1996 Toyota Avalon

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Key Specs

of the 1996 Toyota Avalon. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    24 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    200-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    4-speed automatic w/OD
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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(3.7)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(3.9)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

A great car to own

by Mrnavy from NJ from 96-2000 South Carolina to present 2018 on April 4, 2018

Bought this car in 1998 from a friend who had it on a lease it now has 287K and has been a great car and still is it is my everyday car still and not afraid to drive it any where . Very few repairs R&... Read full review

(4.0)

Best car I've ever owned, reliable, solid.

by Avalon fan from Madison, CT on April 2, 2018

It's attractive (does not look its age), has been dependable, offers great legroom and head room (my husband is 6'8" and has loved driving it), is built very solidly. We bought it new and have taken ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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The 1996 Toyota Avalon currently has 0 recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Avalon received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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