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When it comes to big sedans, the Toyota Avalon typically cruises under the radar. That is a shame, considering how much the car has to offer. The Avalon features class-leading luxury and comfort with a highly efficient hybrid powertrain option. Also, taking into account that 2022 will be the last year for Avalon, now might be the time to enjoy Toyota’s flagship luxury sedan. 

  • The base 2022 Toyota Avalon XLE starts at $37,850
  • The Avalon XLE Hybrid starts at $38,875
  • Hybrid XSE Nightshade with black accents starts at around $42,225
  • The 2022 Toyota Avalon Touring has a starting price of $44,550
  • 2022 Toyota Avalon Limited starts at $44,150 
  • The range-topping Avalon Hybrid Limited starts at $45,175

The base model Toyota Avalon XLE starts at around $37,850

2022 Toyota Avalon | Toyota

Toyota’s base model Avalon, the XLE, is anything but basic. The XLE offers heated front seats, a nine-inch infotainment system, and Toyota’s suite of standard safety features. Toyota’s safety technology suite includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, lane detection technology, and adaptive cruise control. 

2022 Toyota Avalon XLE Hybrid adds a fuel-efficient hybrid system to the lineup

In addition to the already impressive features of the base Avalon, the four-cylinder hybrid system allows XLE Hybrid to achieve impressive hybrid fuel-efficiency figures. TrueCar reports that the Avalon with a hybrid powertrain will cruise to the tune of 43 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway. Those numbers are also very impressive considering the size of the luxury sedan. 

Toyota Avalon Hybrid XSE Nightshade distinguishes itself with black accents

The 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XSE Nightshade is an aesthetic departure from Avalon’s base model. The XSE Nightshade features gloss black accents and rear spoiler. Also, Toyota surrounded the sedan in 19-inch alloy wheels with a matching black finish.

The Avalon Touring is a big, comfortable sedan that starts at $44,550

Toyota Avalon | Toyota

Like the Avalon XLE, the 2022 Toyota Avalon Touring packs a 3.5L V6 engine with an impressive 301 horsepower. Unlike the base model sedans, the Touring trim includes a 14-speaker audio system and ventilated seats. 

The Limited and Hybrid Limited are the range-topping trims 

At the top of the trim list, the Avalon Limited and Hybrid Limited offer exceptional luxury and refinement. The Limited gets handsome and plush quilted leather seats with many adjustments. In addition to premium seats, the Limited models feature genuine wood grain trim. Consumer Reports also asserts that the Avalon Limited has interior fit and finish that should concern high-priced European luxury manufacturers. However, with a starting price of $44,150 for the V6 and $45,175 for the hybrid, consumers may be tempted to buy from a more prestigious automaker. 

The Toyota Avalon is comfortable, efficient, luxurious, and offers options to consumers

With no shortage of trims and an available hybrid powertrain, the Toyota Avalon is an excellent option for an affordable luxury sedan. The Avalon features comfort, refinement, and efficiency that makes it not only class-leading but also an alternative to higher-priced European luxury cars. Scroll down to read more about how the Toyota Avalon compares to a rival, the Nissan Maxima. 


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