...The 1998 Toyota Avalon comes in two trim levels, the XL and the more luxurious XLS. Both trims come standard with a 3.0-liter, 200 horsepower V6 engine. The XL is nicely equipped, including an AM/FM/cassette sound system and cruise control. The XLS includes a few more niceties, like an upgraded sound system, alloy wheels, and a theft-deterrent system. The XLS also comes with option of front bucket seats or a three-seater bench. Fuel efficiency is 21/31 mpg.The 1998 Toyota Avalon is popular for its smooth, expensive-feeling ride, Toyota reliability, and good gas mileage. Drivers also...
...pretensioner seatbelts with force limiters and exterior revisions like a new grille, trunk lid, headlamps, taillights and bodyside moldings. Inside, the Avalon is noticeably narrower than the domestic competition, but six will fit in a pinch when equipped with the optional bench seat. The rear seat is exceptionally comfortable, offering more leg and foot room than bigger sedans, with good support and a high seating position. Front seats are comfy as well, and face an ergonomically designed dashboard that places everything right where you expect to find it. The styling is generic, with...
...In its out-of-the-way location, you can accidentally turn the heat on and not see the light until your seat rea hes par boil. It would be nice to have the button in the console or dash--in view. Also ,Avalon steering has far too much play. Turn the wheel and the front end pauses before making the turn. With Regal, the steering is more precise. Turn the wheel and it responds crisply. And it would be nice if Avalon offered 16-inch treads for better road-holding. Regal's 16-inchers gave it noticeably better road manners. When it comes to price, Avalon starts at $28,128, Regal at $23,690, making...
...four-wheel independent suspension, power four-wheel disc brakes, 205/65HR15 radial tires, front fog lamps, solar-energy absorbing glass, color-keyed bodyside moldings, bumpers and outside mirrors, aluminum alloy wheels, split bench seat with dual power controls, cruise control, dual cupholders, tilt steering wheel, intermittent wipers, air conditioning, power windows, door locks and heated outside mirrors, outside temperature gauge, theft deterrent system with engine immobilizer, keyless entry including door lock, unlock, trunk release and panic alarm, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear...
Toyota has unveiled a radically-designed Avalon sedan at the 2012 New York Auto Show this week and confirmed that the car will hit showrooms late this year as a 2013 model... read more April 6, 2012 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran 3
The New York Auto Show is barely a week away, and Toyota is gearing up for the debut of an all-new sedan, designed in the U.S., and we're expecting the Avalon. Fortunately... read more March 27, 2012 by Nelson Ireson 3
The 2011 Toyota Avalon hit the Chicago show floor today, and though it's not what most people would call "inspired," it's a conservative, modern-looking sedan with a good... read more February 10, 2010 by Nelson Ireson 12
Though Toyota is calling the restyled 2011 Avalon a "dynamic" and "boldly redesigned" sedan, it looks more like a conservatively styled update to our eye. The more aggressive... read more February 10, 2010 by Nelson Ireson 2