2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Review And Changes

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Review And Changes – We are not going to get a new generation Toyota Avalon XLE; at least not for now. The 2019 Toyota Avalon XLE continues for the 2018 model year with barely any changes upgrades. Toyota Review opted to debut a new generation for the more popular Camry. Despite the lack of new upgrades, the Toyota Avalon XLE has a lot to offer its enthusiasts, particularly the older generation. The model offers a smooth ride with a spacious and comfortable cabin, advanced safety technologies and powerful engines.

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Review And Changes

The completely redesigned 2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Review And Changes made its debut at the recent 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Model highlights include an upgraded V6 engine, an active variable suspension, a wealth of standard safety technology, and newly available Apple CarPlay. The Toyota Avalon XLE last redesign dates back to 2013. While the current Toyota Avalon XLE finds itself leading the pack in our large car rankings, closely followed by the Avalon Hybrid, sales are lagging.

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Review And Changes
2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Review And Changes

The 2019 Toyota Avalon XLE is priced high when compared to other well-equipped, highly ranked large cars like the Chevrolet Impala and Kia Cadenza. However, the all-new 2019 Toyota Avalon XLE modernized image, powerful engine, and up and coming interior features may help it more successfully compete with the sportier, more upscale vehicles in the class, which share its higher price point.

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Exterior

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Review And Changes while all sedans are adopting a sportier look, the 2019 Toyota Avalon XLE still retains a conservative design which I think is still attractive for the older generation. 2019 Toyota Sequoia Price And Review. The design is characterized by a wide-open grille that is flanked by slim LED headlights. The grille has some chrome accents which make the model look bold.

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Exterior
2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Exterior

On the sides, the Toyota Avalon XLE features soft creases, straight side lines and faint wheel wells, features that are common with almost all conservative sedans. There are also heated side mirrors that are integrated with turn signals. On the rear, you will find smoked LED tail lamps as well as dual exhaust tips. The new generation Camry features a 3D front fascia with a hourglass grille and a sculpted hood; overall it has a curvy body. All models will ride on a set of 17-inch wheels.

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Interior

The 2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Review And Changes offers plenty of space for the five passengers it accommodates as well as for cargo. It offers a cargo space of 16 cubic feet when the rear seats are in position. The cabin even on the base XLE trim is well trimmed with various niceties such as leather upholstery on seats. The front seats are heated and are power adjustable. The XLE Plus trim adds an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a push-button start.

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Interior
2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Interior

It is however still disappointing that the Toyota Avalon XLE does not offer connectivity apps such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 2019 Toyota Avalon Review. In terms of safety, all models have 10 airbags.  Top trims add blind-spot monitoring as well as a Safety Connect system that integrates emergency assistance.

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Engine

Regular 2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Review And Changes are powered by a 3.5 L, V-6 that produces 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. The engine uses a 6-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to the front wheels. With this engine, the sedan needs 7 seconds to dash from a standing position to 60 mph. The model offers three driving modes (Normal, Eco and Sport). The Toyota Avalon XLE is EPA rated to return 21 mpg, 30 mpg and 24 mpg in city, highway and on combined driveways respectively.

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Engine
2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Engine

Hybrid models use the Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive, a system that is also used on the Camry Hybrid, RAV4 Hybrid as well as on the Prius. The system features a 2.5 L, Atkinson cycle mill with a displacement of 4.0 liters; it combines with a high-torque motor to produce 200 hp. The setup is backed by a nickel-metal-hydride battery which is charged via regenerative braking. The hybrid system mates to a CVT system and offers three driving modes (Eco and Sport) as well as EV mode. The hybrid is EPA rated at 40 mpg in the city, 39 mpg on the highway and 40 mpg on combined drives.

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Release Date and Price

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Review And Changes being a carryover model with minor upgrades over the outgoing version, I don’t expect significant price changes. As such, I expect the model’s price to range from $34,000 to $42,000 inclusive of destination charges. The Toyota Avalon XLE will arrive in Toyota dealerships in August.

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Release Date and Price
2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Release Date and Price