Ready to improve your daily commutes near Massapequa, Seaford, and Long Island? The 2019 Toyota Avalon proves that a midsize sedan doesn’t need to be boring. See how in this Toyota Avalon review from Toyota of Massapequa! We’ll discuss its intelligent design, sporty performance, and smart tech to help you determine whether it’s the right car for you.
The 2019 Toyota Avalon doesn’t just look great—its design also serves to improve performance. For instance, the XSE and Touring trims come with stylish 19-inch machined and black-finished wheels. In addition to looking great, these provide improved stability and handling.
Additionally, several exterior features serve to improve aerodynamics in the 2019 Avalon. This includes underbody panels, air vents on the front bumper, and an available rear diffuser and spoiler. The result is a drag coefficient of 0.27 in the 2019 model—down from 0.28 in 2018.
Plus, the increased aerodynamics lead to benefits such as improved handling, a quieter ride, and better fuel economy.
While many sedans are making the switch to a torsion beam for their rear suspension, the Avalon isn’t. It uses a multi-link rear suspension, which results in an improved ride for your rear-seat passengers. Plus, an available Adaptive Variable Suspension provides damping adjustments in response to the vehicle’s position. This improves cornering and provides a smoother ride.
The Avalon comes with a 3.5L V6 engine, which generates 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. This teams up with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which provides precise power and smooth shifting. XSA and Touring configurations add steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for a more active ride.
For more efficient power, the Avalon is also available with a hybrid motor. This Avalon configuration offers a 2.5L engine, plus an 88kW electric motor, for a combined 215 horsepower. This eco-friendly option achieves an EPA-estimated 43 MPG city/44 MPG highway*. Even though it’s paired with a continuously variable transmission, you can still get a sporty feel with available paddle shifters.
Tech & Connectivity
Part of what makes the Avalon so modern is its plethora of smart connectivity options. At the top of the floating center stack, you’ll find a 9-inch display touchscreen. This is equipped with the Entune™ 3.0 audio system, which provides options such as:
App Suite allows you to access mobile apps through multimedia display
Bluetooth® wireless technology allows hands-free phone capability and audio streaming
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio comes with a complimentary 3-month trial
Wi-Fi Connect Powered by Verizon allows you to connect up to five devices
Apple CarPlay® provides iPhone® capabilities through your car’s touchscreen
No matter what you’re listening to, go ahead and enhance the sound quality by choosing the available JBL® with Clari-Fi™ audio system. This generates premium surround sound thanks to 14 speakers, a subwoofer, and a 1,200-watt amplifier.
Another benefit of the Avalon is its Toyota Remote Connect capability. This allows you to control certain aspects of your Avalon using Amazon Alexa or a compatible smartwatch. Available actions include finding your car, locking or unlocking your doors, checking your fuel level, and even starting the engine.
Test Drive the 2019 Toyota Avalon!
There are a couple different Avalon configurations to choose from, depending on what you’re looking for. Head to Toyota of Massapequa to see them in person. If you’re near Massapequa, Seaford, or Long Island, contact us for a test drive!
*2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.