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2011 Toyota Avalon Consumer Reviews

4.6
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Great Value

by 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...
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 comfort it was an easy decision. The Avalon has a very intuitive driver interface. The GPS, radio controls, blue tooth phone system are all very easy to understand and use. More then I can say for a lot of cars I test drove. Ride quality and interior space are exceptional. With the general restyling that was done in 2011 the interior shouts luxury. The redesigned body is not going to win any awards but it is easy to live with and shares a lot of design features with cars costing much more. The motor is surprisingly quick, uses regular fuel, and regularly returns over 30 mpg on the road. On the road the car is rock solid and very quiet. You won't mistake it for a sports car on a curvy road but it still feels very connected. The suspension settles quickly and makes the driver feel very much in control. Ride quality is excellent and the premium stereo system is truly worth the money. Seats have very little side support but are very comfortable and adjustable in ways I had never thought of. If you can't get comfortable in this car, there is something wrong. This is the first Toyota that I have owned but given their reputation for dependability I don't think I will be disappointed. I also received two years of oil changes and general maintenance as part of the selling price. That could save me a couple hundred dollars over that period. As I said, when I looked at the perceived value the decision to purchase the Avalon became much easier. The more I drive the car the more I like it and in the end I guess that is what it is all about.
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Most Satisfying Car We've Owned

by from Birmingham, AL on May 13, 2011

We purchased the car in November of 2010 after seeing one at our local car show. The overall appearance of the car was the first "wow" and the front seats with adjustable lumbar support and heating we...
We purchased the car in November of 2010 after seeing one at our local car show. The overall appearance of the car was the first "wow" and the front seats with adjustable lumbar support and heating were the second. The car has yet to disappoint us in any way. Mileage is as advertised or better and the overall comfort, both driver and passenger, is excellent. The car has abundant power and transfers that power to the wheels effortlessly. We have found only one very small detail to quibble about: the center console could benefit from some form of low level ambient lighting.
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Second Avalon I Have Owned

by from Fairfield, CA on April 19, 2011

When looking to replace my 2000 Avalon, I checked out the Lexus line, but came to the conclusion that the 2011 Avalon was a better value and an extremely nice vehicle. It has plenty of interior room (...
When looking to replace my 2000 Avalon, I checked out the Lexus line, but came to the conclusion that the 2011 Avalon was a better value and an extremely nice vehicle. It has plenty of interior room (bigger than my 2000) and has a great, quiet ride. Probably the only complaint I have is the location of the USB plug and the charger plug. They are hard to get at within a storage compartment. Otherwise, I am very happy with this car and look forward to many years of enjoyment.
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Really Pleased

by from Jackson, TN on June 6, 2011

" This is the last car we'll ever own!"-my wife. And it pro9bably is!!! We enjoy the comfort, ride, versatility and gas mileage, 27/32 mpg. My only complaints, minor, are somewhat soft braking, and lo...
" This is the last car we'll ever own!"-my wife. And it pro9bably is!!! We enjoy the comfort, ride, versatility and gas mileage, 27/32 mpg. My only complaints, minor, are somewhat soft braking, and lots of bells & whistles (literally) which can be confusing at times. The cooled seats are wonderful, especially in 95 degree heat. Sound system is excellent. We look for reasons to take it for a spin.:)
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A Quality Car

by from Central Illinis on September 15, 2010

After 90,000 miles on my 1995 Avalon Limited and researching several domestic and foreign cars I once again came back to Avalon made in Georgetown, Ky. I have had this car over three months now and ca...
After 90,000 miles on my 1995 Avalon Limited and researching several domestic and foreign cars I once again came back to Avalon made in Georgetown, Ky. I have had this car over three months now and can get from 29-32 mpg. on the open road and around 26-27 driving city and country. Lots of bells and whistles inside. Love the XM/Sirrus radio,gps and bluetooth communications. Dealers should consider a training class for new owners on GPS.
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Third vehicle that I ever owned

by from Maryland on January 31, 2011

I just purchased my Toyota Avalon Limited on November 29, 2010. Very nice car with a smooth ride. I am a car owner that keeps all of my cars for 10 yeears or more and I can see this car lasting me 12 ...
I just purchased my Toyota Avalon Limited on November 29, 2010. Very nice car with a smooth ride. I am a car owner that keeps all of my cars for 10 yeears or more and I can see this car lasting me 12 years or more. I have owned an Acura(Honda), Nissan, and now I am giving Toyota a try. So far my Maxima has given me the most longevity but it is too early to tell or compare to longevity of my Avalon. The only feature that should been on my Avalon are sensors that let you know when you are getting close to another vehicle when backing up and changing lanes like the Lexus. Otherwise I am totally satisified a luxury car that takes 87 octane how good does it get.
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Best value for the money

by from Milwaukee, WI on May 21, 2010

Bought a Limited & couldn't be happier. Fabulous acceleration & ride. Incredible gas mileage, too. Looked at Infinity, Maxima & Lexus, they simply can not compare! Great restyled front & back ends and...
Bought a Limited & couldn't be happier. Fabulous acceleration & ride. Incredible gas mileage, too. Looked at Infinity, Maxima & Lexus, they simply can not compare! Great restyled front & back ends and dashboard, too. In my eyes the Avalon has a lot of Lexus in it (sister car). You really need to drive one to believe just how great this car is.
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This car is reliable as well as dependable.

by from Birmingham, AL on July 9, 2011

This is my second Toyota. I love the luxury of this car. Everything about it is just great. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a reliable auto.
This is my second Toyota. I love the luxury of this car. Everything about it is just great. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a reliable auto.
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Best car in its class

by from virginia on August 4, 2010

The 2011 Avalon Limited is simply put a gem in the touring class of autos. This car rides like a feather out on the open highway and is very quite and easy to drive. I test drove both the lexus 350 an...
The 2011 Avalon Limited is simply put a gem in the touring class of autos. This car rides like a feather out on the open highway and is very quite and easy to drive. I test drove both the lexus 350 and 460 models and neither oftered a better ride than the Avalon. In fact if you buy the Lexus 350 you are throwing your money away in comparison to the features and over all performance the two cars offer. The car lacks a little tight road handling if you want to drive 60 plus mph down a old country road. If you are in the market for a big roomy luxury sedan that is quiet, smooth and comfortable to drive than you must test drive the 2011 Avalon. Believe me you will not be disappointed especially in the pocket book after saving a ton of dollars as compared to comparable cars.
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Avalon - great value

by from Pittsburgh on August 31, 2011

This car lives up to the hype that it's nearly at the Lexus/Acura level for a lot less money. I think of it as my living room on wheels. Long trips have been very comfortable, with 31 mpg at speeds in...
This car lives up to the hype that it's nearly at the Lexus/Acura level for a lot less money. I think of it as my living room on wheels. Long trips have been very comfortable, with 31 mpg at speeds in the low 70s. Interior noise is not bad, but still an area for improvement.
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