2019 Toyota Avalon: First Drive Review

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Under the Hood
The 2019 Toyota Avalon is powered by a new 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, combined with a new 8-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission — a 33-horsepower increase over the previous model with improved fuel economy. The Avalon XLE is rated at 22 mpg city / 32 mpg highway / 26 mpg combined; the XSE, Limited and Touring variants are rated at 22 mpg city / 31 mpg highway / 25 mpg combined. Avalon XSE and Touring trims offer optional paddle shifters. Drive mode selection includes Eco, Normal and Sport, and Avalon Touring offers five choices: Eco, Normal, Custom, Sport and Sport +.

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