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2011 Toyota Avalon
2011 Toyota Avalon
Available Price Range $11,441-$20,733 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 24 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Toyota Avalon

Our Take

Updated with fresh styling and a new dashboard, the full-size 2011 Avalon tops off Toyota's sedan lineup. Its 3.5-liter V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission carry over, but thanks mostly to transmission tuning, gas mileage is up 1 mpg overall. Avalon competitors include the Ford Taurus, ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Confounding steering-wheel adjustments
  • Smallish trunk

Notable Features

  • Restyled for 2011
  • New dashboard
  • Standard V-6 and six-speed automatic
  • Slightly improved gas mileage
  • Full-size dimensions
  • Reclining rear seats


Our Expert Reviews

The 2011 Toyota Avalon isn't a head-turner; some might even describe this full-size sedan as vanilla, but that shouldn't be a bad thing. The Avalon is the equivalent of an exotic vanilla that's a little richer than the others. While it's missing the wow factor, the 2011 Avalon is comfortable, roomy and uncomplicated, a plus for some parents. My test Avalon in particular co... Read full review for the 2011 Toyota Avalon

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Great Value

by Larry from Racine, Wisconsin on October 20, 2011

I looked for a replacement for my 2006 Acura TL for about 6 months before finally deciding to buy the Avalon. When I looked at the content I was receiving, anticipated reliability, features, and comfo... Read Full Review


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There is currently 1 recall 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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