The 2016 Toyota Avalon is going to be one of the last models in the fourth generation of this car. This means that it will probably feature all the bells and whistles in order to make a statement. The 2016 model is set to be a carryover with only slight changes from the 2015 model and will come with a few alterations made to the front and rear of the car in order to make it more appealing to younger people.
This means that the general design scheme of the car will be slightly more aggressive than before and also will look quite a bit better than the older generation. It will receive new 18 and 19 inch wheels for the higher end models while the base car will ditch the 16 inch steel rims in the favor of 17 inch alloys. Even these are not major changes it will be certainly noticed and appreciated by many drivers.
Price Of 2016 Toyota Avalon
Price for this new model is set to start at roughly $32,000 which would put it ahead of few competitors already and in line with previous year models. The higher end trims and the hybrid will go up to as much as $40,000 or even more, depending on the specs you’re choosing. The car will be released as a 2016 model at the start of 2016 or late 2015 but expect additional information’s and images of this car during the next year.
Let’s start out review with what engines are available in the new Avalon. Firstly, there is the base 3.5 liter V6 that was also previously found in the 2015 model. This petrol engine is good for up to 280 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque giving the car quite good performance especially when you take into account that most of its competitors use less powerful engines. One of the problems in this segment is the fact that it would be quite nice to see smaller 2.4 liter unit also. The other option available is a 2.5 liter Atkinson cycle petrol engine that is mated to an electric motor. These two can offer up to 200 horsepower and 220 lb-ft of torque, which is quite good. The fuel consumption though is what makes it very good, at 40 MPG on average, beating most of its competitors.
Transmission wise, the Avalon comes with a 6 speed automatic gearbox and front wheel drive for the V6 and a CVT gearbox and front wheel drive for the hybrid drivetrain. Standard version with gasoline engine can return 21/31 mpg in city/highway drive conditions so it is clear that hybrid has a significant advantage here but also is more expensive and less powerful.
2016 Toyota Avalon Changes
Its interior is quite well equipped and in the base version comes with pretty much all you could want. The higher end models though come with an 18 speaker audio system made by JBL, satellite navigation, rear view camera and leather upholstery. The hybrid can also be equipped with an electric panoramic roof that spans the entire length of the roof.
The exterior of the 2016 Toyota Avalon will come pretty much same and we do not expect to see anything revolutionary in this segment. More changes should be offered during the next few years after the 2016th model is delivered. Reports and rumors suggest that the 2017th model will come as a significantly redesigned version.