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Poor 2020 Toyota Avalon Sales Can Be a Good Negotiation Tactic for 2021

There’s light at the end of the pandemic tunnel this spring. For those shopping for a new vehicle, there just might be good prices and deals available thanks to a market greatly weakened by the coronavirus pandemic. Several quality vehicles struggled to sell in 2020, and the weakened demand has and could translate into great savings. One of those vehicles is the Toyota Avalon. Let’s take a closer look at why poor sales of a car like this one in 2020 might equal great savings for you in 2021.

The Toyota Motor Corp. red Avalon TRD vehicle is displayed during AutoMobility LA ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show
The Toyota Avalon TRD | Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A 33.7 percent drop in sales

U.S. News compiled a list of the best 10 cars to buy in 2021. The list is comprised of cars and SUVs that didn’t sell well in 2020 according to data from their automakers. All cars on the list have great quality scores and likely didn’t sell well last year because of the coronavirus pandemic that took its toll on the automotive industry.

The lag in 2020 sales for the vehicles on the list just might mean that you can negotiate for a good deal on one in 2021. Automakers may also offer appealing incentives on financing and lease deals to boost sales.

One car on the list is the Toyota Avalon. According to automaker data, there was a 33.7 percent drop in sales for the 2020 Toyota Avalon.

For those who are hoping to buy a new larger car this year, the Toyota Avalon is a good, dependable choice. It has a smooth, comfy ride, a potent V6 engine, and an above-average predicted reliability rating. High-quality materials were used in its cabin and the luxury only increases as you move your way up through the higher trim levels. It’s roomy and loaded with great, user-friendly features.

U.S. News recognized the Avalon with its 2021 Best Large Car for the Money award for its value and undeniable quality.

A good deal on a 2021 Toyota Avalon

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To get sales back on track for the Avalon, Toyota offered 0% financing for a five-year period to those who bought from one of their dealers before March 31st. For those who bought or financed the Avalon somewhere else, they got up to $3,500 cashback. 

When shopping for a Toyota Avalon, be sure to mention at the dealership that you’re aware of its struggling sales to negotiate for a good price. You can also give the U.S. News Best Price Program a try to locate a dealership in your neck of the woods with the best price on an Avalon and cars like it. 

There are many sellers who offer remote buying services, so you can keep safe while we ride out the remainder of the pandemic.

The 2021 Toyota Avalon

U.S. News also named the 2021 Toyota Avalon as its 2021 Best Large Car for Families because of the space it offers for passengers and cargo. It has impressive reliability and safety ratings and great features convenient for families. It also has a number of great reviews from auto industry experts.

On top of a spacious, quality cabin, there are several standard safety features along with an easy-to-use infotainment system. The latest Avalon also gets great fuel economy in its class. It also offers all-wheel drive but only with its four-cylinder engine. Still, AWD is not common in the class.

One of the better large cars available today, the 2021 Toyota Avalon is a good one to consider if you’re looking to buy. From its upscale cabin and user-friendly infotainment system to its long list of standard features, the Avalon offers fast acceleration and good gas mileage for a great combination of comfort, dependability, and value.