Specs at a Glance

2018 Toyota Avalon

2018 Toyota Avalon

  • Standard Engine3.5L V6
  • Horsepower268hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *21 / 30
  • Transmission6-Speed Automatic

2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Toyota Avalon

  • Standard Engine3.5L V6
  • HorsepowerTBD
  • MPG (city/hwy) *TBD / TBD
  • Transmission8-Speed CVT

2018 Toyota Avalon vs 2019 Toyota Avalon

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The Toyota Avalon is known for luxury and performance, and the 2019 Avalon keeps the tradition going with a wide range of updated features. If you are in the market for a newer luxury sedan, and the Avalon is on your list of potential choices, it can help if you know the difference between the 2018 and 2019 models. Both models offer drivers superior performance and come with numerous innovative features, but which model is best suited for your needs? If you want to know more, here is an in-depth comparison of the 2019 Avalon vs the 2018 Avalon.


Toyota is known for producing some of the top performing vehicles on the road, and the Avalon is among these vehicles. The 2018 Avalon comes with a 268-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The new model comes with an upgrade in fuel economy, performance, and handling. The 2019 model includes a 3.5-liter V-6 powered engine that comes with D-4S fuel injection. Although the horsepower specs for the new model have not yet been released by the manufacturer, it is expected to have a similar output to the Toyota Camry, which produces 301-horsepower. The new model also offers sporty handling with the available Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS). Although the 2019 model comes with a variety of performance upgrades, the 2018 model still ranks among the best performance vehicles in its class.


The 2018 model has a 16-foot-long body that is average for vehicles in its class. In addition, the 2018 model has a sloping roofline, and a sunroof is standard on every 2018 model except the XLE. The 2019 model's exterior will include a frame that is longer, wider, and lower than previous models. The new exterior also features deep draw panels and a new sculpted form. In addition, the new model comes with a unique, carved rocker panel that is housed behind the front wheels. Furthermore, the new model also features LED tail lamps that are shaped in a three-dimensional design that give the exterior a sleek look. Toyota also added two new exterior colors to the line-up, which include Harbor Gray Metallic and Opulent Amber. Other exterior colors include Midnight Black Metallic, Parisian Night Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Wind Chill Pearl, and Ruby Flare Pearl.


The 2018 model comes with the Toyota Entune infotainment system that is paired with a 7-inch touchscreen display. Interior features that come with the 2018 model are leather seats, woodgrain inlays, and premium upholstery. The 2019 model includes an upgraded infotainment system that features the Toyota Entune 3.0 that is coupled with a 9-inch touchscreen display. In addition, the new model comes with a Scout GPS Link Connected Navigation system, Apple CarPlay, and Wi-Fi Connect. Another notable feature that is included with the new model is Toyota Safety Sense. The 2019 model also features Yamaha aluminum and wood accents throughout the cabin.

When you are ready to purchase your next vehicle, it is important to choose the one that meets your needs. The 2019 and 2018 Avalon models both offer superior performance, a comfortable and spacious interior, and a stylish exterior. If you want to learn more about the 2019 or 2018 Avalon, visit us at Kerry Toyota today. Our friendly representatives can answer any questions you may have about the two models.

* EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.