2014 Toyota Avalon

XLE FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 auto trans

2014 toyota avalon Reviews and News

2014 Toyota Avalon
2014 Toyota Avalon

New for 2014

The 2014 Toyota Avalon continues largely unchanged after a 2013-model-year redesign, the 2014 Toyota Avalon adds a rearview camera as standard equipment on the XLE trim, and the blind-spot monitoring has been made optional for the XLE Touring and XLE Touring Hybrid, allowing prices to be dropped slightly on those trim levels.

Vehicle Overview

The Toyota Avalon is a full-size sedan that fits above the Camry. Powered by a V-6 or hybrid I-4, the Avalon sits at the top of the lineup as the automaker’s largest car.

Summary

The standard 2014 Toyota Avalon is powered by a 268-hp 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 248 lb-ft of torque, with a six-speed automatic that powers the front wheels. A hybrid model is available that pairs a 2.5-liter I-4/electric motor combination with a CVT. EPA estimates are 21/31 mpg city/highway for the V-6, and 40/39 mpg for the hybrid I-4. The available Technology Package adds several new safety features including a dynamic radar cruise control and pre-collision system. The 2014 Toyota Avalon received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars), and earned a rating of good for four categories of IIHS testing (the highest-possible rating is good).

What We Think

The 2014 Toyota Avalon received a major redesign for 2013, and in a review of that car we said, “It's entertaining to throw around this 16.2-foot-long car on a mountain road; body roll is well controlled despite a suspension that's hardly state of the art. Losing 120 pounds has helped the Avalon. Ride quality - -another eye-opener -- is happily on the firm side. Sitting in the driver's seat of a Limited model, looking at the three attractive display screens and tri-color dashboard, and holding the nice steering wheel, we found the word ‘Toyota’ falling from our consciousness.”
In an Editor’s Notebook review of a 2013 Toyota Avalon XLE Touring we noted, “one thing that carries over from the old car that didn't really need improvement is the 3.5-liter V-6, which was then and continues to be smooth, powerful, and responsive . . . a sport mode perks up the throttle, transmission, and suspension responses, and there are even shift paddles on the steering wheel.”
You’ll Like
  • Ride strikes a great balance between comfort and sport
  • Styling both inside and out
  • Available hybrid mpg figures
You Won’t Like
  • Hybrid performance could be improved
  • No available AWD
  • Sport mode not actually sporty
Key Competitors
  • Buick LaCrosse
  • Nissan Maxima
  • Ford Taurus
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Chrysler 300

Rating

4

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$27,626
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
$31,590
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Certified Pre Owned Price
$27,750

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$31,590

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2014 Toyota Avalon Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
21 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
Horsepower:
268 hp @ 6200rpm
Torque:
248 ft lb of torque @ 4700rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
25,000 miles / 24 months
Maintenance
25,000 miles / 24 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Sienna, and Highlander and model year 2015 Lexus RX350 vehicles. Fuel may leak from the one of the fuel delivery pipes in the engine compartment.
Consequences
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace any of the suspect fuel delivery pipes free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during November 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
Potential Units Affected
20,000
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014 Toyota Camry, Camry HV, Avalon, and Avalon HV vehicles equipped with 16-inch and 17-inch rims. In the affected vehicles, the left-side front suspension lower arm may have been incorrectly manufactured. As a result, the left side lower arm may not have enough clamping surface area for one of the bolts that secures the lower arm to the lower ball joint.
Consequences
Because of the insufficient clamping force, the lower arm may separate from the ball joint, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left side lower arm, free of charge. The recall began on December 12, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
Potential Units Affected
5,650
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Toyota Avalon

Depreciation
42.1%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$16,525
42.1%
Insurance
$6,635
16.9%
Fuel Cost
$9,659
24.6%
Financing
$3,367
8.6%
Maintenance
$2,074
5.3%
Repair Costs
$580
1.5%
State Fees
$444
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $39,284 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent