2021 Toyota Avalon TRD Review by Mark Fulmer
by Mark Fulmer
The Auto Channel
The 2021 Toyota Avalon TRD is a five passenger premium sedan that has no less than 10, yes 10 trim levels. The TRD trim adds increased handling and suspension. It comes with 19-in matte-black TRD wheels, a black front splitter, side skirts TRD-tuned coil springs, shock absorbers and structural bracing.
The black tires, red brake calipers, and larger 12.9-in front brake discs are a color scheme that carrys on in the interior...
With red stitching on the shifter, black soft surfaces...
From logo headrest detailing to ultra-suede seat inserts with red seat stitching the upscale look and feel abounds.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay help connect your tech to the cars tech. And now you connect with your smartwatch or an Amazon Alexa-enabled device. That allows you not only to lock and unlock the car’s doors, and start the engine, but also to check the fuel levels.
Powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 270 hp and gets 22 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway. The driving experience is relaxed and confident, and a lot of that confidence comes from the knowledge that should you need to move out or pass, the power is there ready and responsive.
The Avalon succeeds as a comfortable, well-appoint sedan and the TRD trim adds the sportiness that flattens out the twisties and softens the bumps of our current rough urban roadways.
Front head room 37 " Rear head room 38 " Front shoulder room 58 " Rear shoulder room 57 " Front hip room 56 " Rear hip room 55 " Front leg room 42.1 " Rear leg room 40.3 " Luggage capacity 16.1 Cu.Ft. Maximum cargo capacity 16.1 Cu.Ft. Standard seating 5
Length 195.9 " Body width 72.8 " Body height 55.9 " Wheelbase 113.0 " Ground clearance 5.3 " Curb 3,655 Lbs.
Fuel tank capacity 15.8 Gal. EPA mileage estimates 21 City / 30 Hwy
Base engine size 3.5 Liters Base engine type V-6 Horsepower 301 Hp Horsepower rpm 6,600 Torque 267 Lb-Ft. Torque rpm 4,700 Payload 940 Lbs. Drive type Front-Wheel Turning radius 19.3 ''