2019 Toyota Avalon: Full Pricing Details, Starts From $35,500

Toyota unveiled their fifth-generation Avalon family saloon back in January at the Detroit Auto Show, promising to deliver a more premium and high tech approach to the segment. The starting MSRP for the entry-level XLE V6 model is $35,500.

The 2019 Avalon is longer, wider and lower than ever before, and is underpinned by the automaker’s TNGA platform (Toyota New Global Architecture).

With sales scheduled to commence next month, future buyers can look forward to enjoying a wide array of Toyota-firsts such as standard Apple CarPlay, available Dynamic Auxiliary Turn Signals, available Yamaha wood and aluminum cabin accents and Engine Sound Enhancement.

In XLE trim, the hybrid model kicks off from $36,500, whereas XSE versions cost $38,000 (gasoline) and $39,000 (HV) respectively. Opt for the Limited trim instead and you’ll pay upwards of $41,800 (gasoline) and $42,800 (HV), whereas the flagship Touring spec is available with the gasoline V6 only, and costs $42,200.

The grades are easy to differentiate. Both XLE and Limited versions get a dark grey front grille with a chrome border, as well as machined-silver LED headlight bezels, body-color rearview mirror housings, chrome badge letters and the dual exhaust with chrome tips. Meanwhile, XSE and Touring models utilize a piano black mesh grille, machine-finish and Gloss Black wheels, black outer mirror housings, black trunk lid spoiler and badging and a grade-specific lower diffuser.

According to Toyota, the 2019 Avalon’s available LED Vision Tech headlights are their most advanced lighting units yet. XLE and XSE grades utilize a cluster of three reflectors for DRLs, while with Limited and Touring models, each headlamp is comprised of thin lighting modules.

In terms of materials, XLE spec models use engineered wood trim, Limited features real wood trim and aluminum pieces adorm Touring’s and XSE’s cabins.

There is plenty of advanced tech on-board

Among the 2019 Avalon’s most impressive on-board features, we count the 9-inch multimedia system with integrated climate control, standard wireless Qi mobile charger (available on XLE), a total of five USB ports and a 7-inch Multi-Information Display showing you various active safety settings, and more. Then there’s also the 10-inch color Head-Up Display and the JBL performance audio system, both standard on Limited and Touring versions.

The Avalon also gets Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) suite of safety systems as standard. This rounds up features such as the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Automatic High Beams. Additional safety tech includes Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and the Back Guide Monitor.

As for getting the car on the road, customers can choose between two powertrains. First, there’s an updated 3.5-liter V6, with 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft (362 Nm) of torque, and a 215 horsepower 2.5-liter hybrid unit with a 650-volt electric motor and a CVT.

Toyota estimates the following fuel economy figures for city/highway/combined cycles: XLE V6 – 22/32/26 (10.6/7.3/9.0 l/100km) ; XSE V6, Limited V6, Touring V6 – 22/31/25 (10.6/7.5/9.4 l/100km) ; XLE HV – 43/44/44 (5.4/5.3/5.3 l/100km) ; XSE HV, Limited HV – 43/43/43 (5.4/5.4/5.4 l/100km).

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  • Dr Strangefingger

    That grill is just hideous! The rest is a touch retro.

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    It’s like Toyota wanted to make a four door Tiburon.

  • Merc1

    Who the hell designs this stuff? Ugly isn’t the word.


  • SpongeBob99Swell

    So far so good!!!

    (can’t wait to see it in person someday…. specifically the XSE and Touring models). 😀

    With a full review of it coming soon… 🙂

  • PhilMcGraw

    I’m not a fan of the grille, but the rest of the design I really admire. And the interior is definitely luxurious enough to be competitive in this segment.

    I wish they would have made the Touring model have a more powerful engine since they’re marketing it as the “sportiest” version of the Avalon. Even if it didn’t sell that much, imagine if they turbocharged that V6 engine. They would’ve really broken the mold of it being an old persons car.

  • Sybill Julian

    aventador rear lights at led drls. Ohh and what are those in the front?!

  • john1168

    That front grille is just the worst! It almost looks like it’s missing parts or trim or something the way that small opening on top between the headlights joins up with the massive opening on the bottom. I just can’t figure out how Toyota thought this was a good idea on what is otherwise a nice looking car.

  • Jason Miller

    Toyota: STAHP with the mess you call these front grilles. Holy hell.

  • Bash

    Two of my co-workers have already made their minds to actually buy it.

    • SpongeBob99Swell

      Plus my dad’s co-workers have been talking about it within week after week ever since the car first revealed….

      ….twist? 🙂

      • Bash

        Truth is, the interior seems fine but I can’t get over that hideous grille; and one of them is correctly driving Impala 2015 which I think it looks much better than this. The other one is trading in his Maxima for this!! A RWD for this!
        I hope they are not reading this but I can’t see them as my buddies anymore 😀

        • SpongeBob99Swell

          For one…. I know the grill may seem a bit much for some people, but just because the grill doesn’t look great doesn’t mean the entire car does too, right? What about the rest? The headlights? The taillights? The side profile? The rear? They all look great, in my personal opinion…

          …and I think I may be in the minority who likes the new grille. I know I was a little taken back by the grille when I saw it at first, but it has already grown on me….

          …and FYI, the Maxima is a FWD sedan. Always was, and likely always will be…

          • Bash

            True, I don’t know why i said the Maxima is a RWD, anyway, as for the new Avalon i like the interior more than the exterior from any angle. maybe its just me, but its wont be on my favorite cars list. I this its closes the gab with the new ES so much that maybe -just maybe- the top of the range Avalon buyers should consider the ES instead. and that was my argument with my friends at work. but at the end of the day, to each has his own, right?

      • Moveon Libtards

        Old man issues

    • Moveon Libtards

      Are they over 65 years old? Shouldnt they just retire?

  • Thunderbolt

    Consumer reports said that the car is not quiet, engine noise is bothersome.

    • Moveon Libtards

      All Toyotas have loud engines and are loud driving on the highway.

    • brn

      Consumer Reports says a lot of things.

      Though I will grant that it’s unusual for them to speak poorly of Toyota.

  • Jay

    Mind as well make the whole front a grille. No the whole car, Front, back, sides, everything. FFS this front is ugly. Also the Airplane wing looking greenhouse from the side isn’t that appealing either. Not sure what’s going on here.

  • Motor Vala
    • Looks much better.

      • Motor Vala

        anything to get rid of that ugly design tude.

    • getoffme

      Ah yeah, no wonder you are here and not actually designing cars.

  • Moveon Libtards

    Zzzzzzzzz……AWEFUL interior!…..Zzzzzzzz.

  • Ugh…ugly Toyota interiors…humongously ugly bumper air grill…


    I see Toyota is forever going with the “massive grill with a car attached to it” design.

  • Hans_Remore

    Old people aren’t going to like this, Toyota.

  • mkole1964

    We eat a lot of pizza, so I could use the front as a cheese grater, correct?

  • Honda NSX-R

    That grill looks terrible, everything else about it is fine

  • Bullitt2605

    I just saw this at the Denver New Car show, it’s actually a really nice looking car and you don’t hear me say that about Toyota’s very often.

  • Autoexperte
  • bfm01

    Looks like it’s already been in a wreck.

  • TechLegend

    Who TF approves this shit. Design houses run by f’n morons.

  • Raf

    The car has nice proportions. the grille is a bit much

  • Kagan

    The same model in europe would cost atleast 50 000 $. We are being robbed!

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