With its combination of style, overall quality, comfort, and a willing performance, the new and refreshed Toyota Avalon 2017 comes with a myriad of changes. Some of its pros include a new XLE trim, upscale and quiet cabin, above average fuel economy rating, a spacious seating, and tones of standard equipment. Rumors allege that its release date is set for this fall.
Some of the leaked XLE’s details include a 7” screen, a new front grille, a standard Entune Audio Plus system, new turn signals, and Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link. However, the engine department remains unchanged and features the existing 3.5L V6 base engine.
We all know too well the conservative nature with which the Avalon has characterized its existence. But don’t get me the wrong way, the Avalon has rather shied away from fashion and style fads in favor of comfort and no-nonsense design. However, things seem to be moving in the opposite direction with the 2013 design which brought about subtle changes including sporty handling and a stylish exterior design.
Despite Toyota undertaking such a massive risk, the vehicle still managed to keep things alive and gave it a modern appeal and a pleasant driving character. In addition it comes with a serene and comfortable interior in addition to offering plenty of space for its passengers. Plenty of top-notch features are available even for its base, for instance, the base comes with fitted with upscale features like leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, and smartphone app integration.
Still, the new 2017 Toyota Avalon comes with some few features worth lamenting over. Most notable one is the firm ride quality that might upset traditional Avalon buyers. Fortunately though, the segment comes with a plethora of choices. They include Kia Cadenza 2017, 2017 Chevrolet Impala, and 2017 Chrysler 300 sedan.
Toyota Avalon – Available Trims
For the 2017 Toyota Avalon, buyers should expect up to six trims: XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, XLE Touring, Limited and top-of-the-line Touring Sport. The 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is reviewed separately.
Interior Colors & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Toyota Avalon
Starting off the trim lineup is the base XLE trim that should be expected to come equipped with heated exterior mirrors, a four-way power front passenger seat, automatic headlights, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 17” alloy wheels, full power accessories, automatic climate control (dual zone), and adaptive cruise control. Electronic features include an eight-speaker sound system, satellite and HD radio, a rearview camera, an auxiliary audio jack, iPod/USB interface, a 6.1” touchscreen interface, and an auxiliary audio jack.
The new XLE Plus adds the base’s equipment feature list and adds Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link, standard Entune Audio Plus system, new front grille, and a 7” display. We will update the list once we get hold of more information.
Picking the XLE Premium trim gets you a power sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, auto-dimming aftview camera, and LED headlights.
Opting for the XLE Touring gets you a nine-speaker sound system, smartphone app integration, 18” wheels, 7” infotainment screen, foglights, a navigation system, rear-cross traffic alert, driver memory settings, and blind-spot monitoring.
Nearing the top of the lineup is the XLE Touring Sport that adds ventilated leather upholstery, xenon headlights, black-colored alloy wheels, and dark-blue-piping-embedment on the seats.
The Limited comes bundled with heated rear seats, upgraded leather upholstery, automatic climate control (tri-zone), xenon headlights, an eight-way adjustable power front passenger seat, JBL premium sound system, a rear power sunshade, ventilated front seats, automatic wipers, upgraded leather upholstery, and driver power lumbar.
Engine Specs – 2017 Toyota Avalon
A carryover 3.5L V6 engine rated at 270 horsepower and 248 lbs. of torque comes beneath the 2017 Toyota Avalon hood. The power is transmitted via the six-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels.
During our test drive, the XLE model was able to sprint from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds, which is impressive going by what other models in the same segment offer.
As per the EPA ratings, expect anything around the existing model’s fuel economy ratings which stand at 21/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Price & 2017 Toyota Avalon Release Date
Rumors allege that the 2017 Toyota Avalon’s release date is set for this fall. As for the price, this is what Toyota has provided: the XLE V6 starts at 33,485USD inclusive of the destination charge, the fresh XLE Plus – $35,235 including shipping charges, and $37,484 for the Avalon Hybrid model.
You could also download the online 2016 Avalon eBroncure to check the availability of the new accessories.