Refined, upscale, and luxurious, the 2019 Toyota Avalon is a flagship sedan that makes other automakers envious. However, the Avalon nameplate hasn’t always been synonymous with greatness. In the face of fierce competition, it’s quietly eluded the mainstream. Yet Avalon owners and critics know that it’s a special car from bumper to bumper. Whether you’re after sumptuous interior features, tech offerings, or an exciting ride, the Avalon delivers on all facets.
1. Ferocious Power Numbers
To propel the 2019 Avalon, Toyota goes with a mighty 3.5-liter V-6 that’s good for 301 horsepower and up to 267 pound-feet of torque. With this beast at the helm, the Avalon can go from zero to 60 in just 7.8 seconds with a top speed of up to 116 mph. This pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drive for a smooth driving experience with some of the top fuel economy in the segment.
2. Toyota Safety Sense P
When you can’t keep your eyes on the road, the Toyota Safety Sense P system takes care of the issues. This suite of driver-assist safety features is expertly designed to mitigate collisions and accidents with the help of sensors and radars. It includes:
- Automatic high beams.
- Dynamic radar cruise control.
- Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection.
- Lane-departure alert with steering assist.
With these features, the 2019 Avalon earns a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Top Safety Pick Plus from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
3. An Alluring Exterior
The 2019 Toyota Avalon is designed to turn heads. Piano-black accents adorn the front and rear of the vehicle, while signature LED lighting comes standard. Chrome-tipped quad exhaust is where form meets function, while 19-inch sport alloy wheels are nothing short of mind-blowing.
Choose from eight color options to make a statement, including Wind Chill Pearl, Harbor Gray Metallic, Opulent Amber, Celestial Silver Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Ruby Flare Pearl, Brownstone, or Parisian Night Pearl.
4. Tech and Connectivity Features
The 2019 Toyota Avalon has enough tech and connectivity features to make tech gurus and audiophiles happy. A 1,200-watt JBL audio system pumps out concert-quality sound at insane decibel through the Toyota Entune 3.0 infotainment system. This comprehensive infotainment system provides instant access to your favorite music, contacts, and navigation with the touch of a button. The Avalon is also one of the only Toyota vehicles to offer Apple CarPlay, providing instant access to your iOS-based device on the car’s head unit.
5. The Hybrid Option
If you’re trying to save the planet one drive at a time, the Avalon also offers a hybrid option that’s among the best in the business. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine pairs with a 1.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and two synchronous AC motors to provide 176 horsepower, 163 pound-feet of torque, and lower carbon emissions than its gasoline-powered siblings.
While the Avalon name doesn’t carry the same clout as others in its class, it’s every bit as alluring and opulent as its competitors. One drive and you’ll agree: the 2019 Avalon just might be the most underrated luxury car on the market.