Best Bet
  • (4.4) 55 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,159$11,463
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 26
  • Engine: 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2006 Toyota Avalon

Our Take on the 2006 Toyota Avalon

Our Take

Toyota redesigned its largest sedan, the flagship Avalon, as a late 2005 model. The current Avalon is bigger, roomier and more powerful than its predecessor.Manufactured in Kentucky, Avalons come in XL, sporty Touring, XLS and top-of-the-line Limited forms. For 2006, Touring sedans can have optio... 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

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

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The Toyota Avalon full-size sedan is one of the few cars I've experienced whose backseat holds as much appeal as the driver's seat, if not more. Even though the Avalon's rear-seat accommodations are especially satisfying, some elements of the driving experience aren't.The Avalon is, however, impressively quick, both from a standstill and at highway speeds. Toyota claims the ... Read full review for the 2006 Toyota Avalon

Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 55 reviews

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Luxury, Comfort and Reliability

by Shimmy2me from Minnetonka, MN on January 3, 2011

Purchased our second new 2006 Avalon XLS and for a good reason...because it is reliable and gets great gas mileage for a larger sedan. The overall smooth performance from the V6 is very responsive esp... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 7 recalls for this car.


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

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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