What to Expect from the 2021 Toyota Avalon
There are surprisingly few options in the full-size sedan segment. The Toyota Avalon has long been a forerunner in that market. So, what has Toyota done to update it for the new model year? Is it getting a redesign? Is it just the same vehicle from 2020 and a few token additions? Something in between?
Here what’s new on the 2021 Toyota Avalon. Take a look.
New Drivetrain, New Trim
The 2021 Toyota Avalon sees two big changes for the line-up: a new drivetrain and a new trims. Let’s start with the drivetrain. Like the Camry, the Avalon is now available with AWD, though it is limited by trim. If you want to try an AWD Avalon, you’ll have to look at either an XLE (base) or Limited (top-tier) trim. Speaking of trims, the 2021 Toyota Avalon features a new one: Nightshade Edition. Feature-wise, it’s based on the XSE trim. Like other Toyota vehicles that have this same trim, the 2021 Avalon Nightshade Edition adopts black exterior trim and black 19-inch alloy wheels, among other cosmetic touches.
The 2021 Avalon comes with a bevy of standard features. Inside the cabin, you can expect a 9-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (new for 2021), Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, four USB ports, satellite radio, and HD radio. Safety features includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning with lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and a rearview camera. Proximity keyless entry, push-button start dual-zone automatic climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, and heated front seats are also standard.