If you're looking for a big, quiet, comfy sedan, the 2017 Toyota Avalon might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
BRYN MACKINNON: I'm Bryn MacKinnon, and this is an Edmunds Expert Rundown of the 2017 Toyota Avalon. If you're looking for a big, quiet, comfy sedan, the 2017 Avalon is probably one of the safest choices out there. It's pretty much the same as it has been for the last four years, but with most of the tech you'd expect from a classy modern sedan. For 2017, the Avalon gets Toyota's Safety Sense package as standard, which means it gets features like lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and automatic high beams. All of those safety features are added to what is already a pretty long list of standard features, that includes stuff like heated front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, and adaptive cruise control. More than just a comfy ride full of tech features, the Avalon is also really practical. It has a big trunk with a low lift over height, and an adult-friendly back seat that both lend themselves to long road trips. If you've owned an Avalon in the past, though, it's worth pointing out that this latest generation has a stiffer ride than you're used to. It's a minor difference in ride quality that means that the Avalon handles corners a bit better than it used to. So it'll be a worthwhile trade for most drivers. Inside the Avalon's cabin is made from high-quality materials, and it's put together with the kind of care we've come to expect from Toyota. The Toyota touch screen isn't the most modern system out there, but it's relatively simple to learn it. And most of the buttons are where you'd expect them. Bottom line with the 2017 Toyota Avalon is that it's a quiet, smooth-riding sedan. The top notch interior makes it feel more luxurious than some of its competition, and we think it's definitely worth a test drive. Put it up against competitors like the Kia Cadenza, the Chrysler 300, and the Chevy Impala to see which one you prefer. For more expert rundowns, click the link to subscribe.
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2017 Toyota Avalon Sedan Overview
The 2017 Toyota Avalon Sedan is offered in the following styles: Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), XLE Premium 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A). Avalon Sedan models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Avalon Sedan comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Avalon Sedan comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 2 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.