2021 Toyota Avalon

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2021 Toyota Avalon Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: October 15, 2020

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The Avalon is the most premium sedan offering by the Japanese titan Toyota. For the year 2021, Toyota has brought about some comprehensive changes to the lineup to pile-up those much-needed sales numbers. With a starting MSRP of $35,875, the latest 2021 Toyota Avalon gets the premium sedan's first-ever AWD system and a completely blacked-out scintillating Nightshade Edition for the XSE trim. The Avalon hybrid and the TRD model gets carried forward without any major changes.

2021 Toyota Avalon TRD variant
2021 Toyota Avalon's sporty-TRD version

With a potent 301-hp V6 engine that delivers smooth acceleration to the segment-best 44 MPG of the hybrid version, and also to the sumptuous looks of the Nightshade edition, Toyota has gone all-in for the 2021 Avalon. Though only slightly larger than the Toyota Camry, the Avalon has acres of legroom for all occupants and a higher percentage of premium materials used. Read on to find out more about what the 2021 Toyota Avalon has in store for us.


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Pros

Lots of standard advanced safety features

Comfortable ride quality

Potent and efficient V6 powertrain

Cons

Rear headroom could be better

2.5L 4-cyl engine with the AWD system

What's New?

AWD setup in XLE and Limited trims

New Nightshade Edition

Android Auto now available


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$35875

bodystyle

Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

horsepower

301@6,600

torque

267@47,00

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

113 in.

length

195.9 in.

width

72.8 in.

height

56.5 in.

curb weight

3560 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/26/32 mpg


Pictures & Videos

Videos
2021 Toyota Avalon Detailed Review video
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Styles

2021 Toyota Avalon in Blueprint color 2021 Toyota Avalon in Celestial Silver Metallic color 2021 Toyota Avalon in Midnight Black Metallic color 2021 Toyota Avalon in Supersonic Red color
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Ratings

Features

8.0

Maintenance, Reliability And Warranty

8.5

Engine And Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.5

Exterior

7.0

Safety

9.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Toyota Avalon XLE

XLE

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$35,875


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $35,875 MSRP (22/25/31) 301 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
8-speed ECT-i Direct-Shift Automatic front wheel drive 5
XLE 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $35,875 MSRP TBD 3.5 L, V-6,
TBD TBD 5

2021 Toyota Avalon XSE

XSE

power
301 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$39,110


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XSE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $39,110 MSRP (22/25/31) 301 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
8-speed ECT-i Direct-Shift Automatic front wheel drive 5

2021 Toyota Avalon Limited

Limited

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$42,175


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,175 MSRP (22/25/31) 301 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
8-speed ECT-i Direct-Shift Automatic front wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,175 MSRP TBD 3.5 L, V-6,
TBD TBD 5

2021 Toyota Avalon Touring

Touring

power
301 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$42,575


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,575 MSRP (22/25/31) 301 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
8-speed ECT-i Direct-Shift Automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.1

Overall Rating


The Toyota Avalon has built its portfolio amidst all odds. With a starting MSRP of $35,875, the midsize sedan from Toyota makes up for a strong lead in the diminishing yet struggling SUV dominated market. The 2021 Toyota Avalon is offered in five trim levels along with two engine variants, a 3.5L V6 and a 2.5L four-cylinder with AWD. The top of the line Toyota Avalon TRD comes with a starting price of $42,875 and represents the Avalon in its most opulent guise. Toyota's premium offering certainly ticks all the boxes with its sumptuous luxury setting, all the while being affordable at the same time. Add to that the fuel-efficiency of a hybrid powertrain, and there you have it, a match made in heaven! In this review, we’ll be pitting the Avalon against its segment rivals like the Nissan Maxima, Chrysler 300, and the BMW 3-series

2021 Toyota Avalon Sedan Front View
2021 Toyota Avalon Sedan Rear View

8.0/10
Features

8.5/10
Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.5/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2021 Toyota Avalon Features

8.0/10

The Toyota Avalon comes in 4 trims, the base- XLE, Limited, Touring, and XSE Nightshade, and the top of the line TRD model with the prices ranging from $35,875 to $42,875. All trims are powered by a standard 3.5 liter V6 that comes paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, but once you opt for the AWD setup with the XLE and Limited trims, you get an equally potent 4-cylinder engine found in the Toyota RAV4 instead of a V6. The 4 trims- XLE, XSE, and Limited, come with 3 driving modes while there is an extra Sport S+ mode in the Touring trim and TRD model. Then there is the Hybrid variant too, which comes with the XLE, XSE, and Limited trim.

