2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

MSRP range: $37,100 - $43,400
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MSRP$39,494
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Based on nearby sales up through June 7th
$34,991

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2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

  • Lots of standard advanced safety features
  • Efficient hybrid powertrain with little sacrifice
  • Upscale cabin is quiet and roomy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Limited front and rear headroom
  • Hybrid battery pack switches to lithium-ion from previous nickel-metal hydride
  • Android Auto smartphone compatibility
  • Emits new external sounds at low speeds to alert pedestrians
  • Part of the fifth Avalon generation introduced for 2019

We wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people still think hybrid cars are dorky looking and cheap-feeling. But this same group of people would likely be shocked by the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. It's roomy, comfortable and upscale, just like you'd expect an Avalon to be, and on top of that it gets up to an EPA-estimated 44 mpg. That's almost double the fuel economy from an Avalon a decade ago.

This latest-generation Avalon came out for 2019 and the 2021 car is largely unchanged. In-car tech is improved with the addition of Android Auto and USB-C ports for charging and connectivity. Toyota says it also replaced the hybrid's previous nickel-hydride battery pack with a new lithium-ion one, though the powertrain's power and fuel economy are unchanged. Overall, we think the hybrid is the best version of the Toyota Avalon. Find out why by reading our Expert Review.

  • EdmundsEdmunds' Expert Rating
    7.9/10
    The Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a cruiser that does exactly what you'd expect — provide a comfortable ride and sip fuel in the process. But it has a few tricks up its sleeve too. It turns out to be surprisingly capable on twisty roads, and cabin materials are near-luxury. New for the redesigned model are folding rear seats and a cargo area that offers the same amount of room as the non-hybrid.

Which Avalon Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?

The Avalon is a little more upscale than the typical midsize sedan (Toyota's own Camry, for example). As such, the best way to maximize this distinctiveness is to go with the top-line Limited. Its extra touches such as authentic leather and wood make it our pick of the bunch. The price increase from a regular Avalon Limited to an Avalon Hybrid Limited is less than $1,000 too.

Toyota Avalon Hybrid models

The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid sedan is available in one of three trim levels: XLE, XSE and Limited. Structurally, it's the same vehicle as the gasoline-powered Avalon. However, under the hood is a four-cylinder engine paired to a hybrid electric system and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Total system output is 215 horsepower. All Avalon Hybrids are front-wheel-drive. Feature highlights include:

XLE
The base Avalon Hybrid starts off with these standard features:

  • LED headlights and LED taillights
  • Heated power exterior mirrors
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Four drive modes (Normal, Eco, EV, Sport)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Rear air vents
  • 9-inch touchscreen
  • Eight-speaker audio system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Four USB ports

All Avalon Hybrid models come with the following safety equipment:

  • Collision mitigation with pedestrian detection (applies the brakes automatically to stop the vehicle to avoid or minimize a collision)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the Avalon Hybrid back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Avalon Hybrid and the car in front)
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)

XSE
This trim adds a sportier appearance and these features to the mix:

  • Dark-painted 18-inch wheels
  • Paddle shifters
  • Wireless charging station
  • Sunroof
  • Black rear spoiler

Limited
The top-line Avalon Hybrid Limited takes comfort and luxury one step further with:

  • Adaptive cornering headlights
  • 18-inch chrome wheels
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Head-up display
  • 14-speaker audio system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats and heated rear seats
  • Wood interior trim
  • Ambient lighting

Advanced Safety package
Available only on the Limited trim, this package offers the following equipment:

  • Surround-view camera (gives you a top-down view of the Avalon Hybrid and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
  • Parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible behind or in front of the vehicle when parking)
  • Rear cross-traffic braking (warns you if a vehicle behind you is about to cross your vehicle's path while you're in reverse and brakes if sensors detect an imminent collision)

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Average user rating: 4.6 stars
5 total reviews
5 star reviews: 80%
4 star reviews: 0%
3 star reviews: 20%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • ride quality
  • technology
  • driving experience
  • maintenance & parts
  • lights
  • doors
  • value
  • spaciousness
  • appearance
  • visibility
  • fuel efficiency
  • infotainment system
  • road noise
  • handling & steering
  • wheels & tires
  • steering wheel
  • climate control
  • electrical system
  • warranty
  • interior
  • comfort
  • seats
  • engine
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • dashboard

