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2010 Toyota Avalon
2010 Toyota Avalon
Available Price Range $8,344-$17,536 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 23 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2010 Toyota Avalon

Our Take

The Avalon is Toyota's flagship large sedan. In fact, higher trim levels rival the ES 350 from Toyota's luxury brand, Lexus, in terms of comfort, luxury and price. The Avalon is available in XL, XLS and Limited trim levels. Competitors include the Buick LaCrosse, Ford Taurus and Chrysle... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Too much silver dashboard trim
  • Soft brakes
  • Relatively small trunk
  • Stereo ergonomics
  • Side mirrors don't fold
  • Dated navigation system

Notable Features

  • Standard electronic stability control
  • Optional adaptive cruise control
  • Full-size dimensions, standard V-6
  • Reclining rear seats
  • Available ventilated seats


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in June 2009 about the 2009 Toyota Avalon. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2010, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.Around the office, I carry the reputation — if in jest — of being an over-the-hill man stuck in a young guy's body. My penc... Read full review for the 2010 Toyota Avalon

Consumer Reviews


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Lexus wanna be and More for less

by cable guy from Norht Andover, MA on May 3, 2012

I have owned 25 cars since 1985 and just laid to rest a 95 BMW 525i , The Avalon is a dream to drive, handles well for a big car, great on gas(regular) everything you need and more , dont listen to th... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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