2 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Alternatives You Should Check Out

The Toyota Avalon is doomed to discontinuation, but it did some great things for sedan shoppers during its tenure. Some of the Avalon’s finest offerings were its affordable luxury credentials, reliability, available all-wheel drive (AWD), and of course, hybrid options. However, you’re not out of luck just because the Avalon Hybrid is heading out of production. Check out the Lexus ES 300h and Honda Accord, two reliable hybrid alternatives to the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 

What is the gas mileage of a Lexus ES 300h?

The Lexus ES 300h is a great alternative to the Avalon Hybrid.
Lexus ES 300h | Lexus

The Lexus ES 300h is a hybrid option on the ES platform and punches the Lexus sedan’s fuel economy figures up much higher than the gas-powered variations. Specifically, the 2022 Lexus ES 300h returns EPA-estimated figures of 43 mpg city and 44 mpg highway. That’s much better than the ES 350’s 3.5L V6, and its roughly 27 mpg combined fuel economy figure. Like the Avalon, the Lexus ES offers hybrid efficiency in three trims. 

Beyond the 300h and its $43,300 starting point, the ES 300h Luxury packs posh interior features like heated and ventilated seats. Moreover, TrueCar says the 300h Ultra Luxury is a bona fide luxury sedan with a heated wood-trimmed steering wheel and a 12.3-inch touchscreen. Moreover, even the higher-trim Lexus ES 300h variants are great alternatives to the Avalon Hybrid, given the nearly identical fuel economy. Better yet, the 300h’s starting point is on par with the Avalon Hybrid XSE Nightshade’s price tag.  

Is it worth buying a Honda Accord Hybrid?

A Honda Accord Hybrid is a great Toyota Avalon Hybrid.
Honda Accord Hybrid | Honda

The Honda Accord Hybrid isn’t just worth it; it’s a worthy alternative to the Toyota Avalon. First, with fuel economy figures as high as 48 mpg city and 47 mpg highway, the Accord Hybrid is more efficient than the Avalon Hybrid. Furthermore, with a starting price of $38,685, the highest trim Accord Hybrid, the Hybrid Touring, undercuts the Avalon Hybrid. Of course, the Honda Accord Hybrid Touring still isn’t as luxurious as the Avalon. 

Moreover, despite the Accord’s midsize classification, it has greater cargo volume than a comparable Avalon. If you want economy over luxury, the Honda Accord Hybrid is an excellent alternative to the pricier Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 

How many MPG does Avalon Hybrid get?

While the Lexus ES 300h and the Honda Accord Hybrid are impressive hybrid options, the outgoing Avalon Hybrid has a lot to offer. For instance, the Toyota Avalon Hybrid gets the same fuel economy as the Lexus ES 300h, namely 44 mpg combined. That puts the Avalon Hybrid well ahead of conventional large cars like the Chrysler 300. Also, similar to its premium-badged sibling, the Avalon offers three hybrid trims and optional AWD. 

A Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a great option for hybrid shoppers, but its leaving production.
Toyota Avalon | Toyota

Are these hybrids good alternatives to the Toyota Avalon Hybrid?

For shoppers who want a premium luxury car with hybrid fuel efficiency, the Lexus ES 300h is an excellent alternative to the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. Still, despite the vehicles’ similarities, the 300h starts at nearly $4,355 more than the Avalon Hybrid XLE. Of course, the Lexus model has sportier styling, a posher interior, and a more premium badge. 

However, the Honda Accord Hybrid provides a cheaper, more practical alternative to the Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE. Unless you’re looking for luxury in your hybrid sedan, you might be better off with the Honda Accord Hybrid. Keep up with MotorBiscuit to read the latest automotive content!

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