2012 Toyota Avalon
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Luxury at a modest cost

by from Palm Beach, FL on March 9, 2012

This is my second Avalon, with my mint condition 2008 having been the victim of a crash rendering it totaled. Both cars are nearly the same, with perhaps slightly more wind noise in the later model. S...
This is my second Avalon, with my mint condition 2008 having been the victim of a crash rendering it totaled. Both cars are nearly the same, with perhaps slightly more wind noise in the later model. Subtle changes to the Video module make the sound/GPS system easier to use. The unfortunate change in "wood" trim in the interior makes this part truly cheap compared to the rest of the well tailoed interior.
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I am glad I bought the avalon instead of the es350

by from Henderson,nc on July 31, 2012

I had a lexus rx350 which was nice but the avalon is smoother and plenty of power for me. Some sayed I down graded from lexus to avalon BUT I don't think so. It has the quality built in. After all Toy...
I had a lexus rx350 which was nice but the avalon is smoother and plenty of power for me. Some sayed I down graded from lexus to avalon BUT I don't think so. It has the quality built in. After all Toyota makes it.
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2012 Toyota Avalon Limited

by from Twin Cities, MN on November 9, 2013

I bought this car for two reasons. I owned a same model 2004 and it was very reliable and I did not experience any mechanical, body or electronic problems. Second, I prefer the styling and ride of th...
I bought this car for two reasons. I owned a same model 2004 and it was very reliable and I did not experience any mechanical, body or electronic problems. Second, I prefer the styling and ride of the 2012 over the 2013 model.
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Smooth and efficient

by from Michigan on February 26, 2014

I have owned 2003 Avalon and 2007 Lexus ES. Tryed Solara 2008 and Camary eco 2012..Came back to my Favorite ride. Avalon Limited 2012. Love this ride and very smooth even in Michigan high winds and sn...
I have owned 2003 Avalon and 2007 Lexus ES. Tryed Solara 2008 and Camary eco 2012..Came back to my Favorite ride. Avalon Limited 2012. Love this ride and very smooth even in Michigan high winds and snow storms.
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Love the Ride

by from South Georgia on February 24, 2014

Just traded my 2008 Cadillac CTS- needed more leg room for ALL passengers- boy what a difference- dont get me wrong I enjoyed my Caddy- but Im loving this Avalon- smooth ride, spacious cabin, trunk sp...
Just traded my 2008 Cadillac CTS- needed more leg room for ALL passengers- boy what a difference- dont get me wrong I enjoyed my Caddy- but Im loving this Avalon- smooth ride, spacious cabin, trunk space, MPG- I could go on and on-
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Hybrid really gets 40mpg City

by from Fort Worth Texas on April 3, 2013

We have 3k miles on our new Avalon Hybrid Limited. Extremely quiet, build quality is excellent. Friends seemed to be taken back by the interior styling, instrumentation and rear seat room. In the spor...
We have 3k miles on our new Avalon Hybrid Limited. Extremely quiet, build quality is excellent. Friends seemed to be taken back by the interior styling, instrumentation and rear seat room. In the sport mode it has the feel of a European sedan with instant torque of the electric motors. The JBL stereo is very impressive. The Entune system needs updating for more compatibility with the Iphone 5. The limited now is a much better bet that the Lexus ES 300h, having better ergonomics, capacitive touch controls and a few more extras with the same build quality and reliability. Good job Toyota!
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pretty good in its segemnt

by from erbil,iraq on July 1, 2016

this car kinda rides well,its comfortable,this thing is tough as nails,and accelerates beautifully,throttle response is really good,but somehow the interior is a little bit on the cheap side,overall i...
this car kinda rides well,its comfortable,this thing is tough as nails,and accelerates beautifully,throttle response is really good,but somehow the interior is a little bit on the cheap side,overall it is really good for being a cruiser,seats are comfortable,the air conditioning is nice but the car is tiny,I am a tall person,but a lot of legroom,little bit tight in headroom.
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So far so good

by from Alexandria, MN on November 8, 2012

So far,so goodl Have not had it long enough to really be able to say about the reliabiity. However, we have had two other Toyota Avelon's before this one, and and loved every one of them. Each new car...
So far,so goodl Have not had it long enough to really be able to say about the reliabiity. However, we have had two other Toyota Avelon's before this one, and and loved every one of them. Each new car gets better with mileage and comfort. This 2012 Avelon is the best so far.
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Best riding and performance car ever!

by from Orland Park IL on March 29, 2017

The Avalon is an extremely comfortable car. We have driven it cross country and it has enough power to enter and exit Highways as well as being comfortable throughout the entire trip. It is very roomy...
The Avalon is an extremely comfortable car. We have driven it cross country and it has enough power to enter and exit Highways as well as being comfortable throughout the entire trip. It is very roomy on the inside, especially the backseat. Anyone who is ever ridden in the back of our car always comments about it almost immediately. Do yourself a favor and check one out.
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2012 Toyota Avalon

by from Tulsa, OK on September 28, 2013

I reviewed several Avalons on cars.com. Cars.com allowed me to compare comparable vehicles and make offers. I purchased the vehicle and was pleased with the deal. Based on my desires, their vehicle mo...
I reviewed several Avalons on cars.com. Cars.com allowed me to compare comparable vehicles and make offers. I purchased the vehicle and was pleased with the deal. Based on my desires, their vehicle most clearly matched the conditions I was looking for, that is low mileage, cleanliness, and other accessories. I recommend cars.com to all my friends and relatives prior to making a purchase.
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