The smooth-riding Avalon could easily pass for a luxury car costing tens of thousands of dollars more. The cabin is vast and quiet and its seamless powertrain serves up muscular performance while squeezing out commendable fuel economy. A 2011 freshening brought a revised interior with an improved control layout and nicer dashboard materials. Conversely, the handling, while secure, lacks agility.
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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

"I very much appreciate the handling of this car and the ability to effectively perform in any traffic situation."

Nancey M., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"V6 is very responsive."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The car has great acceleration and gets good gas mileage."

Anonymous, MO (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Powerful engine and it accelerates very quickly. Handles almost like a sports car but with comfort and power assist."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"My Avalon has the V6 engine which is very good and has plenty of power, the car handles very well but I don't push it very hard!"

Gary H., MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Acceleration is instant; handling is smooth. I love driving this car especially on the highway."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon is quite powerful and relatively quick for a large car. The ride is well controlled with little over or under steer. Although it is not a sports car, it still corners well."

Ed R., AB (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"As as good as anything on the road today"

Peter R., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great acceleration, either from zero or accelerating to pass. Ride is smooth, noise is quiet."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Performs well"

Carl S., MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great acceleration and handling. Terrific ride at high speed. Excellent acceleration even at highway speeds."

Craig S., CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Handling, acceleration are excellent. VERY smooth and comfortable ride. Comfortable for the whole family of 4"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Overall excellent."

Anonymous, CT (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Smooth gear shifts. Precise handling. It is a larger car with a small car handling response."

Larry S., IN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Nothing to complain about."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Acceleration is very good. Handling is in the middle."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"More power than you will ever need. For a 4 door sedan handles very well."

Anonymous, MO (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Handles well."

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Excellent and effortless acceleration and excellent handling for a fairly large vehicle. Excellent braking also - has never skidded and virtually stops on a dime in emergency situations."

DAVID C., VA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Smooth, powerful, quiet and quiet"

RICH B., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I do a lot of long drives and it handles excellently."

NORMAN T., VA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Has great acceleration and handling"

MARGARET W., MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Comfort driving; adjustable seats. Good acceleration, follows road well; very low noise."

Anonymous, AR (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I have had 3 Avalons, and this one is probably the worst for wiper blades. No matter which brand, from the dealer or an auto parts store, wiper blades simply do not last. I usually buy the most expensive blades too."

PETER M., IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Strong acceleration but has significant torque steer problem when hard acceleration in first and second gear, actually almost dangerous on roads that are slightly rutted or wet. Very comfortable road trip vehicle. I like the car, many people comment on good looks for five year old car."

KELLY B., LA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Goog acceleration,and average handling for it size"

ROBERT S., OH (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"everything is very good"

ROBT R., WI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"excellent"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great acceleration and handling. I do wish it were rear wheel drive."

JOHN R., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I've had Mercedes owners tell me they can't believe the pick up of my Avalon. It is so responsive I have to consciously remind myself not to take too many chances on the road. It has never failed me."

CORNELL H., VA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It is the best car for comfort and handling that I have ever owned. (Have owned cars since 1955.)"

DAVID P., NE (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"That car doesn't drive it glides. It is like driving on air, such a wonderful ride or drive. Acceleration and handling are exceptional."

PHILIP H., PA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"This is a very comfortable car. It is not particularly good at accelerating onto the highway, but as an all around dependable vehicle I give it high marks."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"We jokingly refer to it as a race car. You'd never realize how well this car handles in traffic until you drive it."

Anonymous, AL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Torque steer when passing, poor in snow conditions."

JOHN B., IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Quick acceleration and responsiveness."

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Ride is a dream. Plenty of room in the cabin. My only complaint would be I feel for an Avalon it should not have as much road/Wind noise. It is much quieter than the legacy, but for the flagship, should be quieter."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very satisfied."

R W., WI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable and smooth ride"

ROBERT S., OK (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I expected better acceleration than it has"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"High level of road noise"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Enough power to get me into and out of merging traffic. The car does very well on windy roads."

