|Large car; Built in USA|
|Good condition price range: $25,000 – $31,000*|
2011 Toyota Avalon Front
2011 Toyota Avalon Rear
2011 Toyota Avalon Profile
2011 Toyota Avalon Front-2
2011 Toyota Avalon Interior
Toyota’s Avalon is low on thrills but big on practicality and comfort. In contrast, the control layout and some detail execution falls below what’s expected from a car in this class. Even so, shoppers looking for rear-seat passenger space and long-drive comfort, and who wouldn’t be satisfied with a four-cylinder engine, need look no further than this Best Buy.
When Toyota redesigned its Avalon for 2011, the large sedan adopted freshened styling and a new interior. Exterior dimensions were virtually identical to the 2010 model. Built only with front-wheel drive, the Avalon came in Base and Limited trim levels. The 2011 Avalon reprised its powertrain from the 2010 version. Sole engine was a 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 that teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission, intended to boost fuel economy. Standard safety features included all-disc antilock braking, traction control, an antiskid system, curtain side airbags, front side airbags, and a knee airbag for the driver. Leather-trimmed upholstery, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless cell-phone link, an eight-way power driver’s seat, and a moonroof were standard on all models. Heated front seats were optional for the Base sedan and standard on the Limited. Xenon headlights, rain-sensing wipers, ventilated front seats, and keyless entry/engine start were standard on the Limited. So were an eight-way passenger’s seat with lumbar support, and a driver’s seat cushion extension. Audio systems offered Bluetooth hands-free phone operation. Both models rode on 17-inch alloy wheels and contained a reclining rear seat. A navigation system was optional. Large-car Avalon competitors included the Buick LaCrosse, Chrysler 300, and Ford Taurus.
The 2012 Toyota Avalon was unchanged.