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You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2017 Toyota Avalon OVERVIEW
Toyota’s flagship sedan offers premium comfort, style, and performance in a full-size package. The interior is spacious and quiet, with plenty of sound-dampening touches to keep it serene even on the busiest of freeways. Power is more than ample, and handling is nimble without sacrificing ride quality. Though not officially a luxury vehicle, the Avalon is legitimate alternative to far pricier sedans.
What's New for 2017
The 2017 Avalon adds the Toyota Safety Sense package as standard across all trims, which contains automatic high beams, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection.
Choosing Your Toyota Avalon
The interior of the Avalon is refined, relaxing, and well-appointed. Again, it’s not a luxury car, but it’s definitely a quality vehicle with every thought given to the comfort of its driver and passengers.
At the heart of the big sedan is a 3.5L V6 with 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. Zero to 60 mph is accomplished in a respectable 6.5 seconds, and combined fuel economy is 24 mpg.
The six-speed automatic with paddle shifters has three selectable driving modes: Eco for greater fuel efficiency, Normal, and Sport for quicker throttle response and greater steering feel.
The Avalon is offered in five different trim levels.
If you're looking for a luxury vehicle without the luxury price, the Limited is for you. It has all the quality, performance, and features of a mid-level luxury sedan.
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