With its quiet interior, smooth powertrain, and overall refinement, the Avalon could pass for a Lexus. The rear seat is one of the most comfortable you'll find. The ride is well isolated and acceleration is smooth; however, handling is far from agile.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Reliability (duh) is excellent. Car (6 cylinder) has fine acceleration, and the handling is good."

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Good takeoff power when needed."

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"It has always had excellent acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Acceleration is amazing, never fails me even after 17 years. Handling is smooth and easy."

Eileen P., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Excellent comfortable driving experience,"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Quick pickup and response when entering freeway ect."

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"plenty of acceleration, very quiet engine, excellent cornering"

M S., FL (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Acceleration is ok, handling is great!"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"My Avalon functions beautifully (perhaps due to my use of synthetic oil. The dark blue exterior finish still looks good with only a few minor scratches, Before retirement I drove to work with three other friends between Santa Fe and Los Alamos NM. They loved the extra room and quiet, smooth ride."

Anonymous, NM (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Still drives like a new car!"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Still the same as 18 years ago."

Claire D., AR (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"It is actually a 1999 100,000 miles Drives like new Remote does not work Added a Tesla 3"

Robert T., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Very good acceleration since 6 cylinder.."

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"The only downside is a bit sway and jerky ride over somewhat rougher roads but otherwise is a comfy ride."

Anonymous, UT (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"It has a small six which is appropriate for the car. It won't win a race, but has never disappointed me. It handles great."

Howard R., FL (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Driving is excellent!"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Pick up is fantastic when you need to get out fast, & it handles beautifully."

Ellie T., NC (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Comfortable, stable, easy to drive!"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Good acceleration and handles well. Stability control works well."

Carlton B., KS (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Terrific handling, tight turning radius, great acceleration."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"The regular service, done by the Toyota dealership has, I believe, helped our 2000 Avalon perform almost as good as the day we purchased it."

Jeffrey W., GA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Even after 18 years, we're pleased with the performance of the car. If I could, I'd buy another new 2000 Avalon."

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Except for a lengthy period of recall to clean sludge from the engine, it is comfortable, powerful, has a rapid acceleration. Compared to my Prius, I think it handles like a boat, but my husband who has a neurological injury, finds it comfortable compared to my Prius."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Exceptionally smooth ride, very low road noise & comfortable seats. 230,000.miles with no repairs. Just keep up with oil changes"

JACK Z., WV (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Its been a very comfortable ride for 16 years"

SHIRLEY T., NJ (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Size,comfort, no problems, and gas mileage."

CHRISTOPHER M., PA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Just a great riding and driving car."

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Beautiful V-6 quiet, powerful engine with decent fuel economy. Never a bit any problem with this engine with only one failure: a starter relay at 100,000 miles."

C W., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Plenty of power. Compared too some new cars I've driven, I like this car more."

JOHN H., NV (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Very smooth and quiet ride"

Anonymous, CT (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Perfect ratio of acceleration ability while still achieving very good gas mileage. The amount of acceleration available makes me feel safe on fast-moving expressways, allowing me to avoid situations that I may not otherwise be able to maneuver out of. Engine and transmission work very well together."

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Good and handling"

DALE S., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Very quick. I blame it for a few speeding tickets."

ROBERT D., NC (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Handling has always been smooth but not exciting."

BEVERLY M., TN (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"I have never owned or driven a car that handles so well, and so quietly, on the road."

WALTER M., IL (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Handles and accelerates well. We had to replace the front shock system years ago but it still drives well and handles like a champ."

JAMES A., SC (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Wonderful to drive. It accelerates well; it handles nimbly."

MARY M., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"QUIET,STABLE ,WIDE DOORS, GOOD HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING, POWER SEATS,ALWAYS RELIABLE"

George B., KY (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"It's quiet, smooth ride, like driving your living room couch."