Model

XLE

XSE Nightshade

Limited

Touring

MSRP (FWD)

$35,875

$39,110

$42,175

$42,575

MSRP (AWD) $35,875 N/A $42,175 N/A

Key Features

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Adds/Upgrades from “XLE”

Adds/Upgrades from “XSE Nightshade”

Adds/Upgrades from “Limited”

  Integrated Backup camera with dynamic gridlines Qi-compatible wireless charging system 7-inch TFT Multi-Information Display Active Noise Control
  8-way adjustable driver seat and 2-way lumbar SofTex trimmed heated with perforation front seats Heated Rear Seats Heated tilt and telescopic steering wheel with memory function
  Dynamic Radar Cruise Control Tilt and telescopic leather steering wheel 10-in colored HUD 4-Mode Switch (Eco, Normal/Custom, Sport, Sport+)
  Hydrographic interior trim 3-Mode Switch (Eco, Normal, Sport) Genuine wood interior trim Dual Sun visors
  Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Aluminum interior trim frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror  
  Rear window defogger with timer Nightshade black-colored trimmings Electric Parking Brake  
    Smart Key System    

Apart from the regular trims, there are also various other Packages one can equip with the above-mentioned trims-

Premium Audio Package comes with Dynamic Navigation and JBL powered 14-speakers, which is optional in both the XLE trim and the TRD model, whereas the Audio Package with Active Noise Control and Engine Sound Enhancement can be opted with the XSE Nightshade trim.

Moonroof Package comes with power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade and Qi-compatible wireless charging system comes as an optional package with the XLE trim.

Advanced Safety Package which includes Bird's Eye View Camera, Intelligent Clearance Sonar, with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking comes as an optional package with the Touring and Limited trim.

Which trim do we recommend?

The XSE Nightshade trim which starts at $39,110 is truly a value-based offering for the price. This trim is where the black exterior and interior design traits start to kick in. Furthermore, equip it with the Premium Audio Package, and there you get the best deal of the lot.

2021 Toyota Avalon Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

8.5/10

​Toyotas are generally considered to be the top player when it comes to reliability. Things are built to last in a Toyota and it has been the same for quite a long time. The Avalon too has seen a lot of technological advancements in its recent avatars and has been quite solid in terms of reliability. With more than thousands of Avalons on the road each year, it’s no surprise the midsize sedan is a hit amongst the general public especially considering Toyotas build quality and reliability track record.

Reliability and ownership costs

Reliability is a factor that is seldom overlooked by people. The 2020 Toyota Avalon received an overall rating of 80 out of 100 in the J.D.Power ratings for reliability. The score has further been divided into different categories. It received 84 out of 100 for quality and reliability, 72 out of 100 for the driving experience, 78 out of 100 for resale value, and 83 out of 100 for dealership experience. As per the NHTSA, the Toyota Avalon has had no recalls. This goes on to show us how well built and technically sorted Toyotas are.

Ownership costs for the Toyota Avalon stand-in at $47,437 for an average period of 5 years. It includes everything from repairs, taxes, fees, and even fuel costs. The near $50,000 cost of ownership might seem a little bit over the top for a $35k sedan but isn't anything too steep given the Avalon is a decent midsize luxury sedan. Out of the ownership costs, the majority is taken over the depreciation, Insurance, and financing.

2021 Toyota Avalon third quarter view

The pricing varies in different states due to destination fees and state taxes. The Avalon has an average fluctuation between $1000-$1500 which makes it highly flexible over the various states to own. Interestingly different states provide different leasing and financing deals for cars and in some cases, the difference is significantly large.