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It has very good acceleration and handles very well. It is very easy to park."

Anonymous, MO (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very smooth and quiet shifting"

Harvey S., NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"handling and acceleration is excejjent"

J H., TN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The get up and go is very good for a big car. Moves in and out of traffic very easily. If you don't keep an eye on the speedometer you will and get speed with ease"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon's V6 is very responsive and accelerates quickly and smoothly. It also uses regular gasoline, so is economical. The handling is well-controlled and the ride is quite comfortable. And for winter, even clad with only all-season tires, it performs exceptionally well poor winter conditions."

Ed R., AB (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Best handling, best driving car I've ever owned. Car has power and guts; when I tromp it, it MOVES! Never acquestiin about having enough acceleration to pass safely."

William C., OH (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon drives really well, especially acceleration & handling."

Robert M., CO (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The engine is very smooth and powerful. It’s quiet and dependable. Very impressive!"

Janice R., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The handling and acceleration is exceptional. I'm on the road 6 days out of the week and these items are essential to my comfort and feeling of confidence that my car will perform as needed when required."

Herbert R., NJ (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"This car can get out in front of just about anything. Acceleration is fantastic as is the handling."

Sherry J., GA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"very good"

G H., ON (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The engine is very responsive to acceleration. Accelerates smoothly when entering a highway or when passing on a road or highway."

Guy T., PA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Acceleration is excellent, but the car rolls as to be expected for a large sedan of this class."

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It handles so easily and hugs the road so well."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"This is the fourth Avalon I have purchased new. Its a great car with lots of acceleration power, silent running, and creature comforts."

Georgeann M., TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great highway cruiser on long trips"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Road noise"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Dependable & cosistrntly good performance"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very good acceleration and smooth ride."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"quick, agile."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Accelerates and corners well for large car. Traction with original tires was below average"

Mark B., IN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Good acceleration and handles well"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"the Avalon handles well on the highway. its very smooth and quiet. It has plenty of power when necessary (to Pass or emergency situations."

Gary H., MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"good acceleration and handling"

Robt R., WI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great acceleration when needed and handles extremely well"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great acceleration. handles like a smaller car but is quite large inside."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"MY TOYOTA DRIVE AND HANDLES EXCELENTLY. IT CAN STILL GET FROM 0-60 IN 6 SECONDS AND PLENTLY OF PASSING POWER. IT CORNERS LIKE A CAR SHOULD AND RIDES GREAT WITH NEWER MICHLIN TIRES"

James H., MI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very nice handling and great acceleration."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Fun to drive! Very responsive to acceleration and steering commands!"

Billy D., NC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Holds steady on curves, plenty of power for local or long distance trips, good acceleration on the interstate road system. It will cruise all day without driver fatigue."

Jerry H., SC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Easy acceleration. Good accelerator tip in, plenty of power when needed, Not sporty in any way but very quiet and smooth with none of the issues of the issues of stop/start, turbo boost or lag. Plus, nothing ever goes wrong with it so it is the same safe, comfortable and dependable automobile day in and day out. I have the means to buy any car I want and just enjoy the Avalon too much to make a change."

Ken A., TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The car has great acceleration and handles well on smooth and rough roads."

Jon A., AR (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great acceleration."

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very good acceleration and steering makes me feel safe and comfortable at highway speeds."

Anonymous, WY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"V-6 is very responsive, but the over-steer under hard acceleration can be difficult to manage. Handling is soft but good overall."

Daniel L., AL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Car is very fuel efficient for its size. Very comfortable and has more than adequate acceleration."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very satisfied w/drive."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great acceleration, handling is a bit ponderous. Excellent highway cruiser."

