The 2017 Toyota Avalon Delivers Confidence Performance

2017 Toyota Avalon Touring

From its commanding 3.5L V6 engine to its sophisticated suspension tuning, Electric Power Steering system, and surprisingly apt fuel economy, the 2017 Toyota Avalon delivers a strong performance in the full-size sedan segment. See if it’s the right car for you by doing your research and taking it for a spin at Toyota of Naperville.

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Powertrain Performance

Under the hood of the 2017 Toyota Avalon, you’ll find a uniquely capable 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). This machine comes matched to a six-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) and a sequential shift mode. This system combines to send out a total of 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque, which is enough power to help send this full-size sedan from 0 to 60 MPH in just 6.4 seconds.

Fuel Economy

Starting with precise engine work and careful transmission gearing, the Avalon has been created to offer strong output while also remaining quite fuel efficient. In fact, the Avalon is categorized as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV). In terms of design, the underbody includes a chassis with a diffuser that has been shaped to reduce turbulence, giving you enhanced control and reduced wind noise, as well as increased aerodynamics for maximum performance and efficiency. All of this combines to help the Avalon achieve an impressive EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 21 mpg city.

Other Performance Features

Performance on the 2017 Avalon may well begin and end with the powertrain, but there’s a lot more that goes into making this stylish sedan a sophisticated and exciting performer on the road, including:

  • Suspension: Every version of the Toyota Avalon has been built with a fully independent suspension that comes with a stabilizer bar to help deliver a ride quality that is smooth, comfortable, and seamless—even on bumpy roads. If you opt for the Touring trim, you’ll get a suspension that has been specially tuned and calibrated for a more responsive and dynamic feel behind the wheel without sacrificing comfort.
  • Paddle Shifters: Having an automatic transmission is nice, but sometimes you might want to enjoy the dynamic, in-control feel of a manual. For times like this, the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters allow you to switch gears seamlessly thanks to integrated rev matching.
  • Electric Power Steering: Opt between Normal and Sport steering modes and the Avalon will adapt your steering experience to help respond to turns and commands based on your driving mood.
  • Drive Modes: The Avalon comes with different drive modes that recalibrate the gearing and Electric Power Steering system based on how you want to drive. Modes include Eco, Normal, and Sport.

Experience the Exciting Performance of the 2017 Toyota Avalon

Find out if the 2017 Toyota Avalon feels right for you when you get behind the wheel at Toyota of Naperville and experience its performance for yourself. Stop by and see us today at 1488 W Ogden Ave, IL. We’re open Monday through Saturday, and you can reach us directly at (630) 524-4216.