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2021 Toyota Avalon TRD Review by Mark Fulmer


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A Premium Sedan with a side of Sport

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.


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The black tires, red brake calipers, and larger 12.9-in front brake discs are a color scheme that carrys on in the interior...


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With red stitching on the shifter, black soft surfaces...


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From logo headrest detailing to ultra-suede seat inserts with red seat stitching the upscale look and feel abounds.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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SPECS

INTERIOR

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

EXTERIOR

Length 195.9 " Body width 72.8 " Body height 55.9 " Wheelbase 113.0 " Ground clearance 5.3 " Curb 3,655 Lbs.

FUEL

Fuel tank capacity 15.8 Gal. EPA mileage estimates 21 City / 30 Hwy

PERFORMANCE

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 ''