2007 Toyota Avalon Consumer Reviews

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2007 Toyota Avalon
4.3
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2007 Toyota Avalon

by from Albion, ME on June 29, 2009

I recently acquired a lightly used 2007 Toyota Avalon XL to replace my 2003 Toyota Camry XLE. There is some merit to the other reviews but they are very exaggerated. The V6 motor is strong and much mo...
I recently acquired a lightly used 2007 Toyota Avalon XL to replace my 2003 Toyota Camry XLE. There is some merit to the other reviews but they are very exaggerated. The V6 motor is strong and much more powerful than my old 4Cyl. It's PLENTY for a typical driver. Seats are a bit firm, but supportive and overall comfortable. Just drove over 400 miles with no discomfort. The interior seams high quality and is typical Toyota - not frilly but nice. The tranny IS different. If you push lightly on the gas at take off, the tranny seems to hesitate a little before finding first gear. It's not near as bad as some make it sound, but is noticeable. Other than that, it shifts fine and provides good smooth power to the wheels. That's about all I'd say is negative about the car. It's a great car, pleasant to drive, and I expect years of good service from it like I have gotten from all my Toyota's. If you want more frills, more power, etc, than you can find in other cars. However, I'll take the reliability and dependability of the Toyota any day. To the people suggestion buying a Cadillac or other brand, let's compare costs after 150,000 miles and see if you still feel the same.
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Best Car I have ever had

by from Oklahoma City, OK on October 5, 2011

I have owned my Avalon for three years now. I use it as my commuter car when driving to location. I put approx 2500 to 3000 miles per month on my Avalon. I have NEVER had any problem with my car, and ...
I have owned my Avalon for three years now. I use it as my commuter car when driving to location. I put approx 2500 to 3000 miles per month on my Avalon. I have NEVER had any problem with my car, and have just over 138K on it now. This is by far the best car I have ever owned. Being that I am only 32 years old, I was shocked to find out that this is considered a retirement car. It is fast, fun, comfortable, has good lines, has room for the entire family, and I can drive around Executives in style. I plan on putting at least 300K on this car before I trade it in on a new one. No hesitation, hands down, the best most well rounded car I have ever driven.
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almost perfect car

by from Westerville,Ohio on February 25, 2011

I have owned 3 Avolons over the years and love 99% of the car in all aspects. One small problem with my 2007 XLS and thats stopping the car. This car is built on a GS430 FRAME . The brakes are not ''b...
I have owned 3 Avolons over the years and love 99% of the car in all aspects. One small problem with my 2007 XLS and thats stopping the car. This car is built on a GS430 FRAME . The brakes are not ''big'' enough to stop this car for the size and weight. You have to put some extra effort on the brake petel to stop this car.
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Big MPG in a BIG car!

by from Oviedo, Florida on January 9, 2013

Coming from Acura CL and before that Honda Accord Cpe, going to this car was a big change. I needed space in the rear. The coupes had really nice front seat areas, but the back was not so good. I rese...
Coming from Acura CL and before that Honda Accord Cpe, going to this car was a big change. I needed space in the rear. The coupes had really nice front seat areas, but the back was not so good. I researched cars with large back seats. Several cars were commonly recommended online: Avalon, Azera, Grand Marquis. The Grand Marquis was relatively old architecture and pretty heavy. Mileage around town..not so good, but probably the quietest car on the highway. Azera seemed like it was a little small and the selection in the used market was pretty bad. Avalon seemed to provide the best value, the best mpg, the most room in the back, and was great driving. This is a long car more than a wide car. The wheelbase is longer than a midsized car, so its not like driving a midsized car around corners and such. All in all, I think the Avalon proves to be a great decision for someone wanting a larger interior without a larger gas bill. My Avalon avg's about 22 in town and 29 on the highway. I needed to improve my backseat situation so I bought this car. The legroom in the back seems like it is way more than you will ever need. The seat has some division in it, but its not bumpy going across. You could lay across the back seat without obstruction. Easy three adults across the back. So far have put 12k miles on and everything has been consistent. Ride pleasure, MPG, integrity. No problems.
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Best Car Ever Owned

