The 2016 Toyota Avalon is the fourth and latest generation of the Avalon series from the Japanese car manufacturers, Toyota. It was unveiled in the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and is expected to come in five trims: XLE, XLE Premium, XLE Plus, Limited and Touring Avalon. Generally, the 2016 Toyota Avalon is a slight modification of its predecessor, the 2015 Toyota Avalon.
Toyota might have chosen not to make something more like an overhaul to the features of the previous generation in the making of this new one with the hope that the positive reception the 2013 model got would have an effect again this time. The new Toyota Avalon has retained the sporty look that had the 2013 Avalon tagged the most beautiful Toyota saloon car ever. The few changes include; introduction of a wider lower front grille with the upper grille narrowed a little, fog lights replaced by newly designed turn signals, refined LED rear lights, new-design 17” alloy wheels and Chrome rear bumper accent. The general outer of this car is basically a sportier version of the generation it replaces.
The interior of the 2016 Toyota Avalon might not be that sporty or different from the previous generations but it surely beats them in controll ability and comfort. The car is roomy and fairly composed and no changes have been made in terms of cabin space. There is a little bit more lateral support for the front seats while the rear seats are simply the best you can find in large sedans.
The 2016 Toyota Avalon has a 16 feet cubed trunk, and the flat floor and wide opening simply give the user a lot of space to carry small stuff such as grocery bags. In terms of safety, the car is equipped with thorax side-thorax and knee airbags for the back and front passengers respectively. Just like previous models, the Toyota Avalon 2016 is fitted with backup camera system, adaptive cruise control, automatic headlights and a forward collision warning system.
The strong and smooth 3.5-liter, 268-horsepower V-6 is the more common of the two powertrains with the other option being the Avalon Hybrid that is comparatively interesting. The Avalon Hybrid is equipped with a combination of batteries and motors to make the 200-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine that can hit 0-60 mph within 8 seconds. Fuel consumption is at a high rate of 40 mpg EPA-combined.
Release Date and Price
The 2016 Toyota Avalon is expected to be out in the market later this spring with the official date yet to be revealed. Toyota did not reveal the price of the car either but with the 2015 version going for US$34,000-38,000 this new model is expected to be valued at the same price or slightly higher.