These Models Won’t See the 2023 Model Year

2022 Toyota Avalon

Every year, manufacturers retire model lines as market shifts weigh in. With the pivot to electrification upon us, certain names will not be around for the 2023 model year. Some of the models leaving have nothing to do with EVs coming onboard. Instead, they are sedans that are no longer … Read more

Highlights of the 2022 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is a large sedan. Introduced in the 1990s, the Avalon has played a significant role in expanding Toyota’s product reach to segments never previously tapped. But like other flagship sedans, the Avalon is on its way out. Indeed, 2022 is the final model year for the Avalon … Read more

Farewell to the Toyota Avalon, Acura NSX

So long, farewell to two more models. The number of car models available continues to shrink, as manufacturers prioritize other body styles. Specifically, utility vehicles and trucks. We are not all that surprised when a model goes away. Although some like the previously dropped Ford Taurus and the on-again, off-again … Read more

Introducing the Toyota Avalon TRD

Toyota’s flagship sedan now offers a TRD option. We may be looking at crossovers more than ever before, but there are some sedans on the market worth exploring, including the 2020 Toyota Avalon. The Avalon is now in its fifth generation (second generation for the hybrid) and was overhauled in … Read more

Toyota Avalon: Premium Value Sedan

Twenty-five years of Avalon history brings with it an all-new fifth-generation model. The sedan market may be shrinking, but Toyota remains committed to its largest sedan. The Toyota Avalon is a large sedan, one that was overhauled for 2019. It’s based on the same platform as the popular Toyota Camry … Read more

The Premium Nissan Maxima Sedan

The Nissan Maxima is a premium sedan, a midsize model powered by a V6 engine and loaded with amenities. It is this brand’s flagship sedan, although it is sized smaller than competing models from Toyota, Chevrolet, and Ford. The current model is part of the eighth-generation line introduced in 2016. … Read more

The All-New Toyota Avalon Hybrid Combines Luxury With Efficiency

Toyota launches the latest generation Avalon Hybrid sedan. The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a large, five-passenger front-wheel-drive sedan that’s also all-new. While some competing manufacturers are fleeing sedans altogether, Toyota is doubling down and releasing new models, including the hybrid version of its flagship sedan. The current version is … Read more

About the 2019 Chevrolet Impala

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala represents one of a small cohort of full-size mainstream sedans. Its bold style is just as appealing as it was when the current model rolled in 2014. The Impala has a comfortable interior and supplies a great ride. It could use more active safety tech, however. … Read more

First Look: 2019 Lexus ES

The seventh-generation Lexus ES arrives this summer. When Toyota launched its Lexus brand in 1989, it had two products to show for it: midsize ES and full-size LS sedans. Both models remain an important part of this luxury marque’s portfolio, although newer models such as the RX crossover are far … Read more

First Look: 2019 Toyota Avalon

The fifth-generation Toyota Avalon steps up its game. Flagship sedans are a thing of the past, right? After all, the segment continues to shrink as customers shift to crossovers. The Hyundai Azera is no more and there is talk that the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Impala will soon receive the … Read more

Refreshed Toyota Avalon Set for 2016

The segment for traditional, large sedans is a small one, yet important to manufacturers nonetheless. For Toyota, the Avalon has faithfully served the brand for two decades, representing a plush, front-wheel drive vehicle that will be refreshed for the 2016 model year. The Chicago Auto Show served as the perfect … Read more

Where Was My Car Manufactured?

From time to time I am asked about the manufacturing status of a particular make/model. No, not whether the vehicle is still being made rather where it is being assembled. Some people make a big stink about where a car is built, then quickly realize that a model from a … Read more

On the Way: 2016 Ford Taurus

Lighter full-size sedan expected in summer 2015. Large sedans may no longer carry the status they once did, but to automakers they represent both premium and profitable models, serving retail and fleet customers alike. The Ford Taurus is one such vehicle, a model name rescued by CEO Alan Mulally soon … Read more

The Five Top Selling Large Sedans of 2013

You need to go back at least three decades to find large sedans among the top selling models in the US auto industry. By the 1980s, midsize sedans along with minivans became the family vehicles of choice, models that were smaller, lighter, efficient and more affordable than the flagship sedans … Read more