Joel K., IA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Excellent control. Quiet ride. Luxurious feel."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very easy and reliable in all parameters. I always feel in total control."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Excellent acceleration for a full-sized sedan with very good gas mileage. Handles well in traffic and at highway speeds, suspension is a little too soft. Would like to have a crisper handling option. Braking is a little too soft, but gets the job done."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"THIS CAR HAS MORE ACCELERATION THEN YOU'LL EVER NEED"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The engine and xxxxxx are a good match for this size/weight car. Good smooth acceleration with decent gas mileage. I don't have to stomp on the gas to pass a other vehicle."

Anthony K., NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The acceleration is smooth and effortless. It merges on expressways with ease. The transmission is silky smooth. There is a bit to much body lean in corners, but the handling is still pretty good."

Joseph R., IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Response to foot pedal pressure when rapid acceleration is needed is poor. Is moment of hesitation before acceleration kicks in. We don't drive fast, but this hesitation is a defect in cases when rapid acceleration is needed."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon is easy to handle with quick response (after 72,000 miles) when I push the accelerator. Steering is a breeze. I plan to buy a 3rd Avalon in the near future."

Terry F., GA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"all very good, enjoy the peppy performance and the raad feel through the steering wheel."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The 2011 has wonderful acceleration especially when entering a freeway, or passing another vehicle. As for handling, my wife had to make an emergency change of direction to avoid a collision on a turnpike. The car felt as though it was going over but it didn't and she maintained control."

Walter K., MI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Superb acceleration and handling under a wide variety of road and weather conditions"

David C., VA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The car accelerates very well when I need and it handles as well as I need."

Ken C., IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It goes like bat out of xxxx and handles great!"

Robert S., CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Comfortable seats with excellent adjustment controls with a quiet ride especially at highway speeds."

Anonymous, CT (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable and quiet ride."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"This is the quietest vehicle I have ever owned. It is smooth in the ride and very comfortable. We have nothing but compliments."

Anonymous, AR (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable ride. Seats conform well and heated seats are very welcome in our cold climate. Noise levels is minimum. No wind whistles. Windows tight."

Larry S., IN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"high interior noise level is disappointing"

Gary P., CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Love the comfort level and ride quality of the Avalon."

David E., MA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable riding on long trips. Very quiet, nice stereo system!"

Gary H., MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very quiet. Lots of room, both front and rear seats, including a huge amount of rear leg seat room. Very quick and smooth acceleration. Comfortable ride for a large car."

Howard F., TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"the back seats in this car recline, are larger and more comfortable than any other car I have owned. I have very happy passengers. The front seats are similar, in fact the comfortable drivers seat means that I no longer get sciatica on long trips"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Extremely comfortable, smooth, quiet and roomy"

Randy W., NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Nearly Lexus quality. The seats have good support but are not plush - Toyota could have done better on the seats. Ride is comfortable but you have to have the right tires. Newer Michelin tires (recommended by CR by the way) increase road noise and decrease ride comfort. Poor choice of tires for this vehicle. Should have tried the Continentals. Cabin noise is relatively quiet and wind noise not a factor."

Paul M., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"very comfortable for a 6 foot 5 inch man"

Max S., NC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable and quiet ride."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"This is the most comfortable car I have ever owned. Long road trips are a breeze and I don't get nearly as tired after trips as with other cars. The heating AND cooling of the seats is absolutely wonderful in Florida in the summer! The legroom in the back seat is expansive and my 6'5" friends prefer the back seat to the front."

Timothy T., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It is a very quiet care to ride in with good acceleration. We get close to 30mpg on the highway which makes it more economical. It has a very smooth ride."

Anonymous, MO (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Car is very spacious"

Anonymous, LA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Extremely comfortable for long trips Quiet"

Jon F., NC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Extremely comfortable car to drive. Engine is smooth and responsive."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Ride is great smooth and comfortable---road noise could be improved, seat comfort is not as good as what is on the market today"

Peter R., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Some will call this an old man's car. I call it a quality value priced American sedan that you could not improve on"

Rich B., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"rear seat passengers are very comfortable."

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The best car I have ever owned. Quite, smooth ride, and great acceleration while returning over 30MPG running 75-80 on the highway fully loaded. What more could you ask for."

