The Avalon has many rivals, but none are so directly comparable as the Chevy Impala, Buick LaCrosse, and Hyundai Azera.
The LaCrosse has a fantastic new look this year, but the cabin is something of a letdown.
It's similar to the Chevy Impala, which adopted most of Buick's running gear and even some of its styling cues in its winning 2014 makeover.
The Azera feels very refined, has an attractive design, and rides well, but it's surprisingly tight on headroom in the back seat and it's only offered with a non-hybrid V-6.
The Kia Cadenza is related to the Azera, but it's a bit more appealing, we think, due to its trim and materials choices; its ride and handling are also a notch better.
The Ford Taurus may look like a solid rival on the outside, but its interior is a packaging disaster, somehow feeling more like a compact sedan inside.
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|21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas V6||Gas I4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|Mid-Size Cars||Midsize Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars|
|XLE (SE)||4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS||Premium Sedan||4-Door Sedan SE FWD||4-Door Sedan|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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