After taking a Quick Spin in this 2016 Toyota Avalon, you’ll be asking “Hey, what’s the big hurry?”   

After all, spending time in Toyota brand’s top sedan leaves you feeling pampered and relaxed…almost like a Lexus.

For ’16, the Avalon’s coupe-like profile carries over, but the front end is updated with a new grille and turn signals.

There’s also more differentiation between trim levels now, with each adding distinctive wheels and exterior details; as well as a new XLE Plus trim. 

Touring grade now sports unique suspension tuning for a more dynamic driving experience; while models like our XLE Premium tester keep comfort and quiet fully intact. Which you can totally destroy by cranking up all 11-speakers of the available Entune Premium JBL sound system. 

No changes under the hood, to the smooth running 268-horsepower 3.5-liter V6; or to the 6-speed automatic attached to it. A 2.5-liter I4-based hybrid continues as well.  

Truly bringing a bargain element to the luxury sedan segment, ’16 Avalon pricing starts around $33,000. 


  • Engine: 3.5 liter V6
  • Horsepower: 268
  • Price: Starts around $33,000