2014 Toyota Avalon | new car review

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 by
2014 Toyota Avalon
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3.5 stars
  • Very Good
AEDAED 128,000 - 154,000
  • 2.5/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 2.5 stars
  • 2 Reviews

  • Avalon
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  • Last modified: December 8, 2014
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
    User: 11%
  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
    User: 9%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
    User: 12%
  • Features
    Editor: 85%
    User: 22%
  • Performance
    Editor: 85%
    User: 14%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%
    User: 30%

Review Summary:

Poised, elegant, and stunning. Reborn from the ashes, they’ve made a Lexus out of a Toyota for the completely redesigned 2nd Generation Avalon.

Pros

Improved styling

Cons

Uncomfortable rear seats

Looks

The exterior features a more charming Avalon with design cues that co-exist. No more is it the gloomy front end with dreary headlamps but instead a slimmer grill that parades a giant chrome visor. Saying the headlights are nice is an understatement, with its slimmer framework, it houses 2 bulging Xenons and subtle LED contours. Strong lines travel parallel to the wide windows, to reach the large tail lights that start wide on the sides narrowing their way to middle chrome piece of the boot.

2014 Toyota Avalon Front

Feels

First thing you notice upon entry is the grimacing dashboard. Aluminum coated knobs for eyes and a sliding tray for the mouth-like compartment. If you manage to shake off the creepy face-to-face first encounter you’ll notice all around stitching, a large armrest, and sensitive touch buttons throughout. The leather is decent but its abundance protrudes on some parts of the cabin. The rear seats are low, driving your knees up and is rather unpleasant for taller people. It won’t be a joy ride for the middle passenger either due to the rock-hard tucked away armrest.

2014 Toyota Avalon interior

Engineering

The base Avalon S priced at AED 128,000 comes loaded with features like Anti-Theft System, leather seats, sunroof, 6.1″ display, CD/iPOD/USB/AUX/Bluetooth, 8 way powered seats, Smart Entry & Push Start, rear sensors, and 17 inch Alloy wheels.

Throw in an extra AED 6,000 for a 7” HD Sat Nav and 11 audio speakers. And for those hungry for the spoils, the SE+ comes with premium leather, heated & cooled seats, and paddle shifters for a total of AED 149,000.

2014 Toyota Avalon Infotainment

What’s on offer?

The 2013 Avalon features a proven 3.5-liter, DOHC V6 engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission, which has been enhanced to offer more responsive and efficient performance. The all-aluminum six-cylinder engine will produce 273 horsepower and 352 NM of torque. This enhanced powertrain’s programming has been updated to offer ECO, NORMAL, and SPORT modes.

2014 Toyota Avalon Side

Summing it…

On the outside, Toyota has outdone itself but has a few inner flaws. For a flagship saloon whose main purpose is to deliver comfort above all, it seems to fall short in that category with a stiff back row. It lacks some standard options such as reclining back seats and side curtains as found on the Hyundai Genesis.

2 Responses to 2014 Toyota Avalon | new car review

  1. Chamel Reply

    December 7, 2013 at 8:29 am

    • Interior
      10%
    • Exterior
      15%
    • Quality
      13%
    • Features
      19%
    • Performance
      12%
    • Value for money
      28%
    • Rated 3 stars

    better than old one

  2. Chamel Reply

    December 7, 2013 at 8:27 am

    • Interior
      12%
    • Exterior
      3%
    • Quality
      10%
    • Features
      25%
    • Performance
      15%
    • Value for money
      31%
    • Rated 2 stars

    ok

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