After unveiling the updates of the 2021 Camry today we will tell you about the updates that have been made to its older sister, the 2021 Toyota Avalon sedan.
As Japanese car enthusiasts know, Avalon is considered the most luxurious and the largest sedan in Toyota lineup, and it competes with; Chevrolet Impala, Kia Cadenza, Nissan Maxima, Hyundai Azera and Ford Taurus.
We will talk at the beginning about the design updates obtained by the 2021 Avalon 2021, which included new colors for the body and the interior, and the infotainment system now supports Android Auto. There are also new USB-C ports instead of the USB-A ports available on the current 2020 model.
2021 Toyota Avalon Pictures
Avalon drivers seeking a more extroverted look will find it in the new-for-2021 XSE Nightshade Edition based on the sporty 2020 XSE grade. To the XSE black grille, mirror caps, rear spoiler and name badges, the 2021 XSE Nightshade Edition adds black-painted 19-inch alloy wheels, black window trim and door handles and a black shark fin antenna.
The 2021 Avalon debuts the first all-wheel-drive option in the model’s history, and Toyota estimates that it will account for 20 percent of Avalon sales. Available as a standalone option on the XLE and Limited grades, Dynamic Torque Control system can direct up to 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels in response to acceleration from a start or slippage at the front wheels.
The car is powered by a 4-cylinder 2.5-liter engine generating 205 hp and 251 Nm of torque and is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The versions equipped with this beating heart work with the all-wheel-drive system.
The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid got a new Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack that replaces the previous Nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery. In addition, a new Vehicle Approach Noise system helps to alert pedestrians of the car’s presence at low speeds.
The advanced Toyota Hybrid System (THS II) combines the output of a specially engineered version of the 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine and an electric motor (MG1). That motor and a second motor (MG2) charge the hybrid battery pack. The total hybrid system output is 215 hp.
The Avalon TRD is as refined and comfortable in its road manners as it is quick and agile. It’s powered exclusively by Toyota’s direct-injected, 301-horsepower DOHC 3.5-liter V-6. The Direct-Shift eight-speed automatic transmission features sport mode and paddle shifters. A TRD-tuned cat-back dual exhaust system expresses a more aggressive idle and acceleration sound.