Toyota Avalon - A Sensible Large Sedan

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The 2010 Toyota Avalon offers a combination of low long term cost ownership and a reasonable purchase price that have made this model an appealing choice for those seeking a sensible large sedan. At higher trim levels, the 2010 Avalon is an alternative to entry level luxury cars, and it has always been a solid performer with lots of interior space and a reputation for reliability, despite recent nation-wide recalls for many of its vehicles and models.

The 2010 Avalon is still the best value in its class, with its spacious cabin and upscale riding. The vehicle comes in three trim levels: XL, XLS, and Limited. Several formerly optional pieces of safety technology are standard on all Avalons for 2010, including active front headrests, brake assist, traction control, and stability control. The 2010 Toyota Avalon is powered by a 3.50liter V6 that is capable of producing 268 horsepower. It comes only with a six speed automatic transmission, which can be sifted manually.The Avalon is far from a supercar, but not too bad for a family car.


The combination is perfect for an EPA estimated 19/28 mpg city/highway, making it one of the most impressive numbers available in a large sedan. In addition to a powerful engine, the 2010 Avalon handles well enough on winding roads to meet the needs of most drivers. The exterior of the 2010 Avalon is described as being elegant, but quiet. Inside, the Avalon outclasses its competitors with its passenger cabin. It is very spacious for five passengers, has plush seating, and some amenities one would expect to find in a more expensive car.

The interior of the 2010 Avalon boasts many creature comforts and driver aids. Gauges are literally borrowed from the Lexus brand, but Toyota did not use the same navigation system it puts into Lexus cars. The Avalon offers adequate cargo space, but an amount that today is sometimes considered under what many smaller cars are offering.

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