2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
Save up to $4,762
2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
Save up to $4,762

What’s new

  • The Toyota Avalon Hybrid has been fully redesigned for 2019
  • Part of the fifth Avalon generation introduced for 2019

Pros

  • Lots of standard advanced safety features
  • Efficient hybrid powertrain with little sacrifice
  • Upscale cabin is quiet and roomy
  • Comfortable ride quality

Cons

  • No Android Auto integration
  • Sunroof limits front headroom


Which Avalon Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?

The 2019 Toyota Avalon in Limited trim should satisfy the typical large-sedan buyer. It forgoes the sporty touches of the XSE model in favor of more Lexus-like luxurious refinement. It's also the only trim eligible for rear parking sensors with cross-traffic braking and a surround-view camera.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

SUVs have been dominating the market recently to that point that Ford recently announced it was going to largely give up on making sedans. But there is one area where the traditional four-door holds an advantage: hybrid efficiency. The latest hybrid sedans are posting truly impressive fuel economy, and a great example is the fully redesigned 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

The Avalon Hybrid debuts alongside the conventionally powered Avalon and is estimated by the EPA to return up to 44 mpg in combined driving. That's almost 70 percent better than the gasoline-only Avalon, yet the Hybrid costs only about $1,000 more. With what you'll save on gas, you could very well recoup that added cost in just over a year and continue to reap the rewards thereafter. From behind the wheel, the Hybrid's power deficit isn't as much of a penalty as the numbers suggest, making it our pick in the Avalon lineup.

The 2019 Avalon Hybrid won't force sacrifices elsewhere either. The hybrid batteries are mounted under the rear seats, maintaining the same trunk capacity as the conventional Avalon while keeping the flat-folding rear seatbacks for greater versatility. Both offer high levels of comfort and plenty of features and blur the line between Toyota and its Lexus luxury brand.

If you're in the market for a large sedan, the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid should be among your top picks whether or not you're looking for a hybrid.

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid configurations

The all-new 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is classified as a midsize sedan by the EPA, but we consider it more of a full-size sedan. It is available in XLE, Limited and XSE trims. Power is derived from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is supported by two electric motors. The combined output of 215 horsepower is channeled through a continuously variable automatic transmission to drive the front wheels.

Standard features for the base XLE include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated and power-adjustable front seats, simulated leather upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

On the technology front, the XLE comes with Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Toyota's Safety Connect communications, a 9-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Toyota's Entune infotainment system with smartphone-based navigation, four USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and an eight-speaker audio system with satellite and HD radio.

Also included is Toyota's Safety Sense suite of advanced safety features (forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control) as well as a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.

The Limited trim adds 18-inch wheels, upgraded exterior lighting, a sunroof, a head-up display, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, wood interior trim, ambient interior lighting, a wireless charging pad, a built-in navigation system and a 14-speaker premium JBL audio system.

The sporty XSE trim builds on the XLE's features with 18-inch wheels, piano black exterior treatments, a rear spoiler, a sunroof, paddle shifters, aluminum pedal covers, aluminum interior trim and microsuede seat inserts.

Some of features on the Limited are available on the other trims as options. An Advanced Safety package with a surround-view parking camera system and rear parking sensors with automatic braking is optional on the Limited.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our first drive of the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid (2.5L inline-4 hybrid | CVT automatic | FWD).

Driving

The Avalon Hybrid has more than enough power to get up to highway speeds without laboring. And as big sedans go — or big hybrid sedans, for that matter — the Avalon is respectably buttoned-down when driving around turns.

Comfort

Both the suspension and the seats are designed with comfort in mind. Ruts and bumps are smoothed over well, and the cabin remains pleasantly quiet on the highway. The front seats are pleasantly comfortable, with little side bolstering for easy entry and exit.

Interior

The cockpit is attractive and fitted with high-quality materials, though the blocky center stack looks a little out of place. But the sunroof that is standard on all but the base Avalon does cut into headroom.

