The Chevy Impala is chief among the rivals for the Toyota Avalon, and we like the Chevy’s looks more.
The LaCrosse is worthy of attention, but requires a dab of extra features to bring it up to speed with the Avalon.
The Taurus doesn’t feel as roomy, although it offers a higher-output version in the SHO.
The Azera is priced on top of the Avalon, although its styling is certainly polarizing.
The Kia Cadenza is particularly interesting because it undercuts the Avalon by more than $2,000 and is just as comfortable.
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|2018 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings||2018 Buick LacrosseBrowse Used Listings||2018 Chevrolet ImpalaBrowse Used Listings||2018 Ford TaurusBrowse Used Listings||2018 Kia CadenzaBrowse Used Listings||2017 Hyundai AzeraBrowse Used Listings|
|21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas I4||Gas I4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|Midsize Cars||Midsize Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars|
|XLE (SE)||4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS||SE FWD||Premium Sedan||3.3L|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2018 Toyota Avalon vs. 2018 Buick Lacrosse||2018 Toyota Avalon vs. 2018 Chevrolet Impala||2018 Toyota Avalon vs. 2018 Ford Taurus||2018 Toyota Avalon vs. 2018 Kia Cadenza||2018 Toyota Avalon vs. 2017 Hyundai Azera|