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2007 Toyota Avalon

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$4,044 — $11,400 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Well-matched engine and transmission
  • Roomy cabin
  • Interior material quality
  • Instrument readability, clarity
  • Fuel economy

The Bad

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

What to Know

about the 2007 Toyota Avalon
  • 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • Reclining rear seatbacks
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Optional remote starter
  • Optional adaptive cruise control

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
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. Changes for 2007 are minor.

Manufactured in Kentucky, Avalons come in XL, sporty Touring, XLS and top-of-the-line Limited forms. Both the Touring and XL models can be equipped with Toyota's Vehicle Stability Control, and dealers can install a towing package that allows the Avalon to tow up to 1,000 pounds.


Exterior
Compared to the 2007 Camry, the Avalon is 8 inches longer overall and 1.7 inches longer in wheelbase. Toyota describes the Avalon as having "subtle" character lines and a grille that incorporates chrome-accented horizontal bars. Fog lamps are installed on all models except the XL. The XL's wheels measure 16 inches in diameter, and the other three models have 17-inchers.

Interior
Up to five people can fit inside the Avalon. The rear floor is flat, and the rear seats have reclining seatbacks. When the Avalon was redesigned for 2005, Toyota promised an extra 1.5 inches of space between the front and rear occupants, and the car's width increased by an inch for more hip and shoulder room.

The Touring edition is targeted at younger buyers; it features a unique interior with charcoal dashboard trim. The mainstream XLS model includes leather upholstery and a moonroof.

Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control, a power driver's seat and a cassette/CD stereo. The Limited has heat...
Vehicle Overview
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. Changes for 2007 are minor.

Manufactured in Kentucky, Avalons come in XL, sporty Touring, XLS and top-of-the-line Limited forms. Both the Touring and XL models can be equipped with Toyota's Vehicle Stability Control, and dealers can install a towing package that allows the Avalon to tow up to 1,000 pounds.


Exterior
Compared to the 2007 Camry, the Avalon is 8 inches longer overall and 1.7 inches longer in wheelbase. Toyota describes the Avalon as having "subtle" character lines and a grille that incorporates chrome-accented horizontal bars. Fog lamps are installed on all models except the XL. The XL's wheels measure 16 inches in diameter, and the other three models have 17-inchers.

Interior
Up to five people can fit inside the Avalon. The rear floor is flat, and the rear seats have reclining seatbacks. When the Avalon was redesigned for 2005, Toyota promised an extra 1.5 inches of space between the front and rear occupants, and the car's width increased by an inch for more hip and shoulder room.

The Touring edition is targeted at younger buyers; it features a unique interior with charcoal dashboard trim. The mainstream XLS model includes leather upholstery and a moonroof.

Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control, a power driver's seat and a cassette/CD stereo. The Limited has heated seats with ventilation, rain-sensing wipers and keyless start. A navigation system is optional on Touring, XLS and Limited models.


Under the Hood
The Avalon's 3.5-liter V-6 develops 268 horsepower and 248 pounds-feet of torque. The five-speed automatic transmission incorporates a manual-shift provision.

Safety
All-disc antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, side-impact airbags and a driver's knee airbag are standard. Side curtain airbags protect front and rear occupants, and an electronic stability system is optional.

Driving Impressions
Avalons have always been excellent road cars, and the latest version continues that tradition. Despite a generally heavy feel, the Avalon accelerates with some assertiveness. You often get a smooth ride on good roads, but the decidedly taut suspension translates to considerable harshness when rolling over certain types of bumps. Steering is responsive — if a tad vague — and the Avalon maneuvers fairly easily. The easy-to-drive, well-built Avalon runs quietly.

Ample glass area helps visibility. Large, symmetrical, well-lit gauges are generally easy to read, though the trip odometer and manual-mode indicator are more difficult to see.

The well-cushioned seats are supportive but offer little side bolstering to keep occupants in place. Space is abundant up front, and legroom and foot space are more than ample in the backseat. A rear passenger's head might graze the roof, especially in the center position.


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
60 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Clean and smooth drive

by EndyDC from Md on November 30, 2018

Great with gas. After driving the Honda Accord, Santa Fe, and several others, the Avalon was by far the best value for my money. It is solidly built, quiet, and smooth. The ride is like a Lexus. It's ... Read full review

(5.0)

This is my second Avalon

by CSullivan from Orlando, FL on November 8, 2018

I bought this one because after owning an older one, I began to understand the care and attention to detail that Toyota puts into its flagship sedan...and this one did not disappoint! Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2007 Toyota Avalon currently has 6 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2007 Toyota Avalon XL

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
poor
Overall Rear
poor
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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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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