2016 Toyota Avalon HybridChange Vehicle
of the 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Supportive front seats
- Attractive styling
- Quiet ride
- Ride quality
- Cargo room
- No folding rear seat
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Many safety systems available only on the top trim
- Interior materials and design
- Refreshed for 2016
- Sedan seats five
- New optional safety systems
- EV mode
- Newly standard 7-inch touch-screen multimedia system
The verdict: The 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a composed, comfortable highway cruiser with loads of trunk space and impressive fuel economy, but you'll have to be willing to pay Lexus money for a Toyota.
Against the competition: The Avalon Hybrid delivers a winning blend of efficiency, comfort and value, but its control layout frustrates, and competitors offer more upscale accommodations.
The Avalon is the only hybrid in the class of large sedans from modest brands, but its price puts it in line with luxury sedan hybrids such as the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and the Lexus ES 300h from Toyota's luxury arm. The Buick LaCrosse also offers a mild-hybrid version with its eAssist model. Compare all four models here.
For 2016, the Avalon and Avalon Hybrid got a mild styling update, more standard features and new safety options for the top trim. The Hybrid model comes in XLE Plus, XLE Premium and Limited trims, and the Entune multimedia system with a 7-inch screen is newly standard across the lineup. The midlevel XLE Premium adds new standard features such as navigation and Qi wireless charging for compatible smartphones. Compare 2015 and 2016 models here.
Exterior & Styling
Toyota's largest sedan was redesigned for 2013, taking the Avalon's styling from frumpy to fashionable. An update for 2016 adds minor styling tweaks: new turn signals, redesigned LED taillights and a wider and lower front grille add polish and help keep it one of the most stylish-looking sedans in ... Read more
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Rides like I?m sitting on a couch
So far a very good car for the money!Great transportation.I plan on using it to make money.Glad Off Lease was reccommended to me. Paid Off! Read full review
Quiet Rooney and surprisingly responsive handling. Sport mode is a real surprise! Mileage for this heavy footed driver is not meet as advertised. Read full review