The Avalon yawns and drives like a large sedan, and in its higher-spec trim elevations such as the $42,195 Limited model sampled here, its rate even overlaps that of the Lexus ES sedan. The Lexus starts at$ 39,895 and shares the Avalon's powertrains( a 268 -hp V-6 or a four-cylinder hybrid fabricating 200 horsepower) as well as much of its underlying arrangement. Why should one consider a high-zoot Avalon rather than a Lexus ES? Well, the Avalon's slightly wider cabin and marginally bigger root may sway some, while others may wish the Avalon's easier-to-use climate controls and touchscreen infotainment technique over those working in the Lexus. And then there's the more subjective field of styling, where the Avalon--even five years after its last-place major redesign--remains not only one of the best-looking sedans in its class but arguably the most attractive vehicle in Toyota's current lineup.
What We Like: Paticularly in this top-shelf Limited trim, the Avalon smothers its occupants with near-Lexus trappings. The stylish dashboard presents all ensure clearly, and the continuing operation is instinctive. This car's fake wood does an admirable racket of resembling true-blue open-pore wood layer, and designers from other labels could discover a happen or two from the Avalon's creators about how to apply capacitive-touch switchgear without utilizing smudge-prone, dust-attracting piano-black committees. And as conservative as the exterior is, the Avalon still looks great. Really.
Verdict: The automotive equivalent of Grandma's featherbed.
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Source : Caranddriver.com