2015 Toyota Avalon  -  $36,980

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $36,980
Base Invoice: $33,373
Destination Charge: $900
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn XLE Touring (GS)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 21 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 4dr Sdn XLE Touring (GS)
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed ECT-i Automatic (U 660E)
Engine: Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24V V6 w/Dual VVT-i


Smooth powertrains; 40-mpg hybrid model; excellent ride and handling; quiet, spacious interior; stunning touchscreen-style dash controls; active-safety features

Model Highlights

The 2015 Toyota Avalon is available in XLE, XLE Premium, XLE Touring, XLE Touring Sport and Limited models, with Avalon Hybrid versions available for all but the base XLE.

Standard versions of the Toyota Avalon are powered by a 268-horsepower, 3.5L V6 that has variable valve timing for smooth response across the entire rev range. It's hooked up to a 6-speed automatic transmission that has Eco, Normal and Sport modes as well as steering-wheel paddle shifters for manual control.

Avalon Hybrid models get a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and a 105-kW electric motor system as part of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive-- the same as used in the Camry Hybrid. The electric motor system adds to the powertrain's output when needed and recovers energy when decelerating or braking. The powertrain makes 200 horsepower altogether. Fuel efficiency for the Hybrid is estimated at 40 mpg city, 39 highway.

The Avalon has ride and handling characteristics that bridge some of the difference between a plush luxury car and a sporty premium sedan. With MacPherson struts in front and dual-path dampers, plus a dual-link rear suspension, anti-roll bars front and rear and pillow ball joints in back, the Avalon has been tuned to be agile yet refined. Electric power steering provides less boost at higher speeds and is weighted to for good centering in tight corners.

While the Avalon is more enjoyable to drive than the previous models, it's still one of the quietest sedans without a full-fledged luxury badge. Thanks to measures such as an acoustic windshield and special sound-absorbing materials throughout, road and wind noise are especially well-masked.

All models are neatly finished on the outside with LED tail lamps and a chrome-tipped exhaust; but it's inside that the new Avalon is most noteworthy. The Avalon's instrument panel uses special IntelliTouch capacitive switches under a grained surface; they're designed to be used with gloves, and by those with long fingernails.

Equipment is comparable between normal V6 and Hybrid versions of the Avalon. The base XLE includes heated exterior mirrors, painted alloy wheels, intermittent wipers, dual-zone climate control, a backup camera, cruise control, leather upholstery, woodgrain interior trim, heated power front seats, a Smart Key system, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming and a Display Audio sound system with a 6.1-inch touch screen, eight speakers and auxiliary and iPod/USB inputs.

XLE Premium models add a power moonroof, push-button start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a compass and a universal garage-door opener, while the XLE Touring adds fog lamps, premium leather upholstery, voice command functionality, memory settings for the driver and front passenger and a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. It also gets an upgraded sound system with nine speakers, a navigation system and Entune services and Bing search, iHeartRadio, Pandora and OpenTable apps.

The Limited and Hybrid Limited models are at the top of the model line and include HID headlamps, heated exterior mirrors, aluminum door sills, 3-zone automatic climate control, premium perforated leather upholstery, a 10-way adjustable driver's seat (8-way for passenger), heated rear seats and LED daytime running lamps, White Ice interior ambient lighting, and a Premium Navigation system that steps up to an 11-speaker JBL setup plus subwoofer and separate amplifier, as well as HD Radio with iTunes tagging. The system also allows access to customizable vehicle settings.

Options on the Avalon are limited to just a few items. One of those is the Technology Package, which includes several important active-safety features--Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, and the Pre-Collision System--which might help avoid an accident entirely.

Model News

For 2015, Toyota have added a new trim level to the Avalon lineup, dubbed the XLE Touring Sport. The new trim adds a sinister variation to the normally somewhat subdued Avalon lineup. Available only in black, the XLE Touring sport features unique machine finished wheels, a dark blue interior, HID headlights and daytime running lights.

All non-hybrid Avalon models benefit from the addition of paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel and an upgraded Entune entertainment system.

Value Writeup

With the most recent Avalon redesign, Toyota changed its personality from a model that was comfort-oriented and conservative, to one that emulated modern luxury sedans, with a more sophisticated, well-detailed look and feel. This included much-improved handling, some noteworthy in-cabin technology and a fuel-efficient Avalon Hybrid model.

The resulting Avalon is a standout, and when compared against comfort-oriented mainstream large sedans or even against luxury-brand models, the Avalon has a competitive look, feel and feature set. Plus, the Avalon Hybrid's smooth hybrid powertrain and its 40-mpg city rating make it a package that's hard to beat.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
357.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
527.00 mi

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6

3.5 L/211

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
102.3 ft³

Front Head Room
37.6 in

Front Leg Room
42.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.2 in

Front Hip Room
55.1 in

Second Head Room
37 in

Second Leg Room
39.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
57 in

Second Hip Room
54.6 in

111 in

Length, Overall
195.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.2 in

Height, Overall
57.5 in

Track Width, Front
62.6 in

Track Width, Rear
62.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in

Trunk Volume
16 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3549 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Maintenance Years

Maintenance Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
NOV 02, 2015


Potential Number of Units Affected

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 19, 2012 to October 27, 2015 and 2013-2015 Lexus ES350 and ES300h vehicles manufactured June 18, 2012 to July 6, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with a Pre-Collision System (PCS) as optional equipment. In these vehicles, the PCS may unexpectedly activate and apply the brakes when the radar detects a steel joint or plate in the roadway as an object.

A vehicle that unexpectedly brakes increases the risk of a crash.

Remedy parts for a permanent fix for this issue are not yet available. On November 18, 2015, Toyota sent owners an interim notification and dealers will temporarily disable the PCS. When the improved PCS components are available for the permanent remedy, owners will be mailed a second notification. These repairs will be performed free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this campaign are F1V and F2E.

Dates of Manufacture
OCT 18, 2012 to OCT 26, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
F1V, F2E

Overall Rating

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24V V6 w/Dual VVT-i -inc: Sport, ECO and Normal modes

Transmission: 6-Speed ECT-i Automatic (U 660E)

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Front-Wheel Drive

3.24 Axle Ratio

582CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

4590# Gvwr

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

17 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Strut Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist

Wheels: 18" x 7.5" Anthracite-Painted Alloy

Tires: P225/45R18 AS

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent

Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent

Chrome Side Windows Trim

Chrome Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Chrome Grille

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

LED Brakelights

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Front Fog Lamps

Laminated Glass

Radio: Entune Premium Audio w/Navigation/App Suite -inc: AM/FM CD player w/MP3/WMA playback capability, Entune Multimedia Bundle, 7-inch high resolution touch-screen w/split-screen display, 9 speakers, amplifier, auxiliary audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology, HD Radio, HD predictive traffic and doppler weather overlay, AM/FM cache radio, SiriusXM Radio w/3-month complimentary trial and Gracenotes album cover art, Integrated Backup Camera Display w/Projected Path

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System

Window Grid Antenna

Regular Amplifier

Navtraffic Real-Time Traffic Display

Multi-Stage Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, power lumbar and memory system and 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat

Bench Front Facing Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Entune Selective Service Internet Access

5 Person Seating Capacity

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder


Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Chrome Interior Accents and Leatherette Upholstered Dashboard

Full Cloth Headliner

Leatherette Door Trim Insert

Leather/Simulated Wood Gear Shift Knob

Leather Seat Trim

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Cargo Area Concealed Storage

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

3 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Blind Spot Sensor

and Rear Collision

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera


















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