2015 Toyota Avalon — Rumors About Changes — Features & Specs
Since a completely new version of the Avalon sedan was introduced in 2013, the 2015 Toyota Avalon won’t come with changes which could be considered notable and significant. This doesn’t mean that they haven’t been thinking about possible changes and updates for this year. Although, according to some reports, the next major redesign isn’t expected until 2019 model year, the 2015 model year will probably bring some new features. Some unofficial and not-so-reliable sources claim that the 2015 Avalon will be improved by cosmetic, appearance changes, such as new body colors, for example. However, this sedan certainly won’t get a new powertrain, chassis or some other essential upgrade. Thanks to the already sleek exterior, the new features of the 2015 Toyota Avalon will only enhance its appearance and improve its market position. The 2015 model should attract younger audience. The changes are made in order to expand this cars’ fan base, but Toyota always do, they did it following their principles, without turbulence, noise and dramatic changes. That’s why the 2015 Toyota Avalon won’t seem to be different, although the new, fresh features would make it slightly more attractive.
2015 Toyota Avalon Features
With its current exterior, the 2015 Toyota Avalon won’t look outdated. They had this in mind back in 2012 when they prepared the new generation of this sedan. Since the old Avalon craved for a radical redesign, the 2013 version came with completely altered design language. Thanks to this move, the 2015 Avalon inherited quite a handsome exterior with sleek curves and sporty style. Of course, they managed to make it look attractive, but without losing the famous Toyota confidence. They made a decent, good-looking sedan, which doesn’t prance around. It looks modest, but not boring, handsome, but not ostentatious. The 2015 Toyota Avalon may have some minor exterior changes, but that isn’t confirmed yet. As for the features, according to some reports, there will be a standard rear-view camera, but also a vast number of additional features, which could make the 2015 Toyota Avalon one of the best equipped sedans on the road. There are also keyless entry and ignition feature, Toyota Neptune System, heated front seats, leather upholstery etc. There are four trims available: XLE, XLE Premium, XLE Touring and Limited. We don’t know for sure whether there will be new body colors, but if that’s true, the choice won’t be significantly expanded.
Powertrain And EPA Fuel Economy Of 2015 Toyota Avalon & Avalon Hybrid
As for the powertrain, this sedan has a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, which is carried over. This powerplant can generate 268 horsepower and its paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid version will also inherit the powertrain from the 2014 model, so its four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine and electric motor with nickel-hydride batteries can deliver 200 horsepower and it will provide three driving modes: ECO, EV and Sport. The 2015 Toyota Avalon won’t have different EPA fuel economy compared with the 2014 model. The conventional version with internal combustion V-6 engine makes 21 mpg/city and 31 mpg/highway. The 2015 Avalon hybrid returns 40 mpg/city and 39 mpg/highway. Both the conventional and the hybrid version come with front-wheel drive.
2015 Toyota Avalon Price
The price of the 2015 Toyota Avalon won’t differ significantly from the 2014 version. That means that the base MSRP of the Avalon with a V-6 engine will be around $32,000, while the entry price of the hybrid version will be a couple of thousand USD higher. Depending on a trim, the 2015 Avalon may cost up to $45,000.