Patricia L., WA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"The leather is really good and it is quite a bit more spacious than the newer Avalon. The seats are not as stiff-feeling as the newer Avalon."

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable and quiet"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"the head rests are more comfortable than the newer models"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"I don't especially like leather seats"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"seats are extremely comfortable. interior is very quiet and ride is luxurious"

Christine K., RI (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Dual sun visors would be very helpful"

Joseph D., VA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Back door does not close completely and wind and road noise are heard."

Raymond S., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Rides like "American crusers" of the past, soft,quiet and smooth. Seats adjust to any potsion for driving comfort ."

Matthew C., CO (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Seats have remained comfortable. Road noise is very slight. Good car."

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable seats. Smooth ride at highway speeds."

Tom W., MN (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"The comfort of this vehicle as a driver and a passenger is excellent. This was (and remains) a very important reason why we have been very pleased to have this vehicle for 17 years. Thjis is especially true for my wife's comfort."

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Very quite"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Everything about this car is superb, from styling, quality, performance, economy, comfort and appearance. Much prefer it to my 2015 Lexus RX-450h. Steering is very light and responsive, and the ride quality is exceptional. Engine is much quieter than my Lexus."

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Seta are very comfortable"

Tom N., KY (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Highway cruiser quietness. Comfortable seats"

William B., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"I loved this car from the day I purchased it. She is 17 years old and still going strong at 209,000 miles. She is not so good in snow, that is why I purchased the Equinox. I live in the hilly section of Long Island."

Susan Y., NY (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Perfect fit, no noise, totally comfortable even on log drives."

Eileen P., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Wind noise is an issue. Its a 1996 Toyota Avalon. The survey does not give you the option to pick an earlier model."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"heavy, sturdy, comfortable, and easy to drive, which is why I still have this 2000 model year auto,"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Excellent in allo respects"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"the 2000 still drives comfortably like a new car and we have not spent a lot on repairs. I am sold on Toyotas!"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"I've got leather seats that I love & the riding comfort is amazing. The ride is so solid & smooth. I believe this year was the best. I've never had any major repairs done, only regular maintenance & tires. I have always gotten the maintenance done when due all these years."

Ellie T., NC (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Smooth ride, very comfortable seats."

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Extremely reliable. Virtually no mechanical problems in 18 plus years of service!!!"

C W., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Although this vehicle is over 18 years old, it seems to ride as good as new. We have always maintained service at Toyota dealership and performed all due service as needed. It helps that our car is garaged, which is why the condition is exceptional and the overall comfort has remained consistent."

Jeffrey W., GA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"My 1997 Avalon was very comfortable for my carpool friends. Plenty of room with excellent seating. It also operates very quiet as I have always used synthetic motor oil."

Anonymous, NM (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Still rides and handles like a new car. Love the fact that passenger seat has full adjustments like driver's seat."

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"the ride is very comfortable- smooth and extremely quiet- the adjustable leather seats are wonderful"

Anonymous, RI (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"The car rides great. The seats are comfortable and their is plenty of room in the car including room for three adults in the back seat. Three mechanics have told me, "You can't kill that car". It has 200,000 on it and I hope it keeps on going."

Howard R., FL (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Smooth ride, easily adjustable seating, smooth, quiet drive, an excellent road car"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"This care is still quiet and smooth after 18 years. If they had a new one in a box in a warehouse, I'd buy it again."

C W., NJ (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Reliability"

Carlton B., KS (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Only problem remote does not work"

Robert T., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"excellent auto"

Anonymous, HI (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Quiet ride, roominess of seating and of trunk, comfortable ride. No complaints for 18 years!"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"It has a 6-way power bench seat -- all but extinct. Car is quiet and rides comfortably."

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Comfort is great and noise is fairly subdued. The ride is a bit soft and sometimes jarring on rough roads. Noise is still minimal after all these years and it is still a very comfrotable ride."

