Toyota has revealed full specifications of the U.S.-spec 2016 Toyota Avalon and Avalon Hybrid. The facelifted model made its debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show in February. The facelifted model gets a several styling tweaks including a revised lower grille and LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and vertical turn signals.
A new XLE Plus grade has also been added that features an Entune Audio Plus system with a 7-inch screen and Connected Navigation Scout GPS link, which provides navigation through the user’s smartphone. The XLE Premium trim level boasts of the upgraded Entune Premium audio unit that comes with in-vehicle navigation, App Suite and Qi wireless charging for smartphones.
The Limited models on the other hand, bring in super chrome alloy wheels to the look while also offering a host of safety systems with the optional Toyota Safety Sense-P package. This package includes systems such as Automatic High Beam headlights, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.
Power for the 2016 Avalon is provided by a 3.5-liter Dual VVT-i naturally aspirated V6 gasoline engine. This unit generates 268 hp and 248 lb.-ft. (336 Nm) of torque. Paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the Avalon is claimed to reach 60 mph (97 km/h) from standstill in less than seven seconds. The combined EPA-rated fuel economy is 24 MPG (10.20 km/l).
The Avalon hybrid lineup has two trim levels, the XLE Plus as the base and XLE Premium as the top-end. Power comes from Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system that combines a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine with a permanent magnet AC synchronous motor. Both these units give a combined output of 200 hp which is sent to the wheels through a CVT-automatic gearbox. The hybrid gives a combined EPA-estimated fuel economy of 40 mpg (17 km/l) and the maximum speed achievable in pure electric mode is 20 mph (32 km/h). The electric motor draws power from a 244.8 Volt nickel-metal-hydride battery that is also charged by regenerative braking. The company says that the compact nature of the battery allows for 396.43 liters of luggage capacity.
The new range is not short on safety as it comes equipped with 10 standard airbags and Toyota Star Safety System, which comprises of Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TRAC), Smart Stop brake-override Technology (SST) and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS).
Exterior colors available are Ooh La La Rouge Mica, Blizzard Pearl, Midnight Black Metallic, Cosmic Gray Mica, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Sizzling Crimson Mica and Parisian Night Pearl among others. The new model comes with a 36-month or 36,000 miles comprehensive warranty.
Complete specifications of the 2016 Toyota Avalon and 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid are available in the product information PDF documents embededded below the press release.