The 2001 Toyota Avalon possesses a distinctive new exterior style while offering a restyled interior rich with premium touch points and practical new technologies.
The Avalon has dynamic and expressive lines, and an infusion of comfort, safety and technology advancements. Upgraded equipment and technology features, such as a touch-screen navigation system with real-time traffic, and Bluetooth hands-free phone capability with music streaming to the audio system are among the improvements that enhance the 2011 Avalon’s blend of spaciousness, comfort and technology.
For 2011, a new interior has been designed with a contemporary style, fitted with comfortable seating and thoughtfully integrated amenities. The rear seating area is configured to seat three passengers comfortably, with ample legroom and reclining rear seats, unique in the segment. The rear headrests have also been reshaped and enlarged for better support.
A new instrument panel incorporates attractive and highly readable Optitron gauges that use graduated white illumination with white pointers. They are set inside smoked lenses and deep chrome rings that add depth and a sense of luxury.
The 2011 Avalon is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 268 horsepower. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
A roadworthy mix of fine ride quality and accurate driving control is delivered by the MacPherson strut suspension, which uses coil springs at all four corners. Rack-and-pinion steering combines with front-wheel-drive and optimized steering gear for a natural handling feel.
Base model estimated mpg: 20/29
Estimated starting price: $32,245
Compiled by Motor Matters

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