The 2014 Toyota Avalon is a big, roomy, fuel efficient car with some nice luxury amenities. The Avalon has been on sale in the U.S. for almost 20 years and it has never been a very stylish car. Well that all changed with the most recent update last year. Now the Avalon has a very sleek and aerodynamic look that will set the tone for other Toyota vehicles as evident with the new Corolla.
The 2014 Toyota Avalon is a full-sized family car that is priced between $31,340 - $39,650 with the model tested here coming in at $33,195. The Avalon is a very light-weight vehicle in the class of portly large sedans. That helps with not only fuel economy but also with performance. The 3.5 liter V-6 engine makes 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft. or torque. Fuel economy is 21 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway.
Being a full-sized car, the Avalon has a ton of interior space especially for the rear passengers. The driver's seat is wrapped in leather with 8-way adjustable controls. Comfort is certainly not a problem in the Avalon. The Intelligent Touch Center Console controls the stereo and climate controls. The only downside is the small touchscreen. Ergonomically the control and features are easy to find.