2015 Toyota Avalon

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2015 Toyota Avalon
2015 Toyota Avalon

Key specs

Base trim shown


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
  • Touch-sensitive controls

6 trims

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Notable features

  • New Touring Sport Edition
  • Five-seat full-size sedan
  • Hybrid model available
  • 10 airbags standard
  • Blind spot warning system available

2015 Toyota Avalon review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The full-size Avalon is Toyota’s flagship sedan. It comes with standard V-6 power and competitors include the Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus and Hyundai Azera. Toyota also sells a hybrid version of the Avalon that offers better gas mileage.

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New for 2015
Shift paddles and Normal, Sport and Eco driving modes are now standard. There’s also a new Touring Sport Edition with unique 18-inch wheels, high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED daytime running lights, aluminum scuff plates and special badges. It comes in black with dark blue interior trim.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

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
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • 10 airbags
  • 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
  • Available subscription-based Safety Connect emergency communication system with automatic collision notification

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.
What’s Special

  • Blue-tinted badges
  • Unique 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


I have owned an Avalon since 2004. I love Avalons

This car is great. plenty of leg room and comfort for me and by passengers. 3 car seats fit comfortably in the back seat. The trunk is large and very good for strollers and my groceries. For a car it is prefect for my husband and myself with 3 grandkids. I love that it is not to big and the car handles easy. smooth ride.


An Outstanding Car

This is the fifth Toyota, the third Avalon I have purchased and have never been sorry with any one of them. Each purchase was at a different Toyota dealership and at each the excellent service and effort to please has been excellent.


2015 Avalon Xle Premium

I have a 2015 Avalon XLE Premium in their cosmic grey mica color, from a distance the color looks black, up close it looks metallic navy blue. I bought mine with 44 thousand miles on it. The low profile tires ride firmer than say a 2005 Avalon with more space for air to inflate in the tires. It rides firmer than I expected an Avalon to feel. The stock speaker system offers mild volume without much bass to feel or hear, which surprised me because I very much expected the factory stereo to be of luxury quality. I really like the feel of the 6 speed transmission. Im thankful its not one of those CVT transmissions that always seem to feel like theyre in the wrong gear, this car shifts just the way you would hope for. It has plenty of power and really good gas mileage for such a large and roomy car. The interior layout is comfortable. Its programmable rolling garage door buttons on the mirror free up the visors from bulky garage door openers. There is a lot of depth in the black felt lined center armrest console. The console lid in my Avalon is starting to fray, Toyota doesnt sell the specific matching color console cover synthetic leather to cover the armrest. They feel justified in selling the entire console for over 530 dollars without including the tax plus shipping plus an installation fee you would need to negotiate on your own. To match the armrest when its cover material cracks you are to pay a minimum of 700 dollars or more just to replace the armrest cover to match the material and color of the cupholder. Not reasonable. The blindspot sensor signal light and subtle beeping in the side mirrors are convenient, I ended up appreciating them more than I thought I would. A common complaint is the rear window leak, looking into it I noticed the other day that there is a water stain on my light tan interior headliner fabric on the driver side of my headliner above the backseat. Since this car is only 5 years old and the rubber weatherstripping is already biodegrading, this will become a consistent issue with the rubber molding throughout this car. I really dont sense much performance change when the sport button is engaged. The traction control feature stays on each time you start the car, I havent felt any difference in driving/handling it whether it is on or off. The feel of the interior leather is nice, to ensure the health of it I replaced the seat foam in the driver seat to maintain the tension of the leather. The new OEM Toyota foam seat cushion was thin, it really should have been manufactured in inch or so thicker in overall diameter. Some faint black cracking can be seen on the side wing of the driver seat from a previous owner sliding out of the seat instead of standing up like a healthy adult to exit the car. The ground clearance of this car is low, it enhances the look of the low profile tires on their 18 inch rims. Im going to try adding kyb Exel-G struts that I have ordered today to improve the spring in the front end, again it rides firm especially over potholes. The bumper looks sharp yet its so low that it hangs up on parking blocks and curbs and often scrapes on subtle inclines, I am steadily concerned it may crack or seperate at the fender. The push button starting is nice to have, the wireless key fob prevents scratching up the paint on the door with an old timey key. There is a decent amount of headroom in this car as I am 6"4. The driver seat has a power adjustment to lower it closer to the floor which was a huge headroom factor for me. You have to toghten the gascap until you hear and feel it click as you turn it- if not the check engine light comes on and you have to disconnect the battery cable for a minute or so- then reconnect the battery cable to stop seeing the check engine light on your instrument panel. I would definitely reccomended this car, it has that modern Toyota reliability and interior space for passengers with a decent powertrain. I don't feel as if I bought just another car, a 2015 Avalon is a good investment

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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