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2017 Toyota Avalon Overview

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The 2017 Toyota Avalon is a full-size sedan designed to provide an all-around excellent driving experience. Whether you need room for four adults, great resale value, high fuel economy, lots of room in the trunk, a healthy dose of premium features, or just an enjoyable ride, the Toyota Avalon is the car that delivers it all.

The 2017 Toyota Avalon is available in eight trims: XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring, Limited, Hybrid XLE Plus, Hybrid XLE Premium, and Hybrid Limited.


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What’s New for the 2017 Toyota Avalon?

The 2017 Toyota Avalon joins most of the other models in Toyota’s lineup in receiving standard Safety Sense-P technology across all trims.

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2017 Toyota Avalon Exterior

2017 Toyota Avalon Exterior

The 2017 Toyota Avalon is one of the better-looking full-size sedans on the road, partly thanks to its almost coupe-like silhouette and partly because of its lovely sculpted bodywork and ready-to-go stance. Not only does it look good from whichever angle you catch a glimpse of it, it manages to maintain appearances even at night thanks to its attractive pair of square-shaped projector lenses that Toyota calls quadrabeams. Oddly, the sweeping roofline and forward-raked C-pillar actually increases headroom in the rear seats when the opposite typically happens. Leave it to Toyota to bend the laws of physics.

The 2017 Toyota Avalon is available in the following exterior colors: Blizzard Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Celestial Silver Metallic, Ooh La La Rouge Mica, Crème Brulee Mica, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Midnight Black Metallic, Parisian Night Pearl, Cosmic Gray Mica.

2017 Toyota Avalon Exterior Photos:

Exterior available on XLE:

  • Quadrabeam halogen headlights with auto on/off feature, Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature, Smoked LED taillights, Chrome front grille surround with dark gray metallic insert, Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators and manual folding feature, 17-inch dark gray painted alloy wheels with machined finish, Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers, Acoustic noise-reducing windshield and driver and front passenger side windows, Dual chrome-tipped integrated exhaust with chrome-accented cover

Exterior available on XLE Plus (adds to or replaces features on XLE):

  • Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

Exterior available on XLE Premium (adds to or replaces features on XLE Plus):

  • No changes

Exterior available on Touring (adds to or replaces features on XLE Premium):

  • LED headlights with auto on/off feature, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature, Chrome front grille with piano black insert, 18-inch dark gray painted alloy wheels with machined finish

Exterior available on Limited (adds to or replaces features on Touring):

  • High Intensity Discharge Quadrabeam headlights with auto on/off feature, Chrome front grille with dark gray metallic insert, Outside mirrors with puddle lights, 18-inch Super Chrome alloy wheels, Rain-sensing washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers

Exterior available on Hybrid XLE Plus (adds to or replaces features on XLE Plus):

  • Hidden exhaust with chrome-accented cover

Exterior available on Hybrid XLE Premium (adds to or replaces features on XLE Premium):

  • Hidden exhaust with chrome-accented cover

Exterior available on Hybrid Limited (adds to or replaces features on Limited):

  • Hidden exhaust with chrome-accented cover, 17-inch Super Chrome alloy wheels

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2017 Toyota Avalon Performance

There are two available powertrains under the hood of a 2017 Toyota Avalon. The first is the automaker’s mainstay 3.5-liter V6, which sends 268 horsepower and 246 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. The second is an Atkinson-cycle 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder paired with an electric motor that draws energy from a trunk-mounted battery pack. It makes 200 horsepower and an unspecified amount of torque, sent to the front wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). All Avalon models offer good performance compared to most similar sedans, though it does not offer all-wheel-drive, which will unfortunately get it crossed off the list of any would-be-buyer in the Snow Belt.

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2017 Toyota Avalon Efficiency

The 2017 Toyota Avalon is respectably efficient, though far more so with the hybrid powertrain. The V6-powered Avalon gets 21/30/24 mpg city/highway/combined while the hybrid Avalon gets a very impressive 40/39/40 mpg city/highway/combined. You’ll be hard pressed to get better fuel economy in this segment at this price point.

