Is the Toyota Avalon the modern-day Buick? If it is, we don't mind it in any way. The Avalon has become its role as Toyota's flagship, and even if it doesn't have one ounce of sporty intention in its handling or its looks, it's an extremely good-looking car that's been improved in a creative means. It still excels at smooth, quiet comfort in a manner that Buick itself has actually pressed right into the background.
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To place it merely, the Avalon made use of to be an also-ran; currently it battles with the Impala for our focus. And also with solid competitors from the likes of the Kia Cadenza, Hyundai Azera, and Ford Taurus-- all upgraded or substantially refreshed in the past two years-- there's a lot of selection right here. The new Avalon looks interesting, and also really feels a lot more lively, as well as guides into an extra compelling direction with a visually remarkable inside and also a full dosage of high-tech safety and security devices.
A lot for the confidential appearance of the present Camry; Toyota smartly pushed the Avalon in a new direction, styling-wise, as well as shows that, within bounds, a vehicle can be sensible as well as comfy without pulling such a non-stop conventional line on designing. Taking a step back, the outside of the new Avalon really draws you in; and also taking into consideration the background of this version, that's claiming a lot. There's a lot to like in the elegant, flowing roofline, as well as the means the beltline arcs, along with the unforeseen punch at the back fenders. Nothing in the brand-new Avalon says farewell to the status quo more than the extensively modern instrument-panel layout, as well as its flush, capacitive (touch-based) rush switches-- an attribute that cleans up the look, and also gets rid of physical switches. Up close, cabin materials are fantastic, with great, matching grains as well as surface areas, and also a complete organization over those in the Camry.
The way the 2014 Toyota Avalon drives is what will certainly maintain this version a standout for a long time. V-6 versions, with a solid, smooth 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter, are still expected making up most sales; however it's the multiple Avalon Crossbreed models in the schedule that seem one of the most compelling, not just for their surprisingly receptive efficiency, however, for their degree of refinement that might even mislead some conventional Avalon shoppers. With a web of 200 horse power, altogether, from its lean Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder, teamed with nickel-metal-hydride batteries as well as two motors tucked in the transaxle, the Avalon Crossbreed can get to 60 mph in simply (cautiously) 8.2 seconds. Take a look at the home window sticker label of the Crossbreed, however-- an incredible 40 mpg city, 39 highway (40 Combined)-- and also you may be going to deal with a little much less power.
As well as the rather shocking shock here is that you obtain nearly the exact same driving experience with the Crossbreed. Both models are quicker and a lot more receptive, while feeling far more composed as well as improved compared with the outward bound version. We wouldn't call it sporty, however it's supremely qualified as well as controlled in a manner that the Avalon hasn't already been in the past.
The Avalon feels very spacious, modern-day and also glamorous, with superior products, thoughtful information and comfy seats. Pole position might make use of a bit much more side assistance, but they're helpful for the back as well as upholstered in remarkable, flexible leather, with genuine stitching-- and also aerated premium natural leather in Limited versions. The rear seats are amongst the very best we have actually tested in a larger sedan-- contoured well for grownups as well as with fairly long lower pillows to supply thigh support. The new Avalon gets a 16-cubic-foot trunk, and also with a level floor as well as broad opening, you could fit a lot of grocery store bags. Hybrid designs have a slightly smaller 14-cubic-foot trunk, however it's a tiny sacrifice for that model's gains.
The Avalon uses a solid list of safety features, consisting of different back side-thorax airbags and front knee bags, and also crash-test rankings have been almost best across the board. A Back Cross Website traffic Alert system, which utilizes sensing units in the rear quarter panels to assist find lorries as they approach from the side and also behind the lorry, is very efficient for those that have to support with restricted views. And for 2014, all versions have a back-up electronic camera system while an Unseen area Display is currently optional equipment on the Avalon XLE Touring as well as Avalon Hybrid XLE Touring designs.
With last year's redesign, Toyota offered the Avalon a wider focus, broadening its appeal (with any luck) to a somewhat younger (40 to 60 year old) group. So features no longer are limited to power devices and finer materials; you could currently obtain a few of one of the most advanced in-car user interfaces, also. The 2014 Toyota Avalon continues to be readily available in XLE, XLE Costs, XLE Touring, and XLE Limited models-- with Crossbreed equivalents to almost the base XLE trim.
Throughout the version line, you'll discover a comfy and also really well-appointed big car; and also state-of-the-art Limited versions are full-fledged luxury sedans in all but badging.Top Limited versions cost around $40k yet are luxury vehicles by the devices checklist, with a Blind Spot display with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, perforated natural leather furniture, heated-and-ventilated pole positions, warmed rear seats, three-zone automated climate control, a back sunshade, 785-watt JBL Sound, HID headlamps, and also LED daytime running lights. Add the Technology Bundle, with Flexible Cruise Ship Control, a Pre-Collision System, and Automatic High Beams.