The Avalon now battles with the similarly impressive Chevy Impala for our attention. As well as with solid competition from the similarity the Kia Cadenza, Hyundai Azera, and Ford Taurus, there's plenty of selection below. It looks intriguing, and also it really feels much more dynamic, guiding it in a much more compelling instructions with an aesthetically dramatic inside and also a full dose of state-of-the-art safety and security devices. With its 2013 redesign, the Avalon was provided a broader focus, with the purpose of broadening its appeal to a rather younger (40- to 60-year-old) group. So includes no longer are restricted to power accessories and also finer materials; you could now obtain a few of the most sophisticated in-car user interfaces, also.
Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2015
Toyota took the most recent Avalon's design in a brand-new direction, away from the ubiquitous Camry as well as the business's more elegant however somber Lexus styles. Instead, it has a look all its very own, with a swoopy roofline, flared-out back fenders, and also a nearly hatchback look to the back glass that all give it existence where there was none to be had in previous generations.
Inside is one more shock, a thoroughly modern instrument-panel design, and its flush, capacitive (touch-based) rush switches-- a feature that cleans up the look, as well as gets rid of physical buttons. Cabin materials are outstanding, with great, matching grains as well as surface areas, as well as a complete organization over those in the smaller Camry.
The 2015 Avalon is provided with 2 different powertrains. V-6 models, with a solid, smooth 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter, are still anticipated to make up most sales; but it's the Avalon Crossbreed that seems the most engaging, not just for its surprisingly responsive efficiency, however, for a level of refinement that may even deceive some traditional Avalon customers. With a net of 200 horsepower from its lean Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder, teamed with nickel-metal-hydride batteries and two motors embeded the transaxle, the Avalon Crossbreed could reach 60 miles per hour in simply (conservatively) 8.2 secs. Take a look at the window sticker of the Crossbreed, though-- a sensational 40 mpg city, 39 freeway (40 Combined)-- and you might be willing to manage a little less power.
The surprise is that you obtain almost the exact same driving experience with the Hybrid. Both powertrains are quicker and a lot more responsive compared to the outbound version's only V-6, and also this latest Avalon feels much more composed as well as improved. We wouldn't call it sporty, but it's supremely qualified and also controlled in a way that the Avalon hasn't remained in the past. There's power chicken you require it, and also a nice flight at all times.
The Avalon feels exceptionally spacious, modern-day and glamorous, with excellent products, thoughtful information as well as comfy seats. The front seats can utilize a bit much more lateral assistance, but they're helpful for the back as well as upholstered in remarkable, supple natural leather, with actual stitching-- and also ventilated premium natural leather in Minimal models. The back seats are among the best we've tasted in a larger car-- contoured well for grownups as well as with fairly long reduced pillows to give upper leg assistance. The Avalon gets a 16-cubic-foot trunk, as well as with a level flooring and broad opening, you can fit a great deal of grocery bags. Hybrid models have a slightly smaller sized 14-cubic-foot trunk, however the lost space is a small sacrifice for the effectiveness gains.
The Avalon offers a strong checklist of security features, consisting of different rear side-thorax airbags as well as front knee bags, and crash-test scores have been practically perfect across the board. A Rear Cross Traffic Alert system, which uses sensing units in the rear quarter panels to help identify vehicles as they approach from the side as well as behind the vehicle, is really reliable for those who need to back up with restricted views. All designs feature a back-up camera system, while a Blind Spot Monitor is now typical on the Avalon XLE Touring as well as Avalon Hybrid XLE Touring versions as of 2015.
All Avalons come fully equipped with a lot of convenience functions, while the top-of-the-line Minimal models are optioned up like a Lexus. Leading Minimal models cost around $40k yet are luxury lorries by the equipment checklist, with all the security systems, perforated natural leather upholstery, heated-and-ventilated pole positions, heated back seats, three-zone automated climate control, a rear sunshade, 785-watt JBL Sound, HID headlamps, and LED daytime running lights. Add the Technology Package, with Adaptive Cruise Ship Control, a Pre-Collision System, and also Automatic High Beams.
As pointed out over, the Hybrid version is the fuel-economy leader of the lineup. The V-6 is adept itself, returning 21 mpg in city driving and 31 on the highway. Which one is right for you will rely on the quantity as well as sort of driving you do, obviously, however the Crossbreed isn't really much of an additional fee, and also we believe you can deal with its moderate power very easily.
Other changes for 2015 consist of the enhancement of a Touring Sporting activity Edition-- primarily a look bundle with a black inside as well as blue interior, 18-inch wheels, HID fronts lights-- weakened chrome trim for the interior, and paddle shifters as well as the different drive modes (Sporting activity, Regular, Eco) are now conventional on all V-6 designs.