2019 Toyota Avalon
Bar, You’ve Just Been Raised.
Differences between the different trims of the all-new Avalon are immediately clear. A dark grey front grille with a chrome border, for instance, is a telltale sign of the Limited version. So too are the machined-silver LED headlight bezels, body-colour rear-view mirror housings, and unique 18” wheels. Chrome badge letters, as well as dual exhaust with chrome tips, individualize the grades.
Avalon’s available LED Vision Tech headlamps are the most advanced lighting realized by Toyota. The slim headlights employed by XSE grade utilize a cluster of three reflectors for Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and low- and high-beam functions, providing exceptional light disbursement in an array of situations, including foul, low-visibility weather.
Inside, soft-touch materials are noticeable throughout. Past the steering wheel, a 7-inch Multi-Information Display (MID) shows vehicle information, turn-by-turn navigation, and various vehicle settings (including those pertaining to Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, available Intelligent Clearance Sonar, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Head-Up Display).
A 14-speaker JBL performance audio system is standard on XSE and Limited grades. XSE passengers can listen to crisp tunes having Entune 3.0 Audio Plus with Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link App and Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect, featuring in-vehicle third-party applications such as NPR One or Slacker. Apple CarPlay is standard on all grades.
The system’s new 9-inch capacitive touchscreen can be pinched and flicked, just like personal mobile devices – perfect for pinpointing your favourite pizza joint. Its refresh rate is quicker, its voice recognition is more perceptive, and it better recognizes users’ gestures.
Hustle, athleticism, and fuel-efficiency have each improved, in large part, because of a new punchy 3.5-litre V6 (2GR-FKS). The TNGA-derived V6 develops more power with less fuel consumption than ever before. Achieving the two took the application of D-4S direct injection, along with an updated VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) variable valve timing system.
An all-new TNGA 8-speed Direct Shift-8AT automatic transaxle gearbox (UA80E) channels power to the Avalon’s front wheels. Intake Sound Generator (ISG), grade-specific exhaust baffle tuning, Active Noise Control (ANC), and Engine Sound Enhancement (ESE) fully exemplify Avalon’s most adventurous zeal ever. All Avalon grades receive a three-level drive mode selection (Eco, Normal, Sport).
Avalon’s standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) suite of safety systems and technologies represents one step closer to achieving Toyota Motor Corporation’s ultimate goal of “zero casualties from accidents.”
TSS-P bundles cutting-edge active safety technologies including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), and Automatic High Beams (AHB). Additional standard safety technologies include Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA); and Back Guide Monitor (BGM).
All 2019 Avalons have 10 standard airbags and Toyota’s Star Safety System, which includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking System, and Smart Stop Technology. All Avalons also come equipped with a standard backup camera.