With the introduction of the fifth-generation Toyota Avalon in 2019, the company has not relented on adding exciting features that enhance both the performance, comfort, and overall design. It would be recalled that the first-ever Avalon TRD performance model was first unveiled in 2020 and as at that time, the sedan featured so many enhance performances. The company is taking a step forward by adding the Avalon’s first-ever all-wheel-drive option for drivers who want more grip and driving confidence in any condition, be it slippery, off-road, or on the highway. I will leave no stone unturned in reviewing the specification and price of 2021 Toyota Avalon in Naira and Dollar.
List of the 10 Avalon Variants for 2021:
- V6 gas engine: XLE, XSE Nightshade, Limited, Touring, and TRD grades
- Hybrid: XLE, XSE, and Limited grades
- All-Wheel Drive: XLE and Limited grades
In over 26 years of production, Toyota Avalon has combined luxury and premium midsize value. The new Avalon is loaded. I will take it bit by bit for a better understanding.
It would be recalled Toyota did a full redesign of the Toyota Avalon following the release of the 5th generation in 2019. The car color was not left out in the redesign, any redesign without a nice color combination will be a disaster. The TRD performance model always comes with a two-tone paint option which features a black roof paired with either the Windchill Pearl or new Ice Edge body colors.
Supersonic Red was replaced by Ice Edge which is now available for the other Avalon grades. Midnight Black Metallic is now the third choice for 2021 Avalon TRD.
In the new 2021 Avalon, Parisian Night Pearl has been replaced by Blueprint Color. Some other old colors made its way to 2021, they are Opulent Amber, Harbor Gray Metallic, Celestial Silver Metallic, and Ruby Flare Pearl. The interior color variant is Cognac with Black in the XSE Hybrid and Touring, and, in the Limited, Black replaces Beige.
With black painted 19-ich alloy wheels, black window trim and door handles, and a black shark fin antenna, drivers who are seeking for a more extroverted look will find it in a 2021 Avalon XSE Nightshade Edition. Aside from the above specifications, you will also find XSE black grille, mirror caps, rear spoiler and, name badges.
The Avalon XSE is available in conjunction with the Midnight Black Metallic, Wind Chill Pearl, and Celestial Silver Metallic exterior colors.
The introduction of All-Wheel Drive in Toyota Avalon Line up
2021 Toyota will ever be remembered for being the first model to feature an All-wheel drive. Don’t forget easily that Lexus ES model also added the first-ever all-wheel-drive Lexus ES 250 in 2021. According to the company, the AWD will account for 20 % of Toyota Avalon.
The all-wheel-drive is available as a stand-alone option on the XLE and Limited grades. Dynamic torque Control AWD is combined with the 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine and teamed up with an eight-speed Direct shift Automatic transmission. The power output in this new powertrain configuration is rated at 205 horsepower.
While minimizing AWD’s typical drag on fuel economy, Dynamic Torque Control AWD provides effective traction control for slippery conditions. It achieves this by direct up to 50% of engine torque to the rear wheel.
Note: the Toyota Avalon AWD is a North America only Model developed in the US and its assembled exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky.
Toyota Racing Development specifications in the Toyota Avalon
Toyota Avalon TRD is a beast. It is powered by Toyota’s direct-injected, 301 horsepower DOHC 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The engine is coupled with a Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission that features sport mode and shifters.
Other features of the Toyota Avalon TRD include:
- A cat-back dual exhaust system
- Exclusive TRD shock absorbers
- TRD chassis tuning
- TRD aerodynamics body kit
- TRD black Sport SofTex-trimmed heated front seats
- red-stitched TRD embroidered headrest
- leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching
- red seatbelts
- a shift knob with an embossed TRD logo
- unique TRD floor and trunk mats
A new way to start your engine using a smartwatch
Toyota Audio Plus eight-speaker system with connected navigation App and app suite are now standard in Avalon XLE, XSE, and TRD. The amazing feature is the fact that you can control your system’s nine-inch capacitive touchscreen using a smartphone.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now standard on all grades. The Toyota Premium Audio with JBL is standard in limited and touring, while it’s optional in others.
Standard safety systems in 2021 Toyota Avalon
Standard safety features in all Avalon with the Toyota Safety Sense-P suite for active safety system include:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
- Automatic High Beam
- Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking
- standard backup camera
Other features include 10 standard airbags and Toyota’s Star Safety System, which includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking System, and Smart Stop Technology.
Power and Torque
The V6 engines in the 2021 Avalon will produce 301 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 267 lb.ft of peak torque at 4,700 rpm. Some of my clients always frown at V6 cars since they consume less fuel, but for the 2021 Avalon, Toyota innovative tech has taken care of that. The fuel efficiency is rated at 22 MPG for a city, 32 MPG for highway, and 26 MPG for combined.
Three-level drive mode selection [ECO, NORMAL, and SPORT] are applicable for the XLE, XSE, and TRD, while touring grades features four-level drive mode selection. They are ECP, NORMAL, SPORT, SPORT+, and CUSTOM.
The Sport+ features exciting natural sounds conveyed through an exhaust system with sport-modified baffles when the mode is activated.
With the introduction of the AWD in Toyota Avalon, they are all paired with the 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine. This is designed to use a very high compression ratio of 13:1 and D-4S fuel injection. The overall output is rated at 205 hp and a torque of 6,600 rpm.
All 2021 Toyota Avalon models come with the Direct Shift Eight-speed automatic transmission. The new transmission is tuned to deliver satisfying smooth, quick-shifting for a remarkable blend of performance and refinement. All TRD, XSE, and Touring come with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters as standard options.
Toyota Avalon Hybrid
Toyota included a hybrid version of the 2021 Avalon lineup. The company aimed at producing an Avalon with very high fuel efficiency, that’s why the company arrived at a hybrid version that was rated thus: 43 city/44 highway/44 MPG combined for XLE Hybrid (43/43/43 MPG for other Hybrid grades). The 2021 Toyota Avalon features an advanced Toyota Hybrid System [THS 11] combined with a specially engineered version of the 2.5-liter dynamic force four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. The new system is designed in such a way that second motor MG2 charge the hybrid battery pack.
The Toyota power output of the hybrid version is rated at 215 hp. It features Normal, Eco, EV, and, Sport drive system mode.
The price of 2021 Toyota Avalon in Nigeria
The base price of Toyota Avalon is pegged at. I will review the estimated pricing of the 2021 Toyota Avalon in Nigeria.
|Price of 2021 Toyota Avalon in Nigeria||22,000,000 – 36,000,000 Naira|