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Which 2021 Toyota Avalon models have AWD?

2021 Toyota Avalon AWD Availability and Engine Specs

For the 2020 model year, Toyota announced the partial return of AWD to the Camry and Avalon. This news got a lot of people excited and for good reason. Now that the 2021 model year has been going for quite a while, AWD is back in full force. But not every Camry or Avalon has AWD. Today, we’ll examine the 2021 Avalon and when it gets AWD.

Here are the 2021 Toyota Avalon models that have AWD. Keep reading to which trims to get.


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AWD Availability

While the 2021 Avalon comes standard with a V6 and FWD on all models, the XLE and Limited trims can swap to a four-cylinder engine and AWD at no extra cost. Similarly, the 2021 Avalon Hybrid only comes in FWD; there is no AWD option. The 2021 Avalon XLE AWD starts at $35,975 and the 2021 Avalon Limited AWD starts at $42,275.

Powertrain Specs

As noted above, the 2021 Avalon comes with three different powertrains: a V6, a four-cylinder, and a four-cylinder hybrid. The V6 produces 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder puts out 205 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid model produces a combined 215 horsepower. The XLE V6 FWD powertrain gets 22-city/32-highway mpg. The XLE four-cylinder AWD models get 25-city/34-highway mpg. The XLE Hybrid gets 43-city/44-highway mpg.

Safety Features

The Avalon is packed with safety features from the get-go. Standard features include 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, LED automatic high beams, and a rearview camera. Available features include front and rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic braking, a surround-view parking camera system, and a head-up display.

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