2016 Toyota Avalon

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2016 Toyota Avalon
2016 Toyota Avalon

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Upscale interior on all trim levels
  • Supportive front seats
  • Attractive styling
  • Low wind noise at highway speeds
  • Ride quality

The bad:

  • No folding rear seat
  • Touch-sensitive controls

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Refreshed midsize sedan seats five
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Available hybrid model
  • Two new suspensions, including sporty Touring
  • New electronic safety systems now available

2016 Toyota Avalon review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Toyota has given its full-size Avalon a mild makeover inside and out for 2016.

ExteriorChanges are limited to new front- and rear-end styling with a wider and lower front grille, new turn signals and redesigned LED taillights. The changes join updated 17- and 18-inch wheels, depending on which of five V-6 or three Hybrid trims you opt for. The look is the same for the XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium and Limited trims, only changing when you choose the Touring trim, when that front grille and bumper are replaced by a sportier version. There’s also a new chrome rear bumper accent that all models now wear.

InteriorInside, all 2016 Avalons now get gray accent stitching with the light gray interior, while the XLE and XLE Plus trims get new woodgrain dashboard trim, the 7-inch Entune Audio Plus multimedia screen and a tire-specific tire-pressure monitoring system. The XLE Premium grade now adds Entune Premium audio with navigation and Toyota’s app suite, as well as Qi wireless charging as standard. Upgrading to the top-of-the-line Limited brings a lot of optional safety equipment, including automatic high-beam headlights, radar-based dynamic cruise control, a collision warning system and lane departure alert.

Under the HoodThe powertrains are unchanged from the previous Avalon, with the same 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 as standard, powering the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. For the fuel-economy minded, the Hybrid version uses Toyota’s Synergy Drive, pairing a 156-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric drive system. It employs a two-speed continuously variable transmission in place of the six-speed automatic, but still powers only the front wheels. The only mechanical differences for the 2016 model are the switch to two available suspension setups. All models use a new tuned suspension aimed at a more comfortable ride, but the Touring trim comes with a more aggressive suspension upgrade meant to provide a sportier driving experience.

Consumer reviews

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

Most recent consumer reviews

3.0

toyota used to make a good vehicle,

new toyota’s suck, had a 2020 corolla thinking this would be last car i ever buy well it was in dealer more than i had it. bought 2016 avalon, and well same story. toyota no longer makes a reliable vehicle.

4.9

2016 Toyota Avalon

I own a 2016 Toyota Avalon, bought it brand new in 2016. This is by far the best car I ever purchased, a little expensive but worth it. Currently has 74K. Never had a single problem with it. As long you maintain regular maintenance, this car can last for several years. I will buy Avalon again in.

2.1

Most expensive car I owned and one that has had mo

Most expensive car I’ve purchased and the one that has the most mechanical issues And it’s the most uncomfortable seats I’ve ever sat on by far

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Maintenance
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
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
Yes
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