Large sedans have declined in popularity over the last few years as SUVs took over as the go-to choice for families. Some entrants, such as the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300, have been on sale for nearly a decade without a substantial redesign. Others are on life support (Chevrolet Impala) or have been discontinued entirely (Ford Taurus). So it comes as a bit of a surprise that Toyota is doubling down and offering more versions of its popular full-size sedan than ever before. For the first time in the nameplate's history, the 2021 Toyota Avalon will be available with all-wheel drive.
2021 Toyota Avalon video
2019 Toyota Avalon First Look | Detroit Auto Show
NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Toyota Avalon, but since the 2021 Toyota Avalon is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.
Is the Toyota Avalon a good car?
What's new in the 2021 Toyota Avalon?
According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Toyota Avalon:
- All-wheel drive debuts on select models
- Android Auto smartphone integration is now standard
- TRD and new Nightshade Edition gain high-performance tires
- Part of the fifth Avalon generation introduced for 2019
Is the Toyota Avalon reliable?
Is the 2021 Toyota Avalon a good car?
How much should I pay for a 2021 Toyota Avalon?
The least-expensive 2021 Toyota Avalon is the 2021 Toyota Avalon XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $36,125.
Other versions include:
- XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $36,125
- Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $42,425
- XSE Nightshade 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $39,360
- Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $42,825
- XLE 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $36,125
- TRD 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $43,125
- Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A) which starts at $42,425