2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Toyota Avalon Hybrid Model Overview at Germain Toyota

Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Key Features

  • Starting at $37,995 MSRP*
  • Hybrid 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder Engine with 215 net system horsepower
  • Up to 43 city / 44 highway / 44 combined estimated MPG**
  • Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start
  • Audio Plus with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto®, and Scout® GPS Link compatible, and Connected Services
  • LED reflector headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Available SofTex®-trimmed seats with perforation and Ultrasuede® heated front seats
  • Optional 10-inch color Head-Up Display (HUD) with customizable settings
Toyota Avalon Hybrid Exterior

About the Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Changing the perception of what it means to drive a hybrid sedan, the luxurious Toyota Avalon Hybrid offers unrivaled refinement, eye-catching style, and advanced technology features for an unparalleled driving experience. Its standard Hybrid 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder Engine paired with electric motors offers responsive power delivery along with up to a 44 combined MPG fuel economy rating**.

Safety remains a key component of the Avalon Hybrid. It features a comprehensive lineup of six advanced safety technologies to help protect you from the unexpected. There’s also plenty of luxury and comfort amenities scattered throughout the interior including standard dual zone automatic climate control, four USB 2.0 charge ports, and SofTex®-trimmed heated front seats. Seductive styling combined with functional aerodynamics help give the Toyota Avalon Hybrid an instantly recognizable appearance.

What the Critics Say

The EPA estimates 43 mpg for its city, highway, and combined cycles—and sure enough, we achieved exactly 43 mpg in our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test, 4 mpg better than a previous-gen Avalon hybrid managed. Our overall average of 41 mpg is equally impressive for such a large and spacious vehicle.” — Car and Driver
“Really, it’s the Avalon Hybrid that’s likely to be the best choice for most buyers. It’s a smooth operator that doesn’t feel down on power despite the numbers.” — Autoblog

What’s New for 2021

Although there are only a few changes made to the successful Toyota Avalon Hybrid for the 2021 model year, they are quite significant. This year, all Avalon Hybrids receive an updated Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack which replaces the previous Nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery. Second, all models get a new Vehicle Approach Noise system helps to alert pedestrians of the car’s presence at low speeds. Finally, Android Auto smartphone compatibility is now included as standard across the model range.

Toyota Avalon Hybrid Features

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

Hybrid Performance & Efficiency

Distinctive exterior enhancements also play a role in the impressive fuel efficiency of the Avalon Hybrid. For example, its low 0.27 coefficient of drag is achieved in part because of tangential vents on the sides of the front bumper, underbody panels, and an available rear spoiler and rear diffuser. Sequential Shiftmatic™ gear changes, a lightweight power control unit, and a compact battery help the Avalon Hybrid earn its outstanding 44 combined MPG rating**.

A newly developed 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder Engine offers a total of 215 system horsepower on the Avalon Hybrid. It’s also possible to customize your drive experience thanks to a 4-mode switch featuring EV, ECO, Normal, and Sport settings. Stretch your MPG with ECO mode, commute for short distances solely on the electric motors with EV mode, or choose Sport for even more thrills on your trip. With the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, you’ll have an entirely new way to enjoy a hybrid luxury sedan.

Life-Saving Safety Technologies

Helping to look out for the unexpected on the road, the Avalon Hybrid provides greater confidence behind the wheel thanks to standard standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P). Features found in this comprehensive collection of safety technologies are Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), and Automatic High Beams (AHB). Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) is also offered as standard equipment across the entire Avalon Hybrid trim range. In the unfortunate event of an accident, collision sensors automatically will deactivate the battery in an effort to reduce the chance of a high-voltage discharge caused from damage. You’ll also be surrounded by ten standard airbags inside the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Safety

Trims & Specs

Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE

Avalon Hybrid XLE

  • Starting at $37,995 MSRP*
  • Hybrid 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder Engine with 215 net system horsepower
  • Front chrome grille surround with dark gray insert and active grille shutter
  • Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)
  • LED reflector headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Toyota Avalon Hybrid XSE

Avalon Hybrid XSE

  • Starting at $40,495 MSRP*
  • Sport-tuned suspension with 18-inch dark-gray-painted alloy wheels
  • SofTex®-trimmed seats with perforation and Ultrasuede® heated front seats
  • Frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror and HomeLink® universal transceiver
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof
  • Piano-black heated power outside mirrors

Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

Avalon Hybrid Limited

  • Starting at $44,295 MSRP*
  • Premium leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats
  • 10-inch color Head-Up Display (HUD) with customizable settings
  • Ambient lighting for cup holders, side of console and door handles
  • Premium Audio with JBL® with Clari-Fi® and Dynamic Navigation
  • Genuine wood interior trim

*MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra), $1,175 for SUV/Van/Small Trucks (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally related equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2021 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.