2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid review, changes, refresh

The Toyota Avalon always was full-size sedan with spacious cabin and good ride comfort. The 2016 Toyota Avalon will be like its predecessors, but it will come with same styless look. Don’t expect any radical changes on its look for 2016 model, just some slightly touch on front fascia. The Toyota Avalon 2016 will come with same powerplant under the hood with better suspension which will improve handling and ride comfort.

2016 Toyota Avalon redesign

2016 Toyota Avalon redesign

Exterior look of the 2016 Toyota Avalon will be almost the same as before. No revolutionary changes we don’t expect in few next years. It could receive new redesigned bumper or front, Camry inspired grille which will give it a more aggressive look. Base models will be available with 16 inch steel wheels while higher trim levels will receive 18 and 19 inch alloy wheels. High quality materials like new sound quelling materials and acoustic glass will improve sound insulation and ride comfort. Space inside the cabin will increase and there will be enough room for five adults. Significant changes we will see on dashboard which will come with soft-touch materials with start grades while higher trim levels will be available with leather upholstery and powered front seats with heating/cooling functions. The Toyota Avalon 2016 will feature infotainment system with 6.1 inch touchscreen display that contains all functions for controlling the entertainment system, keyless entry with push start/stop button, audio system with 6 speakers for base Avalon. There will be plenty safety features also, like Blind Spot Monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, Safety Connect system, cruise control, satellite radio, and many more.

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Toyota Avalon 2016 interior changes

Toyota Avalon 2016 Hybrid specs

The base engine of the 2016 Toyota Avalon will be same engine for starter Avalon. It is proven a 3.5-liter V-6 powerplant that is able to produce 280 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers are quite enough for car in this segment if we consider performance of its competitors. Lately we could notice that some manufacturers decided for engines with smaller displacement but with turbocharger that give better performance to vehicles but better fuel efficiency also. That way we could see smaller 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged 4-inline that delivers 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Hybrid version of Toyota Avalon 2016 will be powered by 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that will be paired with 2 electric motors for 200 net horsepower and 40 mpg combined. All those engines will be paired with 6-speed ECT-i automatic transmission which will power transfer to front wheels.

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid release date

2016 Toyota Avalon release date and price

The 2016 Toyota Avalon release date could be set for start of 2016 or maybe lately 2015. More information and some other details we expect during this year. Price should be in range of current model which means that base Toyota Avalon 2016 price should be around $36,000 while cost of higher grades could go up to $40,000 depending on chosen optional equipment.

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2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid review, changes, refresh

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