1996 Toyota Avalon: Virtually unchanged in its second season, the Avalon continued its assault on the American family-sedan market.
1997 Toyota Avalon: Engine output got a boost to 200 horsepower in '97, and Avalons displayed a few minor appearance changes. An in-glass rear-window antenna replaced the power mast-type aerial, and heated outside mirrors became standard in the XLS sedan.
1998 Toyota Avalon: Front-seat-mounted side airbags were made standard in Avalon's only change for '98. 1999 Toyota Avalon: Toyota's flagship got standard daytime running lights
and heated exterior mirrors for '99. An all-new model would arrive in 2000.