The Toyota Avalon is meant to be a comfortable and spacious highway cruiser – and Toyota does a good job offering those core strengths with the Avalon. Driver's will appreciate the Avalon’s serene quietness, quick acceleration and comfortable ride.
The 2011 Toyota Avalon comes in two trim levels -- Avalon and Avalon Limited. For the 2011 model year Toyota has significantly restyled the Avalon. It now sports new front and rear design treatments as well as a completely redesigned interior. While the Avalon’s base price of $32,595 may seem a little pricey, Toyota equips the Avalon with luxurious standard features which include leather seating, a back-up camera, dual-zone climate control, a moonroof, and an eight-way power driver’s seat.
Generous amounts of power available from the standard V6 engine
Luxurious comfort without the upscale price tag
Redesigned interior is spacious, elegant, and incorporates many high-tech features
Outstanding 660 Watt, 12-speaker JBL sound system
Not to be mistaken for a sports sedan
Navigation display has low-resolution graphics and the default screen is never the one I want to see
Faces tough competition at its price point
Verdict: Notably, the Avalon has matured gracefully over the years and has great appeal to the loyal Toyota fan who seeks comfort in familiarity. The V6 provides plenty of power off the line, but what sticks out the most is how smooth and quiet the car drives. It’s perfect for a long 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.