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Are you looking to reward yourself after an especially successful year? Perhaps you're a new empty nester, trading in the SUV for something for you? Does high-fashion define your lifestyle, leaving you to seek a vehicle to match? Whichever the case, you're in the market for a luxury car. However, you don't want to break the bank. Toyota has the most magnificent response to this common conundrum - the Toyota Avalon. This new affordable luxury car has pulled up to 2017, exceeding all expectations. Let's take a look at why the Avalon is the answer to your opulent dreams.
5 Things that Make the 2017 Toyota Avalon the Best Yet Most Reasonably Priced Luxury Vehicle on the Market
1. It Looks the Part
When it comes to a car, luxury is first defined on the outside. It sets the tone for the rest. The Avalon receives an "A" when it comes to this category. Clearly defined by sculpted lines, powerful curves, and a truly stunning profile, the car stands out on the road and lot alike. The daring front grille, voguish available LED headlights, and available 18-inch alloy wheels stamp its luxurious persona. The Touring Sedan's wheels come with a remarkable dark gray painted alloy. With breathtaking color options that include the likes of Sizzling Crimson Mica, Parisian Night Pearl, and Crème Brulee Mica, luxury will be literally worn on your Avalon's sleeve.
2. Beauty Within
The Avalon goes beyond surface aesthetics, as grandeur on the spacious inside as it is on the exterior. The dashboard is sleek and futuristic, with a premium leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with paddle shifters and a black wood-grain-style interior trim for added appeal. The heated perforated leather-trimmed seats come available with a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat that provides as custom of a fit as possible for a vehicle in this class. The leather trim is available in black, almond, and light gray, allowing you to complement your chosen tone on the outside with ease. All of this is accented by one of the most unique interior touches on the market - the Avalon's warm glow of available ambient lighting.
3. Drives as Well as at Looks
The new Avalon has a fully independent suspension. The Avalon Touring in particular offers a dynamic experience, adapting to the road and providing you with even better control. Aerodynamic efficiency has been ramped up in 2017, as under the chassis you'll find custom-shaped diffuser panels that will reduce turbulence and deliver heightened control and a reduction in wind noise.
All of this control does not come at the expense of power. It's accentuated by it. The 3.5 liter V6 produces up to 268 hp and 248 lb ft of torque. Luxury today is defined by boldness too. Considering that the Avalon's is inspired by Toyota's racing pedigree, the available steering wheel mounted paddle shifters provide for a hands-on driving experience you'll get really excited about. Want more? Sport Mode increases throttle response and quickens the
Electric Power Steering (EPS) for more vibrant handling.
The affordable nature of this car is found not just in the price (more on this below) but in fuel efficiency, with an EPA-estimated 30 mpg (highway) and Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) certification.
4. Top Level Technology
The Avalon's dash is intuitive, placing smart technology at your fingertips with Intelligent Touch controls. The available Premium JBL Audio system with eleven speakers dispersed in nine locations delivers crisp surround-sound throughout the cabin. You can drive to a symphony of your favorite tunes, as close as you can get to a home entertainment experience on the road.
Other top notch tech includes an integrated backup camera, Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging, Bluetooth wireless technology, USB port with iPod connectivity/control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, and more.
5. The Price Tag
We can't conclude a thesis on the best new affordable luxury car without delving into the price. Our promise does not steer you wrong. Starting at just $41,690 CAD (as of January 2017) you gain access to unparalleled extravagance that allows you to maintain your lifestyle, without a hitch.