2014 Toyota Avalon Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Blizzard Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,085 - $19,268
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
21 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
268
Seats
5

How 2014 Toyota Avalon Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.0Comfort 4.3Styling 4.1Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

Fresh from its major makeover last year, the 2014 Toyota Avalon continues to set new standards for full-size sedans and Toyota design alike. Better-looking than any Avalon to date, this 4th-generation version should appeal to buyers of all ages and also includes a frugal hybrid model capable of attaining 40 mpg.

Toyota Avalon Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Limited $17,107 - $19,268
Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Keyless Start
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chevronDown icon XLE Touring $15,780 - $17,915
Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon XLE $15,085 - $17,190
Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon XLE Premium $15,290 - $17,375
Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.56
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That it's reliable and safe for your family and friends.

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I don't have any complaints about my Avalon. I have wanted a Toyota for a long time. It is the perfect size for me and my family and I know it won't leave stranded on the side of the road. I love that it's reliable and Toyotas will go forever if you take care of them.I hope it lasts me for many years.

Heather S
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My 2014 wonder woman Avalon.

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Bought it used with low miles. If it gets too cold the Audio on the radio will not work, rending the Bluetooth useless for the phone. Other than that issue, it is a great car and love it! Lots of pep and great ride. Heated seats are nice but on hot Texas days wish it came with cooled seats.

Cynthia G
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Keep up on maintenance and service it will last a long time. It is comfortable.

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No it is a great reliable vehicle. Keep up on maintenance and services, it is very economical to go back and forth. We have to go to Stanford to a lot Angeles at least a 6 to 10 times a year. I just hate it. Not what I would have picked. I did not have no say so nor got to choose.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,107 - $19,268
$15,780 - $17,915

Horsepower

Horsepower
268 (hp)
268 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC 24V V6 w/Dual VVT
3.5L DOHC 24V V6 w/Dual VVT
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Alarm

Alarm
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 (in.)
42.1 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 (in.)
37.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.2 (in.)
39.2 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.9 (in.)
37.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16 (cu. ft.)
16 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

AC
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Standard
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Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Standard
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Not Available

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/45VR18
P225/45VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 (in.)
111 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 (ft.)
37.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
195.2 (in.)
195.2 (in.)

Width

Width
72.2 (in.)
72.2 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3538 (.lbs)
3505 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
268 (hp)
268 (hp)

Torque

Torque
248 (ft. lbs.)
248 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17 (gal.)
17 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
26 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
31 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Standard
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Not Available

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
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Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Standard
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Standard
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

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Good
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Acceptable
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags *
  • Safety Connect Emergency Sos
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag *
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (3)

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Forward Collision Avoidance > Crash Imminent Braking Nov 2, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 2, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V728000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 19, 2012 to October 27, 2015 and 2013-2015 Lexus ES350 and ES300h vehicles manufactured June 18, 2012 to July 6, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with a Pre-Collision System (PCS) as optional equipment. In these vehicles, the PCS may unexpectedly activate and apply the brakes when the radar detects a steel joint or plate in the roadway as an object.
Consequence:
A vehicle that unexpectedly brakes increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace certain PCS components, free of charge. The recall began on July 28, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this campaign are F1V and F2E.
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Suspension > Front > Control Arm > Lower Arm Nov 6, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 6, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V715000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014 Toyota Camry, Camry HV, Avalon, and Avalon HV vehicles equipped with 16-inch and 17-inch rims. In the affected vehicles, the left-side front suspension lower arm may have been incorrectly manufactured. As a result, the left side lower arm may not have enough clamping surface area for one of the bolts that secures the lower arm to the lower ball joint.
Consequence:
Because of the insufficient clamping force, the lower arm may separate from the ball joint, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left side lower arm, free of charge. The recall began on December 12, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
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Fuel System, Gasoline > Delivery > Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Sep 18, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 18, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V576000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Sienna, and Highlander and model year 2015 Lexus RX350 vehicles. Fuel may leak from the one of the fuel delivery pipes in the engine compartment.
Consequence:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace any of the suspect fuel delivery pipes free of charge. The recall began November 17, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

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