Used 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
List price range
$16,580 - $22,000

Pros

  • Exceptional fuel economy for a large sedan
  • upscale and quiet interior with roomy seating front and rear
  • large trunk.

Cons

  • Brakes can feel grabby during light braking efforts
  • cumbersome setup process for Entune.

Used 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid for Sale

Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2014 XLE Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
30,985 miles
Cpo 2014
Toyota Avalon Hybrid
XLE Premium
List$22,000
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2014 XLE Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
69,068 miles
Used 2014
Toyota Avalon Hybrid
XLE Touring
List$16,700
Est.Loan: $304/mo
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Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2014 Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
59,240 miles
Used 2014
Toyota Avalon Hybrid
Limited
List$19,000
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2014 XLE Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
70,471 miles
Used 2014
Toyota Avalon Hybrid
XLE Premium
List$16,580
Est.Loan: $302/mo
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Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2014 XLE Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
33,271 miles
Used 2014
Toyota Avalon Hybrid
XLE Touring
Audi Richmond
95 mi away
List$19,995
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With its upscale styling, welcoming cabin and impressive full economy, the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid earns our respect as a top choice for a fuel-sipping full-size sedan.

vehicle overview

As the established leader of the hybrid car movement, Toyota saw fit to expand this gas-saving technology to its popular full-size sedan, the Avalon. As such, the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid offers excellent fuel economy for a large sedan combined with all the amenities and style of the standard Avalon, which was redesigned just last year.

Accordingly, the Avalon Hybrid has the same sharp, sweeping look that might have you mistaking it for a European luxury sedan. Inside, the handsome, roomy cabin boasts high-quality materials and all the latest luxury and convenience features. Underneath it all is a well-sorted suspension that provides surefooted handling along with a comfy ride.

The heart of the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is the same powertrain found in the Camry Hybrid: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine paired with an electric motor. It pumps out a respectable 200 horsepower combined. More importantly, it allows this big sedan to earn an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating of 40 mpg. Factor in the 17-gallon gas tank and you're looking at a theoretical range of nearly 700 miles between fill-ups.

The Avalon Hybrid also happens to be pretty much in a class by itself, as no non-premium brand automakers currently offer full hybrid systems in their large sedans. A mild-hybrid version of the 2014 Buick LaCrosse is available, but its fuel economy and overall driving demeanor can't match the Avalon's. If you don't need quite as much room, you might consider a midsize alternative, such as the Ford Fusion Hybrid (or its cousin, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid), the Honda Accord Hybrid or Toyota's Camry Hybrid.

All the midsizers are a little smaller inside than the Avalon, though they do boast even higher fuel economy (except the Camry). And don't discount 2014 Volkswagen's Passat TDI (diesel) as another, less costly alternative with lower mechanical complexity. It earns 34 mpg combined and up to 40 mpg on the highway. Overall, though, the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid's excellent fuel economy, distinctive styling and accommodating cabin make for a pretty impressive package.

trim levels & features

The 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a five-passenger sedan offered in XLE Premium, XLE Touring and Limited trim levels.

The XLE Premium comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, a sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar support, a four-way power front passenger seat and heated front seats. Electronic features include keyless ignition/entry, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, a 6.1-inch touchscreen display and an eight-speaker audio system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB/iPod interface.

The XLE Touring adds foglights, driver seat and side mirror memory functions, a navigation system and Toyota's Entune smartphone app integration system.

The Limited includes the above and adds xenon headlights, auto-dimming side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, upgraded leather upholstery, a 10-way power driver seat, an eight-way power passenger seat, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, a rear power sunshade, hard-drive based navigation, a 7-inch touchscreen display and an 11-speaker JBL premium sound system.

Some of the upper trims' features are available as options for the lower trims, while the Limited also offers the available Technology package which includes adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlight control and a forward collision warning system.

