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Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Hybrid

Total=568
Range

Seats 5

16.09ft3 Cargo­

L=195.5
W=72.8
H=56.5

1.3kWh Battery

In 2021, the Toyota Avalon Hybrid received a number of important updates, including the addition of Android Auto plus Lithium-Ion technology for its battery. Because 2022 will be the last year for Avalon production, the 2022 model has no significant updates. Last year's Nightshade appearance package is now a standard of the XSE trim, which becomes the XSE Nightshade.

In the full-size sedan segment, Avalon Hybrid’s excellent EPA-Estimated fuel efficiency ratings – 43/44/44 City/Highway/Combined – make it a compelling eco-conscious e-mobility car. A total range of 568 miles adds to its appeal. And its hybrid battery warranty is one of the best in the business: 10 years from date of first use or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Says cars.usnews.com’s Zach Doell: “The 2022 Toyota Avalon ranks at the top of the large car class. The Avalon has lots of standard convenience and safety features, a spacious and premium cabin, a comfortable ride, and a potent yet fuel-efficient V6 powertrain. The 2022 Toyota Avalon is a terrific full-size sedan. It impresses with its roomy and upscale interior, comfortable seats, user-friendly infotainment system, and wealth of standard safety features. The Avalon accelerates swiftly and delivers a supple ride, and its V6 engine nets great gas mileage. It's an enjoyable car to drive day in and day out.”

There are three 2022 Avon Hybrid trims: XLE Hybrid (MSRP: $37,250), Limited Hybrid (MSRP: $43,550) and XSE Hybrid Nightshade (MSRP: $40,600).

All trims come with the same 2.5L 4-Cylinder Hybrid Engine with Front Wheel Drive plus 2 permanent-magnet electric motors. The powertrain includes these features:
• 215 Hybrid System Net Horsepower
• 163 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
• DOHC w/VVT-1 D4S direct injection
• Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive
• EV, ECO, Normal and Sport Modes
• ECVT w/Sequential Shiftmatic Mode
• Electronically controlled Coninuously Variable transmission (ECVT)

The base model XLE Hybrid comes with standard equipment that includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED exterior lighting, keyless entry/start, heated/8-way power-adjustable front seats, simulated leather seating surfaces, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a dual-zone automatic climate control.

Infotainment includes: an Audio Plus 9-in. touchscreen, eight speakers (including subwoofer and amplifier), USB media port, four USB charge ports, hands-free phone capability and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa compatible, and SiriusXM with a 3-month Platinum Plan trial subscription.

The hybrid’s Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST).

Coming as standard, Avalon Hybrid’s Safety Connect includes Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance and Automatic Collision Notification.

The car also comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense2.5+ (TSS 2.5+), which provides: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB) Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Lane Tracing Assist (LTA).

Exterior colors include: Celestial Silver Metallic, Ice Edge, Midnight Black Metallic, Opulent Amber, Blueprint, Wind Chill, Pearl, Ruby Flare Pearl, Supersonic Red, and Harbor Gray Metallic.

Says kbb.com’s Colin Ryan: “If there was a Lexus badge in the middle of the steering wheel, no one would think there was anything amiss. This is especially true of the top Limited trim, with its leather upholstery, real wood trim, and ambient cabin lighting. The XSE Nightshade, being the sporty one, has real aluminum interior accents along with aluminum pedals. Every version of the 2022 Avalon hybrid has abundant occupant space, including 40.4 inches of rear legroom. The trunk is correspondingly ample, with 16.1 cubic feet. That’s the same as the non-hybrid Avalon, because Toyota has managed to stash the lithium-ion battery pack completely under the rear seats.”

Ryan: “The Lexus LS large luxury flagship sedan has 37.3 inches of rear headroom and 38.9 inches of rear legroom. The Toyota Avalon Hybrid beats that with 37.9 and 40.4 inches respectively. And it’s not just the space, it’s the agreeable surroundings as well. Another instance where Toyota kind of overlaps with Lexus. The same parent company owns both JBL and Mark Levinson, the brand that supplies Lexus with awesome audio setups. This 14-speaker/1,200-watt system includes the same Clari-Fi technology that makes MP3 files sound better.”

The 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid received an overall 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA; four stars in the front and rollover crash tests, and five stars in the side crash test.


