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2020 Toyota Avalon TRD priced at $43,255

It gets unique looks, a stiffer shell and upgrades to the suspension and brakes

Video
Toyota built an Avalon TRD drift car with a handbrake

No manual transmission, however

No manual transmission, however

Official
Toyota Camry TRD and Avalon TRD are here to kiss the boring reputation goodbye

Both sedans get "track-tuned" suspension and brakes

Both sedans get "track tuned" suspension and brakes.

Teased
Toyota shows off Camry TRD and Avalon TRD before the LA Auto Show

NASCAR personalities discuss and do donuts in the Camry TRD

NASCAR personalities discuss the Camry TRD and then do donuts.

Los Angeles
2019 Toyota Camry, Avalon getting TRD models

They'll make their debut at the L.A. Auto Show

They'll make their debut at the L.A. Auto Show.

Featured
These are the vehicles that owners keep the longest

One sportscar and a whole bunch of sport utility vehicles

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.

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2019 Toyota Avalon vs. full-size sedans: How they compare on paper

New Avalon vs. LaCrosse, Impala, Maxima and Lexus ES

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.

First Drive
2019 Toyota Avalon First Drive Review: A new hope

A revamped segment benchmark still leads the way

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.

Teased
Lexus ES sedan (probably) teased ahead of Beijing debut

The next ES sedan could be sold globally, replacing the GS

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".

Detroit
2019 Toyota Avalon revealed | Bigger, sleeker and loads more tech

First Toyota to come with Apple CarPlay and adaptive suspension

This is not grandpa's plain-jane Avalon.

Teased
Toyota Avalon gets sequential taillights, with a twist

They're quite unlike anyone else's.

It might be the coolest thing ever on an Avalon.

Teased
2019 Toyota Avalon to debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show

Toyota's flagship sedan is still alive and kicking.

The original debuted in 1995.

Recalls
Toyota recalls over 58,000 Camry and Avalon sedans

Problem with Occupant Classification System can keep airbags from deploying.

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.

Recalls
Toyota recalls pre-collision system on Avalon and ES models

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.

SEMA
Toyota showcasing five TRD concepts in Vegas

Toyota Racing Development arrives at SEMA this year with five concepts, based on the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, and Land Cruiser. If the public likes them, they just might even go into production.

Which cars are owners likely to keep the longest?

Only Two Automakers Represented On This List

Cars are expensive, which is why it's not surprising that owners would want to hold on to the good ones. Find out which vehicles drivers keep the longest.

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