2016 Toyota Avalon Release Date, Review, Price, Specs – The following review is based on the 2016 Toyota Avalon which was showcased during the recently concluded Chicago Auto Show. For starters, the Toyota Avalon is a highly rated sedan at least on most popular websites and will be available in both petrol and hybrid powerplants. A novelty in Avalon models is the availability of more than one suspension configuration.
The first set up will find itself under the hood of the new 2016 Toyota Avalon XLE model via the Limited variants and has been redesigned with the sole aim of providing a cozy driving experience. The other setup is notably on the fresh Touring trim and its main objective is to deliver more response and dynamic driving experience.
According to Toyota, both of the suspensions enhancements promise to be improvements to the current Avalon sole set-up. According to industry pundits, the current setups were a point of conflict between the comfort and sporting features but not anymore.
Also, there will also be subtle changes for the 2016 Avalon model, although you will have to have a discerning eye in order to figure out the details in the differences. Exterior wise, the fascia has now reshaped lower trim signals and grille, whilst the Sportier 2016 Toyota Avalon Touring variant now gets its very own variation at the front fascia. The rear will also get refreshed taillamps.
Important highlights include a standard navigation, Qi wireless charging and Entune apps, while standard features for the entire line-up is the larger Entune touchscreen interface.
Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Toyota Avalon
It might be too early to speculate about the pricing of the new 2016 Toyota Avalon as the details are still shrouded in mystery. However, experts speculate the base MSRP shouldn’t deviate much from the previous model’s which retailed at $31,590. We will be updating soon on the release date too.
Exterior Photos & Interior Colors – 2016 Toyota Avalon
The upcoming new Avalon is exclusively provided as a 4-door sedan body configuration capable of seating five adults. Several trims have been made available for the petrol version: base XLE, mid trims XLE Plus and XLE Premium, and the top of the range Limited and Touring variants. As for the Hybrid, it will be made available in the base XLE Plus, mid-trim XLE Premium and top-of-the-line Limited variant.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Toyota Avalon Limited with some few updates which includes 18” alloy Super Chrome wheels on gasoline models as well as 17” alloy Super Chrome wheels on the Limited hybrid variant.
The Limited adds optional safety features which include Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, high-beam headlights, Lane Departure Alert and Pre-Collision System.
Engine Specs – Toyota Avalon 2016
No changes will be effected to the Avalon’s two available engines. The engines include the 3.5L V6 engine which is capable of producing 268 hp and 248 pounds of torque. The V6 should be able to return 21/31/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The above mentioned engine certainly makes it stand out in terms of speed.
The Hybrid, on the other hand, comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor and fed by truck-mounted batteries. The combo is able to generate 200 horsepower and should be able to return about 40 miles per gallon when combined, an outstanding figure for a full-size sedan.
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: Cosmic Gray Mica, Blizzard Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Creme Brulee Mica, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Ooh La La Rouge Mica…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lb
The new 2016 Toyota Avalon as we earlier said is the only vehicle to get an outstanding rating from reputable websites. However, we must admit that the Chevy Impala should give the Avalon a strong competition. It comes with a smooth ride, enormous trunk, excellent safety ratings, comfortable and quiet cabin, and excellent ratings.
Its frustrating infotainment interface might be the only reason to make you think twice. Another alternative would be the Kia Cadenza. The Cadenza has leaned enormously in terms of isolation and luxury by providing user-friendly interior, sufficient performance, large cabin and comfortable ride.
In case you are looking for something different, you might consider the stylish Chrysler 300 which comes with a unique aesthetic design configuration and tons of performance oriented features and equipment. It essentially compares differently to the 2016 Toyota Avalon in terms of the powerplant choice, although, it too features a V6.