States

Price of 2020 Toyota Avalon

California

$37,491

New York

$37,342

Texas

$35,504

Florida

$36,627

Washington

$37,573

In some cases, the difference is not significant. Here for example It can be seen that the Avalon is almost the same price across Arizona, New York, California, Florida, and Washington. Also, the cheapest is in Texas, a near $800 difference from New York.

Warranty Coverage

The inevitable happens at times and it’s not your fault but more of a bad day let’s say. But before you start cursing your luck bear in mind that if things go south with your new 2021 Avalon, Toyota has your back with a comprehensive slue of warranty packages. Moreover, the 2021 Toyota Avalon also comes with ToyotaCare, a Complimentary maintenance plan all normal factory scheduled services for about 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Criteria

Period

Comprehensive warranty

3 years/ 36,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Powertrain warranty

5 years/ 60,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Corrosion perforation warranty

5 years/ Unlimited miles

24-hour roadside assistance (No-cost-option)

5 years

It is handy that Toyota is offering roadside assistance for 5 years, which is industry-leading. The 24-hour roadside assistance feature offers coverage for the following:

  • Battery jump start-up
  • Lockout protection
  • Emergency fuel delivered
  • Tire service
  • Towing
  • Winching

Miles per dollar

In this we’ll be factoring the annual maintenance cost and how many miles the car runs on average in a year. From what we dug up, the annual maintenance cost for an Avalon is around $273. On average, cars drive 15,000 miles a year, therefore if we factor both in we’ll get a definitive MPD (miles per dollar) ratio of 54.9. This indicates that the 2021 Toyota Avalon can run 54.9 miles for every dollar you spend on it. 

2021 Toyota Avalon Buying Advice

We recommend the 2021 Toyota Avalon's XSE Nightshade Edition trim. With the XSE, consumers will have the best blend of features and cost-effectiveness from the Avalon range. You get premium features like powered and heated mirrors, 19” alloys, auto-dimming rear-view mirrors as standard with the Avalon and a decently loaded 9” touchscreen infotainment system.

2021 Toyota Avalon's new Nightshade Edition

Plus when you equip the XSE trim with Toyota's trusted and latest design approach, the sporty Nightshade Edition, you get a family premium sedan with complete chrome deletion. It certainly sets your heart racing from just a glance. it comes in over three colors, the Midnight Black Metallic, the Wind Chill Pearl, and the Celestial Silver Metallic.

How about a Used Toyota Avalon?

As we mentioned earlier, the cost of ownership for the Toyota Avalon over a period of 5 years adds up to be $47,437. Eyeing for a used Avalon is Not a bad option. If you are planning to pick up a pre-owned Toyota Avalon, you might as well look for a 2015-16 model, with over 65% of the car's value still intact. It can certainly work in your favor, and you might just get a sweet deal for yourself.

Depreciation Curve of Toyota Avalon

​From what we know, the Avalon loses around $12,000 in its first year as depreciation. If you were to buy the Base Avalon for $35K, that’s nearly 1/3rd of the vehicle price you’re losing in its maiden year. The curve is pretty smooth thereafter, therefore expect steady depreciation of around half or possibly even less of what it would lose in its first year. 

Toyota Avalon's Depreciation Curve

As it is evident from the above graph, if you're looking for a Used Avalon, go for the 2015 model, as it may a lost a bit of appeal but still holds about 60% of its value.


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2021 Toyota Avalon Engine and Performance

7.5/10

The 2021 Toyota Avalon is powered by 2 engines, an Inline-4, and the standard 3.5 liter V6 found in the 2020 Avalon, which punches out a respectable 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The Inline-4 cylinder 2021 Avalon borrow the unit from the Toyota RAV4. For 2021, the Toyota Avalon gets its first-ever AWD setup but is paired exclusively to the 4-cylinder engine. The V6 engine is quite silent and fuel-efficient and performs the way it is supposed to be. When it comes to the hybrid setup, you get the same 2.5L engine with two electric motors that punch out 215 hp.

