2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review, Specs

The 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a stylish sedan- beyond any doubt. The sleek wraparound lamps and swooping lines make it look elegant. The popularity of hybrid vehicles is only growing with time as governments in various countries step in to make things easier for both buyers and sellers of those vehicles.

The Toyota has been among the pioneers in introducing green technology driven vehicle for the mass. Its hybrid line-up is expanding and the Japanese car giant has big plans for 2018- as far as hybrid car line-up is concerned.

2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid front

2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid – Trim and Exterior Colors

The new model will be sold in three trims- Hybrid XLE Plus, Hybrid XLE Premium and Hybrid Limited. It comes with colors like Parisian night pearl, magnetic gray metallic, oo la rouge mica, sizzling crimson mica and crème brulee mica etc. The chrome plated large grille and stylish 17-inch alloy wheels add to the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle.

Furthermore, the cabin of 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is quite lavish and touches of craftsmanship are evident. The trims also get standard leather upholstery, Wood-grain-type interior trim and finishing are quite neat. Based on trim, you get different versions of Entune audio system in this sedan. The climate control is also included in all trims. Default cargo capacity is 14 cubic feet.

Safety Features

However, in safety and amenities, the 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid leaves almost no room for grudges.

The Hybrid XLE Plus trim gets Quadrabeam halogen headlights, auto headlights on/off, Daytime Running Lights , Smoked LED taillights, heated power outside mirrors, Power tilt/slide moonroof, variable intermittent windshield wipers, Acoustic noise-reducing windshield.

The interior will also get Dual-zone automatic climate control, Entune Audio Plus and Connected Navigation, Cruise control, Leather-trimmed steering wheel, heated front seats, Power windows, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Illuminated glove compartment, three 12V power outlets and more.

The Hybrid XLE Premium trim gets Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation, Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging, two 12V power outlets. Top end Hybrid Limited trim gets HID Quadrabeam headlights, puddle lights, 17-in. different Chrome alloy wheels, Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers, Three-zone climate control and also an Entune Premium JBL Audio with Navigation.

The premium perforated leather ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, White ice-themed interior ambient lighting is also found in this trim.

Safety wise all trims get Toyota’s Star Safety system suite. It comprises of safety features like Vehicle Stability Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Traction Control and also a Smart Stop Technology. However, the trims also get Toyotacare roadside assistance, Tire Pressure Monitor System, Anti-theft system and ten airbags. Blind Spot Monitor is included in top 2 trims. Toyota Safety Connect is available only in Hybrid Limited trim.

2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid interior

Engine Specifications

All trims of 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid are powered by a 2.5-Liter DOHC 16-Valve Dual VVT-I engine that produces 200 HP. It meets Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle standard. The engine is paired with a 1.6-kWh nickel-metal-hydride battery pack.

However, the entire powertrain is mated with an electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission setup. There are 3 driving modes- EV, Sport and Eco. The sedan achieves a mileage of 40 MPG in combined mode.

2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid side

Release Date and Price of the 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

The 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is now available for sale. The starting price for the sedan is $38.000 and the top trim price is close to $42.000.

Summing it up

The 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a nice sedan that scores well on all fronts, more or less. The design is also quite enticing and all trims get good amenities by default. The Toyota has used a file efficient hybrid powertrain complying with latest emission norms. Included safety features are excellent across all trims. The pricing is also reasonable and top trim comes with plenty of lavish features.

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