Anonymous, UT (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"I love the sound proofing in this vehicle. You can play music and hear classical music with little to any noticeable wind noise. After 20 years the leather seats remain comfortable, with great lumbar support. And the ride is great for touring. By far the most luxurious ride I have ever had in a car"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Car is old and has squeaks."

Don G., IA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"An exceptionally quiet ride. For instance, for a three-week road trip out west this spring, we brought along a book to read out loud in the car. So we'd be cruising along on an interstate highway, going 75 or 80 miles an hour, and my wife could read to me, mile after mile, in a very normal - even subdued? - tone of voice."

JOHN T., MN (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"The transmission shifts very smoothly, rides very good and the climate control is excellent."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Actually it is a 1997 but you do not give me that option. It is a BIG car inside. It is very comfortable. AC works great still."

JAMES A., SC (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"seats can be customized to fit the person almost to the T. VERY smooth ride. NO noticeable bumpiness when going over rough road. a dream car for me."

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"It is 16 years in march of this year. 90,000 miles and runs fine."

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"driver seat wearing out."

Anonymous, KY (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Air conditioner is very noisy on high cooling mode."

M R., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"soft ride and comfortable seats"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"It is such a smooth quiet ride---it still just glides around at 17 yrs old. There is so much space; its so roomy in the interior."

MARY M., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Most comfortable, with the most rear leg room, of any car I've ever owned. Other than routine service, the most trouble-free car I've ever owned."

CARL M., OH (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"reliability"

LAWRENCE O., WA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Very quiet smooth ride for 16 year old vehicle."

Anonymous, CT (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"We purchased the Avalon because of its roomy, smooth ride, gas mileage, low road noice and what has turned to be an excellent buy . No repairs"

JACK Z., WV (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Very Good climate control with rear vents. Very comfortable seats. Have carried five adults with luggage on trips comfortably..Rear speaker went out years ago."

BEVERLY M., TN (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable, reliable car"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Bought this car new. Now has 238,000 miles on it. Still runs like a new car. Very few problems."

JOHN H., NV (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Fun drivinh"

GAYLORD H., NC (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Still the most comfortable car I've ever owned. Very quiet cabin."

J E., ID (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Comfortable ride, even after 16 years. Very few repairs on this car, only starter, exhaust sensor, and timing belt pulley."

MARILYN M., OH (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon XLS is very comfortable for long trips, even with up to 5 adults. The back seat A/C and heat are especially useful."

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"This is a very roomy sedan. The back seats are very spacious and comfortable even for someone who needs more room that the average person. For a sixteen year old car, the air conditioner will keep you very comfortable even in southeast Texas humidity."

ADRIAN M., TX (2000 Toyota Avalon)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Best all around vehicle that we have ever owned!"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Our Avalon has provided outstanding value, as proven by 17 years of faithful and reliable service. It is the best car for the money I have ever, or probably will ever, own. It has been a joy to own and operate this car. It without question is the best designed car I have ever owned. I wish I could buy a brand new 2000 Avalon just like the one I have."

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"ONE OE THE BEST LARGE CARS FOR ITS COST. GREAT RELIABILITY AND DRIVING PLEASURE"

George B., KY (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Reliable engine; good comfort and accessories (like audio system and airconditioning)"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Truth in advertising. My car is a 1997 Avalon, not a 2000 Avalon. That's because your survey did not go back to a 1997!Excellent value. However, all my comments are accurate, but for my 1997 Avalon."

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"I cannot believe we have 340,000 without major problems, still looks and runs well."

John Y., VA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Lasted over 200,000 with very little maintenance"

Chris H., TN (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Reliable, great ride, wonderful passenger car"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Very low maintainence cost and great mileage"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Same features as a Lexus but about $10K less"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Great reliability. Doesn't burn oil. Hasn't lost power. Break Pads at 83000 haven't been replaced (I must really start using the breaks!)"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Obviously, I got incredible value for my Avalon. I purchased it new in 2000, have over 200,000 miles on it, and am still driving it. Original air conditioner still works fine. Overall, any incredibly wonderful buy!"

