Another sedan hitting into the market, new 2015 Toyota Avalon. Toyota Avalon isn’t just a larger Camry, at least not by a long shot. As a flagship model, Avalon offers more in every single category, however it also costs more and spends more fuel. After a refresh from a couple of years ago, Avalon enters the end of a cycle in 2015.
2015 Toyota Avalon Engine
Avalon is offered in plenty of hybrid and conventional options. However, both versions are available with only a single powertrain option. While hybrids get the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor for combined output of 200 hp, petrol powertrain consists of 3.5L V6 engine which delivers 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque, and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Experience of driving this model is the same like hybrid version, but there is difference in features and engine range. Both of engines are more efficient better and than previous edition.
MPG and Styling – Interior and Exterior
It resembles Camry in a way, but offers bigger body with more conservative styling.New model is luxurious, comfortable and coming with small changes. There’s a huge open-mouth lower air intake up front which is combined with a chromed upper airdam and unconventionally shaped headlights. After an arching roofline, Avalon is finished by a huge, good looking trapezoid tail-lights and slightly pronounced rear bumper.
The whole Avalon’s lineup offers a leather-trimmed seats, while the top Limited models come in perforated leather guise. This is the statement which Avalon follows from the get-go. It isn’t exactly the luxury car, but offers much bigger comfort margin than the most of the Japanese models do. Touch screen displays which can be found in the moddle of an assymmetric dashboard spans from 6.1-inch to 7-inch in diameter. All models have the heated front seats, while Limited trim level jumps out and offers heated rear seats as well, together with a few more distinctive features.
New 2015 Toyota Avalon offers very strong list of safety options. All Avalon’s benefit from the 10 standard airbags, stability control and anti-lock brakes with brake assist. Rearview camera is also standard across the lineup, while blind-spot monitors and rear cross traffic alert system start from the XLE Touring models. Adaptive cruise control and pre-collision system are part of the technology package which can only be had with top Limited grades.
All Avalon’s with V6’s are rated at 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway which are solid figures for a large sedan, but hybrid versions really excel and offer the ratings of 40 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
2015 Toyota Avalon Price
Base XLE Avalon is available from $31,340, while the limited models cost at least $39,650. Hybrids also fit into the price range as they cost between $35,555 and $41,400. For this specs and features, price is very good.
2015 Toyota Avalon is a fine-looking and high-quality sedan which offers plenty of features in a comfortable cabin. It even saves a great deal on fuel in its hybrid form, but the package has to be paid as much as a true luxury, yet compact car. One of the key features is well followed up driving.