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You won’t find one Toyota car in the automaker’s lineup for 2023. That’s right; the Japanese marque sent the Toyota Avalon out to pasture at the end of the 2022 model year. Still, did the Avalon deserve its fate? Also, can you still buy a 2022 model before the low-mileage Avalons are gone?

Is Toyota discontinuing the Avalon?

Toyota is discontinuing its Avalon large car before the 2023 model year. The automaker cites lessening sales and consumer interest in large sedans. Instead, Toyota will focus on SUVs and crossovers. 

A red 2022 Toyota Avalon shows off its large car styling and proportions.
2022 Toyota Avalon | Toyota

However, fans who don’t want the higher ride height can still get a used Avalon, considering the model has been around for nearly 30 years. Still, 2022 models are still selling, so getting a “new” Avalon isn’t out of the question. Moreover, car buyers who want a dependable, long-lasting car might want to consider a used model; the large Toyota car topped iSeeCars’ lifespan study of the longest-lasting sedans.  

How many Avalons are sold each year?

Toyota decided to discontinue the Avalon after analyzing decreasing sales figures. For instance, the automaker sold 12,215 models in 2022, down 6,065 from the year prior. 

It might be hilarious to see the figures compared to other model years, but GoodCarBadCar reports that Toyota sold just 38 residual 2022 Toyota Avalons in Q1 2023. In comparison, Toyota sold 27,767 of the car in 2019. Furthermore, the sensible car marque sold over twice as many Avalons in 2012 than it did 10 years later in 2022. Specifically, 2012 saw 29,556 units sold, one of the only times in the last 20 years when Toyota sold more than the year before. 

A 2022 Toyota Avalon shows off its side profile by the water.
An Avalon’s profile | Toyota

How many miles will a Toyota Avalon last?

Fortunately for fans of the large Toyota car, the Avalon has a potential lifespan of around 245,710 miles, which earns it the top spot on the iSeeCars’ lifespan study for the sedans and hatchbacks category. 

However, the Avalon isn’t alone in the segment; the Camry and Corolla earned the No. 4 and No. 9 spots, respectively. Moreover, the potential lifespan figures reflect average odometer readings for high-mileage examples, not the model’s maximum possible mileage. Instead, a used Avalon could cover over 300,000 miles with proper care and maintenance. 

What will replace the Toyota Avalon in 2023?

Toyota replaced the Avalon sedan with its new Crown model for 2023. Toyota bills the Crown as a large car with a taller ride height than the other sedans in the marque’s lineup. 

The Avalon’s demise is another example of the North American market’s affinity for larger vehicles like SUVs and crossovers. Even the Crown rides around four inches taller than the Avalon it replaces. 

What do you think of the Avalon? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


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