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Toyota's big sedan, the Avalon has gotten a mild refresh for the 2016 model year. The updated sedan, which debuted today in Chicago gets a number of small tweaks a new trim level.

The tweaks begin outside with LED accents for the head and taillights, along with an enlarged front grille. All trim levels get new wheel choices. Inside, new trim pieces and a revised Entune infotainment system on XLE models and up.

Powertrains for the Avalon remain unchanged. That means a 3.5L V6 for the standard Avalon, while the Avalon Hybrid goes with Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system. What has changed is suspension tuning. Most Avalons will come with a suspension tune that provides a more comfortable ride. The new Touring trim will come a more aggressive suspension tune to provide more sport.

The 2016 Avalon arrives at dealers this fall.

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Yes this Big Mouth Bass look is just UGLY!

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I don't know what they are thinking w/ these huge grilles..the current one is bad enough..tasteless.   At least in 2 plate states, the license plate improves the looks, but here it's all exposed..

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The updated lower front fascia is not an improvement.  It just brings it more in line with the ugly new Camry.  Compared to the homely Camry, though, the Avalon is a thing of beauty.

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