With additional safety features added, the 2017 Toyota Avalon is a car that motorists should get to know. The largest and most luxurious sedan produced by Toyota, it has a lead position in the manufacturer’s vehicle lineup. The Avalon first made its appearance in 2013 and was updated in 2016. Seemingly following a well-tested principle of not interfering with an efficient working mechanism, the 2017 Toyota Avalon remains virtually unchanged. Continuing with the 3.5 litre V6 powertrain it comfortably produces 268 horsepower when fitted with a six-speed auto transmission.
The Avalon was awarded a five-out-of-five star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), V-6 power/specifically, as well as a 5-star “side crash” rating and 4-star ratings for frontal impact and rollover categories. However, for the 2017 Toyota Avalon, it doesn’t stop there; because the Canadian Black Book has recently awarded this, in various ways extraordinary vehicle “2017 Best Retained Value - Full-size Car.”
From the foregoing awards, what may be called the Toyota flagship sedan, offers an extremely high degree of safe and protective motoring. This is further confirmed by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIH) that gave the 2017 Toyota Avalon a “Top Safety Pick+” distinction. The rating is the highest-rated positive mark in relation to all recognized collision tests. It is also the highest-Superior-level rating related to collision avoidance and damage control mitigation.
An “Acceptable” rating was awarded in respect of ease in operating and use of the LATCH child seat anchors. The stated ratings are applicable to all Avalon models, due to the full suite of active safety features now being fitted as standard equipment.
Of particular value, was that in low and high-speed automatic braking tests conducted by the IIHS, the 2017 Toyota Avalon’s Pre-Collision System successfully prevented a collision, completely!
A hybrid model is available under the Avalon brand name, offering a 2.5 litre I-4 linked to an electric motor and a Continuously Variable Transmission, with the two powertrains driving the front wheels.
For the 2017 Toyota Avalon, there is the additional value given to the standard model with the Toyota Safety Sense P-active safety feature package, which is standard on all models instead of being an option. All Avalon models will now be supplied with:
• Standard automatic braking
• Steering assist
• Lane departure warning
• Active cruise control
• Automatic high beams.
The R&D division of Toyota, in some bygone time, designed, constructed and tested a 2013 model Avalon, converted to a high-performance standard. It was fitted with a supercharged engine, large capacity brakes, and high-performance tires. This project was abandoned, but the 2017 Toyota Avalon carries the innovation!