2009 Toyota Avalon
There are 4 user reviews for the XL trim shown below
- Great gas milage, quiet comfortable ride
- None that come to mind.
Purchased As New
Best value is the XL at under $28,000. It gives you the power train and A/C as in other more expensive models. It comes with lots of extras that operate manually. On the road milage averages 31+ on trips of 450 miles. Ride is quiet and comfortable.
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- 268 HP, 31 MPG avg-hwy, high of 33 MPG, Great ride, Great handling, Roomy
- None so far
Purchased As New
This car is definitely a sleeper. While it's looks don't reach out and grab you, once you get behind the wheel the power, the ride and the handling amaze you. Not only that, the gas mileage is great. The average gas mileage has never gone below 25 mpg.
All the controls are easy to use. The interior is one of the best I have ever seen.
Before I purchased this one I looked at several cars that were much more expensive. The cost of those cars didn't make much sense. At $25,000 the Avalon was almost a steal. This is my third Toyota in a row since 1990....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy for it's size, nice acceleration, roomy, quiet !!
- brakes are a little spongy
Terrific value for the price, especially when compared with other cars in it's class.
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- Awesome fuel economy, huge inside, nice seats, good solid car.
- Door seals not adequate, sunroof whistle, transmission on acceleration.
This is a great car minus some very small minor but annoying quibbles; the transmission can't figure out what gear to engage on hard acceleration while moving. The plastic bit break way too easy, including the glove box latch. Some plastic piece are low quality with sink marks all over them. Spoiler being the worst.
I'm 6'6" and 300 lbs, and this car fits me, that's a statement to the size, the gas milage is unbelieveabel for such a large car. It cruies effortlessly at 70-80 miles an hour. The synthesis stereo system rates up there with the best available.
I will buy this car again, not since the Ford Taurus SHO have I said that about a vehicle. If you don't need the size a Camry may be a lower cost choice.
Recently drove a Buick Lucerne as a rental, the cars are similiar but the seats, brakes, and overall ride are not in the same class. However the Buick was quieter, did I mention door seals that give up the ghost in a few weeks. When I got the car I couldn't hear the engine run. I ground the starter twiice because I didn't realize it was on. 4 weeks later, you can hear the engine and everything else.
I wanted the STS Cadilac, for appearance and engine performance reasons but it was too small inside. Shoulder width. However in lieu of the price of gasoline, I'm glad I chose the Toyota.
As I said some minor annoyances keep this car just short of world class. Are you listening Toytoa? Dealers are very very American in nature. I.e statments like: they all do that, transmissions in all car can't select gears???? The problem is drive by wire is slow??? Last I checked electronic controls were as fast as light!!!!!
The dealership relation is a joke.
Last point my 06 Avalon lost it's AC unit in the second year just our of warranty, and the compressor was $1300 alone, the whole rebuild a cool $2K. Last time I paid service costs that high my hood emblem was a 3 pointed star from Stuttgart. And this ain't no Benz to be sure.
It might be better if Toyota would massage out the last wrinkles. I'm not sure who Aisin is but they make ALL the plastic pieces that broke on my O6, and with the exception of a few changes for 09 they are the same....read morehide
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