Anonymous, MO (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"LOVE the heated/cooling seats"

LINDA G., GA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Heated and air conditioned seats are great."

MARK P., MI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"We have cloth seats. They are comfortable, but wish we would've got leather instead. Road noise is pretty good, could be a little quieter but not bad. Ride itself is great! Great car."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Best ever Back Seat Seat Belts Climat control is excellent Drives well. Low RPMs at Interstate speeds."

Anonymous, AR (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I am very disappointed with the comfort of my drivers seat. I chose the Avalon because of my lower back issues. After my first "out of town" trip, my back was sorely affected. I even had my Physical Therapist adjust the seat according to my therapeutic needs. Five years later, I continue to have problems with the seat area which adjoins the back of the seat. I have to use a down pillow to adjust the level of that part of the seat. Not a comfortable drive/ride! My 2007 Nissan Frontier has it beat"

BECKY S., NC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"the head rest is not adjustable andis to low"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"EVERYONE that gets into this car remarks how comfortable it is. It's smooth riding, quiet with excellent temperature control. The butt warmers are very effective."

CORNELL H., VA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable car, nav system could use a lot of improvements! The noise level, climate controls and the rest of the electronics is outstanding!"

Anonymous, KS (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Exceptionally smooth ride. And, very quiet also."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon is one of the most comfortable rides around. This is my 3rd Avalon in over 15 years and the ride remains quiet and comfortable whether new or old."

Anonymous, OK (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"2011 ride not as smooth. road and tire noise much worse than. previous years gas mileage not good much worse than Toyota claims"

ED S., NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"excellent ride...somewhat "soft" when cornering"

MICHAEL R., VA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon is a very good car, but it sits low enough that one hip starts bothering me after driving a bit, but this is not the car's fault."

Anonymous, TN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"My Avalon has a very comfortable ride, the only problem is when taking curves on the highway, (i have to be carefull how I say this) the body wants to rool, as in it does not want to hug the road."

R W., BC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Excellent ride."

EDWARD R., MA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Seats more comfortable than 2013 Avalon."

MARK W., NC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Seating is very comfortable and pleasurable."

PETER D., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The ride is noisier than One should expect."

JAMES H., PA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The car seats are already showing signs of wear and the leather is cracking. The car rides stiff for a luxury sedan."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"We wanted a comfortable highway cruiser that got good gas mileage and this car fits the bill. acceleration is quite good. Handling on curvy roads is not great but we didn't buy it for that."

Anonymous, KY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Seats are adjustable eight different ways. Dual climate control is very efficient. Overal ride is extremely smooth."

Anonymous, AL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon has large wheels and tires, good suspension, comfortable seats, and good sound insulation. All of these add up to a very comfortable ride."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"comfort and electronics are great"

LOUIS B., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Comfort and support couldn't be any better. Even on long trips we experience very little driving fatigue due to seating and the climate control is great. Always delivers what we set it for."

ALEX C., NC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Cushion on drivers seat is breaking down after 100,000 miles."

MICHAEL C., MO (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great turnpike cruiser."

ROBERT S., OH (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"excelent"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"comfortable ride and good fuel economy"

GEORGE V., IA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Wish it had Blind Side Monitoring like the 2014 Touring model"

BARRY D., MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Drivers seat too close to dash. Rt knee contacts ignition key when driving."

LESTER H., VA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The rear seats on the Avalon recline and are the most comfortable I have ever had in a car."

PAUL B., KY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Power seats with memory, memorized mirror settings. automatic wiper based on water on the windshield, soft ride, quiet, minimal road noise"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"rides comfortably. takes bumps good"

Anonymous, LA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Auto climate control depends too heavily on outside temperature, e.g., if cool outside but sun heated inside, it acts as though interior is comfortable."

Anonymous, UT (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable seating front and back. Quiet riding."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Seats rather firm. Not air conditioned seats?"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable luxurious ride"

MIKE F., CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Love the soft seats, ride and adjustability of seats"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Seat bottoms felt somewhat flat and slightly thin on padding."

