Best Bet
(4.6) 27 reviews
MSRP: $2,889$9,597
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 25
Engine: 210-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2004 Toyota Avalon

Our Take on the 2004 Toyota Avalon

Our Take

After receiving front and rear styling updates for the 2003 model year, Toyota’s largest passenger car essentially stands pat for 2004. Vehicle Stability Control is newly available on the XL sedan, but little else has changed.Last restyled for 2000, the upscale front-wheel-drive family seda... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price, compared to Camry
  • Controversial design

Notable Features

  • Bold styling for a Toyota
  • Moderate full-size dimensions
  • Bench or bucket seating
  • Reputation for dependability
  • Standard side-impact airbags


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 27 reviews

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Very Nice Car

by BIG CAR DRIVER from Houston, Texas on June 12, 2007

I own a '04 XL and it is really one of the better cars I have owned. I love big cars but I love big cars that have much better than average relibility! very comfortable ride on the freeway and pretty ... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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