2021 2021 Toyota Avalon 2.5L Engine

Refinement levels are extremely good and the engine feels at home while doing city speeds. Moreover, the Avalon's multi-link rear suspension surely does seem to do the trick, as it provides a much more comfortable and agile handling dynamics. You can also choose between three ride modes with a push of a button: Normal that emphasizes on comfort, Sport, and Sport+ for better throttle response and increases in feedback from the Electronic Power steering

Models

2021 Toyota Avalon

2020 Nissan Maxima SV

2020 Chrysler 300 S

2020 BMW 330i

MRSP

$ 35,875

$ 36,060

$ 36, 395

$41,245

Engine

3.5 L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5 L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

CVT

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power 

301 hp @ 6,600 RPM

300 hp @ 6,400 RPM

300 hp @ 6,350 RPM

255 hp @ 5,000 RPM

Torque 

267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

264 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

295 lb-ft @ 1,550 RPM

Transmission duties are dealt with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The gear shifts are fairly smooth and the transmission will not give you room for any excuse, unlike the CVT in the hybrid version. The 2021 Toyota Avalon is the most powerful of the lot and beats both the Maxima and the Chrysler by a single horsepower, not by much but nonetheless. The Bimmer is the least powerful of the lot here but makes up with the best torque figures.

How fast is the 2021 Toyota Avalon from 0-60 MPH

The 2021 Toyota Avalon manages to hit 60 mph in 6 seconds flat and finishes the quarter-mile run in 14.6 seconds. Flat out the Avalon manages to hit the limiter with a top speed of 130 mph. The 2021 Toyota Avalon is positioned as a family sedan and therefore Toyota has kept things simple. The potent V6 engine with the slick-smooth 8-Speed automatic work concurrently to achieve this feat. In terms of braking performance too, the Avalon manages to complete an emergency stop from 60 mph in 115 feet which is commendable for a 3500-pound sedan.

Models

2021 Toyota Avalon

2020 Nissan Maxima SV

2020 Chrysler 300 S

2020 BMW 330i

0-60 MPH 

6 secs 

5.7 secs

5.3 secs

5.8 secs

Quarter Mile 

14.6 secs

14.3 secs

13.8 secs

14.7 secs

Top Speed 

130 MPH

145 MPH

155 MPH

131 MPH

Engine

3.5 L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5 L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

60-0 MPH (ft)

115

120

109

113

Despite having the most powerful engine of the lot, the Avalon is slowest in terms of acceleration figures, albeit by a very small margin. All the other sedans here manage to do the 60 MPH run in under 6 seconds, with the Chrysler 300 doing the quarter-mile in under 14 seconds, a serious feat by the Americans. 


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2021 Toyota Avalon Fuel Economy

8.0/10

Currently, the 2020 Avalon manages 26 mpg combined, therefore we expect the same for the 2021 model or better with the new 4-cylinder. Not much has been revealed about the 2.5L 4-cylinder Avalon by the EPA, therefore we’ll have to wait. For a 3.5L V6, the Avalon puts up decent EPA estimated figures of 22 MPG in the city, and about 32 miles to the gallon out on the highway.

2021 Toyota Avalon Instrumental cluster

Plus the various driving modes and the Intelligent AWD system certainly amplify the driving dynamics with the added benefit of better fuel efficiency. Although, even if these figures don't cater to your liking, there is the hybrid variant that delivers up to 44 MPG combined, with the help of its Toyota Hybrid System (THS II). Toyota certainly seems to be doing wonders on the fuel economy front at this point.

Models

2021 Toyota Avalon

2020 Nissan Maxima SV

2020 Chrysler 300 S

2020 BMW 330i

MPG (City)

22

20

19

26

MPG (Highway)

32

30

30

36

MPG (Combined)

26

24

23

30

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

14.5

18

18.5

15.6

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

319/464/377

360/540/432

352/555/425

406/562/468

Emission (Tons/Year of CO2 Emissions @ 15kMi/Year)

6.7

7.4

7.6

N/A

The BMW 330i manages to score big on the MPG front as it manages to make good use of its Turbocharged motor. It offers the best MPG figures in this comparison and is followed by the Toyota, Nissan, and the Chrysler 300S thereafter.