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, First Impression
wyddon,
Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Just moved up from a 2015 Camry LE to "The Beast". The dealership "made an offer I couldn't refuse". I've only driven the car for a week. There are so many bells and whistles (digital) that I recommend going to YouTube and watch the 2020 2Guys and a Ride vehicle features and Infotainment System videos. For more Toyota specifics on the Battery, Hybrid , and Engine watch The Car Nut. Will assure you about issues about "The Battery"(10 year/150,000 mile warranty on the Battery/Hybrid System). Owners Manual is 580 pages, Infotainment Manual is 300 pages. Worth the read, but you have to drive it sooner or later. The wife and I wanted a bigger car car (I'm 6'1" and getting old), need a car that is easier to get in and out of. The memory seat, steering wheel help big time. When the car is turned off - the seat and steering wheel move out of the way. Open the door the next time and you step in, sit, buckle up, everything moves to where you left it. The Avalon also is a bit lower to the ground. The first you notice is the interior room, comfortable seats and seating position. The car is QUIET! Interior temp is set in Degrees, not Blue Red bar, separate setting for front and separate controls for the back passengers. When driving; the car feels firmly planted to the ground. It does NOT FLOAT. It has a smooth ride. Select the SPORT setting, the suspension tightens up a bit and throttle response increases also. I normally keep it in NORMAL and use SPORT for merging on the Interstate or passing. It's cool to having the key fob in your pocket and you can enter, operate, without having to fumble for keys. Like Blind Spot Warning feature, same for the "RADAR" Cruise Control that adapts to the flow of traffic, and the Heads Up Display is awesome! Most features are customizable. Exterior - Ruby Flame - NOT Burgundy or Red. Just a color that appeals and adapts to the light. The big front grille actually fits the car, pictures don't do it justice. I will update more later on. I have2 things to experience yet - snow and the grades on I70 between Denver and Glenwood Springs. It's a Toyota, buy with confidence!
5/5 stars, Quality & Comfort
Mac,
Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
My second Avalon Hybrid Limited. Best riding, high quality sedan. Great road handling, super gas mileage, and above all, quiet comfort.
5/5 stars, Great car
S Brooks,
Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The Avalon has a great ride is quiet and very comfortable. We got the Appearance Option and love its sleek lines and upgraded 19 in tires/rim. Great Premium Audio system with audiophile acoustics. A great car.
3/5 stars, No head room
Ed,
XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
I visited the car yesterday, and bumped my heat getting into and out of the car. With seat down all the way, my hair brushed the ceiling. I am 6'2". Loved the car, but it does not fit.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$37,100
MPG & Fuel
43 City / 44 Hwy / 44 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: Continuously variable-speed automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 215 hp @ 5700 rpm
Torque: N/A
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 195.9 in. / Height: 56.5 in. / Width: 72.8 in.
Curb Weight: 3610 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 16.1 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Avalon Hybrid safety features:

Pre-Collision System
Warns if a front collision is imminent and will apply the brakes automatically if the driver doesn't respond in time.
Lane Departure with Steering Assist
Alerts the driver if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane and steers the car back if no action is taken.
Intelligent Clearance Sonar
Indicates how close the rear bumper may be to objects and applies the brakes automatically if a collision is imminent.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover10.5%



Toyota Avalon Hybrid vs. the competition

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

Toyota Avalon Hybrid vs. Honda Accord Hybrid

The Accord Hybrid is one of our highest-ranked hybrid vehicles and an ideal alternative to the Avalon Hybrid. It's slightly better than the Avalon in a few ways. It gets up to 48 mpg combined, for example, and it has a bigger trunk. It's also a little less expensive than the Avalon and has some welcome improvements for 2021. But the Avalon Hybrid does have the nicer interior.

Compare Toyota Avalon Hybrid & Honda Accord Hybrid features 

Toyota Avalon Hybrid vs. Lexus ES 300h

The Toyota Avalon Hybrid and the Lexus ES 300h are like fraternal twins: nearly the same but with different looks and personalities. They even share the same hybrid system. As should be expected of the Lexus name, the ES 300h is more comfortable and refined, with better materials inside. It's also more pricey.

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Toyota Avalon Hybrid vs. Toyota Mirai

Have you considered hydrogen? If you live near the requisite infrastructure network, it may be worth a look. The Mirai is redesigned for 2021, with sharp new styling and up to 402 miles of estimated range. It's more expensive than an Avalon Hybrid, but the Mirai comes with standard features and potential rebates that ease the sting.

Compare Toyota Avalon Hybrid & Toyota Mirai features 

FAQ

Is the Toyota Avalon Hybrid a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Avalon Hybrid both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.9 out of 10. You probably care about Toyota Avalon Hybrid fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Avalon Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 43 mpg to 44 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Avalon Hybrid has 16.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Toyota Avalon Hybrid. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid:

  • Hybrid battery pack switches to lithium-ion from previous nickel-metal hydride
  • Android Auto smartphone compatibility
  • Emits new external sounds at low speeds to alert pedestrians
  • Part of the fifth Avalon generation introduced for 2019
Learn more

Is the Toyota Avalon Hybrid reliable?

To determine whether the Toyota Avalon Hybrid is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Avalon Hybrid. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Avalon Hybrid's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Avalon Hybrid and gave it a 7.9 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Avalon Hybrid is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid?

The least-expensive 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $37,100.

Other versions include:

  • XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $37,100
  • Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $43,400
  • XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $39,600
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What are the different models of Toyota Avalon Hybrid?

If you're interested in the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, the next question is, which Avalon Hybrid model is right for you? Avalon Hybrid variants include XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). For a full list of Avalon Hybrid models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Overview

The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is offered in the following submodels: Avalon Hybrid Sedan. Available styles include XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). Toyota Avalon Hybrid models are available with a 2.5 L-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 215 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 2 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Avalon Hybrid 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Avalon Hybrid.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Avalon Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid?

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,494. The average price paid for a new 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $4,503 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,503 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $34,991.

The average savings for the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 11.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 23 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42,643. The average price paid for a new 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $5,024 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,024 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $37,619.

The average savings for the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 11.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 6 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,229. The average price paid for a new 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $4,937 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,937 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $41,292.

The average savings for the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 10.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 31 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrids are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid?

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
44 compined MPG,
43 city MPG/44 highway MPG

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
43 compined MPG,
43 city MPG/43 highway MPG

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
43 compined MPG,
43 city MPG/43 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG44
TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.5 L
Passenger Volume119.9 cu.ft.
Wheelbase113.0 in.
Length195.9 in.
Width72.8 in.
Height56.5 in.
Curb Weight3610 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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