After a 2016 redesign, the 2017 Toyota Avalon holds steady. For San Diego new car shoppers looking for a sedan that piles on luxury without a luxury price tag, it’s worth visiting Toyota Chula Vista for a great value.
The 2017 Toyota Avalon comes in five trim levels (XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring, and Limited), each with standard front-wheel drive. The powertrain (see sidebar) is similarly standardized across all trims.
As a full-sized sedan, the Toyota Avalon offers a smooth and refined ride. For all that, it doesn’t suffer from the shortcomings of many of its competitors. The suspension and handling are sprightly, the brakes have plenty of bite, and the steering is responsive, without the mushy and indecisive feeling that plagues many other sedans in the category.
The 2017 Toyota Avalon gets high grades for safety, earning an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus and five stars from the NHTSA.
Even though all 2018 Toyota models get Toyota Safety Sense active safety features standard, the Toyota Avalon got them a year early. That’s a good way to make a safe car even safer (remember, it also already has the Toyota STAR safety system).
We especially like the Limited trim level. That’s especially true since upper trim levels get the best of the Toyota Entune infotainment system (like the proprietary Entune App Suite), and added functions like navigation, advanced features, and a premium JBL audio system.
If you’ve ever wanted a luxury car but always balked at the price, we invite you to 650 Main St and your Toyota dealership serving San Diego. The Toyota Avalon offers great features and amenities, as well as the low cost of ownership and legendary reliability that lead many drivers to Toyota cars. The Toyota Avalon will never be a sales smash like the Toyota Camry is, but if you want the right combination of understated class and great value, this is exactly where to find it. Call Toyota Chula Vista at 619-591-0900 to schedule your test drive!