2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

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$37,300–$42,600 MSRP range
(5.0) 6 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2017 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

  • Supportive front seats
  • Distinctive styling
  • Low wind noise at highway speeds
  • Ride quality

The Bad

  • No folding rear seat
  • Touch-sensitive controls
  • Interior materials and design
2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

  • 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 Hybrid?

The 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a five-seat full-size sedan that competes with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Lexus ES 300h and Buick LaCrosse. All 2017 Avalon Hybrid models are equipped with front-wheel drive. Available trim levels include XLE Plus, XLE Premium and Limited. There is also a 2017 Avalon with a conventional gasoline powertrain, covered separately.

What's New on the 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid?

Toyota Safety Sense P is standard on the 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. This previously optional suite of safety features includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and prevention, adaptive cruise control and automatic high-beam headlights.

How Does the 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Compare to Other Sedans?

The 2017 Avalon Hybrid distinguishes itself with a combination of efficiency and comfort, and the newly standard Toyota Safety Sense P suite is another welcome addition. While the conventional Avalon competes with models like the Chevrolet Impala and Ford Taurus, the 2017 Avalon Hybrid's pricing places it in the company of more conventional luxury brands - and many of those models offer more intuitive controls and upscale accommodations.

What Features in the 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Are Most Important?

The 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid comes equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that make a combined 200 horsepower; this hybrid setup is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Significant standard features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, remote keyless entry, automatic air conditioning, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, heated side mirrors and 17-inch alloy wheels. As required on all new vehicles, the 2017 Avalon Hybrid comes equipped with an electronic stability system, antilock brakes and front airbags.

Significant available features include a navigation system, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a power moonroof and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Should I Buy the 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid?

The 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid offers admirable efficiency - but it comes at a premium, so it will likely take years for the hybrid powertrain to pay for itself. While it offers many welcome features, its multimedia interface is often cumbersome. However, those who are looking for a large, comfortable sedan with strong mpg ratings will find a lot to like here.

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2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Overview

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
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Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

It was a test drive.

by George Davis from Portland, OR on May 6, 2018

The ride was smoother than my current Prius. It was roomier; & the exterior was very nice with the alloy wheels. I would buy it if I needed a new car. Read full review

(5.0)

Most dependable car!

by PurpleLizard47 from Hampton, VA on February 15, 2018

A luxury car similar to Lexus for much lower price! Most popular options are included except a few items. Smooth and luxury ride! I bought 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Premium Plus for the same price as ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Toyota

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, Carfax vehicle history report, travel protection and toll-free assistance line

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year / 12,000 miles

    Comprehensive: 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.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 160 point inspection and reconditioning.

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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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