2014 Highlights

For 2014, the Toyota Avalon is essentially unchanged other than minor adjustments to standard feature content.

performance & mpg

The 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor that's fed by a trunk-mounted battery pack. Combined, the two power units are good for 200 hp. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) delivers power to the front wheels.

According to EPA estimates, the Avalon Hybrid returns 40 mpg combined (40 mpg city/39 mpg highway). In Edmunds performance testing, an Avalon Hybrid Limited accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. This is about a second slower than the regular Avalon or most other conventional large sedans, but average for a hybrid sedan.

safety

Standard safety features include traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front- and rear-seat side airbags, side-curtain airbags and front knee-airbags. The Limited comes with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts (optional on the Touring). Also standard on the Limited is Toyota's Safety Connect service, which includes roadside assistance, stolen-vehicle location and automatic collision-notification. The Limited's optional Technology package includes a frontal pre-collision warning system.

In Edmunds brake testing, the Avalon Hybrid stopped from 60 mph in 132 feet -- about 5 feet longer than average for the segment.

In government crash tests, the Avalon Hybrid received a rating of five stars out of five for overall crash protection, with four stars for frontal-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. In testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the otherwise similar non-hybrid Avalon scored a rating of "Good" -- the highest possible -- in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests. The Avalon's seat/head restraint design was also rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

driving

Your first thought when driving the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid might be one of mild surprise, as the big sedan feels more responsive and surefooted than previous Toyota Avalons. The steering is somewhat slow, but still feels reassuringly precise during typical driving maneuvers. Overall, the Avalon Hybrid just feels easy to drive. The one significant gripe we have is that the brakes can feel grabby under light braking until you acclimate to them.

The hybrid model's 200-horsepower rating isn't a whole lot for a big car like this, but for the most part, acceleration is perfectly adequate. The Avalon Hybrid is also exceptionally quiet, equaling the hushed demeanor of a large luxury sedan while cruising at highway speeds.

interior

The Avalon Hybrid's interior is spacious and elegant, with high-quality materials throughout. The front seats are very comfortable and highly adjustable, with plenty of side bolstering and lumbar support for both the driver and the front passenger. As you'd expect for this class of car, the Avalon's rear seats are quite roomy.

The Touring and Limited come standard with Entune, a suite of smartphone-connected services and apps that includes features like the Bing search engine, Pandora streaming radio, real-time traffic and sports and stock information. Getting started with Entune is a hassle, since you have to install an app on your phone, register for an account, and you always need an active data connection to use it. In addition, the car has to be parked to access many of Entune's apps (many of which you probably already have installed on your smartphone). Finally, the touchscreen interface has straightforward menus, but it's sometimes unresponsive to user touch.

