2017 Toyota Avalon


Ranked #3 in Fullsize Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$33,300 - $41,100

Key Spec of 2017 Toyota Avalon
fuel economy


fuel type

Regular unleaded


268 hp @ 6200 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2017 Toyota Avalon Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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In comparison to the previous generation, the 2017 Toyota Avalon has a new look and more luxury amenities. Toyota Safety Sense P, which features lane departure warning and prevention, automatic high-beam headlamps, adaptive cruise control, and front collision warning with pedestrian recognition, comes standard on all 2017 Toyota Avalon models.

The 2017 Avalon sedan has a starting price of $33,300, making it a reasonably priced vehicle. It is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that is paired to a 6-speed automated transmission. The engine produces 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. FWD is standard on the Avalon. It competes head-to-head with the Dodge Charger, Buick LaCrosse, and Kia Cadenza.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Silent yet powerful V6 engine

No Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

active safety features

Spacious cabin

Expensive for the class

Brimmed with active safety features on standard trim

Balanced ride and handling

Over All Rating


Out of 10

Pricing and Features6.00
Engine and Performance7.20
Fuel Economy8.70
Notable Rankings

#3 in Fullsize Sedan

#9 in Sedan

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XLE$33,300 onwards

  • 7-Inch touchscreen
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Eight-Speaker audio system
  • Heated and power-adjustable front seats
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather-Wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering
  • Rearview camera

XLE Plus$35,050 onwards

  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Sunroof

XLE Premium$36,500 onwards

  • Blind-Spot monitoring
  • Driver-Seat memory settings
  • Navigation system
  • Nine-Speaker audio system
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad

Touring$37,700 onwards

  • 18-Inch wheels
  • LED headlights & taillights
  • Sport-Tuned suspension

Limited$41,100 onwards

  • Ambient cabin lighting
  • Auto-Dimming side mirrors
  • Automatic wipers
  • Heated rear seats
  • Tri-Zone automatic climate control
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Xenon headlights


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2016 Toyota Avalon XLE

XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $215/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,714 Below market
RMV: $18,595
Avenel, NJ
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2018 Toyota Avalon Sedan


Est. $373/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,490.5 Below market
RMV: $31,989.5
Stafford, TX
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2016 Toyota Avalon41
Price Drop, $182
Previous Price: $2052020 May 2022

2016 Toyota Avalon Touring

Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $276/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,282 Below market
RMV: $23,620
Manchester, TN
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2018 Toyota Avalon38
Price Drop, $1203
Previous Price: $2871116 May 2022

2018 Toyota Avalon Limited

Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $373/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,297.5 Below market
RMV: $31,805.5
Fresno, CA
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2017 Toyota Avalon6
Price Drop, $1999
Previous Price: $2199903 May 2022

2017 Toyota Avalon XLE

XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,848 Below market
RMV: $22,848
Black River Falls, WI
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2018 Toyota Avalon22
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $2290029 Mar 2022

2018 Toyota Avalon XLE

XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $297/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,063 Below market
RMV: $24,963
Edgewood, MD
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2017 Toyota Avalon XLE

XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $305/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,096 Below market
RMV: $25,591
El Paso, TX
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2018 Toyota Avalon28
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $2899514 May 2022

2018 Toyota Avalon Limited

Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $380/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,810.5 Below market
RMV: $31,805.5
Fresno, CA
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2018 Toyota Avalon Limited

Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $332/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,333 Below market
RMV: $27,828
Rockland, MA
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Colors and Styles

2017 Toyota Avalon in Celestial Silver Metallic color
Celestial Silver Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

"The 2017 Toyota Avalon is an all-around great car, with its powerful V6 engine and composed handling." U.S News

The 2017 Toyota Avalon is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 268 horsepower and a six-speed automated transmission. The Avalon is available in a Hybrid variant which is moderately fast and surprisingly efficient, with 200 hp from a blend of motors, batteries, and an inline-4. It gets 40 mpg on the EPA combined scale.

The 2017 Avalon comes in five trims: XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring, and Limited. The standard Avalon trim is priced at $33,300, while the top-of-the-line Limited trim costs $41,100. Forward-collision warnings with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and lane-departure alerts are all standard on 2017 Avalon as part of the standard Safety Sense P suite.


XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring, and Limited are the five trim options available for the 2017 Toyota Avalon Sedan. The base trim starts at $33,300 and goes up to $41,000 for the Limited trim. The 3.5L V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission are shared by all five models.

The 2017 Toyota Avalon is available in 5 trim levels

Proximity key, remote start, a 7-inch touch screen, navigation, a USB port, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, and leather upholstery come standard on the base model of the 2017 Avalon. The Toyota Avalon Touring adds woodgrain detail and luxury leather upholstery to the inside, as well as a smoother suspension. HID headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, tri-zone automatic temperature control, and perforated leather upholstery are all standard on the Toyota Avalon Limited.

