The 2019 Avalon Hybrid Limited is a hidden gem in the Toyota lineup. No doubt many folks looking for a luxury sedan would not shop at a Toyota dealership – and that’s an oversight on their part.
The new Avalon Hybrid Limited is both an outstanding sedan and a great value. With an EPA estimated 43 miles-per-gallon – and not having to find a plug to keep going – the 2019 Avalon Limited Hybrid range is over 400 miles per tank. Styling is all Toyota, and 70% of buyers who purchase vehicles use this as a guide.
The Limited sedan has a list price of $42,800.00, and with only two options on the window sticker add just $1,150.00. Unbelievable, when most vehicles – especially in the luxury segment – add thousands to the sticker for options you will find as standard on this Avalon. This sedan had everything, and the interior was extremely luxurious. The exterior color was called Opulent Amber, and included a camel leather interior. The instrument panel and the 7” multi-informational display was easy to read, even in bright daylight. The 2.5L 176hp 4-cylinder DOHC 16-V D-4s and NI-MH battery delivered 215 net hp. Combined with a VVT-1 Electronic continuous variable transmission (ECVT), it’s very responsive and fun to drive.
The full array of safety equipment includes over twenty different items. Interior features include a heads-up display for speed and directional information. Power options on the Limited include wireless phone charging, located on a shelf on the console; tilt and telescoping power steering wheel with memory; premium leather heated and vented front seats, along with the addition of heated rear seats; and 8-way power driver seat, with a 4-way adjustable passenger seat.
The sound system was JBL, delivering a rich, uncompromised listening experience from any music source. This system features over 14 speakers throughout the vehicle. The only thing I felt was missing was a cd player.
In summary, this a luxury sedan offering expected luxury with an unexpected value. Don’t make the mistake of not visiting your Toyota dealer for a test drive of the new 2019 Avalon Limited Hybrid.