Toyota Avalon: A 2019 Motor Trend Car of the Year Finalist

December 13th, 2018 by

Sleek and sophisticated, the 2019 Toyota Avalon offers luxury and performance. With an edgier feel, the Avalon is attractive to a younger group of buyers looking for a sporty sedan instead of a standard SUV. Its spacious and comfortable interior, agile handling on the road, and impressive style are just some of the reasons the Toyota Avalon is a 2019 Motor Trend Car of the year finalist.

Technology

Toyota has finally upped its infotainment systems and is offering Apple CarPlay in addition to its own Entune app suite. The standard 9.0-inch touchscreen, Qi wireless charging area, and modern HVAC controls create a pleasant driving experience. The polished design with convenient cup holders in the console and easy-to-access controls makes the commute to work an entertaining experience. The vehicle even supports Amazon Alexa so you can issue commands to your car from home.

Safety

Updated safety features in the Limited and Touring models of the 2019 Avalon include an automatic braking function for the rear cross-traffic alert system, a 360-degree parking camera, and front and rear parking sensors. Standard safety features, like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and lane assist with automatic high beams, are also available on all 2019 Avalon models. Slim and elegant LED lighting is also new with the 2019 Avalon. Daytime running lights and adaptive cornering lights that point into turns help drivers to see the road with accurate peripheral vision.

Superior Interior

With a lower dash than the Camry, the Avalon’s interior feels large and airy. The positioning of the controls creates a cockpit feel, and the wood and leather interior is cozy and comfortable. The bold and luxurious cognac upholstery color is available for the Limited trim and looks great on the seats, dash trim, door, and steering wheel. Four-way lumbar adjustment, plenty of headroom, and excellent side bolstering make for easy exit and entry into the car. The heated and air-conditioned seats available in some models are perfect for long drives or chilly mornings.

Performance

Increased horsepower is an important feature in both the V-6 and hybrid 2019 models. The V-6 engine features an increase of 33 hp and the hybrid a 15 hp gain over the previous models. The fuel economy in both models is also increased without losing any of the power. Throttle calibration and transmission logic create a fun driving experience, and buyers will also enjoy the extra cargo space in the trunk since the hybrid’s battery pack has been relocated to below the rear seats. Bump the transmission into ssports mode, and enjoy even more pep and controlled handling.

Adding a little luxury to your life is easy with the 2019 Toyota Avalon. Increased technology, safety, performance, and a comfortable interior round out the experience it offers. 2019 Avalon owners have expressed the new design is better than a luxury vehicle’s. Whether you are looking for a sedan for the family or a sporty ride to impress your friends, you won’t be disappointed with the new Avalon.

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