Viewed from the front, it’s clear that the new Avalon doesn’t want to be seen as cushy anymore. All versions have a massive grille with comically large faux air intakes flanking the Lexus-like pinched center section, and the XSE trim exaggerates it with a black honeycomb mesh insert. Why, Toyota? A conventionally sized grille would jibe much better with the rest of the Avalon’s lines, which are actually quite elegant. Subtle side surfacing emphasizes the car’s 195.9-inch length, and the gently sloping, fastback-like rear glass tapers nicely into the rear deck, below which is an attractive full-width taillight treatment. The 2019 Avalon with comes standard with the automaker’s Entune 3.0 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay displayed on a standard 9.0-inch center screen that can be pinched and flicked like a smartphone. The system can integrate smartwatches with Alexa-enabled voice connectivity and offers a Wi-Fi hotspot. Charge your devices with one of five USB ports or the standard Qi wireless device charger.
*Mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
1MSRP based on base model trim excluding tax, license, registration.
2 For well-qualified lessees.
3 Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Owner’s Manual for proper use.