready to break free from the SUV pack? Consider going back to the future with the completely updated and thoroughly modern 2019 Toyota Avalon. This is one full size sedan that's built to turn heads and create a comfortable experience, day after day.
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1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
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