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2016 Avalon Debuts New Styling, Tech, XLE Plus Model

Posted on October 21, 2015

The 2016 Avalon introduces a new choice for customers: two unique suspensions, one that centers around a dynamic and responsive driving experience (Touring grade), the other a high quality and comfortable ride (non-Touring grades). This change accompanies new frontal styling, an additional model grade (XLE Plus) and added equipment for all grades.

The XLE Plus becomes the step-up for the gas model and the base grade for the Avalon Hybrid. New to the XLE and XLE Plus are the standard Entune Audio Plus system, with seven-inch screen and Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link. The latter uses the customer’s smartphone to provide navigation functionality through the head unit. The XLE Premium gets Entune Premium Audio with In-Vehicle Navigation and App Suite. The XLE Premium gains Qi wireless charging for compatible smartphones, which have debuted on the Limited models.

The Limited model gets a new look with chrome 17-in. alloy wheels on the Hybrid, and 18-in. for the gas model. The Limited’s biggest news for 2016 is the debut of the optional Toyota Safety Sense-P system that includes an array of driver-assist technologies: Automatic High Beam headlights, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.

The Touring grade, now offered only in the gas model, will gets its own new grille for 2016, plus LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. The Touring grade’s most distinctive attribute is its new, sporty suspension tuning and 18-in. dark gray painted alloy wheels.

Read more about the 2016 Avalon at Toyota.com.

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