2016 Toyota Avalon Review And Release Date

The Avalon is Toyota’s medium size car and it has been on the market since the late 2013. During this time it managed to get decent market share and it is currently one of the better selling cars in the US and it is expected from 2016 Toyota Avalon to continue good sale results. This is thanks to its attractive price, good fuel economy even on the bigger engines and also its great performance and comfort which is similar to that of a much more expensive car.

Its price remained constant throughout the years and the 2016 Toyota Avalon is expected to come at the same price of around $32,000 dollars for a base model which is actually on par with the other competitors. At this price, the car will come with only the petrol powered engine and also most of the interior equipment as well as a few extras which were previously unavailable on the entry level cars.

Release Date

The release date has been set to be at the end of 2015 when it will be launched alongside a few other Toyota cars. Because this is actually a facelift and not a whole new model we still won’t get the new platform for the Avalon so it will still be at its core the same car. We really do not mind this since it managed to offer good handling and decent fuel efficiency.

Side

Side

Specs

Engine wise, the 2016 Toyota Avalon will come equipped with the same 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 which has been carried over from the previous generation. This engine is smooth, powerful and quiet enough for a luxury car but it lacks the grunt needed to make the car really take off and it does sometimes use quite a bit more fuel than some of its competitors. This engine made in the previous generation 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque which was enough for it. However, in currently available iteration it offers 268 hp while for the future version we could be getting one with 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque which would solve some of its problems offering better performances.

2016 Toyota Avalon

2016 Toyota Avalon

The expected fuel consumption for this engine is around 27 MPG on average which is the class’ average. In city you can expect to see about 21 mpg while highway drive will return about 31 mpg. However, the performance of the car will be improved thanks to the higher power and also the improved 6 speed automatic. It is expected to reach 60 miles per hour from a standing start in under 6 seconds and go up to a maximum top speed of over 139 miles per hour which is quite a bit more than the previous generation.

2016 Toyota Avalon Review

On the interior, the base model will be getting a dual zone automatic climate control system a 6.1 inch color touch screen which will show information about the weather as well as it will allow the passengers to access the internet via LTE connection. Amount of features mostly depends on the trim level and on higher trims like Touring and Limited we are getting more. There will also be an eight speaker audio system which can play songs via Bluetooth, USB or even from an iPod which is a great inclusion. Optional features include a triple zone automatic climate control system which is actually unique in its class, a satellite navigation system which could have been included in the standard version, JBL audio with a subwoofer as well as a fully leather upholstery with heated front seats.

Touring

Back

Back

The exterior of the 2016 Toyota Avalon will also be getting a small update which is set to make it a bit more appealing for its customers. Firstly, the front end of the car will get a new look with the help of a new set of headlights which will use HID and LED as standard in order to give it that aggressive look. On top of that, the lower front grille will stop using the chrome accents in the favor of black accents making it more refined. Also, you’ll be able to select black mirrors and black accents all over the car as part of the new sport package which will let you customize it a lot more than before.

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