2023 Toyota Avalon: What We Know So Far

2023 Toyota Avalon: What We Know So Far

2023 Toyota Avalon – The Toyota Avalon is the only vehicle in the full-size sedan class. This segment now consists of only three vehicles – twin Avalon and Dodge Charger/Chrysler 300.

Avalon is the best of many, offering a smooth ride, comfortable seats, and well-appointed interiors. We don’t have many complaints about this large round sedan, although Avalon’s all-wheel-drive four-cylinder engine is severely understaffed.

2023 Toyota Avalon

2023 Toyota Avalon
2023 Toyota Avalon

Avalon is now in the fourth model year of this generation, and Toyota will likely update it for 2023. We don’t think Avalon has a problem that needs to be addressed immediately, but a front-end rearrangement that streamlines the gaping mouth will be rewarded.

A touch screen menu that’s not too tight when your vehicle is moving will also be fun. After all, co-pilots don’t have to concentrate on the road ahead.

Toyota Avalon is highly recommended. If you’re not fascinated by its front-end style, it might be worth waiting until Toyota completes Avalon 2023. We hope this will be refreshed.

In terms of interior, Avalon is spacious with enough space for five adults. Toyota dressed up its largest sedan with a wide selection of soft-touch materials, convincing fake leather or genuine leather, and wood or aluminum trim on some models.

Overall except for the base trim, the front passenger is lined with heated seats and cooled with lumbar power control.

Toyota Avalon is equipped with the latest advanced driver assistance safety features. Includes automatic high beam, blind-spot monitoring, active lane control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and adaptive cruising control. For shopping, the feature is an optional surround display camera system.

For 2021, the Toyota Avalon underwent one of the most significant engineering changes with the addition of an optional all-wheel drive for the first time. The XSE Nightshade edition was also launched. By 2023, we expect Avalon to continue with a mild change in tone.

Under the hood, Avalon has two engine options. The base model has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 205 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. This one sends power to the wheels using an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is also available and at no additional cost. The 3.5-liter V6 engine develops 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque—the front wheels’ power via an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Marketed separately is the Avalon Hybrid model. This one comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 176 horsepower or 215 horsepower with an electric motor at work. With an EPA rating of 43 mpg, it easily leads all large sedans, exceeding 32 mpg for Avalon’s standard gas engines.

2023 Toyota Avalon Features


New all-wheel-drive capabilities

Take Avalon’s striking design even further with all-wheel drive capabilities and performance. By sending up to 50% torque to the rear wheels, you will find more grip and more confidence on every road.

3.5L V6 Engine

The 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 301 hp with an impressive EPA forecast rating of 32 mpg. 72 Equipped with the latest technology, such as Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide (VVT-iW) and D-4S direct injection paired with a smooth 8-speed Direct Shift transmission, Avalon can deliver whenever you feel the urge.

Avalon TRD

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) gives Avalon its track-tuning skills for greater handling, thrilling performance, and bold style. It’s time to crank up your journey and turn your head wherever you go.


Avalon has tangential ventilation on the side of its front bumper, available rear spoilers, an available rear diffuser, and even an underbody panel to help shave its drag coefficient to 0.27, improving fuel efficiency and improving vehicle peace of mind.

Adaptive Variable Suspension

Avalon Touring Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) provides near-instantaneous attenuation adjustments to help maximize handling. Furthermore, Sport Mode has a higher range of damping forces for more stability on every road.

Exclusive sports sounds

Avalon Touring and available in XSE Nightshade Edition, Engine Sound Enhancement (ESE) crashes engine sound through the vehicle’s audio system. Intake Sound Generator (ISG) and sports exhaust will also produce aggressive notes during acceleration.

2023 Toyota Avalon Exterior

2023 Toyota Avalon Exterior
2023 Toyota Avalon Exterior

Avalon XSE Nightshade Edition

The newest member of the Nightshade Edition family emphasizes the exterior style with black accents around it. 19-in wheels. Black painted, window trim, doorknobs, and shark fin antennae allow you to bring more attitude to each trip.

Exterior Avalon Touring

Stand out in its own style, Avalon Touring features gloss-black accents for a clean and modern look. From the sports mesh front grille to the exhaust diffuser, subtle details hint at its aggressive side.

Signature lighting with sequential turn signals

Intricately designed LED headlights and taillights on limited and touring feature sequential turn signals illuminate Avalon’s premium feel.

19-in sports wheel.

Take a corner in style: Avalon Touring 3-D wheels and 19-in wheels. The shiny finish has been produced with depth and precision to complement its distinctive design.

Quad exhaust tips

Under the rear bumper, the shiny-black rear diffuser sits between the dual exhausts, further adding to Avalon Touring’s aggressive look.

2023 Toyota Avalon Interior

Interior Avalon Limited

Authentic materials and leather-trimmed cognac chair surfaces welcome you inside the refined interior. Even street noise has been suppressed for quieter cabins.

Interior trimmed graphite leather.

Avalon’s premium looks and feels its a graphite leather-trimmed interior available. Thoughtfully placed on the dashboard, center console, and door inserts, the cool grey leather adds warmth to its modern interior design.

Real wood trim

Adding more warmth and luxury to Avalon Limited is a real wooden trim. Running across dashboards and door panels, wooden accents highlight the qualities that go into Toyota’s flagship vehicle.

