2012 Toyota Avalon: Video Road Test and Review
The Toyota Avalon is a full-size, four-door automobile that competes in the near luxury segment as Toyota's flagship sedan. The Toyota Avalon is spacious on the inside, boasts an enormous trunk and provides a well-insulated ride on top of a significant number of standard features. The Avalon also comes with front airbags, seat-mounted front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver-side knee airbag to go with active safety features such as stability control and traction control.
There are only two different editions of the Toyota Avalon available. The base Avalon (MSRP $33,195) comes with a long list of equipment, including dual automatic climate control, a power driver's seat, a sunroof, leather seats with a reclining rear bench, a CD player, a rearview camera and Bluetooth connectivity. The Limited trim (MSRP $36,435) comes with a number of upgrades such as power adjustments for the passenger bucket, a heat and ventilation feature for each forward seating position, HID headlights, three additional stereo speakers and keyless entry. Both versions of the Avalon can also be outfitted with an optional navigation system.
The Toyota Avalon is motivated by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that has been tuned to provide 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. This output is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission, and fuel mileage for the Avalon is rated at 19-mpg in stop and go driving and 28-mpg on the highway.
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