Part of the reason crossovers have become increasingly popular recently can be attributed to the availability of all-wheel drive. Many drivers desire the added confidence that AWD offers in less-than-ideal driving conditions. So, what about sedans? Why don’t more sedans offer all-wheel drive? With the all-new Avalon being introduced for the 2019 model-year, some of us had a tinge of excitement when we considered the possibility of available AWD.
Alas, no, the 2019 Toyota Avalon does not offer all-wheel drive. All Avalon models are equipped with front-wheel drive.
Performance Specs of the 2019 Toyota Avalon
The 2019 Avalon comes with either a 3.5-liter V6 engine or a Hybrid powertrain, which combines a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor and sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride battery. See the performance and efficiency specs as well as the transmission type for each of these powertrains below.
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Will the Toyota Avalon ever offer AWD?
One can hope the Toyota Avalon, along with the Camry, will eventually be available with all-wheel drive. Based on past statements by Toyota engineers, the model platforms would need to be adjusted quite a bit in order to make an AWD option feasible.
Stay tuned for additional details about all-wheel drive availability for the Toyota Avalon. In the meantime, there’s a lot to be excited about on the 2019 Toyota Avalon, which is now available here at Toyota Vacaville! Check out our new Avalon inventory and schedule a test drive at your convenience.