WRITTEN DECEMBER 2022

Specs

Performance:

  • Hybrid engine: 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve D-4S Dual-Injection with VVT-iE, VVT-i with Eco, Normal, Sport and EV drive modes; 176 hp @ 5700 rpm; 163 lb.-ft. @ 3600-5200 rpm
  • Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV)
  • Electric Motor Power output hp (kw): 118 (88)
  • Electric Motor Torque lb.-ft. (n·M): 149 (202)
  • Electric Motor Hybrid system net horsepower: 215
  • Traction battery: Lithium battery: 259V
  • Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) with Sequential Shiftmatic Mode
  • Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • Body Construction: Unitized body with front and rear anti-vibration sub-frames
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension with stabilizer bar; multi-link rear suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS); power-assisted rack-and-pinion
  • Power-assisted ventilated 12-in. front disc brakes; solid 11.1 in.rear disc brakes with hydraulic brake booster, Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB) system, integrated regenerative braking and Star Safety System
  • Lithium battery: 259V
  • Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) with Sequential Shiftmatic Mode
  • Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • Body Construction: Unitized body with front and rear anti-vibration sub-frames
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension with stabilizer bar; multi-link rear suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS); power-assisted rack-and-pinion
  • Power-assisted ventilated 12-in. front disc brakes; solid 11.1 in.rear disc brakes with hydraulic brake booster, Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB) system, integrated regenerative braking and Star Safety System
  • Coefficient of drag (Cd): 0.27
  • Basic Warranty: 36 months/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain Warranty: 60 months/60,000 miles
  • Restraint Systems Warranty: 60 months/60,000 miles
  • Hybrid System Warranty: 96 months/100,000 miles
  • Hybrid Battery Warranty: 120 months/150,000 miles

Interior:

  • Dual zone automatic climate control with air filter, electric compressor and rear-seat vents
  • Auto engine shutoff
  • Integrated backup camera with dynamic gridlines
  • 7-in. TFT Multi-Information Display (MID) with customizable settings, odometer, outside temperature, fuel economy and trip information, current/average fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, hybrid system information, energy monitor, TPMS, scheduled maintenance and warning messages
  • SofTex-trimmed seats with perforation and Ultrasuede heated front seats; 8-way adjustable driver's seat with 2-way power lumbar; 8-way adjustable passenger seats
  • 60/40 split folding rear seats with two adjustable and one fixed headrest, armrest with cup holders
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Tilt/telescopic leather steering wheel with Multi-Information Display (MID), audio and Bluetooth hands-free phone and voice-command controls
  • 4-mode switch (EV, Eco, Normal, Sport)
  • Hydrographic interior trim
  • Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system and remote illuminated entry
  • Power windows with 4-window auto up/down, jam protection and retained-power features
  • Rear window defogger with timer
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Overhead console with maplights and Safety Connect button
  • Covered center console, armrest and storage
  • One 12V auxiliary power outlet
  • Two USB-A charge ports
  • Two USB-C charge ports
  • Dual sun visors with sliding extensions and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Two front and two rear cup holders; two front-door and two rear bottle holders
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Brake Hold function
  • Audio Plus—9-in. touchscreen, eight speakers (including subwoofer and amplifier), USB media port, four USB charge ports, hands-free phone capability and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa compatible, SiriusXM with 3-month Platinum Plan trial subscription
  • Rear-seat reminder
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Star Safety System – includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST)
  • Driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening (WIL) seats
  • Child-protector rear door locks and power window lockout control
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) 162 with direct pressure readout
  • Collision sensors: deactivate high-voltage battery
  • Safety Connect – includes Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance and Automatic Collision Notification. 3-year trial subscription
  • Toyota Safety Sense2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) – Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB) Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) 155
  • Vehicle-approach noise
  • Anti-theft system with alarm and engine immobilizer
  • Ten airbags – includes driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, rear seat-mounted side airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors on outboard rear seats

Exterior:

  • LED reflector headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with auto on/off feature
  • LED taillights and stop lights
  • Front chrome grille surround with dark gray insert and active grille shutter
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Color-keyed shark-fin antenna
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind spot warning indicators
  • Aerodynamic front tangential venting
  • 17-in. silver-painted alloy wheels with P215/55/R17 tires
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Acoustic noise-reducing windshield and driver and front passenger side windows
  • High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass
  • Single hidden exhaust
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