Best Bet
(4.4) 48 reviews
MSRP: $4,244$11,988
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


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


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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 Trims 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 7 recalls for this car.

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