Trim XLE XLE Plus XLE Premium Touring Limited
MSRP $33,300 $35,050 $36,500 $37,700 $41,100
Key Features Quadrabeam halogen headlights with auto on/off feature and Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature Adds/Upgrades from XLE Adds/Upgrades from XLE Plus Adds/Upgrades from XLE Premium Adds/Upgrades from Touring
  Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers Washer-Linked Variable Windshield Wipers Integrated Backup Camera LED Headlights with Auto On/Off function and LED DRL's High-Intensity Discharge Headlights with Auto On/Off function
  Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port5 with iPod\xae6 connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition 8 Speaker Audio System with App3 capability 14 Speaker Audio System with all the features from the XLE trim 14 Speaker Premium Audio System with EnTune App Suite compatibility Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite includes the Entune Multimedia Bundle4
  Siri Eyes Free with SiriusXM and Satellite Radio  HD Radio with Siri Eyes Free and Sirius XM  Entune Audio Suite and Connectivity Live Traffic Updates and Weather Updates via Doppler System 7-in. high-resolution touch-screen with split-screen display, AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, JBL GreenEdge speakers in nine locations including subwoofer and amplifier, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port5 with iPod connectivity and control
          Backup camera with projected Guidelines

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Out of all the trims, the XLE trim is the wisest choice of all. You will land a more functional car with a sunroof, and a plethora of features without tearing your wallet. Then again if you are willing to spend more, you will surely get the top-trim treatment with the Limited trim.

Engine and Performance

"The Avalon’s competent road manners and velvety-smooth V6 are made all the more attractive when coupled with the Touring trim’s stiffer suspension setup." - Kelley Blue Book

The Avalon is equipped with the potent 3.5L V6 engine which is shared among all the trim levels. The V6 is gutsy and cranks out a maximum power of 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. The engine is backed with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Models 2017 Toyota Avalon  2017 Dodge Charger 2017 Kia Cadenza 2017 Buick LaCrosse
MSRP $33,300 $27,995 $31,990 $32,065
Engine 3.5L 6cyl 3.6L 6cyl 3.3L 6cyl 3.6L 6cyl
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Horsepower 268 hp @ 6,200 RPM 292 hp @ 6,350 RPM 290 hp @ 6,400 RPM 310 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque 248 ft-lbs @ 4,700 RPM 260 ft-lbs @ 4,800 RPM 253 ft-lbs @ 5,200 RPM 282 ft-lbs @ 5,200 RPM

Though the power is sufficient it's not the best in the market, the competitors like Dodge Charger, Kia Cadenza, and Buick LaCrosse are better performers in the class. The LaCrosse is a better car that is offered at a low price and delivers more power.

2017 Toyota Avalon Acceleration

The V8\u2019s power propels the car to high speeds in no time. The car attains an acceleration of 60 mph from a standstill in 6.4 seconds. The quarter-mile runs follow a 14.8 sec acceleration time.

Models 2017 Toyota Avalon 2017 Dodge Charger 2017 Kia Cadenza 2017 Buick LaCrosse
0-60 MPH 6.4 sec 4.6 sec 6.5 sec 5.8 sec
Quarter mile 14.8 sec 11.4 sec 14.8 sec 14.6 sec
Engine 3.5L 3.6L 3.3L 3.6L

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.4 7.6 7.6 7.7

The competition is filled with better accelerating cars, the Dodge Charger wins this battle with its 4.6 seconds acceleration followed by the 5.8-second performance by the LaCrosse. The Kia Cadenza and the Avalon are the potential lagers in the lot.

2017 Toyota Avalon Ride and Handling

The handling on the 2017 Avalon is not that enjoyable, the huge size makes it difficult for city maneuvers and forgets about parking this car in the subcompact zones. Still, the light steering makes delivers predictability and makes up for the size. As a daily driver, the car is approachable, you will feel right at home with it.

2017 Toyota Avalon Braking

Braking on the 2017 Avalon is nice and decent, the pedal is neither confident nor too soft, something you will get used to it in no time. Overall the braking mechanism is decent and has a good bite. O the highway the car will not disappoint with any fishy odd motion on a heavy push. The car comes on a grinding halt from a speed of 60 mph in 126 ft.

