• 2022 Toyota Avalon XSE Hybrid Nightshade Edition

A more darker look makes the Avalon feel very special

Toyota Avalon is entering the 2022 model year with just a few minor updates across the lineup. The biggest addition is the new XSE Hybrid Nightshade Edition offered for the first time. As a result, the 2022 Avalon will be offered in six configurations with the option of two different powertrains: XLE, Limited, Touring, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid Nightshade and Limited Hybrid. Prices will range from $36,375 for the XLE version to $43,075 for the Touring version. The new XSE Hybrid Nightshade Edition will be priced at $40,700.

What makes the 2022 Toyota Avalon XSE Hybrid Nightshade Edition special?

2022 Toyota Avalon XSE Hybrid Nightshade Edition
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The new Nightshade Edition is built on the XSE Hybrid trim level which is already distinguished by a more aggressive look: dark gray front grille with chrome border, machined-silver-colored LED headlight bezels, and body-color rearview mirror housings.

The Nightshade Edition will be distinguished by a piano-black mesh grille, black outer mirror housings, headlight bezels, trunk lid spoiler, and exterior badging. There is also a grade-specific lower diffuser placed above and between quad tailpipes. The car will be offered in Midnight Black Metallic, Wind Chill Pearl, or Celestial Silver Metallic exterior colors, combined with Black Perforated SofTex and Ultrasuede for the interior.

2022 Toyota Avalon XSE Hybrid Nightshade Edition
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Toyota is also offering a new set of 19-inch alloy wheels, featuring a gloss-black finish to match the rest of the car.

Being built on the Hybrid Avalon, the new Nightshade Edition features the latest
Toyota Hybrid System (THS II) that combines the output of a specially engineered version of the 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine and an electric motor (MG1). This system delivers a total of 215 horsepower and offers a fuel economy of 43 mpg in all driving conditions.

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