2011 Toyota Avalon

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Toyota's flagship sedan, the Avalon is a full-size model that seats 5 occupants. It offers a generously featured base trim and a wide range of options. Its trim levels have been upgraded and consolidated for the 2011 model year, and the 2011 Toyota Avalon is, in all, a more upscale model than its earlier incarnations. Its selling points include its safety ratings, roomy interior, and quiet ride, according to Toyota. The Avalon's main competitors include the Ford Taurus and Buick LaCrosse.

The 2011 Toyota Avalon is available in two trims. The base trim features 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, automatic headlights, fog lights, sunroof, leather and wood trim, reclining rear seats, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 9-speaker sound system. The Avalon Limited trim adds many automatic features, plus xenon headlights, keyless entry and ignition, heated and ventilated front seats (plus more power options), and a premium 12-speaker sound system. Some of those upgrades are optional on the base trim. Another option on both trim levels is an updated, state-of-the-art navigation system. The trunk provides 14.4 cubic feet of cargo space, according to the manufacturer.

The 2011 Toyota Avalon's standard power plant is a 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that delivers 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. A 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are also standard.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Toyota Avalon include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, active front head restraints, front side air bags, driver's knee air bag, and side curtain air bags. In government crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Avalon 5 (out of 5) stars in all front- and side-impact tests. Additionally, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Avalon highest-possible \"Good\" ratings in frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests.

Starting MSRP for the 2011 Toyota Avalon is $33,195.

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  • Name 4dr Sdn (Natl) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33195.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
  • Name 4dr Sdn (GS) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33195.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
  • Name 4dr Sdn (SE) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33195.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
  • Name Limited (4dr Sdn (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36435.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
  • Name Limited (4dr Sdn (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36435.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
  • Name Limited (4dr Sdn (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36435.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
  • Front bucket seats w/active headrests
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar
  • 4-way pwr front passenger seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • 60/40 split reclining rear seats -inc: separate headrests, center armrest w/cupholders
  • Adjustable headrests for all seating positions
  • Front center console w/storage -inc: sliding armrest, dual cup holders
  • Aluminum door scuff plates
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/audio & climate controls
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Anti-theft system w/engine immobilizer
  • Optitron instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, coolant temp
  • Multi-function information display -inc: average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average speed, distance to empty, outside temp, trip computer
  • Digital clock
  • Pwr windows -inc: auto up/down, jam protection, retained pwr
  • Pwr door locks w/anti-lockout feature
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: panic alarm, illuminated entry, trunk release
  • Pwr trunk & fuel-filler door releases
  • Cruise control
  • HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control w/air filtration, rear seat vents
  • HD rear defogger w/timer
  • (2) 12-volt aux pwr outlets
  • Woodgrain style interior trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror -inc: backup camera monitor, compass
  • Overhead console w/front map lights & sunglasses storage
  • Dual sun visors w/illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Illuminated entry w/fade-out exit system
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Trunk cargo net
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar -inc: driver seat cushion extension
  • 8-way pwr passenger seat w/pwr lumbar
  • Driver seat memory w/exterior mirror memory
  • Perforated leather seat trim
  • Heated & cooled front seats
  • Woodgrain & leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Smart Key system -inc: push-button start, panic alarm, trunk release, remote illuminated entry w/puddle lamps
  • Pwr rear sunshade w/auto-return
  • Woodgrain & leather-wrapped shift knob
  • 17" 6-split-spoke machine-finished alloy wheels
  • P215/55R17 all-season tires
  • Full size spare tire w/alloy wheel
  • Pwr tilt/slide moonroof -inc: sliding sunshade
  • Color-keyed bumpers
  • Auto on/off headlamps
  • Projector-beam halogen headlamps
  • Integrated wide angle fog lamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • High solar energy-absorbing (HSEA) glass
  • Color-keyed manual folding heated pwr mirrors -inc: turn signal indicators, driver-side electrochromic mirror
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • 17" 5 dual-spoke alloy wheels
  • Auto-leveling high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps
  • Color-keyed manual folding heated pwr mirrors w/memory -inc: turn signal indicators, electrochromic mirrors, integrated puddle lamps
  • Rain-sensing washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Chrome door handles
  • 3.5L DOHC EFI 24-valve V6 engine
  • Dual variable valve timing w/intelligence
  • 6-speed automatic ECT-i transmission w/OD & sequential shift
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: offset coil springs, stabilizer bar
  • Dual-link independent MacPherson strut rear suspension -inc: offset coil springs, stabilizer bar
  • Variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Dual rear exhaust w/chrome-tipped outlets
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
    • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA)
    • Vehicle stability control (VSC) w/off switch
    • Traction control (TRAC)
    • Daytime running lights
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: occupant sensor
    • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
    • Front & rear side curtain airbags
    • Driver knee airbag
    • Back up camera w/integrated rearview mirror display
    • 3-point seatbelts for all passenger seating positions -inc: front adjustable shoulder belt anchors, emergency locking retractor (ELR), passenger automatic locking retractors (ALR)
    • Outboard front seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters
    • Child restraint system w/rear seat lower anchors, tether anchor brackets
    • Child protector rear door locks
    • Direct tire pressure monitor system
    • Internal trunk-release handle
    • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (9) speakers, aux audio input jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity, Bluetooth capability w/streaming music feature, vacuum florescent display
    • XM satellite radio -inc: 90-day trial subscription
    • JBL Synthesis AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: 660-watt peak pwr, (12) speakers w/subwoofer, aux audio input jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity, Bluetooth capability w/streaming music feature, vacuum fluorescent display

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