2012 Toyota Avalon

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6

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2012 Toyota Avalon
2012 Toyota Avalon
Most new cars claim--sometimes laughably--to appeal to the young and young at heart. The Avalon doesn't bother with such pretense. Witness its retro advertising: commercials feature the 1954 song "Mr. Sandman." Indeed, the Avalon, although redesigned just last year, is a traditional full-size car that doesn't pretend to be anything hip or trendy. As always, it rides on a stretched Camry wheelbase and seats five. Last year's update saw a few new creases and a smattering of chrome make it onto the exterior, but it's hard to imagine anyone aside from owners of old Avalons noticing. The interior distinguishes the car from lesser Toyotas with standard leather seating and upgraded materials. It also clearly panders to its audience with art deco influences and, more important, large fonts and big controls. There's also an impressive assortment of technology, including standard Bluetooth, USB, and satellite radio. The trunk, however, is actually slightly smaller than that of a Camry. Those inclined to floor the gas pedal will be in for a surprise: the silky smooth V-6 rockets the Avalon forward like a sport sedan. The pillow-soft suspension, though, makes it clear that performance is decidedly not the car's mission. Rather, the smooth ride and hushed cabin will please drivers who want to hear and feel as little of the road as possible.
2013 Toyota Avalon Front Three Quarter Live
With the all-new 2013 Toyota Avalon, Toyota is aiming for high style. The new full-size sedan wears a swooping roofline with a polarizing new front end, which will start appearing elsewhere on Toyota vehicles.
2013 Toyota Avalon Teaser
The Toyota Avalon has never been considered a styling benchmark, but that could change with the next-gen model set to debut at next month’s New York auto show. The sketch above shows a car with a coupe-like roofline and, while Toyota hasn’t specifically identified it as the Avalon, we expect that this is, in fact, the automaker’s flagship sedan.
2011 Toyota Avalon Left Side View
Toyota revealed to dealers that the company will roll out a total of 19 new models in 2012, according to the Detroit Free Press. Toyota's general manager Bob Carter said that Toyota's 19 new models would include an all-new, more fuel-efficient Avalon full-size sedan.

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$22,475

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Suggested Retail Price
$33,195

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2012 Toyota Avalon
2012 Toyota Avalon
Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6
19 MPG City | 28 MPG Hwy
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2012 Toyota Avalon
2012 Toyota Avalon
Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6
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2012 Toyota Avalon Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
Horsepower:
268 hp @ 6200rpm
Torque:
248 ft lb of torque @ 4700rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
25,000 miles / 24 months
Maintenance
25,000 miles / 24 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Avalon, Avalon HV, Venza, Camry, and Camry HV vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the drain hose for the air conditioning condenser may become clogged causing water to accumulate at the bottom of the air conditioning condenser unit housing. The accumulated water may then leak through a seam in the housing onto the air bag control module potentially resulting in a short circuit of the module.
Consequences
A short circuit may cause the air bags to become disabled or inadvertently deploy. An inadvertent airbag deployment can increase the risk of injury or the possibility of a crash. An inoperative airbag can increase the risk of injury in a severe crash. The power steering assist could also become inoperable resulting in increased steering effort and can increase the risk of a crash at low speeds.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser unit housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Potential Units Affected
802,769
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Avalon, Avalon HV, Venza, Camry, and Camry HV vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the drain hose for the air conditioning condenser may become clogged causing water to accumulate at the bottom of the air conditioning condenser unit housing. The accumulated water may then leak through a seam in the housing onto the air bag control module potentially resulting in a short circuit of the module.
Consequences
A short circuit may cause the air bags to become disabled or inadvertently deploy. An inadvertent airbag deployment can increase the risk of injury or the possibility of a crash. An inoperative airbag can increase the risk of injury in a severe crash. The power steering assist could also become inoperable resulting in increased steering effort and can increase the risk of a crash at low speeds.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser unit housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Potential Units Affected
802,769
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Avalon, Avalon HV, Venza, Camry, and Camry HV vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the drain hose for the air conditioning condenser may become clogged causing water to accumulate at the bottom of the air conditioning condenser unit housing. The accumulated water may then leak through a seam in the housing onto the air bag control module potentially resulting in a short circuit of the module.
Consequences
A short circuit may cause the air bags to become disabled or inadvertently deploy. An inadvertent airbag deployment can increase the risk of injury or the possibility of a crash. An inoperative airbag can increase the risk of injury in a severe crash. The power steering assist could also become inoperable resulting in increased steering effort and can increase the risk of a crash at low speeds.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser unit housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Potential Units Affected
802,769
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Toyota Avalon vehicles manufactured February 9, 2010, to October 22, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the sub-woofer speaker located in the trunk may experience an intermittent electrical short which may cause damage to the integrated circuit (IC) in the audio amplifier. In some cases, the damaged IC may allow a constant electrical current flow to the sub-woofer.
Consequences
A constant electrical current flow may cause the sub-woofer to overheat, increasing the risk of fire.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will provide a remedy for the audio system, free of charge. Until the remedy is available, Toyota will mail an interim notice and dealers will disconnect the sub-woofer. The recall began on July 1,2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
Potential Units Affected
51,495
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2012 Toyota Avalon

Depreciation
29.1%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$10,598
29.1%
Insurance
$6,365
17.5%
Fuel Cost
$11,084
30.4%
Financing
$2,662
7.3%
Maintenance
$3,748
10.3%
Repair Costs
$1,572
4.3%
State Fees
$403
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $36,432 What's This?
Value Rating: Above Average