2021 Toyota Avalon Interior

8.5/10

The interiors of the 2021 Toyota Avalon remain largely similar to the 2020 Avalon. Although, the current generation Avalon surely has taken a big leap forward with respect to its previous generations. The whole cabin is well-appointed and things feel like they’re built to last. In terms of rear seating, passengers can relax and enjoy since space on offer is plentiful. Speaking of space, the Avalon has a cargo capacity of 16.1 cubic-feet which surpasses most of the cars in this segment.

2021 Toyota Avalon Sedan's Cockpit Area

The flowing-infotainment dominates the center console and is placed quite high up. For the year 2021, Android Auto is now available as a standard option. There is also no shortage of storing options. Apart from the standard glove box, there is an additional space underneath the driver's hand rest to store mobile phones and chargers. Moreover, the Nightshade Edition also brings out the black interior trimmings, for people looking out for a sporty feel from their saloon. All in all the 2021 Toyota Avalon’s interiors is a good place to spend time in.

Models

2021 Toyota Avalon

2020 Nissan Maxima SV

2020 Chrysler 300 S

2020 BMW 330i

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.5/58.3/42.1

39.4/56.7/45.0

38.6/59.5/41.8

38.7/56.0/42.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.9/57.1/40.3

36.7/56.7/34.2

37.9/57.7/40.1

37.6/56.0/35.2

Cargo Capacity (cu.ft)

16.1

14.3

16.3

17.0

The 2021 Avalon certainly takes the lead in terms of outright cabin-space, with adequate amounts of both headroom, and legroom in the rear. Although, when it comes to the cargo-bit, the BMW 330i, with its 17-inch cargo-capacity does take the mantle in this segment of luxury family sedans.

What changes are made on the 2021 Toyota Avalon’s infotainment front?

First and foremost, Toyota has finally come to their senses and have treated us with standard Android Auto this time around. It still gets the 9-inch intuitive touchscreen infotainment setup. Moreover, as we mentioned earlier, the infotainment screen is placed quite higher than you’d find in most cars. The 9" Touchscreen Infotainment screen in question comes with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa connectivity, and Dynamic Navigation, a few standard equipment among the various other loads of infotainment features.

2021 Toyota Avalon Sedan's Infotainment System

The Infotainment system itself feels slick enough and responsive to touch inputs. However, it may get laggy in some instances. Audiophiles get treated to a crisp eight-speaker surround sound system, which can then be optioned out for a much more premium 14-speaker JBL sound system upgrade. Sunlight legibility is good as well and reading data and information from the massive touchscreen, won't be much of an issue.

Some of the standard infotainment features include:

  • 7" TFT MID with Customizable Settings
  • 10" Customizable HUD
  • SiriusXM/HD Radio with Bluetooth and USB 2.0 Connectivity
  • 1200W JBL surround sound system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Amazon Alexa Connectivity.
2021 Toyota Avalon basic Sedan dashboard
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2021 Toyota Avalon basic Sedan infotainment screen
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2021 Toyota Avalon Exterior

7.0/10

Not a lot is happening in terms of the 2021 Toyota Avalon's designs. The Avalon stays minimal with the large front grille dominating the front fascia. The headlights have gotten slimmer and overall the design seems rather a mix of conventional sedan traits with a splash of modernism. With the onset of the Avalon's fifth-generation, Toyota had made the Avalon's design a bit more streamlined, with a low line roof and a new rear fascia. The 2021 Toyota Avalon is based on the TNGA platform architecture.

2021 Toyota Avalon TRD's side profile

Now coming to the sporty TRD performance variant for 2021, you get treated with new colors and new Summer tires too. Well, that's not all, Toyota for 2021, has more or less given some thought to its design approach, and that's where the new XSE Nightshade Edition comes in. It brings about black-accents all over, who doesn't want that? A complete chrome deletion is what you get when you opt for the Nightshade Edition, including new Black 19-inch alloys. There are also 3 new colors, namely Midnight Black Metallic, Wind Chill Pearl, and the Celestial Silver Metallic.

