The 2017 Toyota Avalon will hit the U.S. market only a year after this popular sedan received a mid-cycle facelift. In that regard, don’t expect the upcoming model to bring any revolutionary changes apart from a few slight modifications. The fourth-generation Avalon arrived in 2012 introducing a much more appealing look compared to its predecessor. Some of its rivals in this hotly contested segment include the Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus and Hyundai Genesis. What sets this full-size sedan apart from the competitors is a hybrid powertrain option, as well as a strong resale value.
The 2017 Toyota Avalon is expected to retain the attractive price tag attached to its predecessor. While the base model should start at $33,500, the Avalon Hybrid should open around $37,500 and the range-topping Limited versions closer to $41,500.
2017 Toyota Avalon Design and Features
As mentioned, the current generation of the Avalon boasts probably the most attractive exterior styling in its class. After the recent changes, the car’s front end sports a wider grille, while the new vertical turn signals replace the fog lights. Expect also to see slightly reshaped headlights and dual-wing daytime running lights on the Touring models. At the back, the updated Avalon features new tail-lamps as well as a new bumper with chrome garnishes. When it comes to interior, the 2017 Toyota Avalon will offer a class-leading cabin replete with premium materials, easy-to-use controls and exceptional fit and finish. Some of the recent technological updates include Toyota’s latest infotainment options such as hard-drive based navigation, advanced voice recognition and mobile-application integration.
2017 Toyota Avalon Specs
Standard versions of the 2017 Toyota Avalon will be powered by the familiar 3.5-liter V6 that makes 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. Its power will be transmitted to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. As for the hybrid system, it combines a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder with an electric motor, matched to a continuously variable automatic transmission. The system’s net output is rated at 200 horsepower, with the fuel economy estimated at 40/39 mpg (city/highway). Unfortunately, the Avalon will be available with front-wheel drive only.
2017 Toyota Avalon Side
The 2017 Toyota Avalon will be offered in XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring and Limited trim levels. The list of standard equipment includes smart-key access, rearview camera, push-button start, leather upholstery, a 6.1-inch display and dual-zone climate control. When it comes to safety features, the entry-level models offer a set of electronic stability aids and 10 airbags.