2020 Toyota Avalon vs. Its Competition

2020 Toyota Avalon TRD
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The full-size sedan ranks seem to dwindle annually, but what’s left is a lineup of good choices.

The Chrysler 300 and related Dodge Charger are natural athletes with good features and strong power, though their designs are showing their age against rivals with better interior space.

Look to the Nissan Maxima if a sporty full-sizer is on your list, but even it’s not going to challenge BMW on a curvy road.

The Kia Cadenza is a must-see for its upscale feel and exceptional ride quality.

And if you’re looking at the Avalon, its Lexus ES cousin might not be that much more expensive.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2020 Toyota Avalon works best as a stylish, comfortable cruiser, and not as a wannabe sports sedan.
5.7
If it’s a certain retro appeal you’re after in a four-door sedan, few vehicles can compete with the moderately priced 2020 Chrysler 300.
6.3
The Charger may be old, but it’s still a charmer, and can pull double duty as a sedate highway cruiser or a drag strip monster.
6.8
The 2020 Kia Cadenza is visually sharpened and features an improved infotainment system and options list.
7.8
The 2020 Lexus ES charts a sportier, sharper course than before, and it succeeds.
6.7
The 2020 Nissan Maxima is a handsome, relatively sporty sedan in an era when fewer people than ever are interested in one.
MSRP From     
$35,875$30,040$29,995$37,850$39,900$34,450
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
XLE (Natl)Touring RWDSXT RWDTechnology SedanES 350 FWDS 3.5L
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
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