2010 Toyota Avalon Overview
Car buyers seeking a full-size sedan with ample interior space for seating and cargo, as well as reliability and power, look no further than the 2010 Toyota Avalon. With an upscale design that demonstrates an unexpected touch of refinement, the manufacturer’s flagship vehicle is sure to meet your driving needs..
The front-wheel-drive 2010 Toyota Avalon is available in XL, XLS and Limited trim levels and powered by a 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual mode. EPA estimated fuel economy ratings are a fairly impressive 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
The 2010 Toyota Avalon competes with the Buick LaCrosse, Chrysler 300 and Ford Taurus, and the Avalon’s upscale Limited trim is comparable to the Lexus ES 350. Sitting on 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels, the Avalon’s exterior is standard equipped with dual exhaust and automatic headlamps. Options include a power moonroof, heated mirrors with an auto-dimming driver’s mirror, fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers and side-mirror-mounted turn signals.
Interior storage options abound due to a 60/40-split three-passenger back seat, which can recline up to 10 degrees, and a large glove box and center console. The roomy interior can sit five occupants comfortably. Standard features include a dual-zone automatic climate control and eight-way power driver’s seat. Options include heated seats, a navigation system, 360-watt JBL sound system and your choice of cloth or leather upholstery.
The 2010 Toyota Avalon’s suite of standard safety technologies helped it score a “Good” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests. These technologies include side-impact and side curtain airbags, driver’s knee airbag, active front head restraints, antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and an electronic stability system with traction control. Adaptive cruise control, which detects traffic ahead and automatically applies the proper amount of brake pressure, is available as an option.
The 2010 Toyota Avalon full-size sedan is loaded with standard safety and convenience features and if you’re looking to ride in luxury at an affordable price, this might be just the vehicle you’re looking for.