Toyota’s prominence in the automotive industry is due, in no small part, to its ability to turn around reliable and affordable vehicles that comfortably fit the needs and budgets of its vehicle’s owners. However, a comparison between the 2019 Toyota Avalon vs. 2019 Acura TLX shows that the automaker has the chops to compete in the world of luxury sedans as well – especially with the changes it has made to its flagship sedan. For the new model year, the manufacturer has completely redesigned the Avalon which features higher performance specifications and more technology that is standard equipment. The 2019 Toyota Avalon is currently available at the Colonial Toyota showroom. Customers can schedule a test drive or a demonstration of its new technology today by calling, 203-403-6890.
Both the 2019 Toyota Avalon and the 2019 Acura TLX are compatible with most of the applications available for owners who also use the iPhone through Apple CarPlay. However, of the two world-class sedans, only the 2019 Avalon expands its connectivity options to devices other than smartphones. Toyota is among the first automakers to integrate Amazon Alexa into its connectivity suite which will help owners control certain features and functions of the 2019 Avalon. Additionally, Toyota has teamed up with Verizon Wireless to bring a high-speed, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to all trims of the 2019 Avalon a car shopper may find at Colonial Toyota. Up to five devices can use the hotspot simultaneously and existing Verizon customers may be able to add their vehicle’s data plan to the account they have already.
The most glaring difference between the 2019 Toyota Avalon and the 2019 Acura TLX comes in the performance arena. Under the hood of each version of the 2019 Avalon is a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This will give Avalon drivers 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. However, the standard engine for the 2019 TLX is a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder power plant with a peak output of just more than 205 horsepower. Acura also offers V-6 option, but that doesn’t quite match the performance specs of the 2019 Avalon either, making fewer than 300 horsepower.
Another interesting aspect of the battle between the 2019 Avalon and the 2019 Acura TLX are the fuel economy estimates provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. A base model Acura TLX with the four-cylinder engine can record up to 23 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. A corresponding version of the 2019 Toyota Avalon with its significantly more powerful V-6 engine can achieve up to 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.