Model 2017 Toyota Avalon  2017 Dodge Charger 2017 Kia Cadenza 2017 Buick LaCrosse
Brake Front (in.) 11.7 12.6 12.6 12.6
Brake Rear (in.) 11.1 12.6 11.8 NA
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3505 3934 3633 3840
60-0 MPH (ft.) 126 111 120 123

Though the car weighs lighter than the competition the Toyota forgot to cash in the advantage. The Avalon features 126 ft. of braking distance which is nothing compared to the competition. Where the LaCrosse and Cadenza display similar braking dynamics the Dodge Charger is the best amongst the lot.

Fuel Economy

For a Sedna of this stature the Avalon does pretty well. Its 21 mpg of city and 30 mpg of highway mileage is pretty impressive. Practically its better than any car in the compact-car class.

Model 2017 Toyota Avalon  2017 Dodge Charger 2017 Kia Cadenza 2017 Buick LaCrosse
MPG (city) 21 19 20 20
MPG (highway) 30 30 28 29
MPG (combined) 24 23 23 23

The Avalon might be mediocre in other sections but efficiency is where the Toyota has worked hard on. The Avalon\u2019s 24 mpg of combined mileage is the best in the class, even the performer like Dodge Charger has fallen behind the Toyota.


"A big effort to improve materials quality and modernize the Avalon is obvious. Soft-touch leather adorns most surfaces, depending on trim level, and tasteful styling touches are present throughout 2017 "- Edmunds

2017 Toyota Avalon Seating and Comfort

There are some cars in the class that claim to be 5 seaters but are comfortable only for 4, gladly the Toyota is not one of them. The Avalon features a roomy cabin with 38.5 inches of headroom and 42.1 inches of legroom space for the front seats. The rear seats are an inch shorter than the front cabin.

Model 2017 Toyota Avalon  2017 Dodge Charger 2017 Kia Cadenza 2017 Buick LaCrosse
Passenger capacity 5 5 5 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 38.5/58.2/42.1 38.6/59.5/41.8 40.2/58.3/45.5 38.4/57.7/42.0


(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.9/57.0/39.2 36.6/57.9/40.1 37.9/56.5/37.2 38.4/56.6/38.0

The Kia Cadenza is just an inch or two larger than the Avalon and other cars in the competition, other than that all cars feature similar cabin space.

2017 Toyota Avalon Infotainment

Sitting inside you will notice the layers of chrome, carbon, and wood stretching from the left all the way to the middle where the 7-inch touchscreen display awaits your attention. The Toyota  Entune infotainment system doest need an introduction, it's intuitive and responsive, you won\u2019t struggle a bit. The menu placement is quite simple and logical, but the tech geeks might bemoan as the Apple car play and Android Auto is absent on the Avalon. Other features include:

  • 11-speaker JBL audio system
  • Bluetooth Audio
  • Voice Command
  • USP Ports
  • Real-Time Weather
  • Real-Time Traffic

Cargo volume

Just like other cars in the class, the 2017 Avalon is quite practical and spacious. The car offers a lot of utility in small-item storage. But the real value is put to test when you pack heavy. The decent 16 cubic ft. of space is enough to swallow 5 suitcases and is quite logical too.

Model 2017 Toyota Avalon  2017 Dodge Charger 2017 Kia Cadenza 2017 Buick LaCrosse
Cargo Volume (ft.3) 16.0 16.5 16.0 15.0

Though it's commodious, the competition does it a little better. The cargo space on the Dodge Charge is slightly better than the Avalon. The Kia Cadenza comes with an identical cargo space but the LaCrosse is a little shorter.


Stylists in California and Michigan drew latest Avalon with the well-to-do tastes of older-middle-age empty-nester America in mind. It's a brisk lane-change from the previous Avalon, not quite up to the effortless panache of an Audi A7, but completely removed from the Camry's wake- The Car Connection

2017 Toyota Avalon Dimensions and Weight

The 2017 Toyota Avalon is quite sizeable, the car mirror the dimensions of most of its rivals in the class. As for the numbers, the car measures a fine 195.3 inches in length and 72.2 inches of width. The height of the car is billed at 57.5 inches, so it\u2019s a big car, enough to accommodate passengers and luggage. The ground clearance is a nice 5.5 inches enough to endure tricky pavements.

Model 2017 Toyota Avalon  2017 Dodge Charger 2017 Kia Cadenza 2017 Buick LaCrosse
Curb weight (lbs.) 3505 3934 3633 3840
Length(in) 195.3 198.4 195.7 197.5
Width(in) 72.2 75.0 73.6 73.5
Height(in) 57.5 58.2 57.9 57.5
Ground clearance (in) 5.5 4.9 N/A NA
Wheelbase (in) 111.0 120.2 112.4 114.4
Track width (in) F/R 62.6/62.2 63.4/63.8 63.3/63.6 62.9/63.1

The Toyota Avalon resembles the same dimensions as the as other cars in the class, so there is no sense of competition here.


