2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: Now Even Better

The Avalon’s sculpted and swanky styling, luxuriously modern interior, and surprising agility give even pricier rivals a run for their money.

The Avalon’s sculpted and swanky styling, luxuriously modern interior, and surprising agility give even pricier rivals a run for their money.

The 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is Toyota’s hybrid version of its popular Avalon full-size sedan. It has an incredible fuel economy (especially for such a large sedan) and is very practical.

It is one of the best fuel-efficient hybrid sedans in the market. Let us take a look at some of this sedan’s features.

Exterior

The 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid sedan has an elegant exterior.

Both the headlights and the tail lights are LED and the front of the car features a lower wider grille with a narrow upper grille.

It also features redesigned 17-inch alloy wheels and dual exhaust.

Interior

The 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid has an interior that many critics consider to be the nicest in the industry, in its class of course.

The number of occupants that can be accommodated in the sedan is five.

It has standard seats that have leather upholstery and are power adjustable.

The vehicle has 14 cubic feet of space in the trunk.

This may be considered low as it is below the average space of most sedans of this size.

However, this is due to the space that is occupied by the hybrid battery.

Performance

This sedan comes with a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine that provides up to 156 horsepower at 5700 revolutions per minute and 156-pound feet of torque at 4500 revolutions per minute.

It also has an electric motor that provides up to 199-pound feet of torque on tap from 0-1500 revolutions per minute.

These two combine to provide up to 200 horsepower. Since the gasoline engine does not have to provide a lot of power, it works more efficiently.

The sedan is rated by EPA to provide 40 mpg for city and 39 mpg for highway. It accelerates from 0-60 miles per hour in 8.2 seconds.

Technology

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If you are looking for a hybrid, fuel efficient, and technologically advanced sedan, well, the 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid sedan is the perfect choice for you.

The 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid features an upgraded Entune System, which allows smartphone applications integration through the 7-inch touchscreen.

The standard features are heated front seats, heated mirrors, rearview and auto headlights.

Also, it comes with keyless entry and ignition. The XLE Premium version has even more features.

The Entune System here is premium with smartphone app integration and a nine-speaker stereo.

On top of that, there is Qi-compatible wireless phone charging.

For the full package, however, the XLE Limited is the best trim.

In addition to the above features, it has climate controls, automatic wipers, power sunshade for the rear window and side mirrors that auto-dim.

The stereo is bumped up to 11 speakers for the JBL premium system.

Safety

For safety, the Avalon Hybrid has features such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ten airbags for the driver and the passengers, Smart Stop brake override system and anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist.

The Avalon Hybrid was subjected to crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (HTSA), and it scored 4 stars in rollover ad front impact crashes, five stars in side impact crashes and an overall perfect 5-star rating.

It is safe to say that this vehicle is pretty safe to use.

Not everything about Avalon Hybrid is good though. A few features in the car need to be improved in future versions.

These include:-

  • The spongy brake pedal feel.
  • The generic tail light look.
  • The noisiness of the engine as the car gets up to speed.
  • Premium pricing

However, considering both pros and cons, the 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid still stands out as a great car.

As you may have already noticed, this car comes in three trims: The XLE Plus, the XLE Premium and the XLE Limited.

All three trims cost between 36000 USD and 43000 USD with the Plus being the cheapest and the Limited the most expensive.

Buyers are guaranteed with three year/36000 miles basic warranty or a five year/60000 miles power train warranty.

You also don’t have to worry much about availability of spare parts as they are available at most car dealer outlets.

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