Toyota Avalon News
No manual transmission, however
Both sedans get "track tuned" suspension and brakes.
NASCAR personalities discuss the Camry TRD and then do donuts.
On average, owners keep their cars for a little over seven years. Some vehicles, though, stick with their original owners a whole lot longer than that.
Full-size sedans aren't exactly in great demand at the moment, and at least one of the vehicles in this comparison has been rumored to be on the endangered species list. Yet, we've just had our first drive in the 2019 Toyota Avalon, and if anything has a chance of rejuvenating the segment a bit, it's an all-new version of what has long been the segment's benchmark.
If the 2019 Toyota Avalon isn't fit enough to survive, then the entire full-size sedan species is doomed to extinction. It's really simple as that, because as the new-and-improved replacement for a car that was already well-entrenched as the segment benchmark, it stands the best chance of coaxing customers away from an onslaught of SUVs and similarly priced smaller sedans with fancier badges. Perhaps it could even snag a few people not yet old enough to collect Social Security.
Lexus has shared a teaser image of a yet-unnamed future production car, which we believe to be the upcoming ES. The now-familiar spindle grille fills almost the entire image, which Lexus has served us with the tagline "Expect the Unexpected".
This is not grandpa's plain-jane Avalon.
It might be the coolest thing ever on an Avalon.
The original debuted in 1995.
Toyota recalls 41,630 Camrys and 16,880 Avalons after finding that the system that tells the passenger airbag to arm or disarm wasn't calibrated properly.
Toyota is recalling 31,000 units of the Avalon and Lexus ES. The pre-collision system can misidentify objects in the road as a hazard and activate the brakes, potentially leading to a crash.