2020 Toyota Avalon Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Toyota Avalon Model Review

Toyota Avalon

Key Features

  • Starting at $36,755 MSRP*
  • Standard 3.5-Liter V6 Engine with 301-horsepower 267 lb-ft of torque paired with a Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • SofTex®-trimmed heated seats with 8-way adjustable power front seats
  • Available Qi-compatible wireless charging system
  • Audio Plus with Apple CarPlay®, Scout® GPS Link compatibility, and Connected Services
  • Optional Advanced Safety Package – Bird’s Eye View Camera, Rear Cross-Traffic Braking, and Intelligence Clearance Sonar
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter and rear-seat vents
  • Dual exhaust with quad chrome tips

Toyota Avalon Design

About the Toyota Avalon

The sleek and luxurious Toyota Avalon helps you make a statement wherever you go. Riding on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, the Avalon is powered by a forceful yet efficient 3.5-Liter V6 which produces 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Now in its fifth generation, the Avalon captures attention with taut lines and a sleek silhouette for an unmistakable appearance. Longer, lower, and wider than ever before — the premium aura and sporty stature of the Avalon give it an unmistakable look. Premium features available on the Avalon include standard Apple CarPlay, available Dynamic Auxiliary Turn Signals, along with available authentic Yamaha wood and aluminum cabin accents.

What the Critics Say

The 2020 Toyota Avalon is king when it comes to comfort. As you’d expect from a full-size sedan, the Avalon provides a palatial back seat and a generously sized trunk. The cabin has an upscale look, the design is modern, and many of the materials used are of premium quality.” — Car and Driver
While the 2020 Avalon Limited is tuned to deliver comfort over tautness, ensuring that almost every zit in the road will be smoothed out into oblivion, it still handles with remarkable authority. Serene and quiet during the daily drive, Avalon owners will enjoy muffled road and engine noise as well as soothing ambient lighting.” — J.D. Power

What’s New for 2020

Following a complete redesign last year, the Toyota Avalon returns relatively unchanged. One exciting update worth mentioning is the availability of a new Avalon TRD trim level. TRD trims receive a track-tuned suspension, cat-back exhaust system, 19-inch alloy wheels, and a collection of TRD-exclusive design elements found on both the interior and exterior.

Toyota Avalon Features

2020 Toyota Avalon


At the front, available slim all-LED projector headlights simultaneously blend sportiness and elegance to help announce your arrival in the Toyota Avalon. An aluminum hood and lightweight underpinnings help reduce weight while an aerodynamic front fascia help the Avalon slice through the air for outstanding efficiency. XSE and Touring will sport a more aggressive look which includes a piano black mesh grille, machine-finish and Gloss Black wheels, along with black outer mirror housings are unique to the trims. Thanks to tangential vents at the front, its rear spoiler, and the substantial underbody panel coverage — the all-new Avalon is able to achieve a 0.27 coefficient of drag.

 2020 Toyota Avalon Interior

Luxurious Interior

Simplicity and a purposeful placement of amenities and controls welcomes both drivers and passengers as they step inside the luxurious cabin of the Toyota Avalon. You’ll also be greeted by authentic materials such as the available Yamaha-sourced wood-trim and authentic aluminum pieces, accent arm rests, center console, and instrument panels. A flowing, low-profile center console decorated in piano black trim helps create a welcoming environment while keeping all vital controls within easy reach. An Intake Sound Generator (ISG), Active Noise Control (ANC), and Engine Sound Enhancement (ESE) combine to produce a civilized, library-quiet interior, if desired.

2020 Toyota Avalon Entune Touch Screen

Advanced Technology

Standard on Limited and Touring grades and available on XLE and XSE grades, a JBL performance audio system lets you hear your favorite music with brilliant clarity. A slim center stack houses a 9-inch multimedia system (MMS) displaying audio and navigation while integrating with the climate control system. Located beyond the steering wheel, a 7-inch Multi-Information Display (MID) shows vehicle information, turn-by-turn navigation, and various vehicle settings. The Avalon will also feature Toyota’s first integration of smartwatch or Amazon Alexa-enabled device connectivity, as part of Toyota Remote Connect. Lock/unlock your doors, start the engine, or check the fuel level, all from the convenience of your smartwatch or Amazon Alexa-enabled device. Apple CarPlay smartphone integration is standard on all trim levels.

Trims & Specs

Toyota Avalon XLE


  • Starting at $36,755 MSRP*
  • 301 Horsepower 3.5-Liter V6 with Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • 17-inch silver-painted alloy wheels
  • SofTex®-trimmed heated front seats
  • Audio Plus with Apple CarPlay®, Scout® GPS Link compatibility, and Connected Services
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)

Toyota Avalon XSE


  • Starting at $39,255 MSRP*
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • 19-inch black-painted machined-finish alloy wheels
  • SofTex®-trimmed seats with perforation and Ultrasuede® heated front seats
  • Genuine aluminum interior trim and aluminum pedal covers
  • Dual exhaust with quad chrome tips

Toyota Avalon TRD


  • Starting at $43,255 MSRP*
  • TRD track-tuned suspension
  • TRD cat-back dual exhaust with polished stainless steel tips
  • SofTex®-trimmed seats with red seatbelts, stitching, fabric inserts, and red stitched TRD headrest logo
  • 19-inch TRD matte-black alloy wheels
  • TRD piano-black rear spoiler

Toyota Avalon Touring


  • Starting at $43,055 MSRP*
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system
  • 4-mode switch (ECO, Normal/Custom, Sport, Sport+)
  • Engine Sound Enhancement (ESE) and Active Noise Control (ANC)
  • LED taillights with laser-ablation design and dynamic auxiliary turn signals
  • Ambient lighting for cup holders, side of console and door handles

Toyota Avalon Limited


  • Starting at $43,455 MSRP*
  • Premium Audio with JBL® w/Clari-Fi® and Dynamic Navigation
  • Premium leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front seats
  • Genuine wood interior trim
  • 10-inch color Head-Up Display (HUD) with customizable settings
  • 18-inch SuperChrome alloy wheels

* MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra, Yaris HB, Yaris Sedan), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally related equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.