After Toyota revamped the Camry, we knew it wouldn’t be long before its more luxurious and bigger cousin, the Avalon, joined it. Which’s exactly what the Avalon does for 2019, as Toyota has totally revamped its premium sedan from the ground up.
2019 Toyota Avalon Design
In regards to look, the Avalon is still very much identifiable, but the details are all new. Its body lines are more pronounced, offering it a sportier look, and virtually all its dimensions have altered. The roofline is now 1 inch lower, its width up 0.8 inches, and its wheelbase lengthened by 2 inches. These brand-new measurements will, naturally, impact the layout of the Avalon’s cabin. In the rear, shoulder room will grow to 57.1 inches, leg room will leap to 40.3 inches, and headroom will increase to 37.5 inches.
2019 Toyota Avalon Interior
Also enhanced is the amount of soft-touch product utilized throughout the cabin, as purchasers will find this pleasant-to-the-touch surface around the center console and curtained over the cockpit console. Mentioning materials, a new Cognac-colored leather will make its launching on the Limited trim. Other interior improvements will consist of an available 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a three-spoke wheel, a readily available 10-inch head-up screen, and upgraded audio systems like a 1,200-watt beast from JBL with 14 speakers.
2019 Toyota Avalon Engine
The standard engine in the 2019 Avalon will stay the 3.5-liter V6, but it’ll be more effective and fuel effective, thanks to direct injection. There will be a hybrid model, which will consist of a 2.5-liter fuel engine and an electric motor that’ll see its power and fuel economy increase. Both engines will pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The present Avalon simply missed out on being a Top Safety Pick+ due to its iffy headlight tests. At least, we expect the Top Safety Pick rating it got to rollover, but if Toyota manages to repair the headlight problem, we might see it get that all-important title of Top Safety Pick+. Like in 2015, Toyota Safety Sense will remain standard and consist of essential features like automatic emergency situation braking.
2019 Toyota Avalon Pricing & Release Date
Toyota expects to have the 2019 Avalon in showrooms in late spring. Official pricing remains unidentified for now, however it needs to sound in someplace near the 2017 model’s MSRP range of $34,395 to $42,195 (destination costs included). Competitors include the Kia Cadenza, Buick LaCrosse and Chrysler 300.