2017 Toyota Avalon Overview
The most luxurious and spacious sedan in the Toyota lineup, the 2017 Avalon is perfect for those who want a reasonable number of premium features without splurging on a luxury brand. The 2017 Toyota Avalon is designed to make a statement with its fun-to-drive feel and high-end materials. There are five trim levels and even a hybrid powertrain that is available in three different trims, so you should never have an issue finding the right Avalon for you.
The stylish exterior of the 2017 Avalon is designed to stand out from the crowd with its sophistication. It has powerful curves along with sculpted lines that create a profile that is truly stunning. The grille features bold chrome to draw in the eye. The available LED headlights as well as LED daytime running lights can switch on and off to provide visibility and style. LED taillights come standard to always give you a smoked appearance and plenty of visibility. You don’t have to look far to find even more chrome on the Avalon; the cover on the integrated dual exhaust is accented in chrome, as are the tips of the exhaust itself. Take the exterior of the Avalon to the next level with the Touring trim and its 18-inch alloy wheels that are painted a dark gray.
The interior of the Avalon feels incredibly luxurious thanks to standard French stitching, leather-trimmed seats, and soft-touch materials throughout. Make sure that you are always at ease with the optional 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and the optional power seat extension that enhances your leg support. Opt for the Avalon Limited trim to upgrade the regular leather to black perforated leather trim along with heating and ventilation. The Avalon is the perfect vehicle for adults who are on the move, as the rear seats are incredibly spacious with an impressive amount of legroom courtesy of the near-flat rear floor. You can even get heating for the rear seats, as well, or take advantage of the power rear sunshade to block out the sun. No matter where in the 2017 Toyota Avalon you choose to sit, you will have a nice, quiet ride thanks to the noise-reducing windshield and front side windows that soundproof the space. Higher trims also throw in ambient lighting throughout the cabin to help you see your cup holder and door handle when it is dark outside and to add a touch of elegance and warmth.
As expected from a luxurious sedan like the Toyota Avalon, you get an incredible array of technology on every model with even more options available on the higher trim levels. The Multi-Information Display gives you the most important information at just a glance. You can see information like the amount of fuel left, your current fuel economy, or even turn-by-turn directions on the Avalon Limited. Other technological conveniences available in the Avalon include Qi wireless charging, Intelligent Touch capacitive controls, and Entune Premium JBL Audio. The standard version of Entune on the Avalon has a 7-inch touchscreen display in high resolution along with a USB port with iPod compatibility, an auxiliary audio jack, advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth phone and audio, eight speakers, and Siri Eyes Free. Enhance your Avalon with the Entune App Suite, which lets you access the most popular apps, like Slacker, Pandora, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable, Facebook Places, and Yelp. You also can check information for weather, traffic, stocks, sports, and fuel prices.
Regardless of the Avalon trim you choose, you will get some sort of navigation. The base versions come with the Scout GPS Link App for connected navigation while higher trims have integrated navigation. When driving to new destinations, don’t just rely on the regular features of the Avalon’s navigation system. The HD Radio Predictive Traffic system will work with you to avoid upcoming traffic jams before you are even close to feel the effects. The system shows traffic updates for everything from construction to accidents to plain old rush hour.
To keep you safe, your Avalon will always have a backup camera, and you can even enhance it to include a projected path that guides you along with an image on the touchscreen. The big news in terms of safety in the 2017 Toyota Avalon is the Toyota Safety Sense P system, which is standard on every single model. This includes the latest advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, such as automatic high beams, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert featuring steering assist, and a pre-collision system featuring pedestrian detection. You also get 10 airbags, the Star Safety System, and front seats designed to reduce whiplash injuries as standard. Available safety features include blind spot monitor and Safety Connect. The last of these includes features like stolen vehicle locator, automatic collision notification, and emergency roadside assistance.
Power and Efficiency
No matter how you choose to configure your non-hybrid Avalon, you will be treated to 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque from the 3.5-liter V6 engine. Even with so much power, the engine has an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle certification and gets 30 mpg during highway driving. This efficiency is partly thanks to the special shape of the diffuser panels under the chassis. They were designed to reduce turbulence, something that keeps you in control, enhances efficiency, and reduces wind noise. Of course, you will get even better efficiency from the Avalon Hybrid, with up to 40 mpg in the city and 39 on the highway.
You will appreciate the ride quality of the Avalon thanks to its fully independent suspension featuring a stabilizer bar that adds to smoothness. The Touring trim has its own suspension that actually adapts to the road to create a dynamic driving experience. Turn your 2017 Avalon into a sports car temporarily with the Sport Mode. Selecting this mode increases the throttle response and makes the Electric Power Steering system move quicker for even livelier handling. To feel as if you are behind the wheel of a sporty vehicle, opt for the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters that provide seamless downshifting at all times.
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