Car shopping in the sedan segment used to be a lot more difficult, but recent years have directed so many shoppers toward crossover that sedan shoppers have been able to focus more on what they want. The Toyota Avalon is now one of the longest-lasting names in large sedans, making it the king of the Toyota sedan lineup.
The 2021 model year gives the Toyota Avalon eight trims, but some of those are simply hybrid versions of trims that already exist. Not counting hybrid trims, there are five trims of the 2021 Toyota Avalon. There are two gasoline powertrains in the mix as well as the hybrid gas/electric powertrain, so if you’re shopping for an Avalon, be sure to do your research and weigh features and performance together. Each trim is listed in the chart below with a couple of features worth mentioning.
|XLE (Hybrid)||AWD Available||Smartphone Connectivity|
|XSE Nightshade (XSE Hybrid)||Paddle Shifters and Aluminum Pedal Covers||Gloss-Black Accents and Rear Spoiler|
|TRD||TRD Track-Tuned Suspension||19-Inch TRD Matte-Black Alloy Wheels|
|Touring||Premium Audio with 14 JBL® Premium Brand Speakers||LED Headlights with Smoked Chrome Bezels|
|Limited (Hybrid)||Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof||Heated & Ventilated Front Seats and Genuine Wood Interior Trim|
Each trim is good for its own purposes. Choose the XLE or XLE Hybrid to get an Avalon for the lowest starting MSRP. The XSE Nightshade focuses on aesthetics, following a trend of offering black-themed exterior badging and other details. The TRD is the sportiest in the lineup, but the Touring and Limited prioritize comfort. The Limited brings together all the best options, but the Touring has the same audio system and most other comfort features.