Anonymous, NM (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Leather seats are in the car, I prefer cloth over leather. Climate control is not as good as my previous Chrysler concord"

PHILIP H., PA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Seats needed to be re padded which I did about 2 years ago. The lack of padding in driver seat made driving uncomfortable."

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very roomy and comfortable vehicle. I often have passengers riding in the back seat. Very roomy and easy to enter/exit. No motion sickness while riding in the backseat, as with some vehicles."

THEODORE E., GA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The heated AND cooled seats are wonderful! In central Florida in the summertime, it can be downright dangerous to get into a hot car and sit on leather seats that are not cooled. Absolutely the best accessory on the car."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Comfortable seats although the Sienna has a slight edge. Vented seats are great in the summer. Climate control works very well. Very quiet cabin."

ANTHONY K., NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Quiet ride and very comfortable."

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Road noise was is much higher than anticipated. I expected a much quieter ride."

Gary P., CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"This is my every day driver to and from work, and it is still a pleasure to drive. Ride is good, noise is muted and seats are as comfortable as they were when the car was purchased."

Daniel L., AL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Really like the ventilated seats, however the seats are not very supportive and thin on the padding. The drivers seat also feels flat."

Anonymous, NM (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The ride is exceedingly smooth."

Guy T., PA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"comfortable seats,very little road noise, also comfortable ride"

Robt R., WI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very Comfortable car, love the heated and A/C seats. Great riding car and very little noise"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable ride, good handling in town and on freeways. Quiet ride even at 70 mph. Interior spacious, friends are happy to have to ride in back seat."

Linda C., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Overall very satisfied with the Avalon. Driving over non asphalt pavement there is significant front wheel noise. Refection from front dash onto window is very distracting on sunny days if not wearing sunglasses."

R S., NC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable, quiet, very good driving position"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Drivers seat is MOST important to me. I have been tremendously disappointed in my Avalon seat. It is not padded in areas under my buttocks. The back/bottom of the seat is not adjustable and I need that lower support for my lower back. I have to use a pillow under my tailbone and that alters my other supports. NOT a comfortable "chair bottom". I'm uncomfortable when driving more than 30 minutes."

Becky S., NC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The drive is very noisy,so much so that the anxiously be turned to a higher volume than normal to enjoy."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"DRIVES LIKE A DREAM. CAN GO FOR TEN HOURS AND ARE STILL FRESH."

Herbert W., IA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"FOR COMFORT I'D PUT IT UP AGAINST ANY AUTOMOBILE <$50K"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Road noise. Increases with increased speed. Probably wind noise."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The car is very roomy front and back. Seats are very comfortable, especially with the heated and air conditioned seats. Ride is very smooth."

Sherry J., GA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The ride on the 2011 avalon is so smooth, we would have purchased another one already, but Toyota has made the newer avalon so small that my husband does not want to purchase a vehicle that short. If they don't have a vehicle that's larger in a couple of years, he doesn't like to think about going to another car make, but he probably will. About this avalon, he loves the smooth ride and acceleration on the highway. The interior on the 2011 avalon is "boat-like". It is very roomy in the front and the back. The trunk size is terrific."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very nice ride, steering, and quiet."

Anonymous, WY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon is a full-size sedan! The seats are comfortable and the ride is very smooth! The car is very quiet. A great road car. The engine and transmission are well matched and powerful."

Gary H., MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Excellent ride, seats very adjustable and comfortable, very quiet and excellent climate control"

David C., VA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It is the quietest car I have ever owned. It is a quiet, smooth comfortable ride."

Anonymous, MO (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Seats are very comfortable. Back seats give so much space."

Claude F., SC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The seats feel very comfortable, but after a longer trip you will leave the car with a sore back. The lumbar adjuster looses the adjustment within minutes. Dealer said it is a balloon that just looses air. Perhaps newer models have updated."

John N., ON (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It still looks and runs like it is new and is very comfortable for trips and passengers."

