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of the 2017 Toyota Avalon. Base trim shown.
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- Supportive front seats
- Distinctive styling
- Low wind noise at highway speeds
- Ride quality
- No folding rear seat
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Interior materials and design
- Newly standard active safety features
- Five-seat full-size sedan
- V-6 engine standard
- Hybrid version available
- Front-wheel drive
What Is the 2017 Toyota Avalon?
The 2017 Toyota Avalon is a five-seat full-size sedan that competes with the Hyundai Azera, Chevrolet Impala, Volkswagen Passat and Ford Taurus. All 2017 Avalon models are equipped with front-wheel drive. Available trim levels include XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring and Limited. There is also a hybrid version of the 2017 Avalon, covered separately.
What's New on the 2017 Toyota Avalon?
All 2017 Toyota Avalon models come equipped with Toyota Safety Sense P, which includes lane departure warning and prevention, automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with pedestrian detection.
How Does the 2017 Toyota Avalon Compare to Other Sedans?
The 2017 Toyota Avalon outshines many of its competitors in terms of safety technology thanks to the newly standard Toyota Safety Sense P suite, and it offers an appealing list of standard features, too.
The 2017 Avalon falls short in many practical areas, though, such as its unintuitive multimedia system, small trunk and comparatively high price is its class - its base price is well above the starting price of the Chevrolet Impala, Volkswagen Passat and Ford Taurus.
What Features in the 2017 Toyota Avalon Are Most Important?
The 2017 Toyota Avalon comes equipped with a 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Significant standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, remote keyless entry, automatic air conditioning, heated front seats and leather upholstery. As required on all new vehicles, every 2017 Avalon comes equipped with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.
Significant available features include 18-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, a navigation system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated rear seats and ventilated front seats.
Should I Buy the 2017 Toyota Avalon?
The 2017 Toyota Avalon features remarkably comfortable and supportive front seats, and its great ride quality stands out. Its styling is distinct, and the Avalon doesn't produce much wind noise even at highway speeds. But while it's an extremely feature-rich vehicle, its touch-sensitive controls are highly unintuitive, and its interior materials and design are a bit lacking. As a practical matter, the rear seats don't fold down, limiting its cargo space.
Ultimately, the 2017 Avalon's design shows its age, and similarly equipped full-size sedans can be had for a lower price.
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36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
24 months / unlimited distance
24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, Carfax vehicle history report, travel protection and toll-free assistance line
1 year / 12,000 milesComprehensive: 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.
Under 6 years / 85,000 milesVehicles receive a 160 point inspection and reconditioning.