Superior fuel economy; hybrid will pay for itself in less than two years; same trunk size as V6 model; luxurious and spacious interior; composed handling; top safety ratings
Not that much power for the segment; headroom may be tight for some; more grille than a barbecue competition
The Toyota Avalon Hybrid has been completely redesigned for 2019.See the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid models for sale near you
The base car is so well-equipped that there's no problem just sticking with that. Still, the range-topping Limited isn't that much more expensive and brings with it a variety of desirable niceties, including leather upholstery. We'd probably accept a slightly higher monthly payment and go with that. Find a Toyota Avalon Hybrid for sale
The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is available in three trim levels: XLE, XSE and Limited.
Standard equipment on the XLE ($36,500) includes 17-in wheels, automatic LED headlights, heated mirrors, proximity entry and push-button start, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a backup camera, adjustable drive modes (EV, Eco, Normal and Sport), dual-zone automatic climate control, heated 8-way power front seats, SofTex simulated leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding back seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, four USB ports, a 9-in touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, in-car Wi-Fi, SafetyConnect emergency services and an 8-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack and satellite and HD radios. The Moonroof package adds a sunroof and wireless smartphone charging.
The XSE ($39,000) gets unique styling plus 18-in wheels, a sunroof, a special upholstery consisting of suedecloth and SofTex, steering wheel paddle shifters for simulating transmission shifts, aluminum interior trim and wireless smartphone charging.
The XLE and XSE can be equipped with an optional 14-speaker JBL sound system.
The range-topping Limited ($42,800) reverts to the XLE styling and adds upgraded headlights, a color head-up display, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, wood interior trim, the JBL sound system, wireless smartphone charging and integrated navigation. Its optional Advanced Safety package adds a top-view parking camera, rear cross-traffic emergency braking and parking sensors.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Hybrid/Electric Components||8 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||2 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
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