2019 Toyota Avalon

MSRP $35,650

Ranked #3 in Fullsize Sedan

7.9

Overall Rating

2019 Toyota Avalon Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 16, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2019 Toyota Avalon marks the fifth generation of Toyota’s flagship sedan in the US and as a result, it has gone through a thorough revamp. Being a flagship car of Toyota, it is one of the best choices in the full-size affordable sedan class thanks to its top-of-the-line build quality, reliability, practicality, and interior space. The 2019 model year offers a complete update of the overall design layout compared to the previous generation Avalon. Thus, the feature additions and a fresh new design have certainly made it more appealing to a large population of young customers.

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Pros

A long list of standard driver aids

Superb ride quality

Excellent noise insulation

Potent V6 engine 

Cons

Android Auto is still not offered, yet!

No AWD option

Priced relatively higher than its competitors

What's New?

Completely redesigned for 2019 MY


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$35650

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

211 cu.in.

horsepower

301 hp @ 6600 rpm

torque

267 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

113 in.

length

195.9 in.

width

72.8 in.

height

56.5 in.

curb weight

3560 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

104.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.1 cu ft.

payload capacity

940 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.6 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

180 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/26/32 mpg

highway range

400.9 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

XLE 3.5$35,650 onwards

XLE$35,650 onwards

XSE 3.5$38,150 onwards

Limited 3.5$41,950 onwards

Colors and Styles

2019 Toyota Avalon in Celestial Silver Metallic color
Celestial Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.1

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

8.6

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.9

Competition

7.4

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


It is powered by a 301-horsepower V6 engine which is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. However, no all-wheel drivetrain is offered in the line-up and the Avalon only comes with a front-wheel drivetrain. The Avalon’s pricing starts at $36,605 for the base ‘XLE’ trim level and goes all the way up to $43,305 for the top-of-the-line ‘Touring’ trim. It competes with the Nissan Maxima, Kia Cadenza, and the Chrysler 300 in the affordable full-size sedan class.


7.1/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.6/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.9/10
Safety

7.4/10
Competition


2019 Toyota Avalon Features

The 2019 Toyota Avalon is available in 4 trim levels for the 2019 model year version which are named XLE, XSE, Limited, and Touring. Compared to the previous model year version, the Touring trim level now sits above the Limited trim level and the XSE Plus trim level has been deleted. What makes the Avalon special in its class is the abundance of standard features that come along with it in the base trim level itself. All the trim levels offer the same powertrain and drivetrain options and hence are only available with an FWD drivetrain system.

Trim

XLE

XSE

Limited

Touring

MSRP (FWD)

$36,605

$39,105

$42,905

$43,305

Key Features

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Qi wireless charging pad

Surround camera

Sports S+ driving mode

 

Height-adjustable seat belts

Heated seats

Rear parking sensors

19-inch black-painted alloy wheels

 

4 driving modes

Slide Moonroof

JBL Clari-Fi sound system with 14 speakers

Cornering lights

 

LED taillights

Engine sound enhancement

Genuine leather upholstery

Pre-collision system

 

Entune audio plus

Synthetic leather 

Ventilated front seats

Lane departure warning

 

Heated front seats

Suede upholstery

Heated rear seats


 

Synthetic leather and suede upholstery 

 

9-inch touch screen

 

Heated steering wheel

Sport-tuned adaptive suspension

 

JBL Clari-Fi sound system with 8 speakers

 

Head-up display

 

If you fancy a sportier ride quality then the ‘Touring trim’ seems to be a good option as it comes with a sport-tuned adaptive suspension system and an extra Sports S+ mode for that added responsiveness and feedback from the Avalon’s throttle control and steering wheel.

Which trim should you buy?

The Toyota Avalon XLE seems to be the one to go for in the range of trim levels that Toyota offers for the Avalon. At $36,605, the XLE trim might seem costlier when compared to the rival cars which offer their base trim level for a couple of grand less. 

