Full-size sedans have a selective audience and hence competition is ripe. The Toyota Avalon is one of the most popular picks in this segment and has been performing successfully in the market for over two decades. That said, one more fitting example is the Mazda6 which is also just as popular. In this article, we are going to see what makes the Toyota Avalon better than the Mazda6.
For the 2021 model year, the Toyota Avalon is available in eight trims – XLE, XLE Hybrid, XSE Nightshade, XSE Hybrid, TRD, Touring, Limited, and Limited Hybrid. Toyota has introduced the Nightshade edition for the XSE trim, introduced the all-wheel-drive system, added summer tires as an option for the TRD trim, added Android Auto to the infotainment system, and updated the hybrid variants with a new lithium-ion battery pack. Planning to add the 2021 Avalon to your garage? Contact us today to schedule a test drive.
2021 Toyota Avalon
||2.5-liter Inline-Four Cylinder|
|301 hp / 267 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||187 hp / 186 ft-lbs.|
|104.3 cu. ft.
||Passenger Volume (Cubic Feet)
||99.8 cu. ft.|
|16.1 cu. ft.
||Cargo Capacity (Cubic Feet)
||14.7 cu. ft.|
|25 / 34 / 28||MPG (City / Highway / Combined)||26 / 35 / 29|
From the table above, it is very clear that the Avalon is a lot more powerful than the Mazda6. Even though Mazda offers an additional 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine option that produces up to 250 horsepower, the Avalon’s powertrain is still more powerful with a power output of 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. It is worth noting that the V-6 is more refined and peppier compared to Mazda’s four-cylinder engine. Also, the Avalon’s eight-speed automatic transmission offers a better driving experience. Not to forget, Avalon can also be spec’d out with a mild 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and the hybrid 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine combined with two electric motors.
Coming to the interior, the 2021 Avalon offers a lot more room compared to the Mazda6. The Avalon has a passenger volume of 104.3 cubic feet which solidifies the previous statement. Features are abundant with an impressive list such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi Connect, five USB ports, HD radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, and proximity keyless entry, to name some of them. Toyota also offers an array of optional features such as wireless smartphone charging, ambient lighting, a head-up display, and a moonroof.
Safety is also well received with the Avalon being equipped with features such as ten airbags, Star Safety System™, Driver and Front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening (WIL) seats, Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column, Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), Toyota Safety Sense™ system, Safety Connect® system. Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), to name some of the many features.
Taking all this into consideration, it is clear that the 2021 Toyota Avalon is a well-rounded sedan and stands apart from the 2021 Mazda6.