2021 Toyota Avalon for Sale in Smithfield, RI
The Toyota Avalon has always been a dependable and well-appointed sedan, one that could easily fit into a premium lineup. For 2021, this comfortable, plush, and versatile four-door flaunts some notable upgrades, such as the availability of an all-wheel drivetrain for the XLE and Limited trim levels, a new XSE Nightshade Edition that employs several blacked-out exterior accents, and the introduction of Android Auto as part of the standard infotainment setup. There’s also a 2021 Avalon Hybrid, but we’ll just focus on the gas-only version here.
Trims and Features
Some highlights of the base trim’s exterior features are LED headlights, 17-inch silver-painted wheels, heated side mirrors with turn-signal and blind-spot warning indicators, and keyless entry. The interior is stocked with push-button start, heated simulated-leather (SofTex)front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a USB media port, four USB charging ports, a rearview camera, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat.
The infotainment system’s touchscreen measures 9 inches; it also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, satellite radio, and an eight-speaker sound system. The Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) system comes standard to deliver safety-enhancing technologies such as a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, and full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control. A blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert is added, too. Buyers can choose to add a moonroof and a wireless smartphone charger.
The XSE Nightshade was introduced this model year as a trim that combines equipment upgrades and aesthetic changes. It gets the moonroof and wireless charger as standard fare along with blacked-out 19-inch wheels and exterior accents, aluminum sport pedals, and heated front seats in a combo of SofTex and suede. This trim’s available features include a sport-tuned exhaust and engine sound enhancement.
The TRD calls out to driving enthusiasts with its track-tuned suspension, aerodynamic body kit, rear coil springs, larger front brake rotors with dual-piston calipers, thicker underbody braces, and throaty exhaust note. The interior displays TRD badges and red trim in various places.
The more luxurious Touring drops the TRD’s performance enhancements but has its side mirrors upgraded with position memory and driver’s-side auto-dimming capability. It also gains a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, ambient interior lighting, and heated rear outboard seats. Its infotainment system is improved with integrated navigation and a deluxe 14-speaker JBL sound system. This high-caliber trim is eligible for some optional advanced safety features: front and rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic braking, and a surround-view camera system.
At the peak of the trim lineup, the Limited gets it all: 18-inch wheels, improved leather-upholstered seats (heated and ventilated in front), position memory for the driver’s seat, and natural wood interior trim. The aforementioned front and rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic braking, and surround-view camera system remain optional.
The gasoline-only versions of the 2021 Toyota Avalon have two powertrain choices: the standard 3.5-liter V6 (301 hp and 267 lb.-ft. of torque) and the available 2.5-liter four-cylinder (205 hp and 185 lb.-ft. of torque), which is only offered on the XLE and Limited in conjunction with all-wheel drive. They all get an eight-speed automatic transmission with Shiftmatic mode. Front-wheel drive is standard on all, but, as mentioned, the XLE and Limited grades can be ordered with all-wheel drive and the smaller engine.
Safety and Technology
The XLE, XSE Nightshade, and TRD are furnished with an infotainment system with a 9-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, a USB media port, four USB charge ports, an eight-speaker audio system, and satellite radio. The Touring and Limited get integrated navigation and a premium 14-speaker JBL audio system, which are both offered as options for the other trims.
Each version of the 2021 Toyota Avalon is provided with the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) suite of active driver aids. This includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, and full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control. A blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert is also included on all trims, and an intelligent clearance sonar system with rear cross-traffic braking is offered for the Touring and Limited.