2022 Toyota Avalon vs. Its Competition

2022 Toyota Avalon
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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

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

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.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2022 Toyota Avalon ends its run at the top of the large-sedan segment.
5.5
Whether the 2021 Chrysler 300 is old school or just old, it’s still pretty good.
6.2
The 2021 Dodge Charger is a retro sedan with silly performance potential. Speed doesn’t go out of style.
7.3
The 2021 Lexus ES grabs some of the LS’ spotlight with its sleek shape and its sky-high hybrid economy.
6.5
The 2021 Nissan Maxima slips into sporty territory with a handsome shape and good road manners, but the CVT saps its verve.
6.8
The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon is a compelling sedan with good features, but it's overshadowed by premium sedans that are even better.
MSRP From     
$36,275$31,875$31,125$40,000$37,090$36,995
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
XLE FWD (SE)Touring L RWDSXT RWDES 350 FWDSV 3.5LSE FWD
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/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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