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The 2012 Toyota Avalon full-size sedan tops off Toyota’s lineup offering a cushioned ride and plenty of interior space and comfort.

Last year the Avalon got an exterior update which included a new front grille and headlights, changes which carry over into this new model year. Standard exterior features include 17-inch alloy wheels, a moonroof, LED rear taillights, and dual chrome exhaust tips.

There is one engine option in the Avalon – a 268 horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This gives the Avalon plenty of power off the line and for passing maneuvers, but is mild mannered enough for easy city driving. In fact that’s a good way to describe the Avalon’s driving experience – easy. Lightly weighted steering and suspension tuned for comfort rather than sport ensures that the Avalon’s ride remains smooth even on less than stellar pavement.

Fuel economy numbers are on par with other full-size sedans like the Ford Taurus and Buick LaCrosse, 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

The Avalon features comfortable seating for five passengers with almost 41 inches of rear leg room; however cargo room is slightly disappointing at 14.4 cubic feet, less than the mid-size Camry. Meant to be a little bit more upscale than the rest of Toyota’s car offerings, the Avalon comes with luxury features like leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, and simulated wood trim standard. USB/iPod connectivity is also standard. Options include heated/ventilated front seats, push-button start, and a touch-screen navigation system mounted right in the center of the dash.

Standard safety features include seven airbags (including driver’s knee airbag), antilock brakes, electronic stability system, and active front head restraints. The Avalon also won an IIHS Top Safety Pick award.

The 2012 Toyota Avalon picks up right where the previous year left off and offers you a smooth ride and plenty of space for passengers in its full-size cabin.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 19 MPG
  • Highway: 28 MPG

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Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Safety Rating

  • Front Safety: Good
  • Side Safety: Good
  • Rear Safety: Good

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.8/5
Value:
4.5/5
Exterior:
4.8/5
Interior:
4.7/5
Comfort:
4.6/5
Performance:
4.6/5
Reliability:
4.8/5

12 of 12 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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