When the Avalon first hit the highway in 1994, the mannequin turned the plushest and most comfortable sedan you possibly can purchase from Toyota. Now in its fifth technology, little has modified. The Avalon stays essentially the most comfy and spacious sedan Toyota provides. For 2021, the full-size sedan will get a bunch of upgrades and a brand new trim to verify it stays a viable different to America’s ever-growing love affair with crossovers and SUVs.
The most recent information is the addition of a Nightshade Version to the high-end and sporty (for an Avalon) XSE trim. Nightshade fashions exist already throughout the Toyota vary, and every part, from the Corolla to the Tacoma, has such a trim. Like its different choices, the Avalon Nightshade Version includes a black grille, mirror caps, rear spoiler, and badging. The Avalon Nightshade Version is available in three colours (Midnight Black Metallic, Wind Chill Pearl, and Celestial Silver Metallic) and sits on a set of gloss-black 19-inch wheels to finish the sinister look.
For the primary time ever, the Avalon will get an optionally available all-wheel-drive system, too. The system seems on two trims: XLE and Restricted. We have already pushed an all-wheel-drive Avalon, and have detailed all the changes here. This is not a performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system, although, so do not anticipate any four-wheel drifts or smokey burnouts from the automobile’s 205-hp 2.5-liter I-4. As an alternative, the system is there for added traction in slippery circumstances. And though our drive of the automobile occurred again in February of this yr, the Avalon’s all-wheel-drive setup makes its first look on 2021 model-year automobiles.
Moreover, Android Auto is now commonplace on each Avalon mannequin, whereas a lithium-ion battery pack replaces the nickel-metal-hydride pack within the gasoline-electric Avalon Hybrid. The Avalon TRD will get a summer time tire possibility, too. As we discovered with the Camry TRD, the summer time tires are actually price springing for if you happen to dwell in an space that does not typically expertise inclement climate.
Just a few new paint colours spherical out the listing of modifications for 2021. The Avalon TRD will now be accessible in Ice Edge (a type of artic silver coloration), and Supersonic Purple—a coloration that was beforehand reserved for the TRD—has made its option to the remainder of the Avalon lineup. A brand new blue coloration—actually referred to as Blueprint—replaces Parisian Evening Pearl. Contained in the automobile, a black inside replaces the 2020 Avalon‘s beige possibility, whereas a black and brown coloration combo is offered on each XSE Hybrid and Touring fashions.
Manufacturing of the 2021 Avalons begins in August and the brand new automobiles hit supplier heaps by September.