Toyota Avalon Used Car Buyer’s Guide: 2011/2012
An appearance update to carry the model to the end of its lifecycle, grafted a new front- and rear-end treatment onto the body. While the XL and XLS trim designations were dropped, most of the XLS trim package’s features were applied to the newly christened “Base” Avalon.
This for 2011, Avalon trim packages were configured as follows; the Base Avalon came with seventeen-inch alloy wheels, foglights, auto-dimming for the driver’s exterior and the interior rearview mirrors, a set of heated exterior mirrors, a sunroof, automatic headlights, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped wheel and shift knob, a back-up camera with a monitor mounted in the rearview mirror, wood trim, cruise control, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a power driver seat, a reclining rear seat, Bluetooth, a nine-speaker stereo system incorporating USB/iPod jacks driven by a six-disc CD changer.
To all of the above, the 2011 Toyota Avalon Limited added xenon headlights, automatic windshield wipers, smart keyless ignition/entry, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, heated and ventilated front seats, driver memory functions, a power rear sunshade, and a twelve-speaker audio system.
The upgraded audio system and heated seats were available as options on the base Avalon. A voice-activated touchscreen navigation system with traffic reporting was offered as optional for both trims.
Current Model (2012)
With an all-new model on the horizon for 2013, Avalon went into 2012 configured the same as it was in 2011.