The Toyota Avalon is Going Away and Nobody Will Care

The Toyota Avalon will not return to the Canadian market for the 2022 model year, a company spokesperson confirmed to The Car Guide.

This means the current 2021 Avalon will be the last one sold here. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Toyota’s full-size sedan will soldier on for one more year.

With the elimination of the Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala and Ford Taurus in recent years, not to mention the Volkswagen Arteon that also won’t be back for 2022, the large-car segment is seriously shrinking. Canadians will be left with the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Nissan Maxima, although these models face an uncertain future, as well.

Photo: Germain Goyer

Toyota attempted to give the Avalon a new lease on life in 2020 with the addition of a Limited AWD model, but it turned out to be a dud, especially when compared to the Lexus ES 250. A hybrid variant is also available, but only in the U.S.

In all of last year, Toyota Canada sold a mere 209 units of the Avalon (sales were affected by the pandemic, of course). This represented a drop of nearly 50 percent from 2019.

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