If you are interested in purchasing a used Toyota Avalon, you could be making a very sound choice. Ever since its debut in the mid 1990s, the Toyota Avalon has enjoyed a reputation as a very sturdy, solid, reliable full-sized sedan. Drivers love the standard V6 power and the roomy interior. If you are looking to purchase a first-generation model (built in 1995 through 1999), however, you may have to sacrifice style; the style of the early Avalon was criticized for being drab. It came in two trims, XL and XLS, and had a 192-hp 3.0-liter V6 and a four-speed automatic transmission.
The second generation Avalon, sold from 2000-2004, was roomier and came equipped with more features. New safety features included stability control and brake assist. The design was more appealing than the first generation models. The Avalon's reputation for dependability was well established by this point, and it was becoming increasingly popular with car buyers.
The third generation Avalon, which began in 2005. A sportier Touring trim became available, boasting 17-inch wheels, a firmer suspension, an all-black interior and aluminum trim detail. The term "sporty" should be used loosely though, since a sporty Avalon is still fairly dull-looking compared to actual sports cars.
Because each generation of Avalons were well built and ranked high in reliability, they are a solid choice for used car buyers. If you are looking for a dependable, large sedan with good fuel economy, a Toyota Avalon could be the car for you. Check out listings on CarsDirect for used Toyota Avalons below.