Toyota has been criticized in recent years for featuring bland styling, so recent redesigns indicate that the firm has reacted to that complaint. In the present post, I discuss the Avalon's new styling.
Unlike many current designs, the Avalon's sides have restrained character line sculpting: a strong line and subtle adjoining scallop near the top of the fender and a fairly subtle rising crease towards the bottom. The grille / air intake ensemble follows current Toyota practice in that there is a narrow, chrome-enhanced slash along the top that includes the Toyota symbol in the center and which merges into headlamps on either side. The main air intake is something of a fish-mouth decorated with horizontal bars. Nothing intrinsically wrong with this concept, but I would have made it less tall.
At the front of the car, on the front fender can be seen a lump that's part of the headlight housing. I suppose this is to enhance visibility of the turn signal lamp, but it disrupts the flow of the surfaces.