What has changed with the new Toyota Avalon?
The 2019 Toyota Avalon is available with two different power-plants and four different trim levels. According to Toyota, the 2019 Avalon is all-new and offers components not available in the previous generation Avalon. Despite its new skin and interior, Toyota wanted it to be instantly recognizable as an Avalon.
Based on the TNGA-K platform – the company’s new global architecture – both the regular and hybrid Avalon now have 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a 16.1-cubic foot trunk area. The Avalon Hybrid’s batteries were placed below the rear seats to allow as much space as the regular Avalon.
Two new powertrain options are available for the 2019 Avalon. One is a conventional 3.5-liter V6 that makes 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The other is a new hybrid powertrain, making 215 horsepower from a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor. The V6 sends its power to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The Avalon Hybrid, on the other hand, mates up to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The 2019 Avalon has an all-new suspension setup which includes an adjustable “variable” suspension system for the 2019 Toyota Avalon Touring. The Touring also has an “augmented” induction enhancer and interior enhancer to alter the driver and passenger’s engine audio experience.
Several new electronic components are available, including a bird’s-eye-view, 360-degree view system among others. Toyota has also added to its standard safety “Toyota Safety Sense – P” safety suite – “P” meaning pedestrian protection.
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