2010 Toyota Avalon Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
A shining example of tranquil motoring, the Avalon can easily pass for a luxury car. Its cabin is vast and quiet. It also has a slick and muscular powertrain, with a six-speed automatic transmission. Despite the abundant horsepower, the Avalon gets very good fuel economy, but handling is uninspiring.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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

"This v6 powered car produces 295 HP; acceleration is quick and smooth. Handling is predictable, steering provides some driver feedback. Long curvy roads welcome. This car is a sleeper."

Andrew W., SC (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"this car is a dream to drive. it is powerful, smooth, and the laser cruise control was ahead of its time and has proven very useful on long distance driving as a unique safety feature that is now available in most newer vehicles (automatic deceleration/stopping when needed)"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"See previous note"

Madison P., IL (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Good cruiser. Plenty of get-up."

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Both acceleration and handling are excellent - but then we wanted it for highway and distance. No complaints around town, though."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Quick to attain a cruising speed, handles very good, takes bumps and road hazards with ease."

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Engine is responsive and handles well."

Steven W., OK (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"great acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"The drive is very good--smooth. I think the handling is good and it has power when I need to speed up quickly, such as when going from a ramp to the freeway."

P G., OH (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Acceleration and turning ratio extremely good."

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Fantastic car"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"V6 engine accelerates very smoothly"

Jerry A., VA (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Good acceleration and handling on the road."

Anonymous, IN (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Power always there when I need it."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"The car remains capable and a good riding vehicle."

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Smooth responsive roomy comfortable ride."

George B., MA (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Comfort acceleration and handling are very good."

Paul B., FL (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Always ready for both acceleration and fairly responsive for handling"

M H., IA (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"It is very peppy and handles very good. Fuel millage around town is not very good and on the highway is OK."

RONALD W., NC (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Acceleration is unexpectedly brilliant for a car of this size and design. I drive several of the most tortured mountain roads in CA and the sport tronic shift and solid handling makes it a delight to do so. I find the handling to be much better than ConsumerReports considers it to be and would be happy to take your testers for a drive up the mountain sometime to prove it."

THOMAS M., CA (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Comfort, drive, climate control, turning ratio, handling."

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"First, our Avalon is a 2007 model, not 2010. It has really fast acceleration compared to the Lexus."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Steering radius isn't as effective as I've had with other cars."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Avalon)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The Avalon is seven years old and still drives like a dream. The seating is comfortable and the rear seating is quite large. It is easy to get in and out of for the driver and passengers. The trunk holds several suitcases and other travel items."

Russell P., FL (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"2010 Toyota Avalon provides individual memory seat settings for 2 drivers. Very Helpful. I'm 6' 2" and this sedan accommodates my height very well. Seats are very comfortable and fully adjustable. The heated and cooled seats, adequate and well placed vents ensure all passengers are able to adjust settings to their personal preference. With the windows up, the cabin is very quiet. A well designed and built vehicle. This is a great Toyota."

Andrew W., SC (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Very good. comfortable long distance"

Anonymous, WA (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"This is my second avalon. I bought it again because of the comfort, acceleration and handling, and how quiet it is."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable seats especially for long driving"

Anonymous, ND (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Car is very comfortable and pleasant to drive for long distances"

Anonymous, DE (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"This car replaced a Grand Marquis (which is 16"" longer) and is actually larger inside the cabin than the Mercury was. Very easy to ride in especially for long trips"

Joel C., NY (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Comfortable for sort people; seats that return to original setting with a switch."

Hugh W., OK (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"The lumbar feature is great for back pain."

Vaughn C., TX (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Best car I have owned in this respect."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Abundant space in front and back."

Paul B., FL (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Perfect fit in seat, very little road noise, ride is extremely smooth"

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable ride, seating is fantastic, especially the seal warmer/cooler feature, road noise is minimal."

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"I like the seat bed in this vehicle, it has a nice comfort seat because it is long, on long distance rides the seat remains comfortable. I have long legs and it is important that the seat does not hit me mid thigh, as it becomes uncomfortable."

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"all around comfort"

M H., IA (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Good ride. Lots of room in back seats."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"The seats are very comfortable and the driver's seat has a lumbar adjustment. The seats are also heated. I have a friend with a bad back who said the seats are very comfortable for him. The car is big which makes me feel safer, plus it's safety rating is very good. The ride is smooth."

P G., OH (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Some highway road noise"

Thomas M., TX (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Floats along and quiet"

Steven W., OK (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Ride & seats as good as the best I see today, even after 8 years and lots of rental car experience"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"very quiet ride"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"The 2010 Toyota Avalon offers some of the most comfortable seating in the industry, comparable to higher end luxury models."

Albert M., VA (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"The seats are very comfotable and very easy to adjust."

Anonymous, IN (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"noise level is very low, very quiet and dual passenger climate control works very well"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Seats, ride,noise, comfort, sound system,"

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Road noise at high speeds"

W L D., CA (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"It is a very good car for our travels around town and on the highway."

RONALD W., NC (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"passenger seat very uncomfortable, general ride not up to previous Avalon standard"

RONALD G., NH (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Comparing this Avalon to previous 2005 model, I find more noise in the current model. This is a slight disappointment."

TOM E., OK (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Great ride; leather used on the seats is on the hard side--softer leather and more bolstering would make this a even more comfortable car."

THOMAS M., CA (2010 Toyota Avalon)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Comfort ride"

Gerald C., IL (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"most features as good as a Lexus, but at a lower cost"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Great car at a great price"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Very good value."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"This was an affordable vehicle, great reliability, very good gas mileage and comfortable to drive or ride in."

E J., TX (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"The car body is cheaply built. The doors leak air while driving. The truck is not sound insulated so you hear truck noise. The body metal is thinner that other vehicles do any small bump causes a dent. The rear window sun screen activates at its own choice where I had to remove the fuse to start the activation while driving."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"Used CR's purchasing assist and was VERY satisfied"

Madison P., IL (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"great value, great styling, hope it lasts forever"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Avalon)

"While I would not have bought the Avalon on my own, I purchased it used from my mother who is no longer driving. It has a very nice ride, but the styling shouts "grandpa car.""

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota Avalon)
Change Vehicle