Technology

Apple CarPlay finally makes it into a Toyota with this Avalon. Unfortunately, Android Auto is still absent and the built-in Entune infotainment system remains as one of the least intuitive in the industry. On the upside, the Avalon Hybrid has plenty of standard driver safety aids.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Avalon Hybrid Limited - efficient performance
David Riggan,07/08/2018
Outstanding acceleration, handling, and MPG with Eco, Normal and Sport setting providing excellent driving options. Technology for safety and driver assistance provides a fun driving experience with great features to help prevent accidents. Interior very luxurious and high tech.
Still discovering things
Joe,08/03/2018
The only thing that kept me from giving car 5 stars is still the memory seat function. Dealership can't figure out what is wrong. It will recall my seat memory, but my wife's memory seat position is hit and miss at best. Her seat most of the time doesn't move when the button is pushed. The mirrors and steering wheel move ok. I've been back twice and they are going to work on it when the head technology service man gets back from vacation. (10 more days) I know it sounds unprofessional but that's what it is. The car is great. We traded a 2016 lexus RX350 for this 2019 Avalon hybrid limited edition and have only lost a very little bit in ride quietness. If it wasn't for the memory seat function I would give this car five stars
Mostly a really great car
RPN,10/23/2018
It’s October, I have driven 12,000 miles since June 4th. My overall gas mileage is 43.7mpg. That’s great. Toyota’s motto is “LETS GO PLACES”. It’s not that easy with the worst, most cumbersome GPS I have ever had. This is my fifth Toyota, and eighth car with an in the dash GPS and this one is a nightmare. My guess is they have a bunch of programmers sitting in a room who have never been on a road trip trying to figure what additional feature the can cram into the package. If you plug in your IPhone and tell apple play where you want to go, it starts talking and the GPS map shows you where you were going last week. It’s a muddled system. Enough of that. The car is beautiful. The interior is superb. The trunk is a lot bigger than my 2013. The safety systems are great and the heads up display is something that I have come to love. At the 10,000mi service, the Service Manager asked if I ever had trouble getting in or out of the front seat. I haven’t, but several of my friends have. The car is 1inch lower than my 2013 Avalon but it looks a lot lower and the doors seem smaller. It’s still a great car. I wish I could give it 5 stars but The GPS gives me fits every day. I’ve spent a lot of time with the manual and it really hasn’t helped.
Avalon
Harold,08/11/2018
Very uncomfortable seats. Awkward getting out. No knee room, center console takes up too much space. Awkward location for Qi charging. Other than those items it’s a great car. Would prefer Michelin like the previous years, I think they handled better.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$42,800
MPG
43 city / 43 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
215 hp @ 5700 rpm
MSRP
$36,500
MPG
43 city / 44 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
215 hp @ 5700 rpm
MSRP
$39,000
MPG
43 city / 43 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
215 hp @ 5700 rpm
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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.

Toyota Avalon Hybrid vs. the competition

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2018 Buick LaCrosse

2018 Buick LaCrosse

Toyota Avalon Hybrid vs. Buick LaCrosse

The EPA estimates the Avalon Hybrid will achieve 43 mpg in combined driving. The more affordable LaCrosse Hybrid, on the other hand, is estimated at a disappointing 29 mpg combined. Since fuel economy is paramount in hybrid vehicles, this could be a deal-breaker for shoppers. The Buick also suffers with a less usable trunk and underwhelming performance.

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Toyota Avalon Hybrid vs. Honda Clarity

You can get a Honda Clarity in three different flavors: full electric, hydrogen fuel cell (if you're in California) and plug-in hybrid. The EV-only model has a very limiting 89-mile range, which makes the plug-in hybrid the best Clarity to take on the Avalon Hybrid. Unlike the Avalon, the Clarity can travel up to 48 miles under electric-only propulsion, which could make fuel stops a rarity if your commute allows.

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Toyota Avalon Hybrid vs. Lexus ES 300h

The Lexus ES 300h is comparable in price to the Avalon Hybrid, but it's estimated by the EPA to return 3 mpg less in combined driving. You will get more luxury features, but the Lexus infotainment system is even worse than the Avalon's, and Apple CarPlay is not available either.

