2016 Toyota Avalon {Car Review} @DriveShopUSA @Toyota #Toyota

I received this car for one week to review in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.toyota logo

Honestly until I drove the Toyota Avalon, I had never heard of that particular model before. I wasn’t sure about it since it seems like a smaller car but it is actually quite roomy and has great pick-up. I loved being able to zoom around town with my kids and yes all three of them fit in the back (including 1 car seat and 1 booster seat.) I was impressed with the sleek design as well, its very sporty!



Features of the Toyota Avalon I found helpful:

The color! This may sound like a strange feature but I really liked the burgundy color (Sizzling Crimson to be exact) and have never seen it on a car before. It was super nice to be able to spot this car in a crowded parking lot amongst all the other mid-size cars.


Back seat arm rest and door to trunk – When I had just two kids with me, they loved using the cup holders in the console back there. Then it was pretty neat to have a door to the trunk especially when we were carting around my son’s hockey sticks! Not sure what else we’d use this for since its a small door but it was something unique and I’m sure there is a bigger purpose for it.


Air vents for back seats – I always feel bad for the back seat when there are no vents back there to blare air or heat. I like that this was a good height as well so it reached the back passengers nicely.


Qi-compatible charger for wireless smartphone charging – This is such a cool feature that makes me want to go out and buy a new phone that is Qi-capable. I bet in 5 years or so every car will have something like this but this Toyota model was the first one I’ve ever driven that had it.


Heated seats – This is a must in cold states like Chicago in the winter!


Charging ports that are easily accessible


Key Fob so no key required – super nice for when I have my hands full and the keys were in my bag. The car is also push button start.


Deep driver console – lots of room for storage


Moonroof – even though I never open moonroof’s in the cars I drive, I love that extra light coming in.


So many features at the touch of the screen


Yes I said touch! The Nav and App screen is touch as well as the buttons around it. It did take me a few tries before I remembered I didn’t have to push a button, just tap it with my finger.



Lots of info on the dashboard with the button on the steering wheel to adjust


Easy phone app – I loved being able to tap the number on the screen rather my phone. It’s the little things, right?


Tire rims – these just looked snazzy to me and I love the black color.


Heated outside mirrors with turn signals – again heat is nice in cold states since those mirrors can build up with ice in the winter and extra turn signals are always helpful.


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Speak Your Mind



  1. Shane A says:

    These are getting better and better looking. Might consider it as my next car.

  2. This has a lot more room in it than I expected. Nice looking car!

  3. I read and heard Toyota’s were top of the line in the technology department. Your review just sealed it for me and this isn’t one of their top end cars, but you could’ve fooled me!! I wonder if there aren’t any more transmissions if you only have to push a button now? Also – what is the difference between a moonroof and a sunroof?? I like the heated mirrors and turn signals! I too am in the cold winter IL state!! It gets brutal at times! Thanks for the in-depth review!

  4. Laura Collins says:

    This car looks nice you had me on the heated seats

  5. The Avalon is such a nice car. It really looks like a luxury vehicle with so many great features. I used to think of it as an “old person’s car” but the style has gotten so much better over the years!

  6. Wow, what a nice car! I like the air vents for the back seat too. I’ve always wanted heated seats. All of those displays and touch screens are so fancy. I like that it tells you what the tire pressure is. My tire pressure light always comes on in my van, and it would be nice to have a display tell me what it is. Thanks for the review.

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