Toyota Avalon vs Toyota Camry – 2018 Comparison

San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon are three cities with lots of roads to travel on. When looking for a reliable midsize or full-size sedan, two options are the Toyota Avalon vs Toyota Camry. However, to decide which is right for you, you’ll first need to learn more about them.

Our team at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego will go over the interiors, safety options, and performances of these two vehicles to help you make an informed decision. Read all about them below, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

2018 Toyota Avalon vs Toyota Camry: Interior Features

The 2018 Camry and 2018 Avalon feature beautifully designed interiors, but in different ways. While the Camry focuses on a sporty appearance, the Avalon gives a more refined look. The Camry has an available Cockpit Red leather-trimmed interior with contrast stitching.

It also has an available panoramic glass roof with front power tilt/slide moon roof that lets in more than double the light of a traditional moonroof. The Avalon comes standard with leather-trimmed seats, soft-touch materials, and French stitching. Plus, it has ambient lighting that not only adds a touch of warmth and elegance, but also makes it easier to find whatever item you’re looking for.

Still, both models offer convenient and comfort features for all on board. They have available heated front seats (with the Avalon also offering ventilated front seats, as well as heated rear seats). They also offer Entune™ audio systems that come with such features as:

  • Bluetooth® capability
  • SiriusXM® Radio
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • Connected Navigation Scout® GPS Link App

Safety Options

Both vehicles come standard with the Star Safety System™, which a suite of six advanced safety features that are designed to help keep you safe. It includes Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, and an Anti-lock Brake System. They also come standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P , a suite of driver-assisting technologies that help prevent an accident from occurring. Some of the features included here are…

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection: Will send an audible and visual warning when it detects a possible collision with a vehicle or pedestrian in front of you. If you don’t react in time, the system can automatically apply the brakes for you.
  • Automatic High Beams: The high beams help enhance visibility at night. When the system detects oncoming vehicles up to 2,000 feet away, it’ll automatically switch the high beams off. When the road clears, they’ll automatically turn back on.
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist: If you begin to drift from your lane without using a turn signal, the system will alert with you a beeping sound and an indicator light on the instrument panel, so you can take corrective action.

Toyota Avalon vs Toyota Camry: Specs

The 2018 Toyota Camry comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder that delivers 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It also offers a 3.5L V6 engine that puts out 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The Toyota Avalon, on the other hand, offers one regular engine option: a 3.5L V6 that produces 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque.

Still, both vehicles come with 2.5L 4-cylinder engines for their hybrid models that offer great fuel economy to enjoy your drives for longer. In fact, the Avalon Hybrid achieves an EPA-estimated 39 highway MPG, while the Camry Hybrid achieves an EPA-estimated 53 highway MPG.*

They also each have three available drive modes to cater to your preferred driving experience. Sport Mode gives you a sharper acceleration feel. ECO Mode will adjust throttle input to maximize efficiency. Lastly, Normal Mode gives you that perfect blend of performance and fuel economy.

Learn More About These Toyota Vehicles

The 2018 Toyota Camry and 2018 Toyota Avalon are impressive sedans that have fairly similar features. So, the best way to determine which is best for you is to get behind the wheel of each.

Schedule a test drive of either at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego, and see for yourself how they’ll help you enjoy your drives more around San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon. * 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.