Storage compartments provide ample room for drinks and personal effects. The lower section of the center console provides a convenient "eBin" with power cords passing through a sliding panel for two cell phones and auxiliary and USB connections. A large center armrest provides more storage space and additional connectivity and charging for cell phones. The trunk offers 14 cubic feet of space, which is less than the regular Avalon but still more than what's available from the typical midsize hybrid sedan.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Great car
rob260, 3/9/2014
I've had the 2014 Avalon XLE Touring Hybrid for about three weeks now. I'm really enjoying the vehicle so far. The fuel efficiency has been as advertised for the first 1000 miles. I've done a mixture of highway and city driving and have been averaging just below 39 mpg according to infotainment system. This vehicle fit my needs perfectly. I needed a daily driver that was really fuel efficient but had the space I needed to haul kids and sports equipment on the weekends. Check and check for this Avalon. It's pretty impressive to have a large sedan get this fuel efficiency and provide a large trunk and rear passenger space. The hybrid option was a no brainer for me.
Nice step-up
skipjack47, 4/24/2014
After driving a Camry Hybrid for almost 4 years, I find the move to the Avalon Hybrid a nice step-up. The Camry was a very good, very reliable car for me and I got good value on the trade-in. The Avalon is more luxurious, and has a smoother ride, and slightly better fuel economy. I am finding that with the car not quite broken in yet, my Avalon is getting very close to the EPA mileage estimates. I do not understand the comment about "grabby" brakes. Contrary to the test review, I have found Toyota has done a good job of integrating regenerative braking with normal braking. The new Avalon has improved on this aspect of performance.
Deficiencies - annoying
tedtnj, 4/5/2014
Update: NAV system is a misnomer in my opinion. There have been no software updates since the software was launched in 2013. Roads change, but Toyota has no updates, thus accuracy is absent. Basically, I have a map that shows others generally where we are. My new TOMTOM GO600 is my "real" NAV system. Gas mileage is good -- north of 34 mpg overall. Adaptive speed control is super. My Parkway Toyota service center (really the staff) is a delight. = = = = = = NAV system is primitive compared to my five year old TomTom™. There’s no 3D, there are no traffic light cameras and there is no display of current speed limits. Programming the NAV is tedious. In seven years the NAV system has moved ahead one year in its development [see below]. Further, the NAV system voice even at the lowest level #1 is much too loud; and there is no way to lower the volume, save disabling all sound. It is far louder than my 2007 Toyota Avalon Limited at sound level #1. There is a plastic chrome bezel around the instrument cluster. When sun hits the bezel, it is most distracting. Dealer team says that’s the way it is…Ugly situation.
Minor issues, but I love this car
Charles Smith, 9/21/2015
We purchased our Avalon in December, 2013. It is reasonably comfortable for a guy my size (6'5") and very quiet, especially in windy conditions. I also appreciate the stability in windy conditions. I am a fuel economy guy and try to drive to get the best economy--avoid jack rabbit starts, and keep my speed near the speed limit. On the subject of fuel economy, I am very impressed. The city mpg is a little less than advertised, but for a reason. The hybrid works best when the car is warm. We can drive anywhere in my town in a mile, and on our typical trip to the grocery store the computer will typically indicate 35-36 mpg going. Fifteen minutes later we are back in the car, the engine a little warmer and our mpg will be over 40, only because the engine is a little warmer. The return trip is also slightly uphill. Our highway mpg is most impressive. I have hand calculated as high as 46 with a very strong tail wind. We occasionally make a 300 mile round trip to go shopping in central Wyoming. We typically have a tail wind and the computer registers about 45 on the front end of the trip with a tail wind, and will read 42-43 by the time we return home back into the wind. We have found when we hand calculate mpg the computer most frequently overestimates by about one mpg, although we have been 2-3 miles off on the minus side and plus one or more occasionally. But again, an overall average would be one mile per gallon more on the computer reading than actual hand calculated mileage. On my most recent trip I did not reset my computer when I filled and put about 1000 miles on in a couple days, over one mountain pass and in variable conditions, much of it driving 80 on the interstate (unusual for me), and the computer indicated about 42 for the entire trip. I remain very pleased with the economy of my Avalon. On the negative side, my first trip out of town I drove on I-80 for 150 miles and had my windshield and paint damaged by road sand left over from the previous storm. That was very revealing because I realize the finish is very thin and easily damaged. I am very disappointed with the paint and would expect a better quality paint job using more than just the bare minimum amount of paint to cover it. Would I buy it again? Probably. The paint is almost a deal killer, but I am overjoyed with the hybrid fuel economy.
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Features & Specs

MPG
40 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
200 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
40 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
200 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
40 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
200 hp @ 5700 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.7%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
Used 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Overview

The Used 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), XLE Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and XLE Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

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Save up to $300 on one of 6 Used 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $16,580 as of08/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid trim styles:

  • The Used 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Touring is priced between $16,700 and$19,995 with odometer readings between 33271 and69068 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium is priced between $16,580 and$22,000 with odometer readings between 30985 and70471 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited is priced between $19,000 and$19,000 with odometer readings between 59240 and59240 miles.

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