Toyota will introduce a new Nightshade Edition variant for the 2022 model year before the Toyota Avalon is phased out of US dealerships. It’s one of a number of minor tweaks Toyota is making to the car before putting an end to its manufacturing at the Kentucky plant. Toyota is also discontinuing the spicier Avalon TRD for 2022, which is no longer available for order.
Midnight Black Metallic, Wind Chill Pearl, or Celestial Silver Metallic will be available on the new XSE Hybrid Nightshade Edition model. A number of black accents, including black mirror caps, a black rear spoiler, black door handles, a black shark fin antenna, and black name badges, are also applied to the sedan. The special edition model rides on black-painted alloy wheels that are 19 inches in diameter.
On the inside, the Avalon is outfitted with black perforated SofTex upholstery. The Nightshade Edition, as well as the Limited, Limited Hybrid, and Touring, come standard with a power tilt/slide moonroof. On the 2022 XLE and XLE Hybrid, it’s an option. Toyota’s eight-speaker sound system, which features a nine-inch touchscreen, is also included in the Nightshade edition. The Limited and Touring grades come standard with a 1,200-watt, 14-speaker premium JBL audio system. You can have this system on the other models but only as an optional extra.
The entry-level XLE trim of the 2022 Avalon sees a slight price rise over the current model, going up by $150. Because Toyota has made its Toyota Safety System 2.5+ standard throughout the whole model range, the slight price increase includes more standard safety features. Automatic high beams, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure warning with steering help, road sign assist, and other features are included. Toyota is also standardizing its Rear Seat Reminder, which keeps an eye on passengers in the back seat.
Pricing for the Avalon kicks off at $37,400 to be more precise, goes up to $38,400 for the XLE Hybrid model, $43,700 for the Limited version, $44,675 for the Limited Hybrid, $41,724 for the Nightshade Edition, $44,100 for the Touring. Prices are including the $1,025 destination charge.