Impressive power, exceptional fuel efficiency, and an elevated experience behind the wheel - the 2018 Toyota Avalon is packed with performance features that turn every drive into a memorable outing. Meticulously crafted for driving enthusiasts and inspired by performance racing vehicles, the 2018 Toyota Avalon will help you rediscover the joy of the open road. Read on to learn more about the incredible performance features that distinguish the 2018 Toyota Avalon from the competition.



The 2018 Toyota Avalon is equipped with a potent 3.5-liter V6 DOHC engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing and intelligence technology coupled to a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence and sequential shift mode. This powertrain is capable of an impressive 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. Even with all of this thrilling power, the 2018 Avalon still manages an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway* and is Ultra Low Emission Vehicle-certified, allowing drivers to partake of high performance while sipping fuel.


Suspension and Handling

Thanks to a fully independent suspension system with an advanced front and rear stabilizer bar, the 2018 Toyota Avalon delivers a smooth, comfortable ride in a wide variety of conditions. An aerodynamic and sturdy body equipped with specially shaped diffuser panels ensures minimal turbulence on the road, reducing wind noise while enhancing overall control. Meanwhile, the Avalon's Touring trim offers Adaptive Variable Suspension for heightened stability and handling.


Driving Experience

The 2018 Toyota Avalon features three selectable driving modes, including Sport Mode for increased control. Sport Mode increases throttle response while simultaneously quickening the Electric Power Steering for a more dynamic experience and livelier handling when desired. Available race-inspired steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters provide an even more responsive driving experience. 


If you're interested in learning more about the 2018 Toyota Avalon's performance features, stop in at Bill Walsh Toyota and we'll set you up with a test drive.


*2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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