It is good news for shoppers of the full-size sedan market thanks to the 2017 Toyota Avalon entry slated for mid-2017 at least going by the current release date rumors. Some of the features you should be in the lookout for include a quiet and upscale interior feel, spacious trunk, a wide array of optional features, and an above-average fuel economy. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
Anyone shopping for a full-size sedan has these requirements in mind – controlled ride, curvaceous cabin, creature comforts, tons of technologies, and decent power. These expectations are clearly tattooed on the refreshed Toyota Avalon. It makes for a comfortable driving environment through the comfortable and supportive seats it offers, and luxurious features such as a tri-zone automatic climate control, ventilated and heated seats with the top trims featuring massaging functions, and an available power rear sunshade.
For 20 years and counting, the car under review has set the benchmark for the full-size sedan segment. For the new model year, the new model gains upgrades to the suspension. Accompanying the facelift are the added equipment, and a new frontal styling. The suspension upgrades are meant to give the 2017 Avalon a dynamic and responsive driving experience for the premium trims, and a comfortable ride quality for the lower trim levels.
The new model looks and feels luxurious augmenting well on the overall idea its designers and engineers had in mind since its conception. Even for the base model, there’re plenty of features such as cruise control, a dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a Bluetooth phone and audio controls, heated front seats, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. Upscale models get features such as an auto-dimming side mirrors, an 11-speaker JBL premium sound system, heated rear seats, a tri-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, and a rear power sunshade.
Things under the hood remain unchanged. The newest 2017 Toyota Avalon returns with the 3.5L V6 engine rated at 268 horsepower and 248 lbs. ft. of torque. It only takes 6.4 seconds for the Avalon to sprint from 0-60 mph making it one of the fastest accelerating car in its class. The good performance is supplemented by the advanced safety systems it is offered with.
From its price point and feature set, the 2017 Toyota Avalon rivals’ list includes vehicles such as the 2016 Chrysler 300, 2016 Nissan Altima, 2017 Kia Cadenza, 2016 Hyundai Azera, and the 2017 Chevrolet Impala.
2017 Toyota Avalon Release Date & Price
Pricing details are still under wraps for now, but credible reports say it’ll go for sale for an MSRP starting from $42,000. Its release date should be expected sometime in mid-2017, according to the same sources.
2017 Toyota Avalon Exterior
Eight color choices are available just like before. The dimensions have also remained the same. As is evident from the pictures, the exterior design carries over unchanged from the previous models. Some of the features we should expect for the base XLE include LED taillights, automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and LED taillights. The top-of-the-trim Avalon Limited comes with xenon headlights, and unique exterior accents.
2017 Toyota Avalon Interior
For two decades, the Avalon has been offering a plush, hushed cabin. In addition to the impressive materials offered, this has been achieved through the excellent combination of acoustic-type glass used for the side glass and windshield, with sound-insulating and sound-absorbing materials.
As can be seen from the images, the Avalon’s interior is defined by the premium design touches and amenities. The standard features available for the basic trim model are generous and graduate to lavish for the top trims. Some of the standard features include a seven-inch touchscreen display with Toyota’s Entune interface, Bluetooth connectivity, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a dual-zone automatic climate control, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, and an eight-speaker audio system.
Five trims should be expected for the 2017 Toyota Avalon: Limited, XLE, XLE Plus, Touring, and XLE Premium. The Avalon Hybrid is covered separately.
Motivation comes from a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 268 horsepower that enables it zoom from 0-60 mph in just 6.4 seconds. A six-speed automatic transmission system and a FWD are offered as default systems.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3 in. (111 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 3.3 in. (195.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.2 in. (72.2 in.
Passenger volume: 102-104 cu ft
Cargo volume: 16.0 cu.ft
Curb weight: 3461 lbs.
Top Speed: 129 mph
0-60: 6.4 sec
MPG: 21-40/31-39 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Midnight Black Metallic, Cosmic Gray Mica, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Creme Brulee Mica, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Celestial Silver Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Ooh La La Rouge Mica…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs
Safety features include electronic brake force distribution, vehicle stability control, smart stop brake-override technology, brake assist, anti-lock brake systems, and traction control. The blind-spot monitor is also available. The Toyota Avalon 2017 crash impact assessment results will be updated here on its release date.
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