After Toyota upgraded the Camry, we understood it wouldn’t be long before its more luxurious and bigger cousin, the Avalon, joined it. Which’s precisely what the Avalon does for 2019, as Toyota has completely upgraded its premium sedan from the ground up.
2019 Toyota Avalon Design
In terms of look, the Avalon is still very much recognizable, but the details are all new. Its body lines are more noticable, giving it a sportier appearance, and essentially all of its dimensions have actually changed. The roofline is now 1 inch lower, its width up 0.8 inches, and its wheelbase extended by 2 inches. These new dimensions will, naturally, impact the layout of the Avalon’s cabin. In the rear, shoulder room will grow to 57.1 inches, leg room will jump to 40.3 inches, and headroom will increase to 37.5 inches.
2019 Toyota Avalon Interior
Also enhanced is the amount of soft-touch material utilized throughout the cabin, as buyers will discover this pleasant-to-the-touch surface around the center console and draped over the cockpit console. Speaking of materials, a new Cognac-colored leather will make its debut on the Limited trim.
Other interior enhancements will include an offered 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a three-spoke steering wheel, an offered 10-inch head-up screen, and upgraded audio systems like a 1,200-watt monster 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 powerful and fuel efficient, thanks to direct injection. There will be a hybrid model, which will consist of a 2.5-liter gas engine and an electrical motor that’ll see its power and fuel economy boost. Both engines will couple with an eight-speed automated transmission.
The existing Avalon simply missed out on being a Top Safety Pick+ due to its undecided headlight tests. At the very least, we anticipate the Top Safety Pick rating it got to rollover, but if Toyota handles to repair the headlight issue, we could see it receive that necessary title of Top Safety Pick+. Like in 2015, Toyota Safety Sense will stay basic and include crucial features like automated emergency situation braking.
2019 Toyota Avalon Pricing & Release Date
Toyota anticipates to have the 2019 Avalon in display rooms in late spring. Official prices remains unknown for now, however it needs to ring in someplace near the 2017 model’s MSRP variety of $34,395 to $42,195 (destination charges consisted of). Rivals include the Kia Cadenza, Buick LaCrosse and Chrysler 300.