2017 Toyota Avalon

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$33,300–$41,100 MSRP range

Key Specs

of the 2017 Toyota Avalon base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    24 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2017 Toyota Avalon

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

2017 Toyota Avalon Overview

By Cars.com 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 standard V-6 engine, but a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain is also offered. The Avalon seats five people and competes with the Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus and Hyundai Azera.
New for 2017
Toyota Safety Sense P is now standard on all trim levels. It includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and prevention, automatic high-beam headlights and adaptive cruise control.
Significant Standard Features

  • 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Heated side mirrors
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor make 200 hp total (Avalon Hybrid)
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission (Avalon Hybrid)
  • Navigation system
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Heated rear seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Power moonroof
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Toyota's full-size Avalon sedan received a mild makeover inside and out last year. It comes with a standard V-6 engine, but a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain is also offered. The Avalon seats five people and competes with the Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus and Hyundai Azera.
New for 2017
Toyota Safety Sense P is now standard on all trim levels. It includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and prevention, automatic high-beam headlights and adaptive cruise control.
Significant Standard Features

  • 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Heated side mirrors
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor make 200 hp total (Avalon Hybrid)
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission (Avalon Hybrid)
  • Navigation system
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Heated rear seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Power moonroof
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

Latest 2017 Avalon Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

A BMW 7 series convert

by Richard in Langley from Langley BC Canada on April 17, 2018

Having owned or lease 7 BMW 7 series, two were V12 750s, 4 Infiniti's and 1 Audi A6 since 1985, I feel qualified to say that my 2017 Avalon Ltd. is the best of the bunch, considering styling, comfort, ... Read full review

(1.0)

Nice interior comfortable ride

by Loved my Camry more from Covington, georgia on April 10, 2018

Wish I had bought the Camry instead. Beautiful leather interior, comfortable ride. Not very good on gas. Wish I could trade it back for a Camry...ride was just as great...but, the gas mileage was so, ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Toyota Avalon currently has 1 recall

IIHS 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
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

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

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

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

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Toyota

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, Carfax vehicle history report, travel protection and toll-free assistance line

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year / 12,000 miles

    Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase. Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date ($50 deductible) Note: In AL, FL, GA, NC and SC, 7-year/100,000 mile limited warranty coverage begins Jan. 1 of the vehicle's model year and zero (0) odometer miles and expires at the earlier of seven years or 100,000 odometer miles. Hybrid: 8-year/100,000 mile warranty on Factory HV Battery for Toyota Hybrid Vehicles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 160 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker