The Avalon is a full-size high performance and luxury sedan from Toyota that’s set to overtake all the competition in 2019 from any direction. Toyota has brought out this in two engine variants, the 3.5L V6 8-Speed Automatic and the 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder ECVT Hybrid for the environmentally oriented. Considering you have The XLE, XSE, Touring and Limited with a Hybrid variant each in the XLE, XSE and Limited, that’s a wide range of 7 different models or trims at your disposal to choose from at McCall Toyota dealership. We checkout various aspects of this latest offering to see how good is the 2019 Toyota Avalon to buy this year.
Toyota has taking a daring decision to break the design monotony and make refreshing new changes to the exterior starting from the sport mesh front grille using piano-black accents that adds a tinge of futuristic design along with modern outlook. Active grille shutters incorporated into the grille play a major role in the aerodynamics on the Hybrid variants. The Aerodynamic front tangential venting enhances this further. Lot of attention has been paid to the LED headlights that are more detailed and incorporate dynamic turn signals that are now gaining wide popularity. On the rear again is incorporated a wide taillight that runs the entire width and the twin exhausts are quite prominent. There is a lot of work on the materials too to improve both the appearance and experience such as Intermittent Variable Wipers that are linked to washers, acoustic noise reducing windshield and front glass windows and High Solar Energy Absorbing glass all of which make the Avalon a good buy.
The interiors of the Avalon are smartly crafted and use high quality material such as Cognac leather that adds oodles of luxury to the superbly quite cabin. Closely looking at the seating reveals a exclusive perforated pattern and the two-tone stiches can be observed across the upholstery. The Limited edition takes styling to a new level with the use of genuine wood trims that are visible both on the door trims as also the across the dash. In the Touring real aluminum replaces the wood trims and adds a sporty touch. Breaking the monotony again Toyota has added a floating look to the center stack using some ingenuity.
Fine Tuned Technology
The huge 9-inch touchscreen display on the floating center stack employs Toyota’s Entune infotainment center which consists of a specially fine-tuned app to help you get the best out of your 2019 Avalon’s features. The display supports pinch and zoom for better access and use and you can configure the Wifi hotspot to provide connectivity to up to 5 devices. You have Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth and such out of the box which again is a good purchase.
Some features that related to the Hybrid variants that Toyota dealer McCall showed us include a 4-mode switch using which you can set your vehicle to perform in EV, Eco, Normal or Sport performance. The 2.5L engine on the Hybrids provides a 118 horsepower at 88 kW and 149 lb-ft of torque. You will be using an electronically controlled VVT transmission to go with it.