2011 Toyota Avalon Limited

Jeffrey Jablansky
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Matt Tierney

2011 Toyota Avalon Limited

Base price (with destination): $36,235
Price as tested: $37,884

Standard Equipment:
3.5-liter V-6 engine
6-speed automatic transmission
17-inch alloy wheels
Vehicle stability control
4-wheel ABS
Power moonroof with sliding sunshade
Rain sensing wipers
Dual heated outside mirrors
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
HID headlamps
JBL synthesis AM/FM 6-disc CD changer
USB port with iPod connection
Heated and ventilated front seats
Power rear sunshade
60/40 split rear seat
Leather trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
Dual zone automatic climate control
Options on this vehicle:
Navigation & premium audio -- $1450
Voice-activated touch screen
DVD navigation system
Backup camera
AM/FM 4-disc CD player
MP3/WMA playback capability
660-watt sound system with 12 speakers
XM satellite radio
Auxiliary audio jack
USB port with iPod connectivity
Bluetooth connectivity
Carpet floor mats/trunk mat -- $199
Key options not on vehicle:
Remote engine start -- $499

Fuel economy:
(city/hwy/combined)
20 / 29 / 23 mpg

Engine:
Size: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V-6
Horsepower: 268 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 248 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

Drive:
Front-wheel

Transmission:
6-speed automatic

Curb weight: 3616 lb

Wheels/tires: 17-inch aluminum wheels 215/55R17 Michelin Energy all-season tires

Competitors: Buick LaCrosse, Ford Taurus

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jtmartinson
Amazing that you have been able to keep your job five years - how are your related to the publisher? Check the meaning of the word "nonplussed" - seems as though you missed that one also.
steve_c
First, a 22 year old Associate Editor? Tough times for the publishing industry indeed. Second, a 22 year old reviewing the Toyota Avalon? Could there not be a worse demographic to test the vehicle than a 22 year old male? There's a reason why you don't care for the interior or the instrument panel.I find it hard to take your review seriously given that you're the complete opposite demographic this vehicle is intended for and that you were unable to take that into consideration when writing your review. As a reviewer you are of course entitled to your opinion, but you should also include what the people who would be interested in actually purchasing the Avalon might think.
btc909
38K awah come on try for 40K next year!

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