Cathy E., KS (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"When I bought it I never expected it to last this long.."

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"reliable"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"I've got over 200,000 miles and 18 years on this car. Aside from a replaced valve cover for the oil gelling problem, it's needed one set of struts. Other than that, it's needed nothing except normal maintenance."

C W., NJ (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Virtually no maintenance issues."

M R., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"The value proposition is great. At this point I am riding for less than 9 cents per mile (initial price + all maintenance), with only oil, gas, and license fee as extras."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"This is a wonderful car. Very quiet and responsive. Great braking. Several times we have gotten and honest 30 mpg on trips. It is like a Swiss watch. It has a V6 engine that gives it lots of get up and go, but is still incredibly good on gas mileage in spite of being a large sedan."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"It still performs as it did 450,000 miles ago."

Claire D., AR (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Cost $24,000 new in year 2000, mileage OK at 19 to 20 mpg but could be better! Quiet car, decent acceleration from a 3 liter V-6 engine. NICE!"

C W., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"By far the most reliable, trouble-free car I have ever owned."

TOM C., TN (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"It's still works and runs. The only issue is some noise problem but nothing detrimental to the performance."

Anonymous, SC (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"bad rear shocks at 34000 +valve cover gasket leaked at 44000"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"With normal maintenance, our 2000 Avalon has 285,000 miles on the odometer."

RICHARD M., VA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon has an electrical problem that Toyota has not been able to find or fix. If parked longer than a few days it drains the battery."

DANIEL K., VA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Fully equipped with safety items, including stability control, anti-lock brakes etc. Nice audio but predates map functions. Everything works perfectly"

C W., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"I bought this car with the plan to hold on to it for 20 years, and it's been good for the 16.5 years I've had it. It has been quite reliable."

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"This vehicle is also a very reliable and good car."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"This car is 16 years old and runs perfectly. I have no issues with the fact that, after 15 years in the Florida and NC sun and weather, I needed to repaint the car. It has never been garaged,"

GOLDSTEIN S., NC (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"It has 230000 miles with only required maintenance."

RICHARD B., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"You can't divorce the car from the dealer as to value, unfortunately. My dealer has been off-again on-again to the point where I would look at other brands to find a new, hopefully better, support organization."

JOHN N., WA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Extremely low maintenance"

J T., WI (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Beyond routine maintenance of replacing tires, batteries, and one alternator there have been no problems or repairs on this car. It has over 260,000 miles on the odometer."

GREG T., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"I paid full asking price for this car. I am the only driver/owner of my 2000 Toyota. I have gotten my money's worth and the next owner will as well."

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"It's a 17 year old car and, with recommended maintenance, it's running as good as when I bought it."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"We paid $20,000 for the car in 2004 when the car had 60,000 mi. on it. We now have driven 170,000 mi. and have been good about maintaining the car. It runs well and gets about 25mi/gal. on the road and 20mi/gal local with the A/C on. 20mi/ gal. in"

DALE S., CA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Good value"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Drives like a dream! Comfortable, ahead of its time. Few repairs since 2000, only recently. Good gas mileage for a 2000 full sized car! Quiet, and can easily listen to classical music without road/traffic noise."

FRANK G., OH (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Car quality is great, considering it is 16 years old it is in great shape."

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Excellent car and very durable"

LOLA M., SC (2000 Toyota Avalon)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The styling has gradually been changed so that the car looks pretty much the same as when I bought it. No styling changes year-to-year that made it look obsolete as soon as it rolled out the showroom."

CARL M., OH (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"Excellent in all regards. That's why I have kept it so long."

Anonymous, MB (2000 Toyota Avalon)

"The styling still looks great to me. I have looked at a new Avalon and I don't like the styling or I would be driving one ."

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Avalon)
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