Toyota Avalon Used Car Buyer’s Guide: 2000 – 2004
Introduced in 1999, as a 2000 model, the second generation Toyota Avalon was larger and more technologically advanced than the model it replaced. Additionally, both stability control and brake assist were introduced to the Avalon with the second-generation car. It featured an optional front bench seat (Holy Fifties Buick Batman!) enabling the Avalon to seat six, although that middle front seat was reputed to be a bit narrow. Reviewers of the time, while appreciative of the Avalon’s comfort and smoothness, panned its lack of driver engagement.