John W., OR (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The car has several seat adjustments which are aided by the adjustments on the steering wheel. There is almost no noise in the cab when the windows and roof are closed. This car has a smother ride than any of the four vehicles that I have driven on this 50 mile rough road in Wisconsin."

Dan F., WI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The ride is excellent. It is comfortable and you arrive to your destination ready to go not worn out."

Linda M., OH (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The seats and ride are still comfortable. The noise level I do not think has changed since I purchased the car."

Ken C., IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Still one of the quietest smoothest riding cars around."

Joan S., AL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon is extremely comfortable and I have driven it from GA to MI and back 3 times. It's quiet, no noises, bangs, wind coming in around windows. I'm very satisfied."

Terry F., GA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It's one of the biggest sedans inside that's not a luxury brand. In fact, it's bigger than most "luxury" vehicles. It's ride is comfortable and quiet, yet it handles well."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very good seats that heat and cool."

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Comfortable ride; noisy tires"

Richard W., OR (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Excellent backseat roominess and comfortable seating. Great leg room. Advantageous movement for driver’s seat."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I'm 6'5'' and it has expandable thing cushion. Have found the perfect overall setting for for each adjustment and it is very comfortable for short or long trips. Passengers appreciate the room and comfort in the rear seat."

Ken A., TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I am 6 feet 5 inches and it is very comfortable"

Max S., NC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable on long trips"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon is the most comfortable vehicle I have owned and that includes bigger ones. It is very quiet, smooth, & seats are big and comfortable, even in the back."

Jon A., AR (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"This is a very comfortable car in all respects except for the drivers seat belt. I have tried every possible combination but can not find the right fit. I have asked the dealer to replace them but it is not possible. However I am the only one with this complaint. The overall high quality of the car outweighs this problem to a large degree."

Helen L., NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Plenty of room, both front and back seats. Seats are both heated and cooled. Quiet ride. Feels luxurious without the luxury price."

Bruce C., MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great car. Very dependable. Only negative is the cars road noise"

Jim B., TN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Quiet comfortable ride"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"comfortable seat and quite ride"

G H., ON (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable for long rides"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great ride, handles very well, comfortable seats, front and rear, low noise."

Mike A., MA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Nice ride."

James B., AL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The ride is very plush and the noise level is low."

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"This is the best car in comfort, noise and ride I have ever owned. I will by another 2011 or 2012 later"

William J., MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The seats are very comfortable. They have multiple adjustments and include heat and air conditioning in order to make me comfortable while in the car."

Janice R., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very comfortable seats front and back - lots of leg room and head room. Back seat has limo recline - very nice. Like the heated and cooled front seats. Noise level is better than other brands / models. Ride is a little too soft, but comfortable on long road trips."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Seats comfort in leather; no noise to speak of & a very comfortable ride."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Seats are comfortable and there is a large amount of room in the back for passengers."

Peter D., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The ride of this model/year is excellent. Noise in cabin is nonexistent. Love the A/C and Heat feature of the front seats. Leather gets hard on the bottom on a long ride. Could use a higher setting for driver's seat. Short people can't see over hood."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Large comfortable rear seat area, front seats equally great"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Plush, soft ride. Seats are exceptionally comfortable."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Excellent support"

Edward K., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Absolutely comfortable seats in both front and back seats as well as a Great ride with very little noise"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Extremely quiet and bumps are completely absorbed."

Joel K., IA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"First experience with air cooled seats. Big plus down south."

Kathleen R., VA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Seats fit me very well , specially with the extended seat function. I am over 6 foot tall and the extra length in the seat takes a lot of strain off my legs during long trips."

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very plush ride, very little noise, heated and cooled leather seats. A great long trip combination."

Jerry H., SC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Great features for the money at time of purchase."

Randy W., NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Used Consumer Reports to buy my new Avaolon. We got a really great deal saving thousands with not hassle."

Ollie G., GA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"A great deal for the money, considering it is a large car with lots of room. Almost like a Lexus ES350, but bigger and thousands cheaper."

