2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Specs, Release Dates, Prices

As Toyota’s flagship midsize sedan, the Avalon Hybrid brings premium style, performance, interior amenities, and presence to the masses – without a first-class price. It’s this exceptional blend of high-quality characteristics that has been key to the Avalon’s multiyear success since it first rolled off the assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) in February 1994.

Underpinned by a Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, and powered by a fuel-efficient Hybrid System powertrain, the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid embodies consumers’ overarching desire for high-caliber, design-centric, technologically-savvy modes of attainable, premium transportation.

NEW FOR 2019

  • New Toyota Hybrid System Powertrains Offering More Power and MPG

  • New TNGA K Sedan Platform with Multi-Link Rear Suspension and Available Toyota-First Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)

  • Standard Entune 3.0 with Wi-Fi Connect, Toyota Remote Connect with Smartwatch and Amazon Alexa Connectivity, and Apple CarPlay Compatibility

  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P)

  • Starting MSRP of $36,500 for XLE trim

  • Available exterior colors: Opulent Amber, Harbor Gray Metallic, Celestial Silver Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Parisian Night Pearl, Wind Chill Pearl and Ruby Flare Pearl.

TRIMS LEVEL AND FEATURES

Standard features for the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated and power-adjustable front seats, simulated leather upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Technology features include Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Toyota's Safety Connect communications, a 9-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Toyota's Entune infotainment system with smartphone-based navigation, four USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and an eight-speaker audio system with satellite and HD radio.

Also included is Toyota's Safety Sense suite of advanced safety features (forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control) as well as a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited trim adds 18-inch wheels, upgraded exterior lighting, a sunroof, a head-up display, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, wood interior trim, ambient interior lighting, a wireless charging pad, a built-in navigation system and a 14-speaker premium JBL audio system.

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XSE trim builds on the XLE plus 18-inch wheels, piano black exterior treatments, a rear spoiler, a sunroof, paddle shifters, aluminum pedal covers, aluminum interior trim and microsuede seat inserts.

Some of features on the Limited are available on the other trims as options. An Advanced Safety package with a surround-view parking camera system and rear parking sensors with automatic braking is optional on the Limited.

ENGINE SPECS

Hustle, athleticism, and fuel-efficiency. Each of these riveting traits has improved, in large part, because of the new TNGA powertrains: a 215-net-horsepower 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) with 650-volt electric motor (A25A-FXS) and Continuously-Variable Transmission (CVT). The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid continues to be the only full hybrid vehicle in the segment.

The four-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine is married to an all-new Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain that’s been engineered to inspire both spirited driving and fuel consciousness. The hybrid system net power output is an impressive 215 horsepower – up 15 horsepower versus the outgoing version. THS II uses two electric motors – MG1 and MG2 – to supplement the charging of the hybrid system’s Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery pack, while MG2 assists the engine.

The VVT-iW system is employed on the intake cycle, with VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing - Intelligent) activated on exhaust. With VVT-iW in place, engineers ensured optimal torque creation at all engine speeds, and minimized pumping losses during the closing of intake valves, which furthered fuel efficiency. The use of Atkinson cycle, too, reduces the V6’s fuel appetite, particularly in cold climates or during wide-open throttle (WOT) situations.

A new TNGA 2.5-liter four-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine is more fuel efficient, runs cleaner, and is more powerful than previous iterations, and excels at dissipating thermal inefficiencies. Doing it all took the implementation of Toyota’s vast catalog of advanced engine technologies: Dual VVT-i with VVT-iE (Variable Valve Timing intelligent system by Electric motor); D-4S (Direct injection 4-stroke gasoline engine Superior version) direct injection and laser-clad valve seats; longer stroke (4.07 inches; bore remains at 3.44 inches) and high compression ratio (14:1); multi-hole direct fuel injectors; a variable cooling system; cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system; and a full variable oil pump.

Instead of oil pressure, its Dual VVT-i with VVT-iE variable valve system employs an electric motor to control variable valve timing, which aids fuel efficiency and promotes cleaner exhaust emissions (this is especially helpful in cold climates). The D-4S direct injection combined higher-pressure direct fuel injection (DI) and lower-pressure port fuel injection (PFI), and applies each method of injection based on specific driving parameters. Furthering fuel efficiency are new multi-hole nozzle direct injectors (six holes per injector).

HYBRID POWER SYSTEM

Hybrid System Net Horsepower

215 hp

Engine Type

2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve D-4S Dual Injection with VVT-iE, VVT-I with Eco, Normal, Sport and EV drive modes

Valvetrain

16-valve DOHC with Dual VVT-i

Displacement

2,487 cc

Bore x Stroke

3.44 x 4.07 in.

Compression Ratio

14.0:1

Horsepower

176 hp @ 5,700 rpm

Torque

163 lb-ft @ 3,600-5,200 rpm

Recommended Fuel

87-octane or higher - unleaded

Emission Certification

SULEV30

EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined MPG)

43/44/44 (XLE)

43/43/43 (XSE, Limited)

Fuel Capacity

13.2 gal.

ELECTRIC MOTORS

Motor Generator 1 (MG1)

 

Function

Generator, engine starter, charges hybrid battery

Type

Permanent magnet motor

Max. voltage

AC 650V

Motor Generator 2 (MG2)

 

Function

Drives front wheels, regeneration during braking

Type

Permanent magnet motor

Max. voltage

AC 650V

Max. output

118 hp (88 kW)

HYBRID BATTERY PACK

Type

Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)

Nominal Voltage

244.8 V (204 cells, 1.2V/cells)

DRIVETRAIN

Front-wheel drive (FWD)

Transmission Type

Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) with sequential shift mode

Zero to 60 mph

7.8 sec

Top speed (governor limited)

116 mph

 

TOYOTA SAFETY TECH

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) suite of safety systems and technologies represents one step closer to achieving Toyota Motor Corporation’s ultimate goal of zero casualties from traffic accidents.

The TSS-P bundles cutting edge active safety technologies including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Automatic High Beams. Additional standard safety technology includes Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Back Guide Monitor.

Also available are Panoramic View Monitor with Alert and Intelligent Clearance Sonar, which now includes a Rear Cross Traffic Braking system.

All 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid have 10 standard airbags and Toyota’s Star Safety System, which includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking System, and Smart Stop Technology. All Avalons also come equipped with a standard backup camera.

MSRP for 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Models

MSRP

Limited

$42,800

XSE

$39,000

XLE

$36,500

 

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