The 2017 Toyota Avalon comes with either a gas engine or as a hybrid. The Avalon is a large car and both versions perform pretty well in the large car market. The Avalon has a starting price of $33,300 with an extra $4,000 needed for the hybrid version.

The 2016 Toyota Avalon comes with a potent V6 engine that delivers 268 horsepower. It has a balanced ride and good handling. The interior of the cabin looks high-tech and there are new advanced safety features which now come as standard for the 2017 model year.

The Avalon Hybrid has excellent fuel economy with 40 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. It has plenty of room and a sophisticated looking cabin. The Hybrid features a 4-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor that is able to generate 200 horsepower.

Performance

The 2017 model of the Toyota Avalon is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 268 horsepower. This is the only engine available for this model and it has fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which is better than many rivals.

The Avolon provides a composed ride and steering with good feedback. Upgrading to the Touring trim will give you sharper handling but may make the ride stiffer and less comfortable.

“With 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque on tap, the Avalon wastes no time getting up to freeway speed and gets from 0 to 60 mph in a quick 6.4 seconds. Few buyers will gripe about its acceleration.” – Edmunds.

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Interior

The Toyota Avalon is a large car that seats 5 people with plenty of space to spare. It features soft leather upholstery and power-adjustable front seats. Heated front seats also come as standard with an optional upgraded to heated rear seats as well.

The Toyota Avalon look sophisticated and elegant, making it look much more expensive than it actually is. The cabin has good sound insulation even at highway speeds. A 7-inch touch screen comes as standard as does the 8-speaker audio system. The infotainment system is easy to use but does lack features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Price

The 2017 Toyota Avalon has a MSRP of $33,250 for the base trim which is a little more than most rivals. All trims come with the V6 engine that makes 268 hp. Most higher trims are only a few thousand more than the base trim.

Alternatives

While the 2017 Toyota Avalon and Avalon Hybrid are pricier than many other large cars the Hybrid version does have the best fuel economy in the class. If you’re looking for some other options than check out the 2017 Chevrolet Impala or the 2017 Buick LaCrosse.