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2017 Toyota Avalon

$10,193 — $45,296 NEW and USED
5 Seats
24 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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Is this the car for you?

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
2017 Toyota Avalon exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2017 Toyota Avalon
  • Newly standard active safety features
  • Five-seat full-size sedan
  • V-6 engine standard
  • Hybrid version available
  • Front-wheel drive

Our Take

from the expert editorial team

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.'s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

2017 Toyota Avalon Overview

by Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Toyota's full-size Avalon sedan received a mild makeover inside and out last year. It comes with a standar... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

53 reviews — Read All reviews
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Value For The Money

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It IS...the most reliable car I've ever owned

by Stovall from Estill Springs, Tn on November 14, 2018

Sporty enough for teenagers & classy enough for retirees. Very roomy, comfortable, & enough leg room to seat anyone 6 feet tall & above. It handles well with the power & "get up & go" of any sports ... Read full review


A Higher End Simple Choice

by AvaLoner from Colorado Springs, CO on May 20, 2018

The Avalon is considered the flagship mode of Toyota, however it has a very conservative design (for this year range) that does not turn heads or entices people. What it lacks in its looks it makes up ... Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2017 Toyota Avalon currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Toyota Avalon XLE

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

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

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Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
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Roof Strength


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
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Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Lower Leg/Foot
Overall Evaluation
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
Structure and Safety Cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.


New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 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


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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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