The 2018 Toyota Avalon Does Better than Keeping Up with the Joneses
One of the most underrated luxury sedan’s is now available at Toyota of Downtown LA. While it may not receive a total remodel as often as the rest of the competition in the full-size sedan market, the 2018 Toyota Avalon offers more than just keeping up with the Joneses.
Offered in XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring, and Limited trims, the Toyota Avalon comes fully loaded with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which is partnered with a 6-speed automatic transmission as well as a fully independent suspension with a stabilizer bar for a smooth yet powerful ride.
With this V6, the Avalon is capable of 268 HP and 248 lb.-ft. of torque along with the capability to go from 0-to-60 in under seven seconds.
The only car in the full-size luxury sedan class to offer a hybrid engine, the 2018 Avalon Hybrid models also come standard with Toyota’s trusty Hybrid Synergy Drive system, which also powers the RAV4 Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, and Prius. The hybrid powerplant combines a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine and a high-torque electric motor, which together generate a total of 200 hp. The Avalon Hybrid can run on electric power alone for short distances at speeds up to 20 mph before the gas engine kicks in. Regenerative brakes help charge the on-board nickel-metal-hydride battery, which resides under the trunk floor. The hybrid powerplant connects to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and it similarly offers driver-selectable Eco and Sport modes and an all-electric EV mode.
The all-new Avalon also includes a longer wheelbase, resulting in a roomier cabin capable of seating five passengers with plenty of leg and headroom in its luxurious cooled and heated leather seats. The all-new Avalon is also the place to be if you need to get away from it all. Thanks to an acoustic noise-reducing windshield, as well as driver and front-passenger side windows the all new Avalon’s cabin is one of the quietest retreats that you could ever find. Can you imagine spending a lunch break kicked back in your quiet Avalon, all while enjoying a little sunshine. Thanks to a fully-loaded sunroof this dream quickly becomes a reality.
Surrounded by Smarts
Along with comfort, the all-new Avalon even includes some of the smartest technology aspects available, including a Multi-Information Display that keeps you in the know no matter where you go. Avalon’s available HD Radio Predictive Traffic even helps you avoid traffic jams before apps like Waze even see them.
Thanks to an available Entune App Suite, both you and your passengers will be both in tune and entertained with easy access to apps like Pandora, Yelp and Open Table. For those who failed to bring their cell phone charger along for the ride, your Avalon is also here to the rescue with its wireless charging system.
Traveling in Both Comfort and Safety
What would a Toyota be if not safe? The 2018 Toyota Avalon is one of the safest full-size sedans on the market. With an array of safety features, including 10 standard airbags, including knee airbags for both front seats and an easy to use backup camera.
The Avalon also includes Toyota’s Star Safety System, a suite of six advanced safety features designed to help keep you out of harm’s way. With features that include Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology.
The 2018 Toyota Avalon is now for sale in Downtown LA. To find out more about Toyota’s latest award-winning full-size sedan, schedule a test drive today.