The Toyota didnt back down on safety, they equipped the Avalon with active safety features which were previously reserved for the higher models. Features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic high-beams, forward collision warning come standard on the 2017 Avalon. But these features are just to back the core safety which is shown through the crash test. The NHTSA and IIHS have given the Avalon an all-star rating crowning the Avalon with the safety crown.

Safety Features

  • Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology (SST)
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Track Mode
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Six airbags includes driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger outboard seat-mounted side airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags
  • Three-point seatbelts for all seating positions; driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger belts
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) includes lower anchors on outboard rear seats and tether anchors on all rear seats
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)

2017 Toyota Avalon Vs. Kia Cadenza 

The Kia Cadenza is known for the series of features it comes with. The makers have infused the car with better smartphone integration by keeping features like Apple Car Play and Android Auto standard on the 2017 Cadenza. On the other hand, the 2017 Avalon delivers better driving dynamics and handling. But if you talk about power, the Cadenza is much powerful.

So, if you are looking to blend comfort with power the 2017 Kia Cadenza is the car you are looking for.

2017 Toyota Avalon Vs. Buick LaCrosse 

The Buick LaCrosse is the more affordable car in the class. You get more power at a lesser price also the extra 3 gears in the transmission is not just for show, they actually make driving fun and enjoyable. The Avalon, on the other hand, wins the safety battle as the car is equipped with active safety features which the LaCrosse lacks.

Come to think of it, the LaCrosse is a car with more potential, power, and precision, if you seek these features, the Buick LaCrosse is a more practical car.

2017 Toyota Avalon Vs. Dodge Charger 

The Dodge Charger is one of the strongest cars in the class. With more power and incredible drivability, the Dodge charges on the competition with ferocity. It is a more muscular car where the Avalon brings comfort and drivability to the table.

If you are looking for a more performing car go for the Charger, the choice becomes more obvious as the charger comes $4,000 short.

Final Verdict

The 2017 Toyota Avalon is the embodiment of comfortable driving and predictability. The Toyota didn\u2019t alter its winning recipe and focused more over presentation. The Avalon\u2019s cabin is a better place to be in than any of the competitors. But frankly there is not that value with the $33,000 price tag, you will find a better car in the competitor\u2019s showroom.


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr Sedan

engine type

211 cu in

horse power

268 hp @ 6200 rpm


248 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm


6-Speed Shiftable Automatic


195.3 in


111 in


72.2 in

curb weight

3461 lbs


57.5 in

Ground Clearance

5.5 lbs

passenger volume

103.6 cu ft

cargo volume

16 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

21/24/30 mpg

highway range

428.4 mi

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

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Sam Burgess

2017 Toyota Avalon

XLE Plus 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 23, 2022

Full size sedan with exceptional space and style

Pros - Potent engine, sleek exterior looks, large trunk, balanced ride and handling and good on gas.

Cons - No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and spongy brake pedal feel.

Affordable large car with composed handling. I bought the 2017 Avalon around 8 months ago and I'm really pleased with it so far. It's a fantastic all-around vehicle with a powerful V6 engine, balanced handling, and good overall performance. Although the car's braking performance is subpar, the steering is highly responsive, and the interior has lots of storage space. It is also quite fuel efficie...

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Patricia Romano

2017 Toyota Avalon

XLE Plus 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Posted On: January 31, 2022

Not a poor car to own!

Pros - Premium cabin design--Smooth V6 driveline--Roomy cabins and trunk

Cons - Prolonged stoppage time--Mushy brake pedal

Delayed response from the brakes It checks all the boxes for a full-sized sedan and I've surpassed 35K miles without any kinda interruptions with the driveline. Everything feels perfect except the prolonged stoppage time on wet roads. The brake pedal responses well but I expected a crisp braking feel and the servicemen suggested replacing the calipers too early. I actually had a decent purc...

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2017 Toyota Avalon

XLE Plus 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Posted On: January 3, 2022

Tech wise, the Avalon is left behind

Pros - Elegant interior design – Great drive control – Amazing mid-range torque.

Cons - Road noise – Low on connected features.

Great drive and handling character For a car from 2017, it is pretty important to be a feature packed vehicle but the Avalon misses out both Apple car play as well as Android auto. Where the car excels is the drive quality as the Avalon is a comfortable and a very easy car to drive with precise handling capability. The mid-range on the Avalon is really great and close to 4,000 RPM is the sweet sp...

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Toyota Avalon 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $54,933
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$2,541$1,996$1,542$901$304$7,284
Taxes and Fees$3,375$212$204$264$190$4,245
Total Cost-To-Own$18,540$8,770$8,333$9,192$10,098$54,933
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