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There’s Still Time to Check Out Toyota’s Flagship Hybrid Sedan

It’s unfortunate, but another sedan is heading to the chopping block. We have reached the end of the road for Toyota’s largest and most upscale sedan. Every day, drivers are more frequently choosing eco-friendly automobiles over gas-guzzling powerhouses or opting for larger, more versatile SUVs. Although Toyota’s full-size sedan is available with some of the best fuel economy ratings for its size and generous seating arrangements, many drivers have lost sight of why sedans are ideal for commuters and families alike looking for superior comfort and efficiency while on the road.

But if you are one of the few who still prefer the luxury of traveling in a refined, efficient, and safe sedan with secure trunk space for your cargo and less of a chance for a roll-over during a crash than an SUV, you should check out the 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid before it’s too late. The 2022 model year will be the last for Toyota’s flagship sedan, with production ending in August 2022. The Avalon has been a part of Toyota’s vehicle lineup since the 1995 model year, and its hybrid model debuted for the 2013 model year. It will be sad to see such an efficient and one-of-a-kind premium hybrid sedan leave the market, but there’s still time for you to get yourself into the driver’s seat of Toyota’s paradise on wheels. To get you started, here’s a guide to what the 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid has to offer for its grand finale.

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A Bold Yet Stunning Exterior Guaranteed to Turn Heads

The 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid flaunts an aggressive yet sophisticated exterior with a low-slung platform and sleek flowing body lines for an exquisite appearance and superior performance. Its premium front grille commands attention for its appearance and function with an integrated automatic grille shutter to optimize airflow to the engine. Sequential turn signals also add to the exterior’s extravagance, as do the available 19-inch alloy wheels for a higher-class look.

For an amplified athletic appearance, new for 2022, you’ll have the option to choose the blacked-out, chic, and sporty XSE Hybrid Nightshade edition with black fittings all over, including a black mesh grille, gloss-black rims, and a rear spoiler. Plus, with nine exterior paint colors to choose from, ranging from Wind Chill Pearl to Midnight Black Metallic to Supersonic Red and Blueprint, you’ll have plenty of ways to express yourself by customizing the dramatic appearance of your 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

A Plush and Accommodating Interior

As compelling as the exterior of the 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is, you’ll be more awestruck by its first-class interior. The Avalon Hybrid has more room to offer in the trunk for your groceries and all of the essentials you need for the road than Toyota’s soon-to-be largest sedan, the Camry, with up to 16.09 cu.ft. of trunk space with the 60/40 rear seat backs up versus the Camry Hybrid’s 15.1 cu.ft. While both the Avalon and Camry Hybrid models can seat five people, inside the cabin of the Avalon, you and your passengers will enjoy more personal space with 103.8 cu.ft. of passenger volume versus the Camry’s 99.9 cu.ft. That provides you and your front-seat passenger with 42.1 inches of legroom, and your back-seat passengers get 40.4 inches to stretch their legs.

Although sedans are known for having comfortable seating in general, there’s nothing quite like being pampered even more while out on the road. With a name that’s defined as “paradise,” you can imagine what its interior has in store for you. Since it’s the Avalon’s final year, it might as well go out with a bang offering some of the best features in its segment, like an available premium JBL 14-speaker audio system for concert-quality music in the comfort of your car while you’re surrounded by elegance.

Even the cabin space of your Avalon Hybrid can be customized to your liking with a variety of colors and materials, from Graphite leather to Harvest Beige SofTex to Black Ultrasuede. And with your choice of the base model XLE Hybrid, the top-level Limited Hybrid, or the all-new mid-level sporty XSE Hybrid Nightshade Edition, you can choose the model suitable for your budget, as well as the most accommodating for your style and requirements for comfort, technology, and connectivity.

Heated and ventilated front seats are available, as are heated rear seats, while dual-zone climate control with rear vents comes standard with every Avalon Hybrid to keep the temperature inside the cabin as comfortable as possible at any time during the year. The 9-inch infotainment center is fully-equipped for all of your entertainment and connectivity needs with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Alexa compatibility, so you can stay connected to your favorite apps, people, music, and even your smart house while out on the road.

Impressive Performance With Superior Efficiency

The Avalon’s design provides a distinctive appearance but, more importantly, allows the 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid to deliver a powerful performance with untouchable fuel efficiency. Other full-size sedans do not even compare to the Avalon Hybrid’s estimated combined 43 to 44 MPG, depending on the model you choose. Many hybrid SUVs can’t even make it out of the 30-MPG range, but the streamlined Avalon has a drag coefficient of just 0.27, thanks to its efficient design and advanced aerodynamics.

From its low-lying body, the tangential side vents on the front bumper, the available rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and underbody panels, the Avalon Hybrid makes quite the competition. However, this full-size sedan is just as fun to drive as it is practical, with the 2.5-liter Dynamic Force engine, which produces a net output of up to 215 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. Since it’s designed and built for a smooth and refined ride, dampening and absorbing unwanted vibrations, bumps, and noise, you’ll find minimal interruptions inside the cabin, even on rough roads.

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Top-Rated Safety

As for safety, all 2022 Toyota Avalon models come standard with a wide variety of safety features, from ten airbags to Toyota’s Star Safety System suite with six features that work together to prevent wheel slip and loss of traction. The Toyota Safety System 2.5+ also comes standard with every Avalon, so you can stress less in the driver’s seat with an onboard co-pilot to alert you when a collision seems imminent and help steer you away or brake for you to minimize the damage from a collision or prevent it altogether. It’s no wonder the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2022 Avalon an overall five-star rating. Plus, with the largest head-up display available in the segment to keep your focus on the road ahead, it’s clear that your safety comes first with the Avalon.

It’s Not Too Late

SUVs are not for everyone. If you prefer the comforts of a sedan, there’s still time to get yourself one of the most upscale and efficient mainstream hybrid models the industry has seen in recent decades. But if you just so happen to miss out on getting a brand new 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, there’s no need to worry. There’s a good chance you’ll find one eventually at a used Toyota dealership since Toyota’s are built for longevity and dependability.