Toyota Avalon

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

85
Priced From $32,595
MPG 24.0
Styles Reviewed
SedanSedan

New Car Test Drive

09/01/12
2012-09-01
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2012 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The Avalon might be Toyota’s best sedan. We think it’s as good as more expensive Lexus models. It’s big and comfortale and quiet. It can accelerate in lively fashion, given its modest engine size, and it returns good fuel economy, given its space and luxurious demeanor.

New York Times

07/24/10
2010-07-24
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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John Pearley Huffman John Pearley Huffman 8.3 out of 10 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The new Avalon is for buyers who want their cars to smother out the road’s irregularities and keep quiet about it. It’s a car for grownups.

Edmunds.com

10/30/12
2012-10-30
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
John Pearley Huffman John Pearley Huffman 8.3 out of 10 2013 Toyota Avalon Sedan

Unpretentious but elegant. Comfortable, but not showy. Reliable, but not generic. The 2013 Toyota Avalon is for those of us who can admit our maturity and want to grow really, really old in style.

Popular Mechanics

11/01/12
2012-11-01
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Tony Swan Tony Swan 7.2 out of 10 2013 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The Avalon got some serious styling for 2013 and athletic moves to go with it. Add handsome interior treatments plus quiet operation and attractive pricing, and the Avalon’s appeal expands well beyond its previous limits.

Boston Globe

07/15/11
2011-07-15
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Keith Griffin Keith Griffin Score Pending 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The Toyota Avalon has a high-level of practicality, comfort, luxury, and even fuel efficiency that make it a compelling vehicle for those not caught up in badge snobbery.

Automobile Magazine

10/30/12
2012-10-30
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Ronald Ahrens Ronald Ahrens Score Pending 2013 Toyota Avalon Sedan

Much improved, and with the desirability factor dialed up, the Avalon no longer is a car to apologize for. It finds itself in possession of a new arsenal of features and qualities.

Car and Driver

10/30/12
2012-10-30
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Tony Quiroga Tony Quiroga 6.8 out of 10 2013 Toyota Avalon Sedan

While Toyota hasn’t turned the Avalon into a sports sedan, it has added athleticism and a few pinches of sophistication—improvements that should make sense to everyone.

CarReview.com

11/04/10
2010-11-04
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Derek Mau Derek Mau Score Pending 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

It’s perfect for a road trip, with lots of passenger room and a good-size trunk. With an aging baby-boomer generation seeking comfort and functionality over style and flash, the 2011 Avalon is perfect for staying within your comfort zone.

Vehix.com

12/15/10
2010-12-15
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Liz Kim Liz Kim Score Pending 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

Comforting and soothing in an increasingly stressful world, the 2011 Toyota Avalon serves as a haven in which one or many can escape the cacophony of daily life for a while.

Motor Trend

06/08/10
2010-06-08
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Rory Jurnecka Rory Jurnecka Score Pending 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The Toyota Avalon’s raison d’etre is quite simple: Provide a full-size sedan packed with luxury features for a price the average workingman can afford. And the Avalon does that job even more admirably for 2011 with a recent redesign.

Detroit News

07/08/10
2010-07-08
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Scott Burgess Scott Burgess 8.5 out of 10 2011 Toyota Avalon Sedan

There is a void in the old person automotive continuum. Some other company will have to create a big lumbering car to cruise down Florida’s roads seeking out Early Bird Specials. Well, that old Buick has arrived — it’s the 2011 Toyota Avalon.

AutoGuide.com

10/30/12
2012-10-30
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Richard Cazeau Richard Cazeau Score Pending 2013 Toyota Avalon Sedan

More luxurious and more engaging (a feat achieved with little difficulty), the new Avalon is certainly an enticing proposition for buyers.

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