2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    40 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    156-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    2-speed CVT w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • All trim levels have same luxurious interior
  • Supportive front seats
  • Low wind noise at highway speeds
  • Ride quality

The Bad

  • No folding rear seat
  • Hybrid's brakes
  • Touch-sensitive controls

Notable Features of the 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

  • New Touring Sport Edition
  • Five-seat full-size sedan
  • Hybrid model available
  • 10 airbags standard
  • Blind spot warning system available

What Is the 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid?

The 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a five-seat, full-size sedan that competes with the Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus and Hyundai Azera. Trim levels include the XLE Premium, XLE Touring and Limited. A gas-only version of the Avalon is covered separately.

What's New on the 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid?

The most notable update for the 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is the addition of standard blind spot monitor on the XLE Touring trim level.

How Does the 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Compare to Other Sedans?

The Avalon is the only full-size sedan in its class to come in a hybrid version, and it's smooth, comfortable and easy to drive.

What Features in the 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Are Most Important?

The front-wheel-drive Avalon Hybrid comes powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric drive system for a total of 200 horsepower and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Significant standard features include heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, heated front seats, push-button start, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED taillights and touch-screen CD stereo with MP3 jack, USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio.

Significant available features include automatic high-beam headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power rear sunshade, high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights, perforated leather, heated rear seats, navigation system, Entune entertainment apps, power moonroof, ventilated front seats and tri-zone climate control.

As required in all new cars, all Avalons have front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. The Avalon Hybrid comes with a standard backup camera. Available safety features include adaptive cruise control, a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert and a Pre-Collision System that cinches seat belts and optimizes braking force.

Should I Buy the 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid?

For shoppers looking for good ride quality with a quiet cabin and a luxurious interior, the Avalon Hybrid is for you. However, if you need less touchy controls and foldable rear seats for more space, you might look elsewhere.

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2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Overview

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

more i drive it, more i love it

by ak369 from Greenfield, Wisconsin on February 17, 2018

this has been the most wisest purchase that i have done while buying cars. so economical and comfortable at the same time. the looks are very stylish and powerful. interior space is very roomy for all ... Read full review

(5.0)

beautiful reliable car

by berri toyota from mi on November 10, 2017

car has met all our needs, comfortable and nice ride, has all the perks, good sound system, moon roof, beautiful color in and out Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium

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

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
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

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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 warranty

    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 Hybrid 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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