Toyota trying something big and new everyday, debuting controversial new styling, lashings of cabin tech, a frugal hybrid, and safety features you might otherwise expect to pay a considerable amount of money to own one. It’s a big improvement, but then again it needs to be. Read on as we unveil the secrets, facts, features and all you need to know about Toyota Avalon Cars.
It’s fair to say that, across all its previous 4 generations, the Avalon hasn’t exactly been a design icon. That’s even more odd when you consider the concept car that introduced the name back in 1991.
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Toyota has finally got the memo that its infotainment system needed work, and the Avalon is one of the first cars in the automaker’s line-up to debut its latest iteration. Entune 3.0 gets a 9-inch touchscreen to play with, plus a 7-inch MID driver information display. If you don’t want Toyota’s own software – which is improved over the old version, but still can be fussy – there’s now Apple CarPlay.
Amazon’s Alexa is supported too, both for home-to-vehicle and in-vehicle. So, you can ask your Amazon Echo to unlock and remotely start the Avalon, or ask Alexa in the dashboard to remotely turn on your lights at home. A Qi wireless charger is included on all but the XLE trim, and the Limited and Touring trims get a 10-inch head-up display. All five of the USB ports deliver 2.1A, and there’s brake hold as standard, dual-zone climate control, and smartphone/smartwatch integration. Though these features are for the advanced Toyota Avalon cars, 2019 Toyota Avalon Cars.
Safety is a real focus
Toyota Safety Sense-P, or TSS-P, is standard across the 2019 Avalon range. That includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alerts with steering assistance, automatic high beams, and full-speed adaptive cruise control. There’s also the blind-spot monitoring.
Spend a little more, and you can have a bird’s eye view camera, which gives a top-down perspective of the car that’s useful for parking. Intelligent parking sensors are also available, together with rear cross-traffic automatic braking. That will stop you from reversing your shiny new Avalon into another car in the parking lot.
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For a start, the auto market has been shifting away from sedans and to crossovers and SUVs. “We’re still very, very bullish on cars,” Ed Laukes, Toyota Division Marketing group vice president at Toyota North America insists, but it’s not clear if vehicle buyers are so convinced.
It means that the Avalon isn’t just going up against rival midsize premium sedans like Nissan’s Maxima, but all of the appealing midsize SUVs and crossovers that have done such a good job convincing drivers that they need an elevated driving position and a hatchback to be practical. So far this year, Toyota has sold around 10.5k of the 2018 Avalon – up on last year’s sales, certainly, but still a ninth of the number of RAV4 sold in the same period, and a fifth of the Highlander SUVs. Expect to hear plenty about how the 2019 Avalon Hybrid hits hard with its economy figures as Toyota doubles-down on why it still believes sedans have a spot in the line-up. Toyota Avalon has gone from what it used to be to what it is now.