2018 Toyota Avalon Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Parisian Night Pearl
MSRP
$23,557 - $32,120
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MPG (up to)
40 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
200-268
Seats
5

How 2018 Toyota Avalon Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 3.9Comfort 4.2Styling 3.9Value 4.0

What's New

After last year's update to include the Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) suite of driver assists, the Avalon carries over unchanged for 2018 except for variations to some trim names. For example, the former XLE Touring trim simply becomes Touring.

Toyota Avalon Models & Trims

chevronDown icon XLE $23,557 - $26,122
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 Plus $24,015 - $26,602
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 $24,708 - $27,383
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 Touring $25,439 - $28,158
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 Limited $27,955 - $30,792
Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid XLE Plus $25,411 - $28,110
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid XLE Premium $26,690 - $29,481
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid Limited $29,185 - $32,120
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.67
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The Avalon are great cars.

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The Avalon belongs to my husband; wonderful car. The color is beautiful. When you turn it on it's very quiet. Definitely a nice traveling car very roomy very dependable I love the car so much my father bought one the same day I have a dark grey and he bought the silver the only thing I can say is wonderful car.

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It compares to a luxury vehicle.

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At this point there are no problems with the vehicle. I am confident in the reliability of the vehicle. The vehicle has the most comfortable seats. I have driven it a long distance. All of the features on the Avalon xle premium are fantastic and very easy to use.

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The most important aspect of this car is that it's a Hybrid getting an estimated 44 miles per gallon both highway and city!

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The new 2018 Toyota Avalon is a site to behold, the reliability is first class and the options along with the gas mileage is incredible. the features include leather interior, GPS, sunroof for those sunny days and an exterior that is sleek and stylish.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$23,557 - $26,122
$24,015 - $26,602

Horsepower

Horsepower
268 (hp)
268 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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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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Not Available
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Standard

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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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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Not Available
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Rain Sensing Wipers

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

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
38.5 (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

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

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

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

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
P215/55VR17
P215/55VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 (in.)
111 (in.)

Turning Radius

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

Length

Length
195.3 (in.)
195.3 (in.)

Width

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

Weight

Weight
3505 (.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
30 (mpg)
30 (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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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Cross Traffic Alert

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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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.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
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Good
A
Acceptable
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Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags *
  • Lane Departure Alert (lda) w/Steering Assist Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Departure Alert (lda) w/Steering Assist Lane Departure Warning *
  • Toyota Safety Sense P
  • Tire Specific 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
  • Blind Spot Monitor w/Lane Change Assist Blind Spot Sensor *
  • Toyota Safety Sense P and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rcta) *
  • Safety Connect Emergency Sos *

* 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 (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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