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For 2016 the Toyota Avalon, engineers have fulfilled the criteria for a solid full-size sedan and then some. Distinctive styling has been a hallmark of the Avalon and this year is no exception; we see a roomy cabin and a long list of creature comforts along with that quiet, controlled ride. Top-notch materials combined with a sleek design give the Avalon the look and feel of a luxury car.
The vast, elegant, airy cabin of the 2016 Avalon affords more than enough room for passengers front and rear. The cabin features tri-zone automatic climate control and a power rear sunshade as available options. There's a plush wood and soft-touch plastic trim, with high-quality materials throughout. The superlatively comfortable seats, including ventilated front seats, are perfect for long-distance cruising. There is plenty of side bolstering and lumbar support for both the driver and the front passenger; the Avalon's rear seat is roomy and lacks for nothing in comfort including heating.
The cavernous trunk offers 16 cubic feet of space, and its wide opening and low lift over height make it easy to load heavy bags.
There are five trim levels for the 2016 Toyota Avalon: XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring and Limited; the Touring Sport has been dropped from the lineup.
The base XLE comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillights, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with wheel-mounted paddle shifters, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar support) and a four-way power front passenger seat. Electronics features include keyless ignition and entry, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 7-inch touchscreen with Toyota's Entune interface with voice controls (including Siri Eyes-Free for iPhone users) and an eight-speaker audio system with a CD player, satellite radio, HD radio, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack.
Upgrading one notch to the XLE Plus adds additional functionality to the keyless entry system, a sunroof and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Stepping up to the next level with the XLE Premium, you’ll find driver memory settings, Qi wireless charging, navigation, a nine-speaker audio system, smartphone app integration, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic detection.
The Touring comes with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, a sport-tuned suspension and unique interior trim.
Coming to the top of the line Avalon Limited you will see equipment from the Touring trim - minus the interior accents - in addition to xenon headlights, auto-dimming side mirrors with puddle lamps, automatic wipers, ambient cabin lighting, tri-zone automatic climate control, upgraded leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat, eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, heated rear seats, a rear power sunshade, Safety Connect and an 11-speaker JBL premium sound system.
The Limited also offers a Toyota Safety Sense package, which includes adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning system, lane-keeping assist, frontal collision warning, automatic pre-collision braking and automatic high-beam headlight control.
Standard safety features for the 2016 Toyota Avalon include traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front and rear seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, front knee airbags and a rearview camera. The XLE Premium, Touring and Limited come with blind spot monitoring systems with rear cross-traffic alert. Also standard on the Limited is Toyota's Safety Connect service, which includes roadside assistance, stolen vehicle location and automatic collision notification. The Limited's optional Toyota Safety Sense package includes a frontal collision warning system, automatic pre-collision braking and lane-keeping assist.