But after going through the list of standard features that the XLE trim has on offer, it seems to be the most practical choice of them all and certainly worth the money that you pay for. It has the best in class safety features and creature comforts onboard and the interior and exterior features resemble Toyota’s premium level ones. 

2019 Toyota Avalon Engine and Performance

7.1/10

The 2019 Toyota Avalon is only available in a single powertrain option throughout the trim levels. The powertrain unit is a 3.5L naturally aspirated V6 engine that produces 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. It is one of the most powerful engine units in the class and has 4 driving modes available with it as standard that are named Normal, Eco, Sport, and Individual respectively. 

As the names suggest Normal mode provides a balance of good fuel economy and power delivery while the Eco mode focuses more on the efficiency side and the Sport mode clearly is tuned to deliver more performance from the Avalon. The Individual mode lets the owner set the engine’s tuning and gearbox’s tuning according to their preferences.The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox that only provides seamless upshifts and downshifts but also changes its behavior according to the mode chosen. 

The Avalon is available only with an FWD drivetrain option. When it comes to acceleration and quarter-mile timing figures, the Avalon is neither the quickest nor the slowest of the lot. It does a 0-60 MPH pull in 6 seconds and does a quarter-mile pull in 14.6 seconds which might not be the fastest for a full-size sedan but considering what the Avalon is built for, acceleration figures won’t matter much as the Avalon has a lot more to offer than that.

Models

2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Nissan Maxima

2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 Chrysler 300

MSRP

$36,605

$34,975

$34,135

$30,965

Engine

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

3.3L V6

3.6L V6

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

CVT

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

301 hp @ 6,600 RPM

300 hp @ 6,400 RPM

290 hp @ 6,400 RPM

292 hp @ 6,350 RPM

Torque

267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

253 lb-ft @ 5,200 RPM

262 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.0

5.7

7.7

5.3

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

14.6

14.3

15.8

13.8

Top Speed (MPH)

130

130

130

130

All cars in the class have similar torque and power outputs and hence have the same top speed of 130 MPH. The Avalon might seem to be the one with the most amount of power and torque output but the Chrysler 300 does a great job at putting all its power at work thanks to the RWD drivetrain setup that helps it provide better performance despite being on the heavier side.

How well does the 2019 Toyota Avalon handle?

The Avalon’s ride quality is truly class-leading. Toyota has shown its engineering and design prowess through the Avalon by providing the perfect blend of a comfortable yet engaging ride quality which is exactly what the Avalon is made to do. The power modes act in conjunction with the suspension system and help deliver a confident drive quality that doesn’t tire you after long hours of driving. 

Combine the brilliant handling of the Avalon with its excellent interior quality and comfort and you get potentially the best car in the class without a doubt. The only improvement though would have been the addition of an AWD trim level as the FWD doesn’t always feel great when you carve through corners at higher speeds.

2019 Toyota Avalon Braking Performance

Weighing at 3560 lbs, the 2019 Toyota Avalon isn’t a behemoth of a sedan. But that doesn’t mean that it comes with underpowered brakes. The Avalon’s brakes are efficiently engineered to give you the best braking performance with its confidence-inspiring bite and feedback.

The front rotors measure 12 inches while the rear ones are 11.1 inches in diameter. The brakes along with the modern braking and safety aids such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), traction control, and electronic stability control (ESC) help the Avalon stop from 60 MPH to a standstill in just 115 feet which is the best in class stopping distance.

Models

2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Nissan Maxima

2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 Chrysler 300

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

12

12.6

12.6

12.6

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

11.1

12.1

11.8

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,560

3,552

3,633

4,013

60-0 (feet)

115

115

120

122

The Avalon’s brakes prove that you don’t need the biggest of brakes to get the best braking performance out of your car. It is always the efficient and brilliant engineering decisions and adaptations that matter to help make a car better in every possible way. The Avalon and Maxima lead this section by stopping quicker than the Kia and Chrysler.

2019 Toyota Avalon Fuel Economy

5.0/10

The 2019 Toyota Avalon is the best car in the class when it comes to fuel economy without a doubt. Despite generating one of the best power outputs in the class, the Avalon’s engine paired with Toyota’s brilliant technological aids help it achieve excellent fuel economy. 

