2016 Toyota Avalon review, price, refresh, changes

2016 Toyota Avalon review, release date, refresh, changes

The Avalon is one of the better cars in Toyota’s lineup and the current generation is no slouch. It is a big and fast saloon which can easily compete with the American or European offerings. In order to stay on top of the competition, Toyota has just announced a new generation of the car with the 2016 Toyota Avalon which is a mid life facelift of the current generation. The new car has a bolder design, better engines as well as one of the best interiors in its class. The only drawback here must be the price which is still quite high when compared to some of its competitors. The Toyota Avalon 2016 was officially unveiled at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

2016 Toyota Avalon review, release date, refresh, changes

2016 Toyota Avalon redesign

On the interior Toyota will leave the 2016 Toyota Avalon pretty much unchanged with a few minor exceptions. The customers will now have the chance to select stitched leather as well as a different type of steering wheel. The standard interior has been upgraded as well the car now offering a triple zone automatic climate control, standard leather upholstery. Also as a new offering is the brand new panoramic roof.

2016 Toyota Avalon review, release date, refresh, changes

The outside of the Toyota Avalon 2016 was also improved slightly. The car now has a bigger air intake in the front bumper as well as a small rear diffuser which should help its aerodynamics. The black accents on the car give it a much nicer appearance and the new 18 inch gray wheels make it look really aggressive.

2016 Toyota Avalon review, release date, refresh, changes

2016 Toyota Avalon specs

Engine wise, the Toyota Avalon 2016 offers more of the same. It’s still available either as a petrol powered car or a hybrid but the petrol version has been changed a lot. While Toyota hasn’t released much information about it we expect that the old 3.5-liter V6 to be discontinued in the favor of a similarly powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 that will offer more torque as well as a much better fuel consumption. The 2016 Toyota Avalon hybrid stayed the same, so it still has the same 2.5-liter petrol engine coupled to an electric motor for a total power of around 200 horsepwoer and 220 lb-ft of torque. While the hybrid still gets around 40 MPG the petrol version should see at least a 10% increase which would make it the most fuel efficient car in its class.

Toyota Avalon 2016 review, release date, refresh, changes

Toyota Avalon 2016 price and release date

While the new Toyota Avalon 2016 has been released at the Chicago Auto Show, the car won’t be available for sale until the mid of 2016 when Toyota is going to release it alongside a few other cars. The price for it won’t change that much so expect $33,000 or less for the base model which is still quite a bargain considering that the 2016 Toyota Avalon does offer the same level of equipment and comfort as a BMW or Audi.

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