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Vehicle Reviews:
The Stylish & Relaxing 2018 Toyota Avalon

San Diego, near Kearny Mesa, and near El Cajon have many hotspots to check out. And one good way to do this is in a comfortable, large vehicle with lots of features. One car you could add to your wish list is the Avalon. But how will you know if it’s right for you?

To help answer that question, our team at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego created this 2018 Toyota Avalon review. We’ll give you a detailed look at everything this vehicle has to offer. Read all about it below, and contact us if you have any questions.

High-Class Interior

The Toyota Avalon gives you a sophisticated-looking interior from the base trim. In fact, it comes standard with leather-trimmed seats, a leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel, soft-touch materials, and French stitching. There’s also an available black wood-grain-style interior trim with smoked-chrome interior accents and door handles, to further enhance the cabin’s premium look and feel.

On warmer days or chillier nights, you’ll want to take advantage of the available heated and ventilated front seats. There are also optional heated rear seats, so everyone on board can get nice and cozy. And to get in that perfect position behind the wheel, there’s an available 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support and cushion extension.

Advanced Technologies

The 2018 Avalon offer many high-tech features to help keep you connected, entertained, and safe. For instance, it comes standard with an Entune™ Audio Plus infotainment system. The 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen display and 8-speaker sound system will allow you to see and hear all your media options better. Plus, not only do you get standard Bluetooth® capability, but you also get a 3-month SiriusXM® All Access trial. This gives you over 150 channels of commercial-free music, plus news, sports, comedy, and more.

This sedan additionally comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P. This suite of driver-assisting technologies alerts you to things you might miss while driving, to help prevent an accident from occurring.

One feature in this suite is a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. If the system detects a possible collision with a vehicle or pedestrian in front of you, it’ll give you a visual and audible warning. If you don’t react in time, it can automatically apply the brakes for you.

Performance Specs

The 2018 Toyota Avalon comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. But this power doesn’t compromise on its fuel-efficiency, as the vehicle can achieve an EPA-estimated 31 highway MPG.*

For a smooth and comfortable ride, the vehicle has a fully independent suspension with a stabilizer bar. Plus, underneath the chassis, there are specially shaped diffuser panels that reduce turbulence. This results in a more controlled drive, along with reduced wind noise.

The Avalon also lets you tailor your driving experience with the various driving modes. Choose Normal Mode for everyday driving. ECO Mode will make the gas pedal less responsive, thus helping prevent jack rabbit starts and making the car more fuel-efficient. Sport Mode will increase the throttle response and quicken the electric power steering, for livelier handling and a more athletic performance.

Test Drive the 2018 Avalon

The Toyota Avalon does a great job at combining style with performance. But to help solidify your decision on the vehicle, you’ll need to check it out in person.

If you live near San Diego, Kearny Mesa, or El Cajon, and want to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Avalon, then schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego today!


*2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.