by from Florence, SC on April 30, 2009

After several months' research and test driving, I convinced my wife to replace her 2003 Mercury Sable with a 2007 Avalon XLS. The only "available" item specified was the $200 Blizzard Pearl paint job...
After several months' research and test driving, I convinced my wife to replace her 2003 Mercury Sable with a 2007 Avalon XLS. The only "available" item specified was the $200 Blizzard Pearl paint job. Now, after driving almost 15,000 miles, we both are convinced of the wisdom of our choice. This is the first Toyota we have owned and feel that we could not have done better. It has the most spacious cabin imaginable - especially the rear seat. I do the maintenance (oil and filter changes, engine and cabin air filter changes), special 5-tire rotation, fueling and record-keeping. City driving mpg is about as advertized but on the highway, Toyota has definitely under-promised and over-delivered. We routinely achieve better than 32 mpg on long trips and have seen as high as 35 mpg. Have needed one warranty repair, signaled by the CHECK ENGINE light. Replacement of the fuel vapor recovery canister was required. Problem was probably caused by overfilling tank. Interestingly, a full maintenance manual was discovered on the web, downloaded and burned to a CD.
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Impressive

by from MidWest on February 20, 2009

First time ever owning a car not made by the big 3. I'm very impressed. Quality, Ride, Dealership, value and Mileage all surpass any American Car I have owned in many years. Never thought I would own ...
First time ever owning a car not made by the big 3. I'm very impressed. Quality, Ride, Dealership, value and Mileage all surpass any American Car I have owned in many years. Never thought I would own a car from a Non American Car Company, but I'm glad I own this car.
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Met expectations but?

by from denver, co on August 26, 2012

Bought my first used csr in 25 years, wanted an Avalon, the car interior design is mostly much above average, the placement of the cigarette lighters used for powering devices is a bit awkward, could ...
Bought my first used csr in 25 years, wanted an Avalon, the car interior design is mostly much above average, the placement of the cigarette lighters used for powering devices is a bit awkward, could use one for back seat, this is the limited edition so many upgrades, irritating humm in transmission, engine has good power and shifting is clean, get a low mileage car, get it toyota certified to 100,000 and drive worry free, the paint appears to chip easily, overall very pleased with this car
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spacious family car

by from Des Moines, Ia on May 7, 2012

Fantastic car, like a Lexus with Lexus like features, the laser cruise control doesn't work in direct sun light and thats the only cruise control the car has, but when it works out of the sun light it...
Fantastic car, like a Lexus with Lexus like features, the laser cruise control doesn't work in direct sun light and thats the only cruise control the car has, but when it works out of the sun light it works nicely, but do not think it is very economical in or around traffic. Bought an 2007 Toyota Avalon Limited which is what i recommend especially if you don't want to pay for a Lexus
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Just What I Wanted

by from Houston, TX on August 11, 2010

I had been driving a pickup truck getting 16 mpg. I bought a 2007 Avalon Limited. I'm 6ft 4in 240 and have no problem getting in or out, and very comfortable driving. It is not a sport sedan, that is ...
I had been driving a pickup truck getting 16 mpg. I bought a 2007 Avalon Limited. I'm 6ft 4in 240 and have no problem getting in or out, and very comfortable driving. It is not a sport sedan, that is to say if you are expecting to do hard cornering, and road rallies you might look else where. If you want a great road car, quiet, smooth and very comfortable, give this car a test drive. I drive 18 miles each way to work, about a1/3 city and 2/3 highway and get a consistent 26 mpg. I've read some reviews talking about transmission issues, but have not noticed any. In fact I find it very smooth almost unnoticed when shifting. Another complained of no cigarette lighter, there however 2 12 volt outlets. I guess if I had a complaint it would the lack of Aux input to the great sound system. I use a FM modulator to use my Ipod.
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by from on March 3, 2010

great car for the money. exceptional value, great handling. i have owned one for six yrars trouble free
great car for the money. exceptional value, great handling. i have owned one for six yrars trouble free
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