2019 Avalon Hybrid Comparison Review



Brand New Avalon.

 

Hybrid Fuel Economy.

 

Excellent Value.

 

Safety Comes Standard.

 

Have you heard the news? The Toyota Avalon Hybrid has been redesigned for the 2019 model year. That means it has a brand new design that is looking pretty good. As Kelley Blue Book says in their review, “For this remake, Toyota definitely brought the sexy out. The 2019 Avalon is new from tip to tailpipes.” In addition to its new look, the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid arrives with a much larger trunk, going from 14 cubic feet to 16.1 It also jumps up 15 horsepower from the previous model, and it gets 3 more mpg in the city and 5 more mpg on the highway.

Speaking of fuel economy, the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid’s 43/44 city/highway mpg split kicks the rest of its competition to the curb. In the Avalon Hybrid’s price range there is really only one other vehicle that is also a hybrid, and that is the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. The 2019 MKZ Hybrid does not get as solid of a fuel economy, unfortunately. Working with 42 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway, it can not quite keep up with the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid’s impressive numbers.

When it comes to non-hybrid competitors, the numbers aren’t even in the same ballpark. The standard 2019 Toyota Avalon earns an impressive 22/32 city/highway split, but that is about as good as a non-hybrid will get. The 2019 Chevrolet Impala starts at a 22/29 split, and the 2019 Kia Cadenza gets 20/27. The Nissan Maxima does better than the Cadenza at 20/30, but the 2019 Chrysler 300 and the base 2019 Dodge Charger do one city mpg less than the Maxima at 19/30. The 2019 Buick LaCrosse earned an impressive 25/35 split, but it went out of production in February.

Because of its incredible fuel economy, the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid can save you a lot of money. The EPA estimates the 2019 Avalon Hybrid’s fuel costs coming out to $950 per year. The 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is estimated to cost $1000 per year, and the standard 2019 Toyota Avalon is estimated to cost $1650. The 2019 Nissan Maxima comes in at a whopping estimated cost of $2100 per year. Over the Maxima, the 2019 Avalon Hybrid can save you as much as $1150 per year in fuel costs.

Not only does the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid save you money at the gas pump, but it also saves you time. The EPA estimates that the 2019 Avalon Hybrid’s full driving range from fill-up to fill-up is 568 miles. The 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is close at 554 miles, but the 2019 Nissan Maxima can hardly compare at 432 miles. That is right in line with other non-hybrid vehicles in the class like the 2019 Chrysler 300, the 2019 Kia Cadenza, and the 2019 Dodge Challenger, which all have a range of 426 miles.

Because of all of this, it is no wonder that the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid has an incredible five year value. IntelliChoice and MotorTrend estimate how much a vehicle will cost over a five year period of time and rate the vehicle from “Excellent” to “Poor.” The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is rated as Excellent with a five year cost of $40,558. Despite the price premium for the hybrid model, that number beats out its competition handily.

The standard 2019 Avalon is also ranked as Excellent, but it ends up costing $42,324. The base 2019 Dodge Charger holds an Above Average rating and costs $42,639. Those are the best of the best, and it only goes down from there. After five years, the 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid costs $45,667 despite having a starting price that is nearly $1000 less than the 2019 Avalon Hybrid. Still, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid does earn an Excellent rating. The 2019 Kia Cadenza, on the other hand, does not. It is rated as Below Average with a cost of $48,128. The 2019 Chrysler 300 is rated as Average, but it costs more money at $49,441. Finally, the 2019 Nissan Maxima pulls up the rear with a five year cost of $52,030. Unsurprisingly, the Maxima is rated Poor by IntelliChoice. Despite the fact that the Maxima starts at $2000 less than the Avalon Hybrid, you would end up spending over $10,000 more after five years if you bought the Maxima over the Avalon Hybrid.

Not only does the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid save you money and have great fuel economy, but it also has incredible standard safety tech. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) recommends four safety technologies to be included in any vehicle. These are Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Crash Imminent Braking, and Dynamic Brake Support. As you might expect, all four of these come standard along with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which keeps your car at an appropriate distance away from other drivers whether you are burning down the highway or in slower traffic on the freeway.

Despite these technologies coming standard on the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, the Avalon Hybrid’s competition often either charges extra for these features or simply doesn’t have them. The 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid comes closest to matching the Avalon Hybrid’s safety suite with three of the NHTSA-recommended technologies standard, but the MKZ Hybrid doesn’t have Dynamic Brake Support. The 2019 Kia Cadenza has all four technologies as options, but they cost extra. The 2019 Chevy Impala only offers Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support as options, but they still cost extra. The 2019 Dodge Charger and the 2019 Chrysler 300 do not have any of these technologies at all.

What it comes down to is this: the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is an exceptional car. It is newly redesigned for 2019, and it brings the best fuel economy in the class. The Avalon Hybrid saves you money as you drive, and it throws in a whole suite of safety features standard to boot. There is simply not another vehicle like the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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Websites/Articles Mentioned (in order mentioned):

Kelley Blue Book 2019 Avalon Hybrid Review: https://www.kbb.com/toyota/avalon-hybrid/2019/

EPA 2019 Full-Size Car Comparison: https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=40718&id=40089&id=41141&id=40087

MotorTrend 2019 Avalon Hybrid Buyer’s Guide: https://www.motortrend.com/cars/toyota/avalon-hybrid/2019/

NHTSA 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Safety Ratings: https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2019/TOYOTA/AVALON%252520HYBRID/4%252520DR/FWD#safety-ratings-frontal