2011 Toyota Avalon isn’t showy, but provides space, comfort — Newsday

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The 2011 Toyota Avalon a head-turner; some might describe this full-size as vanilla, but that shouldn’t be a bad The Avalon is the equivalent of an exotic that’s a little richer the others.

While it’s the wow factor, the 2011 Avalon is roomy and uncomplicated, a plus for parents.

My test Avalon in conjured visions of vanilla its beige interior. I wasn’t to fall in love with it, but I wasn’t expecting to be as pleased it as I was. The 2011 Avalon has redesigned, so it looks slightly sinewy than its predecessor.

My car came with a 268-horsepower V-6 that was powerful and quiet. I it; it actually felt like it was for the mom who’s on the road all day. It made me feel pampered it was so quiet, pleasant and peaceful my kids weren’t in it. Oh, and it takes gas. That’s the cherry on

Because the Avalon isn’t average vanilla, it costs a more. The base price is and the Limited trim starts at

The 2011 Avalon is good-looking, some swooping lines and a grille that are updated to make this girl modern, but not hyper modern.

easy to get in and out of this sedan of its low step-in height. The doors a little bit wide, but not so far that sitting in the car have to stretch to them. Parents may complain the doors are low — leading to bonks when getting the into the car — but that’s to happen with almost sedan out there.

The trunk is a to open and close. This sedan has a full-size trunk can easily carry groceries or a A double-stroller could be a tough so make sure to bring it you if you’re going for a test

The Avalon has a 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 paired to a six-speed automatic. It an EPA -estimated 20/29 mpg city/highway.


Family Friendly Really, Fair, Great, Great

Fun-Factor (None, Good Times, Groove-On):

The five-passenger sedan’s interior is roomy, and there’s some great storage that keep things neat and away. There are covered, cubbies as well as seatback and bins. With Toyota’s a smartphone or MP3 player can be secured in the and the cords fed through an opening at the of the center console. I hate messes and love this refined solution.

I thought the cluster looked like but my husband corrected me; it looked like EVE, the shinier, robot in the animated movie, . The cluster was rimmed in a brushed plastic, and the car also had matte accents (take that, and leather seats with piping. It looked quite and somewhat upscale without overboard. My test car had heated and seats. The power-adjustable driver’s with its multitude of adjustments, me so comfortable; I loved that I extend the lower seat to fit the bend in my knees.

Bluetooth was easy to use, and I figured out how to connect my smartphone my iPod was connected. I was sure have to run them independently and was that I could do both. music is such a great it automatically starts playing it left off every time you get in the car. It’s quickly a favorite feature that having a hard time without.

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In the backseat, there’s no hump on the making it easy for kids to get out of the car at the dropoff lane. I loved Add to that the fact that the rear seats recline, and my could be chauffeured around and as pampered as a CEO. When the weren’t in the backseat I could set my on the floor and not have it fall a footwell and dump its contents The only quibble I have is the cupholders are a little shallow, so those taller beverages.


Storage Compartments (Puny, Ample, Galore): Fair

Space (Puny, Fair, Galore): Fair


The Avalon has been named a Top Pick by the Insurance Institute for Safety. To earn this nod, a car must receive the top of Good in frontal-offset, side-impact, and rear crash tests. It must have an electronic system, which is standard on the The Avalon earned four out of five in a rollover crash conducted by the National Highway Safety Administration. The frontal and crash tests haven’t completed.

The Avalon also excels it comes to child-safety seats. In Car Seat Check of the Avalon, the were able to fit three car across the backseat. A booster a convertible and a rear-facing infant all fit well in the Avalon, and a perfect fit is more likely with the reclining rear seats. The two of lower Latch anchors are a difficult to get at, but not curse-worthy. I was so pleasantly by this because usually gotta give in the car-seat You can’t have it all, but it seem that you can in the Avalon.

The Avalon’s standard safety include antilock brakes brake assist, front-wheel traction control and seven including a driver’s knee and side curtains for both

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