2021 Toyota Avalon for Sale in Warwick, RI
The Toyota Avalon returns for the 2021 model year walking (or driving) the fine line between luxury and economy. Since 1994, this full-sized sedan has served as the automaker’s flagship, replacing the Cressida model that was discontinued stateside in 1992. The 2021 model continues to show off the many improvements that were made for the 2019 redesign, with a few notable improvements. This includes the availability of all-wheel drive for the XLE and Limited trims, the introduction of a brand-new XSE Nightshade Edition, and the addition of Android Auto, a feature that a lot of drivers have been clamoring for.
Trims and Amenities
The ’21 Avalon is offered in XLE, XSE Nightshade, TRD, Touring, and Limited trim levels. The XLE gets 17-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, heated side mirrors with turn-signal and blind-spot indicators, a chrome grille, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB media port, four USB charge ports, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated simulated-leather front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. A sunroof and a wireless smartphone charger are available.
The new XSE Nightshade Edition gets the sunroof and smartphone charger as standard, in addition to blacked-out 19-inch wheels and exterior accents, a mesh grille, aluminum sport pedals, and simulated leather and suede heated front seats. Optional add-ons consist of a sport-tuned exhaust and sound enhancement for the engine. The rugged TRD has a lower ride height, more rigid springs and anti-roll bars, revised non-adaptive dampers with internal return springs, larger front brake rotors with two-piston calipers (the other trims all get single-piston calipers), stronger underbody braces, and a roaring exhaust. The interior is dressed in a variety of TRD badges and red accents.
The Touring trim drops the TRD’s performance elements, but it gets memory functions for the side mirrors, an auto-dimming driver’s-side mirror, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, and ambient interior lighting. At the top, the Limited supplies 18-inch wheels, upgraded leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, memory functions for the driver’s seat and steering wheel, and wood interior trim. The Touring and Limited are both eligible for a surround-view camera system.
Powertrain and Performance
All ’21 Avalon trims receive a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 301 hp and 267 lb.-ft. of torque. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 205 hp and 185 lb.-ft. of torque is available for the XLE and Limited. Both engines get an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 3.5-liter V6 comes with front-wheel drive, while the 2.5-liter four-cylinder gets all-wheel drive. According to EPA estimates, the FWD Avalons achieve 22 mpg around town and 31 mpg on the highway. The only exception is the TRD, which is estimated to get 21 city/30 highway. The AWD versions return 25 city/34 highway.
Safety and Technology
All five ’21 Avalon trims are provided with the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) bundle of active safety features. This includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, lane departure alert with steering assist, and full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control. A blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert is also issued on all versions. The Touring and Limited both qualify for an intelligent clearance sonar system with rear cross-traffic braking.
The XLE, XSE Nightshade, and TRD get an infotainment system with a 9-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability, satellite radio, and an eight-speaker audio system. The Touring and Limited are sweetened up with integrated navigation and a premium 14-speaker JBL audio system, which are both available on the lower trims.
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