• (4.4) 32 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,862$10,990
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 26
  • Engine: 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 Toyota Avalon

Our Take on the 2005 Toyota Avalon

Our Take

Toyota has redesigned its largest sedan, the flagship Avalon, as a late 2005 model. Billed as all-new, the second-generation Avalon is bigger, roomier and more powerful than its predecessor.Engineered at the Toyota Technical Center in Michigan, the Avalon was "developed by Americans, for American... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Brittle ride in Touring
  • Brake, steering feel
  • Side mirrors don't fold
  • Puzzling tilt/telescoping steering-wheel adjustment
  • Stereo ergonomics

Notable Features

  • 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • Reclining rear seatbacks
  • Side-curtain airbags
  • Optional remote starter
  • Optional adaptive cruise control


Our Expert Reviews

My planned girls' weekend getaway has my tummy doing twists and twirls. I am giddy with joy as I pack my luggage into the 2005 Toyota Avalon. My bed-ready pajama-clad preschooler is as excited about helping mommy "pack," as he is in exploring the newly arrived 2005 Toyota Avalon. The first thing that catches his attention is the audio area in the dash, protected by a thin plastic retractab... Read full review for the 2005 Toyota Avalon

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Consumer Reviews


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An all-around great car

by loyal fan from Binghamton, NY on February 1, 2012

Overall, the best car we owned over the past 55 years. Quiet and comfortable as a Buick, but handles like my old BMW 325. The most roomy back seat of any sedan we know of, a plus because we frequently... Read Full Review

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