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2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan for Sale

Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2019 XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
New 2019
Toyota Avalon Hybrid
XSE
(3)
AutoNation Toyota Leesburg
5.5 mi away
MSRP$41,312
Est.Loan: $705/mo
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Dealer Notes
JBL AUDIO UPGRADE,Sun/Moonroof,Navigation System,SPECIAL COLOR,CARPET MAT PACKAGE,Lane Keeping Assist,REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE,Keyless Start,Bluetooth Connection,Rear Spoiler,50 STATE EMISSIONS,GRAPHITE; ULTRASUEDE PERFORATED SOFTEX SEAT TRIM,WIND CHILL PEARL
Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2019 XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
New 2019
Toyota Avalon Hybrid
XLE
(6)
Ourisman Chantilly Toyota
9 mi away
MSRP$37,877
Est.Loan: $648/mo
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Dealer Notes
The 2019 Toyota Avalon is ready for your next move. Intricately designed LED front headlights and rear taillights feature dynamic auxiliary turn signals that shine bright. Its 19in gloss-black-finished wheels also complement its distinctive design. Inside, the large center instrument panel gives this car�s interior a distinctive look. Seamlessly integrating the 9in touchscreen display and the air conditioning panel makes the unit appear as if it were floating in front of the dash. The Avalon features tangential vents on the bumpers that save drag and improve vehicle quietness, while adaptive variable suspension maximizes handling and stability on every road. The 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 301hp with less fuel consumption or go full hybrid with the 2.5-liter ECVT engine on the Avalon Hybrid. Paired with the smooth 8-speed transmission, the Avalon can deliver whenever you have the need for speed. The Avalon is packed with technology, including a premium audio system, Entune 3.0, Wi-Fi connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and the option of a 110-volt outlet, Apple CarPlay compatibility, wearable connectivity and wireless charging. You�ll find a comprehensive suite of safety features such as adaptive cornering lights, bird�s eye view camera with perimeter scan, intelligent clearance sonar with rear cross-traffic braking and blind spot.
Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2019 XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
New 2019
Toyota Avalon Hybrid
XSE
(1)
Koons Tysons Toyota
14.8 mi away
MSRP$40,212
Est.Loan: $687/mo
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Dealer Notes
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More about the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

The fully redesigned 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is classified as a midsize sedan by the EPA, but it competes on level ground with other full-size sedans. It is available in XLE, Limited and XSE trims. Unlike the conventionally powered Avalon, this Hybrid is not offered in the top Touring trim. Powering it is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is supported by two electric motors. The combined output of 215 horsepower is channeled through a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) to drive the front wheels.

Standard feature highlights for the base XLE include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, synthetic leather upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Toyota's Safety Connect emergency telematics, a rearview camera, Toyota's Entune infotainment system, a smartphone-based navigation system and Apple CarPlay. You also get Toyota's Safety Sense suite of advanced safety features — forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control — as well as blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

The Limited trim adds 18-inch wheels, upgraded exterior lighting, a sunroof, a head-up display, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory functions, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, wood interior trim, a wireless charging pad, a built-in navigation system and a premium JBL audio system. A surround-view monitor and rear parking sensors with automatic braking are optional.

The sporty XSE trim builds on the XLE's features with 18-inch wheels, piano black exterior treatments, a rear spoiler, a sunroof, paddle shifters, aluminum pedal covers, aluminum interior trim, and synthetic leather upholstery with faux suede inserts.

In terms of price, the Avalon Hybrid is a bit more expensive than the Buick LaCrosse Hybrid, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the Lexus ES 300h. The new Avalon is more luxurious than previous versions, and it returns excellent fuel economy figures for the class. If you're looking for a roomy hybrid sedan, the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid deserves your attention. Check out all of the tools and resources on Edmunds to see how it will fit into your life.

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan Overview

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan is offered in the following styles: Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

What do people think of the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Avalon Hybrid Sedan 4 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 2019 Avalon Hybrid Sedan.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Avalon Hybrid Sedan featuring deep dives into trim levels including Limited, XLE, XSE, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan here.
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan?
2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan 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 $45,118. The average price paid for a new 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $4,762 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is10.6% below the MSRP.

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2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan 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 $40,534. The average price paid for a new 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $4,312 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is10.6% below the MSRP.

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2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan 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 $38,034. The average price paid for a new 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $4,067 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is10.7% below the MSRP.

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