Models

2021 Toyota Avalon

2020 Nissan Maxima SV

2020 Chrysler 300 S

2020 BMW 330i

Curb Weight (lbs)

3560

3552

4013

3582

Length (in)

195.9

192.8

198.6

185.7

Width (in)

72.8

73.2

75

71.9

Height (in)

56.5

56.5

58.5

56.8

Ground Clearance (in)

5.3

5.3

5.3

5.7

Wheelbase (in)

113

115

120.2

103

In terms of its rivals, we much prefer the BMW 330i’s design where things look smart and simple. Chrysler seems a bit dated and the 300 is surely due for an update. The Maxima is quite modern with its coupe-ish rear quarter, but overall our best pick would be the 2020 BMW 330i, in terms of the exterior front.


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2021 Toyota Avalon Safety

9.0/10

The Toyota Avalon is one of the safest cars in its segment. The NHTSA gave the Toyota Avalon an overall five-star rating and IIHS awarded the TOP SAFETY PICK + in 2019. The Avalon is also one of the most reliable full-size sedans in the market. Toyota takes the safety of its cars very seriously and comes loaded with lots of active as well as passive safety features.

2021 Avalon's Bird's Eye View camera with Perimeter Scan

From 2020, all the cars in the Toyota lineup come with Standard Toyota Safety Sense. Moreover, the Avalon is also available with a Bird's Eye View Camera with a Perimeter Scan that reads the cars surrounding to deliver a composite view of the car as seen from above. A pretty premium feature for a $40,000 saloon. The safety features are not trim specific and come standard across all trims.

Some of the standard safety features are:

  • Rear Cross-traffic alert 
  • Ten airbags
  • Lane departure warning 
  • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Child-protector rear door locks and power window lockout control
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Collision warning system 

2021 Toyota Avalon Competition

2021 Toyota Avalon Vs 2020 Nissan Maxima

Both of these Japanese sedans offer great value for money. They are quite spacious with excellent fuel efficiency. They also offer excellent ride quality and are perfectly suited for everyday commutation. However, Nissan recommends unleaded premium fuel for the Maxima while you can fill up the Avalon with regular unleaded fuel and Toyota offers much better peace of mind. Not to say the Maxima is unreliable but none stand a chance against Toyota in that respect. It is things like these that make a difference out in the open world.

2020 Nissan Maxima

2021 Toyota Avalon Vs 2020 Chrysler 300

With similar pricing, both the Avalon and the Chrysler 300 have different customer bases. If you like a heavy car with raw power and speed, the Chrysler 300 is the car for you. But if you are one of those folks who like a balanced family car with great fuel efficiency and great safety, Toyota Avalon is the car for you. Don’t get us started with reliability, since you know who’d win that.

2020 Chrysler 300

2021 Toyota Avalon Final Verdict

The 2021 Toyota Avalon manages to capture the imagination of the masses with its superb styling, efficient and powerful motor, comfortable ride quality, and the unquestionable Toyota build. The 2021 Toyota Avalon, checks a lot of boxes as far as meeting the demands of the buyer of this segment goes. It is a no-nonsense car to buy, own and enjoy. Moreover, with the potent V6 engine and the affordable price tag, it certainly seems a car worth buying.


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Used Toyota Avalon for Sale

Car Name Deals Starting Price Number of Listings
2020 Toyota Avalon 19 Great Deals Out of 1199 $28,995 1199 Listings
2019 Toyota Avalon 6 Great Deals Out of 268 $24,498 268 Listings
2018 Toyota Avalon 1 Great Deals Out of 121 $17,500 121 Listings
2017 Toyota Avalon 7 Great Deals Out of 130 $15,860 130 Listings
2016 Toyota Avalon 14 Great Deals Out of 186 $11,926 186 Listings
2015 Toyota Avalon 4 Great Deals Out of 151 $10,851 151 Listings
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