2020 Toyota Avalon vs. Its Competition

2020 Toyota Avalon TRD
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer 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.
6.2
The 2019 Kia Cadenza offers upscale features, space, and comfort at a mainstream price.
8.0
The 2019 Lexus ES deletes “sedate” from its vocabulary.
MSRP From     
N/AN/AN/AN/A$33,100$39,750
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AN/AN/AN/ARegular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/ALarge CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
N/AN/AN/AN/APremium SedanES 350 FWD
Drivetrain     
N/AN/AN/AN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/AN/AN/AN/A55
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
N/AN/AN/AN/ASedanSedan
Transmission     
N/AN/AN/AN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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