Compare 2022 Toyota Avalon vs 2021 Volkswagen Arteon

2022 Toyota Avalon
2021 Volkswagen Arteon
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Hybrid Limited FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon Hybrid Limited FWD 43 43 $39,196 $43,550
Avalon Hybrid XLE FWD 43 44 $33,526 $37,250
Avalon Hybrid XSE Nightshade FWD 43 43 $36,541 $40,600
Avalon Limited FWD 22 31 $38,319 $42,575
Avalon Touring FWD 22 31 $38,679 $42,975
Avalon XLE FWD 22 32 $32,648 $36,275
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SE FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Arteon SE FWD 22 32 $35,478 $36,995
Arteon SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 20 31 $45,068 $46,995
Arteon SEL R-Line 4MOTION 20 31 $41,616 $43,395
Arteon SEL R-Line FWD 22 32 $39,890 $41,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,196
$35,478
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,550
$36,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$726 / month
$617 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Toyota Avalon ends its run at the top of the large-sedan segment. The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon is a compelling sedan with good features, but it's overshadowed by premium sedans that are even better.
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Fuel Economy
City
43 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
43 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 96.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
113 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
195.9 191.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.1 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 13.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 18.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P245/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3695 3686
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 3600 258 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5700 268 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
43 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 22
Transmission
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA QA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 5.59
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.53
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.43
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Avalon Volkswagen Arteon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.1 7.0
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