2018 Toyota Avalon Review & Full-Size Sedan Comparison

21/31  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
6.1  Sec.
0-60 MPH
16  cu ft
Cargo Space

Should I Buy a 2018 Avalon?

The full-size sedan segment is a competitive one, but even so, the Avalon has no trouble remaining a top contender. Not only does it come with all the qualities most shoppers are looking for-classic styling, a spacious cabin, a smooth and refined ride-the Avalon also offers a lavish driving experience that most competitors just can't match.

If world-class engineering, robust V6 power, upscale amenities and standard driver-assist technologies interest you, then continue reading our 2018 Toyota Avalon review below!

2018 Avalon Features & Trims

Whether you opt for the budget-friendly Avalon XLE or the top-of-the-line Avalon Limited, you'll be impressed by the sedan's beautifully crafted interior. Woodgrain trim, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and power-adjustable front seats are just a few of the many amenities you'll find across the lineup.

The 2018 Avalon for sale in Sanford continues to be offered in five trims: XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring and Limited. Starting on XLE, you'll get everything from keyless ignition/entry, dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats to a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and an eight-speaker audio system. A 7-inch Entune touchscreen is also standard.

As you move up the trim ladder, even more comforts and conveniences become available. The XLE Plus adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror and sunroof, while the XLE Premium has notable upgrades like smartphone app integration, navigation, a wireless smartphone charging pad and driver memory settings.

Those seeking all the bells and whistles are sure to find favor with an Avalon Touring or Limited. The Touring is outfitted with sportier features, including LED headlights and taillights, 18-inch wheels and a sport-tuned suspension. The Limited also comes with this equipment, plus auto-dimming side mirrors, automatic windshield wipers, xenon headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, ventilated fronts eats, heated rear seats, upgraded leather upholstery and a rear power sunshade.

Avalon Horsepower & MPG

2018 Avalon reviews have nothing but compliments for the sedan's 3.5-liter V6 engine, which delivers an impressive 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The V6 is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive system.

Despite its quick acceleration and potent power, the Avalon is good on fuel efficiency. In fact, the full-size sedan achieves 21 city/30 highway mpg, which puts it near the top of its segment.

Shopping for a new green car? The 2018 Avalon is also offered in a hybrid variant! Its 200-horsepower hybrid system offers quite a bit of power, but most electric shoppers will find that the EPA-estimated 40 city/39 highway mpg is its biggest benefit.

2018 Avalon Safety Features

The Avalon is one of the only sedans in its class to come standard with the following driver-assist safety technologies: adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and lane departure alert.

On top of that, the 2018 Toyota Avalon near me can also be had with a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, as well as Safety Connect emergency telematics. To learn more about the sedan's suite of safety features, visit our Sanford Toyota dealership today!

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If you live in the Sanford area and have been shopping for a new car like the 2018 Chevrolet Impala, Ford Fusion, Nissan Maxima and the Honda Accord, we recommend you take a long, hard look at the 2018 Toyota Avalon. You may realize that its finely crafted styling and features are just what you need in a daily driver. Find out if the 2018 Toyota Avalon is perfect for you by using our review and other research tools, then browse our new OEM financing incentives!

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*MPG Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.