Howard F., TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Show me a car that gives more in value and I'll buy you a drink. This is an outstanding automobile that I probably will never be able to sell. I love it that much"

Rich B., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Good car. Great value."

James H., MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Continues to perform at a very high level even after 7 years and it has many very helpful features, such as bluetooth and a navigation system. I enjoy driving this vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Follow CR car reports on this purchase and was not disappointed. Great value for the money. Some minor to slightly major repairs required. Front wheel bearings some engine work. Headlight lenses are fogging and dealer cannot polish them. Great back seat comfort and very good trunk space."

Paul M., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon is an excellent vehicle and superb value. The car rides well, is powerful, has good technology and the interior is nicely appointed and is well laid out. It has a large trunk and it also runs on regular gas. It is a very reliable car with low maintenance costs."

Ed R., AB (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Very quiet, smooth ride, exceptional acceleration, very roomy, looks very sharp. Great value for the money and highly reliable."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"comfortable, dependable, econonable"

Max S., NC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"great car, drive it, you wii buy it."

Rudy L., KY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Extremely pleased with the retained value of this very comfortable vehicle."

David M., IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Overall superb"

HOWARD W., KY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"good value--good price"

ROBT R., WI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Comfortable, style, many features, nice open road car, good sound system and expect many years of reliable service."

Anonymous, SC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I still love this car. It rides like a dream and looks sharp. Because we have 3 cars this one only has 30K miles on it. It was the last year that it was built on the Avalon Chasse. In 2012 they started building the Avalon on the Camry Chasse. Big mistake as it made the back seat 3 inches smaller. Good by luxury. Great sound system and interior."

MARY A., OH (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"very exhttp://vype.com/nwoklahoma/ensive for a SUV. Camry pricemuch cheaper"

ROBERT S., OK (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Best car I have ever owned. This is my second Avalon and if I purchase another car, it will be a Toyota Avalon. Very dependable"

JOHN R., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I HAVE TROUBLE WITH UNEVEN TIRE WEAR"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I probably paid a little on the high side, purchased used In 2012"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"This car is equivalent overall to what I'd expect from a luxury auto maker. It is like a Lexus at a Toyota price."

RICHARD W., CO (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Gives us the feeling of a luxury car for a much lower price. We're not trying to impress anyone with a "luxury car" though we could afford one."

Anonymous, KY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It is a very good price for the vehicle. It is a solid vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I've had nicer cars, better equipped for the same money."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon is a well engineered vehicle that has given us good service and no problems in the five years we have owned it. The Avalon is an outstanding car mechanically."

RUSSELL F., MA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Best car I have owned. Normally purchase new every 3-4 years, but has been such a great car, I still own."

Anonymous, MO (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"We purchased an Avalon in 2003 and it provided us with more than 100,000 virtually trouble free miles. Our 2011 Avalon hasn't lived up to that standard. Things, mostly little things, keep going wrong with it. It's not providing the value we'd expected."

DAVID W., AZ (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Comfortable and similar to a Lexus without the premium pricing"

S D., NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great value, great reliability & has room for 3 in the back seat...."

BARRY D., MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I was satisfied."

Anonymous, NM (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I have had it for 5 years and wheel alignment has been the only maintenance other than regular oil and filter changes."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Better mileage than advertised"

GERALD S., CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Absolutely satisfied with value I received when I bought my Avalon. Great styling that looks as good as any car since I bought it. Great handling, acceleration, and ease of using all controls in the car. Delaying consideration of a new vehicle because I don't know of any that can improve on this one."

Philip C., AZ (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The navigation system sucks and not worth updating."

Georgeann M., TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"its been a good car"

John B., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great car for the money, never any problems other than normal maintenenace"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great value"

Richard W., OR (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I've gotten a lot of value from the car. I drive over 100 miles a day for work, so having a vehicle that is comfortable, reliable and accelerates when I need it to is important."

