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Toyota Avalon
2017
Toyota Avalon 2017 sedan Trim Shown: 2017 Limited sedan FWD Automatic

Spacious, quick, and quiet, the Avalon is an old-school big sedan updated for modern times. Power comes from a lively 268-hp, 3.5-liter V6, which delivers punchy performance and a commendable 24 mpg overall. The four-cylinder hybrid version delivers an outstanding 36 mpg overall. Easy-to-use controls include a straightforward touch-screen infotainment system. Interior noise is subdued. Avalons from 2013-15 had an overly stiff ride, but Toyota rectified that with improvements for 2016, without degrading the car's handling. Now the ride fits the car's mission as being a plush and comfortable cruiser. The 2017 Avalon brings standard advanced safety features such as automatic emergency braking.

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2013-2016
2013 Redesign Year
Toyota Avalon 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 Limited

A full redesign, along with a hybrid version returning 36 mpg arrived for 2013. Handling was greatly improved, but the cushy ride was stiffened a bit too much, especially on versions with the 18-inch tires, detracting from the car's previously relaxed character. The new styling necessitated the sacrifice of some rear-seat room, though it is still quite good. Outward visibility to the rear was compromised somewhat as well. All Avalon trim lines come well equipped, but if you want a rearview camera, you'll need to get at least the XLE Premium trim package. Other available active safety features include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert and a forward-collision warning system.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $23,925 - $29,600 $20,980 - $26,480
2015 $22,125 - $27,025 $19,200 - $23,950
2014 $20,575 - $24,450 $17,730 - $21,480
2013 $19,400 - $22,750 $16,500 - $19,750
2005-2012
2005 Redesign Year
Toyota Avalon 2012 Trim Shown: 2012 Others

Considered by many to be a reasonable alternative to some luxury sedans, this version of the Avalon readily competes in the large sedan category. Interior fit and finish rival its Lexus relatives and the reclining rear seat is an unusual offering in this class for the time. Ride quality is smooth, though handling is considerably less than athletic. Stability control is included as standard equipment. 2008 brought a six-speed automatic transmission.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $15,850 - $17,900 $12,970 - $14,970
2011 $14,950 - $15,850 $12,040 - $12,890
2010 $10,250 - $13,700 $7,590 - $10,840
2009 $9,450 - $12,175 $6,810 - $9,360
2008 $8,650 - $10,400 $6,030 - $7,690
2007 $7,900 - $9,125 $5,295 - $6,450
2006 $7,150 - $8,275 $4,595 - $5,655
2005 $6,400 - $7,575 $3,900 - $5,000
2000-2004
Toyota Avalon 2004 Trim Shown: 2004 Sedan

The Avalon has always been a well-executed large sedan, essentially a stretched Camry with more upscale features. High points include the silky-smooth powertrain, Lexus-like road isolation, and generous accommodations. Earlier Avalons came with a suspension that tended to float too much at highway speeds, except in the Touring versions.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2004 $5,550 - $6,250 $3,085 - $3,735
2003 $4,825 - $5,400 $2,385 - $2,935
2002 $4,425 - $4,925 $2,040 - $2,465
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A