2012 Toyota Avalon

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2012 Toyota Avalon Ratings
85

Years

Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
85
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Great
86/100
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Great
82/100
Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.

Resale

Great
87/100
J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Large Car of 2012

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Large Car
Rating
#1 Toyota Avalon
85

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Toyota Avalon after 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Toyota Avalon during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Styling of the dashboard
  • The vehicle's navigation system
  • Vehicle's handling on curves

Performance Specs

MPG City

19

MPG Hwy

28

Horsepower

268

Transmission

6 speed, Automatic

Engine

Gas V6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Toyota Avalon Review

Overview
What is surprising is the sheer number of ways the 2012Toyota Avalon manages to soothe the senses. The advanced 3.5-Liter DOHC V6 produces a remarkable 268Horse power. Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence automatically varies the valve timing to optimize the engine’s power and efficiency. Upgrade to Avalon Class with standard features that include heated and ventilated front seats a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a power rear sunshade. Avalon Limited even comes standard with rain-sensing windshield wipers1 and an available voice-activated touch-screen DVD navigation system2 that integrates the display for the standard rear-mounted backup camera3 into the navigation system’s screen. Avalon’s list of standard safety features goes beyond its seven airbags. It comes with the Toyota Star Safety System. This integration of advanced safety features seeks to help drivers avoid accidents in the first place. It includes Vehicle Stability Control Traction Control with off switch Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist. The 2012 Toyota Avalon Comfort is Back.

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