Crashed and totaled my 2016 Avalon Lmt. one month ago. Young lady crossed a median and hit us hard, causing our car to flip and land on its top. We were very fortunate to stay safe and walk away. That Avalon probably saved our lives. So, replaced it with a 2019 Avalon Lmt. This new car is better in many ways compared to the 2016. It rides better, probably partly because the 2016 had 19" wheels (the 2019 has 18" wheels). Much smoother on rough roads and quieter too. My neighbor road in the back seat the other day and said she heard wind noise (she drives a Lexus). I told her it was the rear air making that noise. She agreed. So, it is a very quiet riding car. When I first looked at the car, I told the salesman that I wanted to hear the audio system. If it was similar to the 2016, I told him I would not be test driving the car, but would possibly return another day. I DID like the audio (much better than the 2016, with crispier sounds especially at the high end), so I test drove both the Touring and Limited models. Choose the Limited. The Limited ride is slightly more compliant with a little less handling compared to the Touring (what I preferred). The Limited has premium leather seats, the Touring has Leatherette (preferred the real leather). However I did like the Touring wheels better. Averaging about 25 mpg, but haven't had it on a road trip yet. I suspect it will easily achieve 30+ on the highway. The car looks darn good (nicer lines than the 2016 IMO). A cool feature I like are the sequential turn signals. Anyway, after one month of driving the car, I love it and highly recommend it for those folks looking for a medium large luxury oriented car (not a sports car in any iteration) with a good quiet ride, decent handling and above all - safety features.
Extremely pleased with the 2019 Avalon. No issues since original review. Now have 4800 miles on it and gas mileage is averaging 29 mpg. Get 32-34 mpg on highway trips. Love the audio system.