2017 Toyota Avalon
- Supportive front seats
- Distinctive styling
- Low wind noise at highway speeds
- Ride quality
- No folding rear seat
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Interior materials and design
Newly standard active safety features
Five-seat full-size sedan
V-6 engine standard
Hybrid version available
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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The 2017 Toyota Avalon currently has 1 recall
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
24 months / unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
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