2019 Toyota Avalon vs. Its Competition

2019 Toyota Avalon
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Toyota Avalon competes in a shrinking class of full-size sedans.

The Nissan Maxima is the volume leader and thought-leader—the Avalon’s sporting approach takes on the Maxima.

The Avalon has better interior room, although we may prefer the Nissan’s exterior more.

The Buick Lacrosse has a mild-hybrid system that attempts to compete with the Avalon Hybrid, although its mileage isn’t as impressive.

The 300S’s sheet metal is just as sharp as the Avalon’s—in sportier trims—although its V-6 and interior are dated.

The Lexus ES was related to the Avalon, until this year, and is a more traditional take on luxury.

The Taurus is a full-size sedan, and sporty in SHO variants, but is comparatively aged.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Toyota Avalon takes a hard right into sporty territory to take on rivals from Nissan and Chrysler.
The 2019 Buick LaCrosse is old-school luxury with a new-school hybrid battery bump. It's a quiet, comfortable sedan that doesn't make many mistakes.
If it’s a certain retro appeal you’re after in a four-door sedan, few vehicles can compete with the moderately priced 2019 Chrysler 300.
The 2019 Ford Taurus is a dead car driving. Look closely at its rivals.
The 2019 Lexus ES deletes “sedate” from its vocabulary.
The 2019 Nissan Maxima is a break from the familiar mid-size four-door sedans.
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XLE (SE)4-Door Sedan FWDTouring RWDSE FWDES 350 FWDS 3.5L
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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