2021 Toyota Avalon  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#33 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#87 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Toyota Avalon
The Avalon, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup since 1995, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Toyota Avalon has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. The Avalon provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 Toyota Avalon is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Toyota Avalon has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Toyota Avalon has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0422% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8168%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0422% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8168% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Toyota Avalon is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Toyota Avalon is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Toyota's Safety Sense can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Toyota Avalon: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), and Blind Spot Monitor.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9074Lexus ES-350Toyota AvalonKia StingerINFINITI Q50Dodge ChargerChrysler 300Volvo V60Acura TLXHyundai Genesis G70Volvo S60Audi A4Nissan MaximaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Toyota Avalon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 90. The 2021 Toyota Avalon is safer than the 2021 Lexus ES-350 and less safe than the 2021 Nissan Maxima, the 2021 Audi A4, the 2021 Volvo S60, the 2021 Hyundai Genesis G70, the 2021 Acura TLX, and the 2021 Volvo V60. It is about as safe as the 2021 Kia Stinger, the 2021 INFINITI Q50, and the 2021 Dodge Charger.

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