Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Toyota Avalon

When we saw the outgoing Avalon, we could have sworn there was no way its grille could get any bigger. But somehow, Toyota found a way to prove us wrong.

The Toyota Avalon has never been particularly sporty, but it’s long been the car of choice for buyers who want something large, spacious, quiet, reliable, and comfortable. Unfortunately for Toyota, the near-luxury sedan  segment has gotten increasingly competitive in the last few years. These days, large cars like the Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Impala, and Nissan Maxima are way more popular than the Avalon. Add in America’s increasing preference for SUVs, and the Avalon’s future looks pretty bl...