The Toyota Avalon debuted in 1994 and was a small, comfortable car priced below the Lexus ES and Camry. Its early commercials featured a cloud-like car with six-passenger seats and a message inviting buyers to “experience tranquility.” The Avalon has long been associated with comfort and reliability, and the new 2019 model is no exception. This midsize sedan debuted on the TNGA-K platform, replacing the K platform. The TRD trim added aggressive looks and a throaty exhaust note.
An evolutionary step from previous generations with new technologies and features
The Toyota Avalon received a mild facelift for 2008, with new 17-inch six-spoke wheels and a chrome outside handle. The base XLE trim came standard with a standard AM/FM stereo, a 6-CD changer, and automatic climate control. Avalon sedans also included a Bluetooth audio upgrade and an available JBL audio system. The 2009 Avalon was an incremental step up from the previous generation, with new technology and features.
The Avalon received minor exterior changes for the 2003 model year. New bumpers, bodyside molding, fog lamps, and a revised tail lamp configuration were added. The XLS was the first model to receive side airbags and an eight-way driver’s seat with memory. The XLS and LTD grades added new safety features, including Vehicle Stability Control, which was now available on all trim levels. The newest model continued to carry on with unchanged performance.