The Avalon offers a combined fuel economy of 26 miles per gallon and provides a 32 miles per gallon fuel economy on the highway. The driving modes onboard the Avalon does alter the fuel economy as well and keeping your car in the Sport mode for long periods of time will reduce the fuel efficiency for sure.

Models

2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Nissan Maxima

2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 Chrysler 300

MPG (City)

22

20

20

19

MPG (Highway)

32

30

27

30

MPG (Combined)

26

24

23

23

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

14.5

18

18.5

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

319/464/377

360/540/432

370/500/426

352/555/426

The only drawback on the Avalon’s side though is the fact that it has the smallest fuel tank in its class at just 14.5 gallons. And as a result, its overall fuel range drops to a level where it is far less practical compared to some of its rivals. Its fuel tank capacity offers only 377 miles as the combined range but the rest of the cars in its class are well over the 400-mile mark. Compared to the Avalon, it is clearly evident that cars like the Nissan Maxima and Chrysler 300 offer a highway fuel range that is way over the 500 miles range, but the Avalon delivers only 464 miles of range on the highway.

2019 Toyota Avalon Interior

8.6/10

The Avalon is one of the best value for money options in the class if you are looking for a sedan with the best interior quality, comfort, and features. The dashboard layout is a sight to behold as it charms you with its simple yet modern design cues. The dual-tone surface with leather upholstery and metal trim inserts add elegance to the interior while the integration of the infotainment display with the center console is a wonderful example of the level of precision and prowess that Toyota has in designing and manufacturing the interior elements.

The front bucket seats are 8-way power-adjustable seats with heating and 2-way power lumbar support. The leather upholstery and the clever seat design make the interior an exciting place to be in and really adds to the premium quality of the interior. Considering the fact that all these features are available in the base trim lets us know that Toyota takes customer satisfaction extremely seriously. The rear bench seats are 60-40 split seats with an armrest integrated with the middle seat’s backrest. The second row is nice and roomy and is undoubtedly the most spacious one in the class. The dual-zone climate control unit with individual HVAC vents in the rear ensures that there is a good amount of air ventilation and circulation.

Models

2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Nissan Maxima

2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 Chrysler 300

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.5/58.3/42.1

39.4/56.7/45

40.2/58.3/45.5

38.6/59.5/41.8

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

37.9/57.1/40.3

36.7/55.7/34.2

37.9/56.5/37.2

37.9/57.7/40.1

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

16.1

14.3

16

16.3

The Avalon’s trunk capacity of 16.1 cubic feet might not be the best in class but it is truly convenient and adequate. Pair that with the remote access and wide opening to the trunk, and loading and unloading of cargo is made an easy job. When it comes to interior space and comfort there is no doubt that the Avalon has the best in class second-row space. The first row on spec sheets might seem smaller than the rest of the rivals but it certainly doesn’t feel so. Some of the standout interior features are as follows:

  • Dual-zone auto AC
  • 8-way power-adjustable front seats with 2-way power lumbar support
  • Leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated tilt/telescopic multi-function steering wheel with memory function
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Frameless auto-dimming IRVM with HomeLink

What’s there to keep you entertained?

Just like its interior, the Avalon’s infotainment features too won’t let you down. The infotainment display is a 9-inch touchscreen multi-information unit that is responsive and crisp in its action. The integration of the screen with the center console truly adds to the aesthetic appeal of the interior and the minimalistic approach towards buttons suggests that the infotainment display unit has the controls for all the infotainment features.

