2014 Toyota Avalon Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$31,590-$39,900
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What's New for 2014:

  • Standard reversing camera
  • Standard lane-change turn signal feature
  • Ambient cabin lighting added to Limited trim level

Introduction
A full-size family sedan, the 2014 Toyota Avalon competes against the Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, Kia Cadenza, and Nissan Maxima.

Models and Features
Toyota offers the 2014 Avalon in XLE and Limited trim levels, the former further segmented into standard, Premium, and Touring sub-trims. Additionally, the car is available with a V-6 engine or a hybrid powertrain.

Upgrading to the XLE Premium version adds a power sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a universal garage door opener. The XLE Touring takes the equipment level a step further with 18-in. aluminum wheels, fog lights, paddle shifters, and driving modes including Eco, Normal, and Sport. Additionally, the XLE Touring features memory for the driver's settings, a navigation system, and Entune App Suite technology.

Choose the Avalon Limited for HID headlights with LED running lights, auto-dimming exterior mirrors with puddle lighting, rain-sensing wipers, and aluminum door sill scuff plates. Inside, the Avalon Limited includes perforated premium leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, power-extending driver's seat cushion, 8-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat, heated rear seats, and triple-zone climate control. A hard-disc navigation system with a larger 7-in. display screen is also included for this trim level, along with a premium audio system, Entune App Suite with data services technology, power rear window sunshade, and special White Ice ambient lighting.

The Avalon Limited also has several safety features as standard equipment, including a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and Safety Connect technology with one free year of services including roadside assistance, SOS Emergency Assistance, automatic collision notification, stolen-vehicle locator, and more.

Options and Packages
Toyota offers no factory-installed options for the standard Avalon XLE. The only upgrades for this car are added by the dealership. The XLE Premium can be optioned with a navigation system and Entune App Suite, while the XLE Touring is available with a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.

A Technology package is exclusively available for the Avalon Limited. It contains automatic high-beam headlights, a dynamic radar cruise control system, pre-collision system, and an eBin storage tray with wireless device charging capability.

Under the Hood
A 3.5-liter V-6 engine is standard for the 2014 Toyota Avalon, generating 268 horsepower that is delivered to the car's front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Avalon Hybrid pairs a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor, nickel-metal hydride battery pack, continuously variable transmission, and a regenerative braking system. The net horsepower rating is 200, and the Avalon Hybrid can operate at low speeds and for short distances purely on electricity, according to Toyota.

Fuel Economy
The Avalon Hybrid might not be powerful, but it is fuel-efficient. The car's EPA fuel-economy rating is 40 mpg in combined driving. Compare that with the Avalon with the V-6 engine, which is expected to get 24 mpg or 25 mpg in combined driving, depending on how the car is equipped.

Safety Ratings and Technology
The 2014 Toyota Avalon receives an overall rating of 5 stars (out of 5 stars) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and \"Good\" ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in its battery of tests. Note, however, that the IIHS has not evaluated the Avalon in the small overlap frontal-impact test.

Every 2014 Avalon is equipped with 10 air bags and Toyota's Smart Stop Technology, which is designed to prevent unintended acceleration by making it impossible for the car to accelerate as long as the driver is pressing on the brake pedal. In order to obtain the Avalon's optional blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert system, buyers must choose the XLE Touring or the Limited version. Exclusive safety features for the Limited include Safety Connect services and a pre-collision system.

What's New for 2014:

  • Standard reversing camera
  • Standard lane-change turn signal feature
  • Ambient cabin lighting added to Limited trim level

Introduction
A full-size family sedan, the 2014 Toyota Avalon competes against the Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, Kia Cadenza, and Nissan Maxima.

Models and Features
Toyota offers the 2014 Avalon in XLE and Limited trim levels, the former further segmented into standard, Premium, and Touring sub-trims. Additionally, the car is available with a V-6 engine or a hybrid powertrain.

Upgrading to the XLE Premium version adds a power sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a universal garage door opener. The XLE Touring takes the equipment level a step further with 18-in. aluminum wheels, fog lights, paddle shifters, and driving modes including Eco, Normal, and Sport. Additionally, the XLE Touring features memory for the driver's settings, a navigation system, and Entune App Suite technology.

Choose the Avalon Limited for HID headlights with LED running lights, auto-dimming exterior mirrors with puddle lighting, rain-sensing wipers, and aluminum door sill scuff plates. Inside, the Avalon Limited includes perforated premium leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, power-extending driver's seat cushion, 8-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat, heated rear seats, and triple-zone climate control. A hard-disc navigation system with a larger 7-in. display screen is also included for this trim level, along with a premium audio system, Entune App Suite with data services technology, power rear window sunshade, and special White Ice ambient lighting.

The Avalon Limited also has several safety features as standard equipment, including a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and Safety Connect technology with one free year of services including roadside assistance, SOS Emergency Assistance, automatic collision notification, stolen-vehicle locator, and more.

Options and Packages
Toyota offers no factory-installed options for the standard Avalon XLE. The only upgrades for this car are added by the dealership. The XLE Premium can be optioned with a navigation system and Entune App Suite, while the XLE Touring is available with a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.

A Technology package is exclusively available for the Avalon Limited. It contains automatic high-beam headlights, a dynamic radar cruise control system, pre-collision system, and an eBin storage tray with wireless device charging capability.

