2016 Toyota Avalon Gets 'Significant' Suspension Retuning: 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2015 05:02 PM EST | Jordan Ecarma

The refreshed 2016 Toyota Avalon midsize sedan made its debut today at the Chicago Auto Show along with special editions of the Camry and Corolla.

What is it?

The fourth-generation Avalon launched in 2012. When equipped with a V-6 engine, it comes in five versions: XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Limited and Touring. Hybrid versions have three trim levels, XLE Plus, XLE Premium and Limited.

What's new?

The refreshed Avalon has a newly styled grille with a wider lower front and sports a new chrome accent for the rear bumper. The light gray interior has new gray accent stitching.

The 2016 model has two newly engineered suspension systems, one of which "prioritizes a comfortable ride for the XLE through Limited grades" and one that "provides a more dynamic and responsive driving experience for the Touring grade," according to the automaker.

In the XLE and XLE Plus trims, the Avalon features new 17-inch alloy wheels, a 7-inch screen for infotainment functions and a tire pressure monitoring system.

For the top-of-the-line Limited version, the sedan has available safety systems that include automatic high-beam headlights, advanced cruise control, collision warning and lane departure alert.   

Can I buy it?

The 2016 Toyota Avalon, the Camry Special Edition and the Corolla Special Edition are expected in the fall.  

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