Some of the standard infotainment features of the Avalon include a JBL Clari-Fi sound system with 8 speakers and a subwoofer, Entune 3.0 audio plus, Scout GPS Link, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Going to the top of the trim levels will also provide you with premium features like a JBL Clari-Fi sound system with 14 speakers and two subwoofers as well. Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows:

  • Voice command
  • Qi wireless charging pad
  • Integrated backup camera with dynamic guidelines
  • 10.0-inch customizable HUD
  • The 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa connectivity, and dynamic navigation
  • 1200W JBL 14-speaker audio system with subwoofers
  • SiriusXM/HD Radio with Bluetooth and USB 2.0 connectivity
  • 4G internet access WiFi hotspot

2019 Toyota Avalon Exterior

7.0/10

The 2019 Toyota Avalon has revised exterior features that draw inspiration from the previous generation of Avalon. The first design element that immediately strikes you is the wide grille in the front that has been blacked out unlike the previous generation Avalon that had chrome elements on the grille. The addition of the blacked-out grille adds to the aesthetic appeal of the Avalon but seems too big of a grille.

The side profile is Avalon’s most attractive area. The flowing lines along with the muscular body elements like the wheel arches give it a modernistic and sleek look. All LED headlamps in the front and back not only add to the visibility but also the looks of the all-new Avalon.

Models

2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Nissan Maxima

2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 Chrysler 300

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,560

3,552

3,633

4,013

Length (inches)

195.9

192.8

195.7

198.6

Width (inches)

72.8

73.2

73.6

75

Height (inches)

56.5

56.5

57.9

58.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.3

5.3

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

113

109.3

112.4

120.2

Toyota’s clever engineering approach and design towards the Avalon has helped it offer the best in class second-row seating capacity without stretching the wheelbase too much. This has helped the Avalon be spacious but nimble and easy to handle at the same time. And being one of the lightest cars in the class helps it maneuver and brake easily and efficiently as well. Some of the standout exterior features are as follows:

  • 17-in. silver-painted alloy wheels
  • LED reflector headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Acoustic noise-reducing windshield and driver and front passenger-side windows
  • High solar energy absorbing (HSEA) glass
  • Fully Integrated LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Piano-black heated power outside mirrors 

2019 Toyota Avalon Safety

8.9/10

Being the flagship sedan from Toyota definitely makes it a no-brainer that the Avalon is certainly one of their most reliable and safest cars. The all-new 2019 Avalon is definitely the safest car in its class taking into consideration the modern and excellent engineering practices that went into building it and the plethora of safety features that come with it as standard.

The Avalon has an overall safety rating of 5 stars from the NHTSA and has similar safety ratings from the IIHS as well. The standard safety features include some of the best features of modern times such as the blind-spot warning system, pre-collision warning system, lane-keeping assist, and lane departure warning system. Some of the standout safety features are as follows:

  • Blind-spot warning system
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Rear park assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Pre-collision warning

2019 Toyota Avalon Competition

7.4/10

2019 Toyota Avalon vs 2019 Nissan Maxima

The Nissan Maxima comes very close to the Toyota Avalon when it comes to engine and braking performance. It’s priced lower than the Avalon and has a better fuel range as well. But where it lacks is the interior refinement, quality, and the number of features onboard compared to the Avalon.

2019 Toyota Avalon vs 2019 Kia Cadenza

The Kia Cadenza is a very capable sedan in its own right and some would even suggest that it is better looking than the Avalon. But considering the number of features and creature comforts that the Avalon brings to you at just a few thousand dollars extra makes the Cadenza a less favorable choice as the Avalon has a premium touch to it.

2019 Toyota Avalon vs 2019 Chrysler 300

The Chrysler 300 might be the more fun to drive a car with its RWD drivetrain configuration and capable powertrain. The Chrysler is also one of the cheapest cars in the class to buy, but if interior quality, refinement, and creature comforts are some of your top priorities, then the Avalon surely is worth the extra dollars that you put into it.

2019 Toyota Avalon Final Verdict

The Toyota Avalon is surely one of the costliest options in the class today. However, it definitely has a lot to offer for the money that you pay and surely lives up to one’s expectations. It has its own set of drawbacks such as the lack of Android Auto and short fuel tank range. Still, these are more trade-offs rather than full-blown compromises. Thus, one look at the quality of the exterior and interior components along with the plethora of standard features on offer for the base XLE trim will convince you that it is a bargain at the price level.

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