Under the Hood
A 3.5-liter V-6 engine is standard for the 2014 Toyota Avalon, generating 268 horsepower that is delivered to the car's front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Avalon Hybrid pairs a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor, nickel-metal hydride battery pack, continuously variable transmission, and a regenerative braking system. The net horsepower rating is 200, and the Avalon Hybrid can operate at low speeds and for short distances purely on electricity, according to Toyota.

Fuel Economy
The Avalon Hybrid might not be powerful, but it is fuel-efficient. The car's EPA fuel-economy rating is 40 mpg in combined driving. Compare that with the Avalon with the V-6 engine, which is expected to get 24 mpg or 25 mpg in combined driving, depending on how the car is equipped.

Safety Ratings and Technology
The 2014 Toyota Avalon receives an overall rating of 5 stars (out of 5 stars) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and \"Good\" ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in its battery of tests. Note, however, that the IIHS has not evaluated the Avalon in the small overlap frontal-impact test.

Every 2014 Avalon is equipped with 10 air bags and Toyota's Smart Stop Technology, which is designed to prevent unintended acceleration by making it impossible for the car to accelerate as long as the driver is pressing on the brake pedal. In order to obtain the Avalon's optional blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert system, buyers must choose the XLE Touring or the Limited version. Exclusive safety features for the Limited include Safety Connect services and a pre-collision system.

Available Trims for the 2014 Toyota Avalon
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name XLE Touring (4dr Sdn (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35250.00 Engine 3.5 L/211 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name Limited (4dr Sdn (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39900.00 Engine 3.5 L/211 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name Limited (4dr Sdn (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39900.00 Engine 3.5 L/211 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name XLE Touring (4dr Sdn (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35250.00 Engine 3.5 L/211 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name Limited (4dr Sdn (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39900.00 Engine 3.5 L/211 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name XLE (4dr Sdn (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31590.00 Engine 3.5 L/211 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name XLE (4dr Sdn (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31590.00 Engine 3.5 L/211 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name XLE (4dr Sdn (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31590.00 Engine 3.5 L/211 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name XLE Premium (4dr Sdn (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 33445.00 Engine 3.5 L/211 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name XLE Premium (4dr Sdn (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 33445.00 Engine 3.5 L/211 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name XLE Premium (4dr Sdn (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 33445.00 Engine 3.5 L/211 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name XLE Touring (4dr Sdn (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35250.00 Engine 3.5 L/211 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
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INTERIOR
  • Multi-Stage Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, power lumbar and memory system and 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat
  • Bench Front Facing Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Leather/Chrome Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Compass
  • Valet Function
  • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Chrome Interior Accents and Leatherette Upholstered Dashboard
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Leather/Simulated Wood Gear Shift Knob
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Multi- Stage Heated & Ventilated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power adjustable driver's seat w/power lumbar support, power cushion extension and memory system and 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat
  • Bench Front Facing Heated Rear Seat
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • Multi-Stage Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power adjustable driver's seat w/power lumbar and 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Inner Mirror EC Delete
  • Garage Opener Delete
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 18" x 7.5" 10 Spoke Silver-Painted Alloy
  • Tires: P225/45R18 AS
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Chrome Grille
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • LED Brakelights
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Laminated Glass
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster and Power Blind
  • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Wheels: 17" x 7.0" 10 Spoke Silver-Painted Alloy
  • Tires: P215/55R17 AS
  • De-Content Grade Package
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24V V6 w/Dual VVT-i -inc: Sport, ECO and Normal modes
  • Transmission: 6-Speed ECT-i Automatic (U 660E)
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 3.24 Axle Ratio
  • 582CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 4590# Gvwr
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 17 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Strut Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24V V6 w/Dual VVT-i
  • Transmission w/Sequential Shift Control
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • and Rear Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
    • Safety Connect Emergency S.O.S
    • Blind Spot Sensor
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: Display Audio w/Navigation & Entune -inc: 6.1" touch-screen, AM/FM CD player w/MP3/WMA playback capability, nine speakers including amplifier, Sirius XM satellite radio w/90-day trial, HD Radio w/iTunes tagging, auxiliary audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity and control, vehicle information w/customizable settings, and hands-free phone capability, phone book access, advanced voice recognition and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Entune -inc: BingTM, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable, Pandora, real-time info including traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports and stocks, Access to Entune services is complimentary for 3 years, See toyota.com/entune for details
    • Navtraffic Real-Time Traffic Display
    • Radio: Premium HDD Navigation w/Entune & JBL -inc: 7" high resolution touch-screen w/split screen capability, AM/FM CD player w/MP3/WMA playback capability, 11 JBL GreenEdge speakers in 9 locations including subwoofer and amplifier, Sirius XM satellite radio w/NavTraffic, NavWeather, Fuel and Sports & Stocks, HD Radio w/iTunes tagging, auxiliary audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity and control, vehicle information w/customizable settings, hands-free phone capability, phone book access, advanced voice recognition and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Radio: Display Audio -inc: 6.1" touch-screen, AM/FM CD player w/MP3/WMA playback capability, 8 speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity and control, vehicle information w/customizable settings, and hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology

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