Toyota’s flagship luxury sedan, the 2016 Toyota Avalon, has been launched in Canada at a starting price of CA$39,990. The sedan is available in two trims – Touring and Limited.
The front of the Avalon is dominated by the two-piece grille. The lower portion is now even lower and wider than before, giving the face an aggressive look. The upper grille is a single strip of chrome that houses the Toyota logo at the center and moves sideways into the LED headlights that also features LED DRLs. The sides feature new 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, new turn indicators, chrome outline for the windows and chrome door handles. The posterior has been given redesigned tail lights, dual exhausts and chrome bumper accent.
The cabin bears a premium feel with an upgraded instrument panel and a wood-grain finish for the dashboard. Toyota says that they have done a lot of work to reduce noise inside the cabin for better occupant comfort. The oft-used controls and instruments are intuitively placed for maximum comfort. The base trim comes with a nine-speaker Display Audio infotainment system that features 6.95-inch screen, Bluetooth and USB input as well as XM satellite radio. The Touring grade has been lavished with leather throughout the cabin. The material is seen covering the seats, multi-function three-spoke steering wheel, gear shift knob and door trims. Dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable heated driver’s seat, electrically-adjustable heated exterior mirrors, keyless entry and push button start are all part of standard features.
The 2016 Toyota Avalon comes exclusively powered by a 3.5-litre VVT-i naturally aspirated V6 gasoline engine that generates 268 hp and 248 lb.-ft. (336 Nm) of torque and is mated to a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with three drive modes – Normal, Sport and Eco.
The 2016 Toyota Avalon features an array of safety and driver assistance systems like Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) traction control, Antilock Braking System (ABS), brake assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), 10 airbags, side impact beams, and backup camera.
2016 Toyota Avalon – Prices
2016 Avalon Touring – CA$39,990
2016 Avalon Limited – CA$43,770