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2019 Toyota Avalon

$35,500 — $42,200 MSRP
Sedan
5 Seats
25-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.

by 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

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
23 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

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(5.0)

Nice car, comfortable and excellent gas mileage.

by We love Toyota?s from Munford, Alabama on October 30, 2018

My husband and I love our 2019 Avalon. Extremely quite, very comfortable, nice amenities, and gets great gas mileage. The interior is luxurious and meets all our needs. Read full review

(5.0)

Most luxurious car I have ever owned

by The O mom from Lake Villa, Illinois on October 30, 2018

Just a joy to drive. Great acceleration when needed. Quiet, excellent sound system, very smooth ride. Lots of "bells and whistles!" Sleek lines. I think I can get into a lot of trouble with this car. ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Toyota Avalon currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Toyota Avalon has not been tested.

Warranty

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

    Yes

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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