Toyota Avalon 2019: Turning Heads
Powering the Avalon is an updated 3.5-liter V-6 that now develops 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. That is a 33 hp and 19 lb-ft improvement over the last V-6 thanks in part to direct and port injection technology. With an EPA-rated 22/31 mpg city/highway (22/32 mpg for the XLE trim), the 2019 Avalon with a V-6 is the nameplate's most powerful and most efficient non-hybrid model ever. In real-world testing from the EQUA Real MPG team, the 2019 Avalon Touring earned a rating of 21.8/33.4 mpg. The car's 22/31-32 mpg rating puts it above the six-cylinder models of the Nissan Maxima (21/30 mpg), the Chevrolet Impala (18-19/28 mpg), the Chrysler 300 (19/30 mpg), and the Buick LaCrosse (21/30 mpg).