Changes to the New 2018 Toyota Avalon
The 2018 Toyota Avalon has received several major upgrades designed to make it more appealing to customers in the market for a sleek and stylish new sedan. While a number of the updates make changes to the vehicle’s external appearance, there are plenty of improvements under the hood and to the interior as well. If you’ve been trying to decide whether to invest in a new Toyota Avalon in 2018, check out this guide to the most significant changes and redesigns.
Changes to the Exterior
The most immediately noticeable changes to the 2018 Toyota Avalon are tweaks to its exterior appearance. The new Avalon is shorter and wider than previous models, which gives it a more attractive overall silhouette and allows for more room in the inside. It also makes the new Avalon more steady on the road. The front end looks quite similar to older models, but the grille is positioned slightly lower and the headlamps have received a slight redesign. Chrome accents and new LED lighting on the back end help underline the sporty nature of the car.
Changes to the Interior
The interior of the 2018 Toyota Avalon is slightly roomier as a side effect of the exterior redesigned. In addition, it comes with a new color option: a posh light gray with darker gray accents. The interior also comes with premium woodgrain trim for the dashboard and center console. These relatively small changes give the interior an expensive and luxurious look which is in keeping with the overall feeling of the brand.
Changes to Internal Components
The 2018 Toyota Avalon has not received an upgraded engine, but the components it already has are more than sufficient for most drivers. The standard engine is a 3.5-liter V-6 with about 268 horsepower. This isn’t the best engine in the market, but it is more than enough for most driving situations. The 2017 Avalon comes with a six-speed transmission that gets fairly good gas mileage: about 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway according the EPA.