2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid for Sale in Smithfield, RI
As it enters its ninth year on the market, the Toyota Avalon Hybrid remains one of the most compelling full-sized sedans out there. On top of its clear luxury factor, it’s known for its excellent fuel economy, comfort, and style. The 2021 model continues to show off all the elements of the 2019 redesign, and a new lithium-ion battery pack replaces the previous nickel-metal hydride unit. On the technology front, Android Auto is now standard, and a new Vehicle Approach Noise system helps to alert pedestrians of the car’s presence during quiet low-speed operation.
Trims, Hybrid System, and Fuel Economy
The front-wheel-drive 2021 Avalon Hybrid is available in a trio of grades: the XLE, XSE, and Limited. Their hybrid system unites a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, a 650-volt electric motor, and a 259-volt lithium-ion battery pack with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (E-CVT). The total system output is 215 hp. The XLE gets an EPA-estimated 43 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway, while the XSE and Limited dip a bit to 43 city/43 highway.
Standard and Optional Features
As mentioned, this is a well-equipped vehicle, with the base XLE getting automatic LED headlights, heated side mirrors with turn-signal and blind-spot indicators, a noise-reducing windshield and driver and front passenger side windows, keyless entry and push-button ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a backup camera with dynamic guidelines, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated simulated-leather front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, four USB ports, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seatback. A moonroof and a wireless smartphone charger are option.
The XSE adds the sunroof and wireless smartphone charger along with gloss-black exterior accents, ventilated faux-leather and suede front seats, aluminum interior trim, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink. The Limited doesn’t get the XSE’s gloss-black and aluminum trim details but it gains memory functions for the side mirrors (auto-dimming on the driver’s side), genuine leather seats, driver’s seat memory, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, wood interior trim, and a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink.
Safety and Technology
All trims come with the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) system of active driver aids, which incorporates a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, and full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is also issued across the board. The Limited is eligible for a sonar system with rear cross-traffic braking and a surround-view monitor.
The XLE and XSE have a well-outfitted infotainment system with a 9-inch touchscreen, an eight-speaker audio system, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and satellite radio. The XSE is eligible for integrated navigation and a premium 14-speaker JBL audio system, both of which are standard on the Limited.