2014 Toyota Avalon

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Toyota Avalon. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    24-25 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • All trim levels have same luxurious interior
  • Supportive front seats
  • Low wind noise at highway speeds
  • Ride quality

The Bad

  • No folding rear seat
  • Hybrid's brakes
  • No more reclining rear seat
  • Touch-sensitive controls

Notable Features of the 2014 Toyota Avalon

  • Newly standard backup camera
  • Available hybrid model
  • 10 standard airbags
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Seats five

2014 Toyota Avalon Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Toyota redesigned its full-size flagship sedan, the Avalon, last year, giving it a distinctive exterior design, a restyled interior and an assortment of available multimedia and safety features. Competitors include the Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus and Hyundai Azera. Toyota also sells a hybrid version of the Avalon that offers greater fuel efficiency.

(Skip to details on the: Avalon Hybrid)

New for 2014
A backup camera is standard on all models, and Limited models add dynamic guidelines to the camera's image.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 18-inch alloy wheels available
  • Heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators
  • LED taillights
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Available power moonroof
  • Available automatic high-beam headlights
  • Available high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior Highlights

  • Leather upholstery; perforated leather available
  • Heated front seats; heated rear seats available
  • Available ventilated front seats
  • Touch-screen CD stereo with MP3 jack, USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control; tri-zone climate control available
  • Push-button start
  • Available power rear sunshade
  • Available Entune entertainment apps
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Engine uses regular gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • 10 standard airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • B...
Vehicle Overview

Toyota redesigned its full-size flagship sedan, the Avalon, last year, giving it a distinctive exterior design, a restyled interior and an assortment of available multimedia and safety features. Competitors include the Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus and Hyundai Azera. Toyota also sells a hybrid version of the Avalon that offers greater fuel efficiency.

(Skip to details on the: Avalon Hybrid)

New for 2014
A backup camera is standard on all models, and Limited models add dynamic guidelines to the camera's image.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 18-inch alloy wheels available
  • Heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators
  • LED taillights
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Available power moonroof
  • Available automatic high-beam headlights
  • Available high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior Highlights

  • Leather upholstery; perforated leather available
  • Heated front seats; heated rear seats available
  • Available ventilated front seats
  • Touch-screen CD stereo with MP3 jack, USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control; tri-zone climate control available
  • Push-button start
  • Available power rear sunshade
  • Available Entune entertainment apps
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Engine uses regular gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • 10 standard airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Backup camera
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • Available Pre-Collision System cinches seat belts and optimizes braking force
  • Available blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert

Avalon Hybrid
Powered by a hybrid system that includes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric drive system, the Avalon Hybrid's total output is 200 hp. There are three driving modes: Eco, Sport and EV, and the latter allows all-electric driving at low speeds for up to a mile.

  • Blue-tinted badges
  • Unique 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Smaller, 14-cubic-foot trunk (as opposed to 16 cubic feet) due to the hybrid battery pack behind the rear seats
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission

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Latest 2014 Avalon Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

I have never had a problem with this car.Great in

by BUY ME! from Frisco, Texas on July 15, 2018

Toyota Avalon XLE Premier. Truly the best car I have ever had. Loaded. Looks like new. Toyota Extra Care Service Agreement. Smooth driving and reliable. Read full review

(5.0)

Love my Car!

by AmandaG from Harpers Ferry, WV on July 3, 2018

I absolutely love my Avalon! My car is so comfortable and drives very smooth! My Avalon was designed perfectly! Thank you Toyota! I am so spoiled and will never purchase anything other than an Avalon.... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Toyota Avalon currently has 3 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Toyota Avalon XLE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / 25,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Toyota

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, Carfax vehicle history report, travel protection and toll-free assistance line

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year / 12,000 miles

    Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase. Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date ($50 deductible) Note: In AL, FL, GA, NC and SC, 7-year/100,000 mile limited warranty coverage begins Jan. 1 of the vehicle's model year and zero (0) odometer miles and expires at the earlier of seven years or 100,000 odometer miles. Hybrid: 8-year/100,000 mile warranty on Factory HV Battery for Toyota Hybrid Vehicles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 160 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Avalon received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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