The 2016 Toyota Avalon, A Family Sedan You Can Get Excited About #DriveToyota

When you think about family size sedans, the first thing that comes to mind is practical. The description doesn’t exactly scream excitement. A statement I would have agreed with, until recently when I was asked to drive the 2016 Toyota Avalon for a week to review.


With its combination of comfort, quality and performance, the 2016 Toyota Avalon is one of the most impressive cars on the market. I wasn’t so sure I would like a car this size, but it was love at first drive. The vehicle is spacious inside and stunning outside. I just love the lines on this car. And, seriously – check out that beautiful color! Parisian Night Pearl. If I were in the market, I could easily see a 2016 Toyota Avalon Sedan in our driveway.


Avalon’s standard leather-trimmed seats, soft-touch materials and French stitching add up to an environment that feels as if it was made just for you. Subtle design touches make sure that the interior of Avalon stands out.

Our favorite interior features:
Premium heated and cooled seats
Power rear sunshade
Spacious second row

Our favorite technology features:
Multi-Information Display
Backup camera
Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

Our favorite amenities:
Three-zone automatic climate control
Intelligent Touch capacitive controls (very slick!)
Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio


The 2016 Toyota Avalon is packed with plenty of power under the hood. Making it pretty exciting to drive. I drive two freeways everyday, and it had no problems at all keeping up. Lot’s of pep in this sedan. It is also incredible soft on the road. Handling pumps and turns like driving on a cloud. I think this might be the ultimate luxury vehicle.

I honestly can not think of anything negative to list in this review. the car is beautiful inside and out, a pleasure to drive and amazing on gas. I drove it all week on one tank. The only thing I would change is the size of the rear-view mirrors. They felt a little small to me. Keeping in-mind I drive an older car everyday, it might be something I just have to get used to.

Let’s talk safety!
The road can be unpredictable. That’s why we created available Toyota Safety Sense™ to help keep you safe from harm. This newly developed active safety package combines Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Auto High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control to help assist you. By working together, the systems help address three key areas of accident protection: preventing or mitigating frontal collisions, keeping drivers within their lane, and enhancing road safety during nighttime driving. Combined, these features create in-the-moment safety designed to support your awareness and decision-making on the road.

Pre-Collision System (PCS)
Using a forward-facing radar and camera that scans the road ahead, this intuitive system helps you to avoid a potential collision in certain situations. 5 When a potential collision is detected, you are alerted with audible and visual warnings, and brake assistance is automatically activated. If you do not apply the brakes, and the system determines the collision is unavoidable, the brakes are automatically engaged.

Packed with all of the features that I enjoy, and the safety features that I depend on, the 2016 Toyota Avalon is a sedan you can get excited about. I highly recommend a test drive if you are in market for a family size sedan.

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Disclosure: I was delivered a 2016 Toyota Avalon to drive for seven days. No monetary compensation has been exchanged. Photos used and the opinions express are honest and my own. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review.


  1. I love the color! It would really stand out in the parking lot! The internal features are awesome! It just makes me want to sell our car so that we can get this! Haha.

  2. I’m so impressed by all the advanced safety features. It’s nice to see manufacturers adding more and more of those. The road can definitely be unpredictable.

  3. This does sound like an awesome family car. You have to love that PCS. I’ve never had a car with that.

  4. Elizabeth O. says:

    Toyota makes really reliable cars, affordable ones as well. This sounds like the perfect car for families, especially because of the safety system. I really like the features!

  5. I have often thought about getting a car rather than my SUV but I totally worry about the space inside. This car seems to have just as much space as my SUV and is probably cheaper!!

  6. We just purchased a Sienna this past year and we love it! Our radio looks the exact same!

  7. This ride is gorgeous! Toyota has always been our brand of choice.

  8. Nicole Escat says:

    Wow, I love this car. I always dreamt of having a car and I think, I will consider this one when we have a chance of buying a car.

  9. Toyota’s getting better with their features recently. Our old Toyota had problems with its cooling system but that’s just an old issue. I like the Avalon name, really sounds absolute and mighty.

  10. Nicole Escat says:

    This car really looks stunning, I like its color and the inside is very spacious! I would love to own a new one.

  11. Danne Reed says:

    Nice car! I am always impressed with Toyota. They have the most affordable and function wise cars.

  12. Nicole Haas Etolen says:

    I like the climate control, this is a dream car for me. I hope the price is not so expensive, the car is stunning.

  13. It’s always exciting to get a new car. This one is beautiful. I love the back up camera option. I have driven a big van for a lot of years and am always afraid I will miss something that is directly behind me. Great feature.

  14. Kathy says:

    That looks like a very beautiful car. My husband and I have been talking about getting another vehicle. We want something with more space for our kids. This would probably be a great choice too.

  15. I have not driven a Toyota since I got rid of mine 18 years ago. It was older but I loved it. It was top of the line for the year model. I wouldn’t mind having a new Toyota.

  16. Sounds a super cool family car and Toyotas are great lil runners, they last for yonks 🙂 I want one lol dont tell Shhh I am a german car lover so I am confessing to cardultery 🙂

  17. Toyota cars are just amazing because of their best quality & the features that have & the Avalon looks like one with some superior features & advanced technology as well. I love that Safety Sense feature & that stylish look so much.

  18. Robin Ruehrwein says:

    I love the Toyota brand! They last a while and they have great features for not a huge price tag. This Avalon looks great.

  19. Julie Waldron says:

    This looks like a great car and I love the features.

  20. Rosie says:

    Wow this car has good safety features, and for looks, the Parisian Night Pearl is so pretty. I’d love to have this car!

  21. We’re Toyota people, so this car is right up our alley. The cars are getting much more luxurious looking now.