If you’ve never driven a Toyota Avalon, I’d highly recommend you do so next time you’re in the market for a sedan.
The Avalon isn’t especially fast and it won’t carve the corners like sport sedans do. The Avalon, though, is a comfortable cruiser that feels more planted and solid than a Camry while offering more of an understated style compared to a Lexus. I’ve driven a few and always fall a little bit more in love every time.
Sedans like the Avalon are falling out of favor with American consumers as they turn en masse toward higher-riding crossovers and SUVs. That’s a shame, because the Avalon is a worthy vehicle in an almost forgotten segment.
Buyers will have another chance to rediscover the Avalon because it’s coming back, all new, for 2019.