Herbert R., NJ (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Reliability, comfort, reasonable gas mileage"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I have owned four Avalon’s and have never had any problems with any of them. Quality and reliability equals great value."

R S., PA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Hekd up its value"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great car. Only service has been the regularly scheduled service and tires. Did replace brakes. Car still drives like new."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Researched vehicles using CR reviews and decided on the Avalon as the best value for ride, styling and economy."

Paul M., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"A very good looking car that has not required any out of pocket maintenance other than recommended by Toyota and tires, and a battery at 7 years. A pleasure to drive on Freeways and around town with very good fuel economy."

Linda C., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Most reliable car I've ever owned, foreign or domestic, but although the car has a very nice sound system, the radio antenna provides abominable reception, which is a great disappointment in such an otherwise fine automobile."

Mike A., MA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Powerful, economical, reliablr"

Harvey S., NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The trade-in, or resale value of the Avalon kept us going back for more. We have currently had seven Avalons and will get another."

Walter K., MI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It is well made, the service is good and the ride is wonderful."

Linda M., OH (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It's my husbands car and he is satisfied with it. If he gets another car it most likely will be a Honda Accord."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Dependability, ease of handling, mileage, comfort and endurance."

Anonymous, LA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"For what I paid for this car and the reliability of this vehicle I don't have to worry about breakdowns . Well built"

Claude F., SC (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I.'ve had the Avalon since new and only maintenance has been regular oil changes plus one recall on the steering wheel lock."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Easy entrance and exit , touch screen easy and safe to use, good mileage,"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Extremely reliable and low cost to,operate"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"You get a lot of luxury features like push-button start, leather and wood interior, heated and cooled front seats, nav screen with blue-tooth, tons of room inside and a cavernous trunk. When it was new, a comparably sized car would have been at least $10,000 more."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great driving and riding car. Excellent value."

David M., IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It cost about $12,000 dollars less than basically the same Lexus model (a poor man's Lexus)."

Robert S., CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"105k miles not major repairs, just routine maintenance"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The Avalon is the best car in its class, and possibly higher. It is fantastically reliable, has a great ride and nice styling. The seats are comfortable with good lumbar support; it has a very good sound system and the entertainment system is easy to use. It is almost unbeatable for trunk space as well."

Ed R., AB (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Great value"

Jim B., TN (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"This is a very smooth ride, extremely roomy and comfortable cabin, big trunk space."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"2011/2012 were the best style years for this car, IMHO. 2013+ models are hideous and overly sporty. Next new car will sadly be a Honda Accord."

RICHARD W., CO (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Lots of chrome and heavy"

Anonymous, LA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Not crazy about the exterior styling, but the interior is gorgeous. The only real fault this car has, is the same with all current production vehicles from everybody: They all use the same,shark fin radio antenna, which isn't worth a penny."

MIKE A., MA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Lackluster styling"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"styling is good"

ED S., NY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"This is by far the best looking sedan on the road from 2011. It is simple yet eloquent and provides luxury and a spacious interior for a remarkably low price"

RICH B., FL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Roomy front and Back. Legroom excellent. Good instrument panel. Excellent software for using blue tooth in car."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"We have the Crimsom Mica paint and get frequent compliments."

DONALD G., CA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The style is great. However, my leather front seats are drying out and cracking. I take good care of my vehicles and I have oiled them numerous times. They are still cracking."

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The styling is modern and attractive."

RUSSELL F., MA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"The styling is the one thing that we donot like about this car"

DONALD C., MA (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It remains stylish throughout thr years."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Smooth lines"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"It is still stylish."

Anonymous, NM (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"I like the longer looking vehicles and the exterior paint combined with the tan interior and woodgrain accents."

Anonymous, NE (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Superb"

HOWARD W., KY (2011 Toyota Avalon)

"Love the style, excellent paint job, which resists chipping, scratching. the paint has worn very well and in my opinion is as good as when I purchased the vehicle."

JAMES S., WA (2011 Toyota Avalon)
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