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18:52  15 january  2018
18:52  15 january  2018 Source:   motortrend.com

2018 Toyota Avalon

  2018 Toyota Avalon A comfortable cruiser that could make you look forward to retirement.The Avalon looks and drives like a large sedan, and in its higher-spec trim levels such as the $42,195 Limited model sampled here, its price even overlaps that of the Lexus ES sedan. The Lexus starts at $39,895 and shares the Avalon’s powertrains (a 268-hp V-6 or a four-cylinder hybrid making 200 horsepower) as well as much of its underlying structure.

It’s a different atmosphere inside the redesigned 2019 Toyota Avalon . Sure, the Avalon ’s steering wheel buttons, instrument cluster, and gear stalk will look familiar to Camry But as we found in our first drive, the redesigned Avalon also offers a luxurious interior and a long list of standard features.

Drivers will appreciate the standard passive and active safety benefits through Toyota Safety Sense, Avalon 's handling has been refined with Adaptive Variable Suspension, also a Toyota first , that, quite positively, has Avalon outperforming its peers in the full-size arena.

As more Americans flock to SUVs, the number of automakers still competing in traditional sedan segments has shrunk. But Toyota still sees a market of buyers for full-size sedans and thus is rolling out a fifth-generation Avalon.

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Toyota also refers to the Avalon ’s infotainment system as “Entune 3.0,” so it might not be giving up on the proprietary-software game entirely. Next PostNext All-New 2019 Toyota Avalon Debuts in Detroit.

But Toyota still sees a market of buyers for full-size sedans and thus is rolling out a fifth-generation Avalon . Because it rides on the same TNGA platform as the 2018 Camry, the redesigned 2019 Avalon also benefits…

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Because it rides on the same TNGA platform as the 2018 Camry, the redesigned 2019 Avalon also benefits from many of the Camry's advances in powertrain and platform engineering.

But perhaps what will make the most buzz in the post-CES climate is Toyota's decision to offer Apple CarPlay. Toyota had been in a legal snarl with Apple and Google about their refusal to fully disclose the workings and security protocols of their back-end programming, so Toyota had been using its own proprietary Entune software—with mixed results.

By offering Avalon with CarPlay, it appears Toyota has smoothed things over with Apple. As for Google/Android devices, however, Toyota's press release says the Avalon will integrate smart watches with Alexa-enabled voice connectivity—which works with either Apple or Android devices. But the automaker won't offer Android Auto with the Avalon's 9.0-inch infotainment screen—which can be pinched and flicked like a smartphone.

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  New Toyota Avalon Sedan Will Debut In January At NAIAS The recast full-size sedan will seek to stem the sharp sales decline of the current model.No further details have been released on the new car save for the teaser photo above, which shows some sharper lines and slimmer headlights similar to the new mid-size Toyota Camry. It also suggests the front fascia will sport a much larger air intake – factors we've also seen in spy photos from earlier this summer. The overall result would be an Avalon that has a bit more aggression in its style, something which could help give the conservative sedan some much-needed attention.

Toyota also refers to the Avalon ’s infotainment system as “Entune 3.0,” so it might not be giving up on the proprietary-software game entirely. Next PostNext All-New 2019 Toyota Avalon Debuts in Detroit.

On the driving front, the 2019 Avalon will offer an upgraded version of Toyota ’s 3.5-liter V-6 as well as the four-cylinder hybrid powertrain also offered in the Camry. Brigida on 2019 Ford Ranger Arrives in Dealerships Early Next Year.

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Toyota also refers to the Avalon's infotainment system as "Entune 3.0," so it might not be giving up on the proprietary-software game entirely. Entune will allow connected services for safety and vehicle service, and it features an available Wi-Fi hot spot powered by Verizon. Should you wish to crank the stereo, the standard audio system has 14 speakers, and the optional version boasts a 1,200-watt, 7.1-channel JBL system that uses Clari-Fi to fill in data lost by media compression software.

In addition to the central console's infotainment system, the Avalon has a 7.0-inch display in the instrument cluster to show vehicle information, navigation steps, and various vehicle and safety settings. In addition to the analog speedometer, the Avalon includes a digital speedometer in the central display menu.

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The 2019 Avalon's design features more creases and angularity—perhaps following the Nissan Maxima ever so slightly—and is longer, lower, and wider than before. Its new design features a slippery 0.27 Cd.

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Toyota also refers to the Avalon ’s infotainment system as “Entune 3.0,” so it might not be giving up on the proprietary-software game entirely. Next PostNext All-New 2019 Toyota Avalon Debuts in Detroit.

As more Americans flock to SUVs, the number of automakers still competing in traditional sedan segments has shrunk. But Toyota still sees a market of buyers for full-size sedans and thus is rolling out a fifth-generation Avalon .

Inside the Avalon's expected wood-and-leather ghetto, the center console includes an "e-bin" with a 12-volt plug, three USB power ports (the Avalon has five in total), and a standard Qi wireless device charger. Toyota also designed one of the Avalon's center-console cupholders to double as a device holder.

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On the driving front, the 2019 Avalon will offer an upgraded version of Toyota's 3.5-liter V-6 as well as the four-cylinder hybrid powertrain also offered in the Camry.

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2019 TOYOTA AVALON FIRST LOOK THE NEXT BIG TOYOTA As more Americans flock to SUVs, the number of automakers still competing in traditional sedan segments

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Although Toyota did not give exact power figures for the engines, both are similar dimensionally and have identical compression ratios to the Camry's powerplants: 301 hp and 267 lb-ft for the 2GR-FKS V-6 and 203 hp and 184 lb-ft for the A25A-FXS four-banger hybrid.

The front-drive V-6 is mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission; Touring and XSE models get steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters with rev-matching downshifts. The hybrid uses a CVT, and its batteries are now mounted under the back seat instead of the trunk.

The Avalon has never been a sporty sedan—especially given its typically geriatric buyer demographic—but that isn't stopping Toyota from trying to give the sedan a bit more snap. The 2019 model offers active variable suspension with adaptive damping, front and rear G sensors, and independent wheel control via shock-mounted solenoid control valves. Toyota says the system can choose from 650 damping steps in 20 milliseconds. The old rear suspension setup of a dual-link MacPherson strut has been replaced by a multilink setup, which has widened the track and lowered the Avalon's center of gravity.

To further crank up the fun, the Avalon has active noise control, an intake sound generator, and engine sound enhancement. All trims get Eco, Normal, and Sport modes, and Touring trims also get a Sport+ setting. We'll have to drive the Avalon to tell you if any of these make any difference to the driving experience.

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On the safety front, standard features include pedestrian detection, radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high-beams, 10 airbags, stability control, traction control, ABS with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, and a standard backup camera.

The 2019 Avalon will go on sale in late spring. Pricing was not announced.

Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Toyota RAV4 .
Toyota took risks—did they pay off?Whether you like the new design, Toyota deserves credit for taking risks and going for a totally different look. We see some of the biggest design changes up front. The previous-generation RAV4 featured a rounded face, but the new model has a squared-off front end. New headlights complement the more aggressive, sharply defined grille. The look reminds us a lot of the Tacoma, especially the Adventure trim model. Toyota also positioned the foglights higher up on the front fascia. Overall, we'd say the RAV4's front end looks much more athletic than before.

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