2019 Toyota Avalon

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$35,500–$42,200 MSRP range
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Key Specs

of the 2019 Toyota Avalon. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    25-26 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    301-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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2019 Toyota Avalon First Drive

Brian Wong

For 2019, the Toyota Avalon sees huge changes. It doesn't just change a few things, it changes everything: from the platform to the engine to the exterior styling.

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The Avalon's exterior styling has changed drastically — so much so that it would be impossible to confuse it for the 2018 model. Last year's model had this weird front two-part grille opening, which Toyota has combined for 2019 into what I call "one giant front-end air intake to rule them all."

The front looks are polarizing — even among our staff, there's disagreement over whether the Avalon is good-looking or going too far. What's less arguable is that from the sides and the rear, the car definitely is improved. Toyota stretched the cabin to give it more of a fastback look that makes the whole car look sleeker, and there are new LED taillights in back that stretch wide across the bumper and give the Avalon a good visual signature, especially at night.

One of our complaints about the old Avalon was that the interior didn't really make sense, especially in the center control panel. The screen was in a weird position at an off angle, and the storage spaces were a bit weirdly sized; for example, if you had a larger smartphone — like many of them are these days — it didn't quite fit on the wireless charging pad.

Find out how Toyota updated the interior of the Avalon for 2019, and ... Read More


2019 Avalon Video

For 2019, the Toyota Avalon sees huge changes. It doesn't just change a few things, it changes everything: from the platform to the engine to the exterior styling. Watch the video for more.

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Latest Reviews

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My Smile went from 0-100 real quick...

by Mr. Something To Smile About.. from Raleigh, NC on July 9, 2018

There are no words for me to explain how AMAZING my new Avalon is. So I'll just say "PERFECTION" sums it all up!! Beautiful Life! Read full review

(5.0)

Truly an exceptional Car

by Dave the Car Guy from Enumclaw, WA on June 23, 2018

This is our third Avalon in ten years and clearly the most advanced in design, power and technology and the buying experience at Toyota of Renton was flawless in all respects. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2019 Toyota Avalon currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Toyota Avalon has not been tested.

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.

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