The recent redesign has brought a lot of novelties and the Avalon is once again an absolute leader in the segment of full-size sedans. Excellent comfort, spacious cabin and great driving dynamics are some of the main characteristics of the famous sedan. However, that doesn’t mean there are no drawbacks.
Despite being a completely new, the current Avalon lacks some of the essential tech features, so it’s no wonder that various reports are suggesting an update for the 2021 Toyota Avalon. Allegedly, this update is about to bring novelties in terms of the refreshed infotainment system, with new features and quicker response. Of course, that shouldn’t be the only novelties.
- Excellent fuel economy with hybrid
- Strong V6 performances
- Spacious and upscale cabin
- Perfect safety ratings
- High starting price
In terms of the exterior design, we definitely won’t see updates that soon. The new model has just come and it is characterized by some pretty advanced design solutions. First of all, there is Toyota’s new TNGA platform, characterized by significantly improved driving characteristics and efficiency.
lso, the Japanese manufacturer has introduced a completely new styling. It completely follows the brand’s latest design language, although there are several distinctive details as well. Therefore, we don’t expect 2021 Toyota Avalon to feature any notable styling changes. Simply, the third production year seems too soon, even for today’s standards. Of course, we won’t exclude the possibility to see new color options and similar things.
Once again, we don’t expect to see bigger changes. The current model features one of the nicest cabins around. It is full of hi-quality materials, while the dashboard looks very attractive. Given the vehicle’s size, it’s no wonder that both rows of seats offer lots of head and legroom. Moreover, this is one of the most spacious models in the class. Also, the seats feature great quality, perfect for long rides. When it comes to trunk capacity, it goes around 16 cubic feet, which are typical ratings for the class.
2021 Toyota Avalon Features
The biggest novelties for the 2021 Toyota Avalon will be in terms of features. If we can rely on the latest reports, it looks like the Japanese manufacturer is about to update the infotainment system. The current one is a little bit slower than you would expect from a modern device, while the navigation definitely feels outdated. Also, we expect from Toyota to finally offer Android Auto in this model. Besides the new infotainment system, we presume that the company will offer a couple of more additions to the list of standard features, though details are still unknown.
|Dimensions And Weight|
|Overall width (in.)||72.8|
|Curb Weight||3660 lbs.|
|Ground Clearance||5.3 in.|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Displacement||3.0L, 3.6 L|
|Power/torque||280 hp @ 6200 rpm/266 ft-lbs. @ 2500 rpm (3.6L)|
|Estimated mpg||17 City / 23 Hwy|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||26.4 gal.|
|Weights / Capacities|
|Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place||16.1 cu.ft.|
|EPA Interior Volume||119.0 cu.ft.|
|PRICE RANGE: $52,795 – $64,550 starting msrp|
|Competitors: Honda Accord, Nissan Maxima, Subaru Legacy|
When it comes to the powertrain, count on two familiar choices. Base models will continue with a well-known 3.5-liter V6, which is good for about 301 horsepower. With such numbers, it’s no strange that the Avalon delivers pretty good driving dynamics. Also, this engine features a pretty good fuel economy, which goes around 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. These are slightly better ratings compared to key rivals like Nissan Maxima and Kia Cadenza.
Also, there is a hybrid version in the offer. It offers a familiar system based on a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, with a total output of 215 horsepower. This definitely isn’t the most exciting sedan to drive, but the fuel economy is amazing. This full-size sedan returns impressive 43 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway, which are the numbers that no other large car on the market can match.
2021 Toyota Avalon Release Date and Price
No matter the update, the 2021 Toyota Avalon shouldn’t come much earlier than usual. We expect to see it sometime late in the next year. Also, the price should remain pretty much the same. Base models currently go around $35,500, while the hybrid starts around 36,500.