Nissan Maxima, Toyota Avalon, Hyundai Genesis, Pontiac G8 V-6 Comparison - Big Six Sedans

2008 Toyota Avalon XLS

Toyota's Avalon wins points for being absolutely true to its mission. There is absolutely nothing here for the driving enthusiast, but your parents will love it. The ride isolation is supreme, the powertrain is smooth, and the interior delivers comfort in spades. Although the Avalon is no Prius, its fuel economy is even pretty good. Overall, it's a car that knows what it wants to do and does it exceedingly well.

Base Price: $32,035
As Tested Price: $35,013

Engine: 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6
Horsepower: 268 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 248 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Drive: Front-wheel

L x W x H: 197.2 x 72.8 x 58.5 in
Legroom F/R: 41.3/40.9 in
Headroom F/R: 38.9/37.5 in
Cargo capacity: 14.4 cu ft
Curb weight: 3570 lb
EPA rating (city/highway): 19/28 mpg

5 of 5

New Car Research

our instagram

get Automobile Magazine

Subscribe to the magazine and save up to 84% off the newsstand price


new cars

Read Related Articles