2017 Toyota Avalon

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$33,300

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2017 Toyota Avalon
2017 Toyota Avalon

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Supportive front seats
  • Distinctive styling
  • Low wind noise at highway speeds
  • Ride quality

The bad:

  • No folding rear seat
  • Touch-sensitive controls
  • Interior materials and design

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Newly standard active safety features
  • Five-seat full-size sedan
  • V-6 engine standard
  • Hybrid version available
  • Front-wheel drive

2017 Toyota Avalon review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2017 Toyota Avalon?

The 2017 Toyota Avalon is a five-seat full-size sedan that competes with the Hyundai Azera, Chevrolet Impala, Volkswagen Passat and Ford Taurus. All 2017 Avalon models are equipped with front-wheel drive. Available trim levels include XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring and Limited. There is also a hybrid version of the 2017 Avalon, covered separately.

What's New on the 2017 Toyota Avalon?

All 2017 Toyota Avalon models come equipped with Toyota Safety Sense P, which includes lane departure warning and prevention, automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with pedestrian detection. 

How Does the 2017 Toyota Avalon Compare to Other Sedans?

The 2017 Toyota Avalon outshines many of its competitors in terms of safety technology thanks to the newly standard Toyota Safety Sense P suite, and it offers an appealing list of standard features, too.

The 2017 Avalon falls short in many practical areas, though, such as its unintuitive multimedia system, small trunk and comparatively high price is its class – its base price is well above the starting price of the Chevrolet Impala, Volkswagen Passat and Ford Taurus.

What Features in the 2017 Toyota Avalon Are Most Important?

The 2017 Toyota Avalon comes equipped with a 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Significant standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, remote keyless entry, automatic air conditioning, heated front seats and leather upholstery. As required on all new vehicles, every 2017 Avalon comes equipped with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Significant available features include 18-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, a navigation system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated rear seats and ventilated front seats.

Should I Buy the 2017 Toyota Avalon?

The 2017 Toyota Avalon features remarkably comfortable and supportive front seats, and its great ride quality stands out. Its styling is distinct, and the Avalon doesn't produce much wind noise even at highway speeds. But while it's an extremely feature-rich vehicle, its touch-sensitive controls are highly unintuitive, and its interior materials and design are a bit lacking. As a practical matter, the rear seats don't fold down, limiting its cargo space.

Ultimately, the 2017 Avalon's design shows its age, and similarly equipped full-size sedans can be had for a lower price.

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Consumer reviews

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

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Amazing

Great value for what you get. It is an spacious interior and gorgeous exterior car. Very low road noise and great gas mileage. I love this car.

5.0

Love my Avalon!

I bought this car for my retirement present to myself. I chose well, it is reliable, classy, and full of get up and go! Having less money in retirement will make this car a Great value for me because of not needing many repairs.

5.0

Comfortable Luxury At A Reasonable Price

With very few "full size" cars to choose from, Toyota has cut no corners on Avalon. Slightly larger than a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord but you can tell the difference. It's basically a Lexus without the surcharge of the Lexua nameplate. It's not a mass produced car so you may have to travel a bit to find what you want. If you find one, don't wait too long, as the ones that are "correctly priced" disappear fast. You also can't beat the Certified Toyota Pre-Owned Warranty. Seven years or 100,000 total miles from when YOU purchase. The 7yrs starts with you, not the original owner!!! That tells me Toyota has real confidence in their car!!!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
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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