Toyota Avalon

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

85
Priced From $32,595
MPG 24.0
Styles Reviewed
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Car and Driver

07/30/10
2010-07-30
84
100

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Aaron Robinson Aaron Robinson 6.6 out of 10 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The Avalon, Toyota’s Arthurian super-Camry remains a Lexus in everything but its grille badge. Here, then, is a car for those who fondly remember the Buicks of yore.

AutoBlog.com

08/30/10
2010-08-30
84
100

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Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The 2011 Toyota Avalon continues to attract the aging customers it always has. It alone offers a modern option designed specifically for them, and does so unapologetically. That’s something we’ll raise our scotch and sodas to in 30 years, but until then, we’ll let Grandpa drive.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

12/29/10
2010-12-29
84
100

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Alex Dykes Alex Dykes Score Pending 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The Avalon is the type of car that Toyota executes to perfection. The car may be low on soul, but it offers comfort, value and the promise of above average reliability in a form that will never set your heart on fire, but won’t turn your nose after a few years either.

AutoGuide.com

01/21/11
2011-01-21
84
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

But the Avalon really is as close to a Lexus as you can get without paying the price premium for the little “L” badge. It’s perfectly positioned to capture Toyota customers who’ve grown up with the brand and grown out of a Camry.

National Post

05/21/10
2010-05-21
83
100

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Derek McNaughton Derek McNaughton Score Pending 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The 2011 Toyota Avalon is certainly not an outward expression of egoism. No, the Avalon goes about its business delivering a quiet, confident and reliable ride that seems exclusive to those who own them or who have driven them.

Edmunds.com

07/27/10
2010-07-27
83
100

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Warren Clarke Warren Clarke Score Pending 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The 2011 Toyota Avalon’s generous dimensions and excellent safety ratings (the 2011 model earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s “Top Safety Pick” award) make it a shoo-in for those seeking safe, roomy family transportation

DriverSide.com

07/30/10
2010-07-30
83
100

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Alison Lakin Alison Lakin 6.3 out of 10 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The Avalon clearly delivers on its message to bring comfort and ease of use to its driver and passengers, and the update has greatly improved the Avalon’s overall look, inside and out.

Automobile Magazine

09/14/10
2010-09-14
83
100

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Joe Lorio Joe Lorio 8.3 out of 10 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The Avalon is a relaxed-fit car, and that earns it an old-man’s-car rap (the median age of buyers is 64 years old). But for sedan shoppers who are secure enough to ignore that image-or old enough to embrace it-the Avalon is a comfy ride.

Fortune

02/14/11
2011-02-14
83
100

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Alex Taylor III Alex Taylor III 7.4 out of 10 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

Driving the Toyota Avalon inspires a great feeling of confidence. This is a car that waits to do what it is told — and then does it with dispatch and without fuss.

AutoSavant.com

03/28/11
2011-03-28
83
100

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Charles Krome Charles Krome Score Pending 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The 2011 Toyota Avalon is almost an ideal near-premium sedan, with more-than-competitive levels of technology, power, fuel efficiency, comfort and style, all wrapped up by an equally competitive MSRP.

Edmunds.com

01/05/12
2012-01-05
83
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Toyota Avalon Sedan

There’s still a lot to like in the Avalon, including a serene, spacious cabin, abundant luxury features and a refined ride. But compared to competing models, it can come off as a bit boring due to its conservative styling and overall driving demeanor.

Auto123.com

05/26/10
2010-05-26
82
100

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Charles Renny Charles Renny Score Pending 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

With the Avalon, Toyota is on target, but most likely in the 8 ring, not quite the bull’s eye they had hoped for.

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