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2019 Toyota Avalon vs 2018 Toyota Avalon

If you are waffling between the 2019 Toyota Avalon and its 2018 predecessor, comparing the specs and features of the two is a good way to help you figure out what one is the right sedan for you.

In order to do so, we’ve pitted the base models of both vehicles against each other. We’ll be comparing the power, transmission, and fuel economy of the 2019 Toyota Avalon XLE with the 3.5L 6cyl engine to the 2018 Toyota Avalon XLE with the 3.5L 6cyl engine. This way, there isn’t any confusion on what trim level we are speaking of, as you know it will be the lowest trim you can get for both vehicles.

Finding your new sedan can be hard, so we hope that this comparison will help you decide what vehicle is the best fit for you and your family. Now without further ado; the 2019 Toyota Avalon vs the 2018 Toyota Avalon.

2019 Toyota Avalon exterior front fascia and passenger side vs 2018 Toyota Avalon exterior front fascia and drivers side

2019 Toyota Avalon


2018 Toyota Avalon

301 hp Horsepower 268 hp
267 ft.-lbs. Torque 248 ft.-lbs.
8-speed Transmission 6-speed
22/32/26 mpg Fuel economy 21/20/24 mpg

Advantages of the 2019 Toyota Avalon

When it comes to power, the 2019 Toyota Avalon has it in spades. As you can see in the table above, the 2019 Avalon has 301 horsepower and 267 ft.-lbs. of torque. This is a bit more than the 268 hp and 248 ft.-lbs. of torque that the 2018 Avalon offers. So, while the 2018 Avalon is no slouch, the 2019 Avalon still has more horsepower and torque than its predecessor.

Likewise, the 2019 Avalon has an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, compared to the 2018 Avalon and its 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission.

The difference in these transmissions is reflected in the fuel economy of each vehicle, as well. The 2019 Avalon has an EPA-Estimated 26 combined miles per gallon, which is 2 more mpg than the 2018 Avalon.

Questions about either the 2019 or 2018 Toyota Avalon? Don’t hesitate to contact us here at Roberts Toyota. We are always glad to answer any questions you may have.