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Toyota Avalon Review

If you want a big, cushy, full-size sedan with all the creature comforts and luxury of a Lexus, but with a Toyota price, you have to get out and drive the Toyota Avalon.

Driving the Avalon is a bit like driving a cloud. It’s not a performance car designed to hug the corners, but rather it’s a near-luxury car designed to get you some place in absolute comfort. It comes in several powertrains, including a very popular hybrid option. It’s really what most people could ever need from their automobile.

All of Toyota’s driver safety technology is available on the Avalon, including the usual blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert. You can also get lane keeping assistance and pre-collision warning. A solid crash test rating is there in case you actually do end up having a crash with your Avalon.

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All the technology you could want is also there, including HID headlights, LED exterior lighting, multi-zone climate control, heated and cooled seats, satellite navigation, and a load of Bluetooth and app connectivity options.

If you’re looking for the best in fuel economy, spring for the hybrid version. You should easily be able to hit 40 mpg on the highway with the hybrid, which is phenomenal on a car this size. It’s the latest version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive, and it is nearly seamless in operation. You don’t even really notice the car turning off at traffic lights or the switch from running on pure electric mode to full hybrid mode with the gasoline engine.

On top of all of that you get legendary Toyota reliability. It’s a win-win for everyone involved, and one of the many reasons why you want to consider the Toyota Avalon or Avalon hybrid for your next full-size car purchase.

About Chad Kirchner

Chad Kirchner is the Editor-in-Chief of Future Motoring, along with the main host and producer of the Future Motoring podcast. In addition to his work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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