Floating middle stack

The large center instrument panel gives Avalon a distinctive look. The 9-in touchscreen stands out and looks as if it’s floating in front of the dashboard.

Real aluminum trim

Avalon Touring’s sporty look continues inside, where real aluminum is used to sweep the dashboard.

2023 Toyota Avalon Interior
2023 Toyota Avalon Interior

Toyota Avalon Interior Technology

Premium Audio System

Experience the sound of luxury through Avalon’s JBL® 101 audio system. With a 1200 watt system, 14 speakers, 7.1-channel surround sound, and high-quality hardware, software, and structural engineering, phenomenal sound is delivered to enhance every drive.

Apple CarPlay

Bring a familiar face. With Apple CarPlay® 107 compatibility, you can use a compatible iPhone®85 with Avalon audio multimedia system to get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music while staying focused on your journey. Accurate screen depiction at the time of posting.

Android Automatic

By pairing your Avalon-compatible Android™ 90 phone, you can access the Google Assistant™, 102 get real-time traffic alerts, make and receive phone calls, listen to your favorite soundtracks, or find places to eat—all with just your voice. Accurate screen depiction at the time of posting.

7-in. Multi-Information Display

Get all the important info you need at a glance. Avalon 7-in. The Multi-Information Display in the instrument cluster is easy to use and customizable to show you how much fuel you have left, check your current mpg, get turn-by-turn directions, and more —all on one screen.

Wireless charging

Avalon features Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging. 98 place your Qi-compatible device under the nonslip surface of the middle stack to charge it easily. For more convenience, the four USB 2.0 99 ports let anyone find a connection from any seat.

Toyota Avalon Interior Hybrid

Avalon Hybrid Exterior

The Avalon Hybrid is smarter and more usable, with a design that doesn’t make compromises. Follow your adventure further and create an undeniable presence wherever you go.

Interior Avalon Hybrid

The authentic ingredients and cognac leather trim available welcome you inside the refined interior. Even street noise has been suppressed for quieter cabins during each trip.

Hybrid drivetrain

From compact batteries and lightweight power control units to manual™ shift shifts and a combined EPA 44 mpg forecast rating, Avalon Hybrid’s 2.5-liter Dynamic Force Engine provides amplified fun.

Hybrid performance

Maximize fuel efficiency in ECO Mode or switch to EV Mode 105 to run fully on an electric motor under certain conditions to reduce noise and emissions. You can even track your ECO Score on a Multi-Information Display.

Toyota Standard™ P (TSS-P) Security

The Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) 86 system is designed to detect vehicles or pedestrians in specific situations. Using cameras and radar, PCS w/PD can provide audio/visual alerts to warn you of possible collisions under certain circumstances. If you do not react, the system is designed to break automatically.

Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Intended for highway use, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) 106 lets you drive at a predetermined speed. The system is designed to work between 0-110 mph and uses vehicle-to-vehicle distance control, helping to keep a predetermined distance from the vehicle in front of you.

Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist

By detecting visible white/yellow lane markings at speeds above 32 mph, Lane Departure Alerts with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA) 89 are designed to issue audio/visual alerts if accidental lane departures are detected. If the driver does not take corrective action, the Steering Assist function is designed to provide soft corrective steering.

Automatic High Beam

The Automatic High Beams (AHB) 95 safety system is designed to help you see more clearly at night at speeds above 25 mph. The AHB system can detect the vehicle’s headlights and the taillights of the previous vehicle, then automatically switch between the corresponding high and low beams.

Toyota Avalon Safety

Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scanning

Avalon’s Bird’s Eye View Camera 104 is available with Perimeter Scan using front, side, and rear cameras to display composite views as seen from above.

Wheelspin detection

Avalon AWD gives you more peace of mind for every trip. The advanced system can sense slippage on the front wheels and can automatically send up to 50% power to the rear wheels to give you more traction when needed.

Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Traffic Braking

The available Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) 92 Avalon alerts you both audiology and visually when detecting pedestrians or nearby vehicles. Rear Cross-Traffic Braking (RCTB) 97 is designed to reduce engine power and apply brakes if necessary.

Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Warning

Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) 100 is designed to warn you when a vehicle in the next lane enters the Avalon blind spot on both sides of the vehicle.

When you’re on reverse, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) 112 helps detect oncoming vehicles from both sides, alerting you with side mirror indicators and warning tones. If equipped with the available Bird’s Eye View Camera, 104 visual alerts are displayed on the multimedia screen.

Connect Security

When something unexpected happens, Safety Connect® 94 is ready to help. Drivers can be connected to our 24/7 response center at the touch of a button.

In an accident or emergency, agents can notify local emergency services to request delivery to the vehicle’s location. You also get 24/7 110 Roadside Assistance and 108 Stolen Vehicle Finder to give you peace of mind that help is on the way so that you can be in your hands. Includes a one-year trial.

2023 Toyota Avalon Release Date and Price

We have not yet received an official arrival date from Toyota for Avalon 2023 but based on previous releases, and a summer arrival later in 2022 seems possible.

Prices are also not available. As a carryover vehicle, we expect the price to remain close to the current model of $36,830 to $43,830 (including destination cost) of the MSRP for the sedan.

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