Driver's side front angle view of dark blue 2020 Toyota Avalon driving on a snowy road

Can I get an all-wheel drive system for the 2020 Toyota Avalon?

The 2020 Toyota Avalon is an outstanding choice for entry-level luxury sedan shoppers, with its elegant styling, impressive driving dynamics, an upscale and roomy interior, advanced multimedia and safety features, and a wide array of premium amenities. You can also get an all-wheel drive system for the 2020 Avalon.

2020 Toyota Avalon Dynamic Torque Control AWD System

Toyota is making an all-wheel drive system available for the Toyota Avalon for the 2020 model-year. It’s called the Dynamic Torque Control AWD system. This is the first time that the Avalon is offering an all-wheel drive system.

The big advantage of the Dynamic Torque Control AWD system compared to many other all-wheel drive systems is that it maximizes fuel economy, while still providing superb traction. When enhanced traction is needed, the system can channel up to 50% of the torque from the engine towards the rear wheels. It does this when it detects wheel slippage or when accelerating from a start. In normal driving situations, the system is disengaged from the rear drive axle for optimal efficiency. However, when elevated traction is needed again, the system can quickly re-engage. Another positive attribute for the Avalon AWD is that it doesn’t sacrifice the vehicle agility, cabin quietness, passenger space, trunk space, and ride comfort of the Avalon FWD model.

Driver's side rear angle view of dark blue 2020 Toyota Avalon driving on a snowy road

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When will be the 2020 Toyota Avalon AWD be released?

The 2020 Avalon AWD is exclusive to the North American market, with it arriving at dealerships in Spring 2020, including right here at Toyota Vacaville. The Dynamic Torque Control AWD system is available as a stand-alone option for most 2020 Avalon trims. The Toyota Avalon joins the Toyota Camry in gaining an all-wheel drive system for the 2020 model-year.