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2017 Toyota Avalon Interior

2017 Toyota Avalon Interior

The 2017 Toyota Avalon’s interior is its crown jewel. The ample use of top-rate materials and exemplary fit and finish quality alone put the Avalon’s cabin head and shoulders above the competition. It also comes equipped with a long list of standard comfort and convenience features like advanced voice recognition and mobile device integration, while offering limousine-like accommodation to rear-seat passengers. The fact that the majority of what makes the interior so good is already available at the lowest trim level is only the cherry on top and should make the $34,000 starting price even more attractive for prospective buyers.

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Interior available on XLE:

  • Features: Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter and rear-seat vents, Intelligent Touch controls for climate and audio system, Cruise control, Multi-function leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with paddle shifters, Optitron instrumentation, Leather-trimmed multi-stage heated front seats, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, Rear seat with center armrest cup holders and trunk pass-through, Wood-grain-style interior trim with smoked-chrome interior accents and door handles, Smart Key System on driver’s-side and trunk, Push Button Start, Remote illuminated entry, Power door locks with shift-linked automatic lock/unlock feature and anti-lockout feature, Power windows with auto up/down and jam protection in all positions, Rear window defogger with timer, Day/night rearview mirror and maplights, Covered center console with sliding cover and armrest, Illuminated glove compartment, eBin™ sliding electronic device holder, Resin scuff plate doorsills
  • Radio and Technology: Entune™ Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App, 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen display, AM/FM CD player, MP3/WMA playback capability, Eight speakers, Auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, Advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth®, Scout® GPS Link App, Siri® Eyes Free, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with three-month trial, HD Radio, HD traffic and weather in major metro areas, Integrated backup camera display

Interior available on XLE Plus (adds to or replaces features on XLE):

  • Features: Smart Key System on front doors and trunk, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink® universal transceiver
  • Radio and Technology: No changes

Interior available on XLE Premium (adds to or replaces features on XLE Plus):

  • Features: Driver’s seat and outside mirror memory systems, Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging with full-charge-indicator light device
  • Radio and Technology: Entune® App Suite, HD predictive traffic and Doppler weather overlay, AM/FM cache radio, Gracenote® album cover art

Interior available on Touring (adds to or replaces features on XLE Premium):

  • Features: Multi-function premium leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with paddle shifters, Black wood-grain-style interior trim with smoked-chrome interior accents and door handles, Touring badge
  • Radio and Technology: No changes

Interior available on Limited (adds to or replaces features on Touring):

  • Features: Three-zone climate control with air filter and rear-seat vents, Wood-grain-style interior trim with smoked-chrome interior accents and door handles, White ice interior ambient lighting, Power rear window sunshade, Aluminum scuff plate doorsills
  • Radio and Technology: Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite, 11 JBL® GreenEdge™ speakers in nine locations including subwoofer and amplifier, Integrated backup camera display with projected path

Interior available on Hybrid XLE Plus (adds to or replaces features on XLE Plus):

  • Features: Multi-function leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with paddle shifters, Hybrid system power meter
  • Radio and Technology: No changes

Interior available on Hybrid XLE Premium (adds to or replaces features on XLE Premium):

  • Features: Multi-function leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with paddle shifters, Hybrid system power meter
  • Radio and Technology: No changes

Interior available on Hybrid Limited (adds to or replaces features on Limited):

  • Features: Hybrid system power meter
  • Radio and Technology: No changes

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2017 Toyota Avalon Safety

For the 2017 model year, every Toyota Avalon comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense-P, a suite of driver assist technologies that includes lane departure alert, automatic high beams, dynamic radar cruise control, and a pre-collision system. In government testing, the 2017 Toyota Avalon and Avalon Hybrid both received five out of five stars for overall safety. The car was also named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), earning top scores in every evaluation bar the new headlight test, which disqualified it from nabbing the Top Safety Pick+ award it had secured the previous year.

Standard Safety Features

  • Star Safety System—includes Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology
  • ToyotaCare featuring a no-cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance
  • 10 airbags—includes driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, rear seat-mounted side airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions
  • LATCH system for child seat installation
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System with direct pressure readout and individual tire location alert
  • Anti-theft system with engine immobilizer
  • Toyota Safety SenseP (TSS-P) — Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

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