For 2014, Toyota's Avalon sedan gets tweaked to perfection — Allentown…

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The Avalon has been noted for its comfort, space, quietness, smooth and of course its reliability. It’s a cruiser for sure, but the 2014 has a suspension for improved handling comes, however, with a bit but not uncomfortable, ride.


Offered in XLE Premium, XLE Touring, Limited and a model, we tested the Limited had but four extra cost That’s because the most amenities and features are standard. like rearview camera, fog GPS nav, heated/cooled front heated rear seats, headlights, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, 7-inch satellite radio, rain wipers and more, are all included in the price.

Slip inside Avalon’s appointed cabin and you’ll be to high-grade, soft perforated seats with just the amount of lateral support. The seats are more flat for spaciousness and comfort, and, gobs of leg and headroom.

The vertical houses a 7-inch LCD screen and soft-touch HVAC controls are mounted on the dash’s shelf. The offers a plethora of information as local service stations fuel prices, a weather app provides a four day forecast as of XM’s nav weather, sports, traffic incidents and fuel apps. There’s also a (3.5-inch) display between the and tach that shows if any or trunk lid is open, plus operating information.

Trunk space is ample and at 16 cubic feet. More is that it can hold two large or two hoofer type golf Unfortunately, the rear seat don’t fold, which double trunk space.

For the powertrain, the 3.5-liter, V6 was retained 2013 and produces 268-hp and 248 of torque that gets to the front drive system via a automatic transmission with Sport and Normal modes. The is EPA rated at 21 city, 31-highway mpg and has 0-60 tested at 6.4 seconds it feel like a small V8 the hood. Needless to say, no want for power despite the 3,555 pound gross

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In the handling department, Avalon taut not floaty or mushy. It the road with barely any wheel inputs on straight stretches. It parks surprisingly for a full-size car and thanks for that to its electric (not hydraulic) steering. And when backing, the seat headrests are of low profile for rear visibility that can be with the standard (on the Limited) camera.

As for pricing, as said, most are standard. On the test car the only cost items where for the Package ($1,750) that radar cruise control, high beam and pre-collision system, carpeted floor ($225), rear bumper wheel locks ($81) and ($795). That brought the base price to $42,570. a bargain for this much in a posh luxury sedan.

Avalon received a five rating in government crash four for frontal-impact, five for and was bestowed with a “Good” from the Insurance Institute for Safety.

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