Believe it? We do. This isn’t your grandma’s luxury Avalon. Learn more about the sporty sedan that knows how to have fun.
When it comes to luxury sedans in Portland, the 2019 Toyota Avalon is more hip than most. 35-54 year olds in America drive the most miles per year. For that age-range of car-buyers that many of us fall into, the Avalon may not be first on your list. Maybe, at some point in your life, a Toyota Avalon was just, to you, the car that the little old lady drove too slowly in the fast lane. Maybe it was the hand-me-down family car. A snooze-fest mobile when your dreams consisted of faster horses. Regardless, this car has always had a market, but now that market is bigger than ever. Portland Toyota lovers are falling in love when least expected with the all new 2019 Toyota Avalon.
Toyota set out to make the 2019 Avalon a car dedicated to “serious play”. The 2019 Avalon comes on strong with appealing exterior design, sleek curves that aren’t all business, but speak to professionalism. This car allows for a comfortable, no-fuss ride, with bold moments of surprisingly sporty personality. Top all of that off with a screaming V-6 engine, and ample fuel economy, and you’ve got a Toyota sedan that can take on pick-up lines and morning commutes, the same way it takes on a night in the city. It’s the ideal sedan for the busy, on-the-go Portlander with a full life and places to be. Kids in tow, or just the grown ups, this car is packed with excellent features and driver-centered comfort, and that’s only the beginning.
Why Portland Loves the New Toyota Avalon More Than Ever
Avalon has always taken notes from it’s predecessor Camry, but had a refined edge. But the 2019 Toyota Avalon is re-writing the script! Like 2018’s new Camry model, Avalon is thoughtfully build around the TNGA model base, which is also the standard for the Prius and many of Toyota’s new crossovers. With Avalon, the build allows you the aerodynamic efficiency of a smaller car, allowing for great gas mileage and speed, but also it gives you the size you need for style with personality, as well as cargo room. There’s a reason this build has become Toyota’s golden standard.
The 2019 Toyota Avalon is Serious About Play
Toyota’s marketing campaign for 2019 Avalon has been aptly named Serious Play with many great adds featuring current blockbuster films like “I, Tonya” and “Catch Me If You Can.” All of this hype is centered around the idea that Avalon gives you the ability to experience playful adventure behind the wheel of a sedan that is also built for your everyday life. Toyota cites authenticity as an important ideal for this model of Avalon- an ideal that is extremely integral to Portland living, as well.
New Toyota Avalon- All About the Power & Made in the USA
Portland Toyota Avalon owners get the satisfaction of a power hungry sedan made in the USA. Where does that playful power come from? Well, one bad-boy of an engine that isn’t all soccer practice and business meetings. Though Avalon has always been driven by a commanding V6 engine, it has recently gotten an upgrade. 2005- 2018 engines have been 3.5L 2GR-FE style. However, this Avalon is upgraded to the 2GR-FKS- the same used by Lexus models and the fan-favorite Tacoma pickup. The Toyota trademark D4-S System combines direct and port-injection to allow more capability. This engine gains 33 horses since 2018. We call that business in the front and party in the front.
2019 Toyota Avalon is exclusively built here on American soil at a Georgetown, KY manufacturing center, where this build is a flagship for the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform. This manufacturing right at home, as well as Toyota’s new initiatives, offer you the highest quality in craftsmanship and safety that you can feel great about driving. From hot off the line in rural Kentucky, to your Pacific Northwest life, this is a car with style, power, and the integrity to back it up.
What Firsts For Toyota Avalon Can Portland Drivers Expect?
The new Avalon includes quite a few first-time advancements for Toyota, including:
- Available Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) which controls dynamic handling
- Standard Apple CarPlay and pairing
- Available Engine Sound Enhancement (a push-of-a-button feature that gives you the audio experience of a sports-car)
- Amazon Alexa
- Toyota Entune infotainment suite with latest and greatest upgrades for connectivity
Fear Not Portland Avalon Lovers, There Is An Avalon For Every Lifestyle
The 2019 Toyota Avalon is already a very versatile car, but the options for which trim suits you best only sweeten the deal. There are four available grades to accommodate your individual needs. Sports Plus models, XSE and Touring offer a more sporty, adventurous experience, but XLE and Limited offer a more high-end everyday experience with added features. And it gets better! Hybrid models of XLE, XSE, and Limited are available. You don’t have to compromise with a car you don’t love to get the efficiency you deserve.
Looking for a 2019 Toyota Avalon in Portland?
Toyota of Portland is your on-stop place for all things Toyota in the Pacific Northwest! We are excited to offer Portland drivers the fun and versatility they deserve in the all-new 2019 Toyota Avalon. Let us know how we can help you.