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2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: Big softie

This large sedan offers acres of interior room and its super-efficient hybrid drivetrain returns blockbusting fuel economy.

Craig Cole
Craig brought 15 years of automotive journalism experience to the Cars team. A lifelong resident of Michigan, he's as happy with a wrench or welding gun in hand as he is in front of the camera or behind a keyboard. When not hosting videos or cranking out features and reviews, he's probably out in the garage working on one of his project cars. He's fully restored a 1936 Ford V8 sedan and then turned to resurrecting another flathead-powered relic, a '51 Ford Crestliner. Craig has been a proud member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
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The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a soft and comfortable sedan. 

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That humongous grille is unmistakable, probably visible from space.

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A hybrid drivetrain delivers a total of 215 horsepower. 

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Some of the stitching in this Limited models interior is gorgeous.

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The instrument cluster is a no-frills affair, legible and easy to use.

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The Avalon's interior is upscale and spacious.

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The dashboard is artfully sculpted but not over the top.

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There are miles of legroom and headroom in the Avalon's backseat.

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Infotainment tech is decidedly middling.

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