The 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid comes with more than a couple of outstanding features. We’ll try to mention all of them in this review. To begin with, the hybrid performances are just amazing. For example, you can maximize fuel efficiency while driving in ECO mode. Or, change to EV if you like, and run on the electric power alone and reduce the noise and emissions.
The Hybrid combines outputs for a total of 176 hp and 163 lb-ft. Secondly, the striking exterior design will bring equal attention for sure. On top of that, the technology and available connectivity will keep up with the driver and provide all the necessary information.
2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Design
The first thing you’ll notice on 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is an eye-catching front grille. Strong structural lines and chiseled surfaces accentuate the low, wide stance. As a result, new Avalon gets a smooth, unmistakable silhouette and recognizable look. Yet, this grille brings more than just aggressive aesthetics.
The integrated shutter automatically opens/closes, to ensure good amount of airflow. This way the engine operation efficiency is improved, as well as the aerodynamics of the vehicle. The charismatic design brings a flowing shape with more details. It’s really the ready-for-future type of design and the company is willing to push the refinement level even further.
Furthermore, LED front highlights and rear taillight include sequential turn signals and give the exterior an even more upscale feel. To wrap up the exterior features, we should mention the 18-inches super-chrome aluminum alloy wheels. These wheels definitely complement Hybrid’s excellent style.
The cabin of 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is fully loaded with outstanding elements and high-quality materials. For example, the ambient lighting in the center console and panel doors provide a very warm and comfortable feeling. Also, they are great assistance to guide your movement during the night.
The seats are covered with Cognac leather trim. Surely, one of the highlights of this refined interior. The noise has been suppressed, so the cabin stays quiet during every ride. However, if you choose the Limited trim level, you’ll get genuine wood across the dashboard and doors panels.
In addition, Limited offers a unique perforation pattern on seats, as well as the high-end quilted two-tone stitching. The front seats are heated/ventilated and immediately aerate, or slowly warm, it’s up to you to choose. The company thinks about the back passengers too, so you can expect the heated rear seats as well.
The divers of Toyota vehicles will find a familiar feature inside the cabin. Of course, we talking about Apple CarPlay connectivity. The customers can use their compatible iPhones with Hybrid’s audio multimedia system. So, it’s very easy to make calls, get directions, or listen to music while stay focused on the road.
The music lovers will definitely enjoy the available JBL Premium Audio System. This system offers 1200 watts, 14 speakers, 7.1-channel surround sound, high-quality hardware, software, and structural engineering. Seeing that, the phenomenal sound in 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is guaranteed.
Next, Toyota Remote Connect Feature provides impressive control of the vehicle, all from your Apple watch. You can very easily locate your car via touch or voice commands or even start the engine. The cherry on the top is a 7-inches multi-information display.
Located within the instrument cluster, this display is very user-friendly. and can be customizable. Lastly, the tech pack includes the Qi-compatible smartphone charging. Just put your phone underneath the nonslip surface and the charging begins.
2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Engine
Under the hood of the upcoming 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid will be a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder DOHC engine. This unit can produce 176 hp @ 5700 rpm, and 163 lb-ft @ 3600-5200 rpm. The electric motor by himself has a power output of 118 hp and 149 lb-ft of torque.
The Hybrid uses 255.8 V Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride traction battery. The standard transmission is Direct Shift-8AT 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). Also, the gearbox includes Sequential Shiftmatic Mode.
There will be four available drive modes: ECO, Normal, Sport, and EV. The Avalon Hybrid is a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle. The front-wheel-drive is a standard, and the new model comes with a unitized body with front/anti-vibration sub-frames.
Release Date and Price
2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid comes in three different versions: XLE, XSE, and Limited. All three of them will use the same powertrain combination. The entry-level XLE comes with a starting price of $36, 900. But if you want Moonroof Package, you must add $1,000 to that price.
Next, the starting price for XSE will be $39.500. Of course, additional packages and equipment will raise that price of over $40,000. The top-line model and most expensive is Limited. This vehicle comes with an MSRP of $43,300.
The Advanced Safety Package is available, for the price of $1,150. The hybrid version will hit the markets shortly after the regular 2020 model come out. We assume that it will be ready before the end of the year.