2019 Toyota Avalon vs. 2019 Acura RLX

The 2019 Acura RLX has plush seats and fuel-efficient engine, but it does not stand out among other rivals that are more stylish and sportier. The redesigned 2019 Toyota Avalon is a good example of a well-rounded sedan with very few flaws. Let us compare these models and see why Toyota is a popular choice.

Design & Style

The 2019 Acura RLX can seat up to 5 people, however a large hump on the floor confines legroom for people sitting at the rear seats. The front seats are quite spacious and supportive though. Leather upholstery comes standard with top-notch perforated Milano leather. The styling is not quite extraordinary, since a few elements look outdated.

The 2019 Avalon is a typical 5-seater with ample legroom and headroom on offer for adults. Both the front and rear seats are quite supportive, and very few rivals can compete with the interior quality as elegant as Avalon. The cabin looks exceptional with top-notch materials covering almost every surface.

Technology & Safety

Speaking of technology, the infotainment system of 2019 Acura RLX is quite complex. It can be labor-intensive to figure out the system, and even if you get hold of it, a few settings will force to take a number of steps. Another big disappointment is the lack of advanced smartphone integration such as Apple CarPlay.

On the other hand, the 2019 Toyota Avalon has a set of standard features including Entune infotainment system with 9-inch touch screen, satellite radio, audio system, Wi-Fi hot spot and 5 USB ports. Navigation and wireless device charging are optional. With intuitive menu layout, the Entune infotainment system is quite easy to use. Also, the 2019 model comes with Apple CarPlay. Some of the standard safety features include rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring and the much appreciated Toyota Safety Sense Plus Suite featuring pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, lane keep assist and lane departure.


Performance is one of the most crucial factors to take into account, when considering to buy a car. The RLX comes with a V6 310 HP engine coupled with a ten-speed automatic transmission. It may be quick and smooth, but doesn't have a punch.

On the other hand, the 2019 Avalon comes with a 301 HP V6 engine that generates ample power to move this sedan smoothly. The engine never gets dominated by the bulky appearance of the vehicle.

The Bottom Line

There's no doubt that the 2019 Toyota Avalon deserves a spot in the top shelf of the rankings. It gives you a well built interior, great safety features, impeccable performance and a terrific. Very few rivals of its class are as well-rounded as this one, let alone the RLX.

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At Interstate Toyota, we practice a customer-first approach, and your satisfaction is our foremost priority. If you want to know how this stellar auto performs on the road, do drop by our showroom in person or call us in advance to book your Toyota Avalon test drive appointment.


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