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Original MSRP: $26,875 - $34,065
MPG: 22 City / 31 Hwy
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2007 Toyota Avalon Review

This review was written when the 2007 Toyota Avalon was new.

The Avalon delivers ample interior space in a highly refined cabin, swift V6 passing power, and outstanding quality and reliability. If you're in the market for a large car, you should also consider the Hyundai Azera and Chrysler 300.

The 2007 Toyota Avalon offers a refined and spacious cabin, ample passing power, crisp handling and solid overall quality. Critics frequently compare the Avalon (favorably) to more expensive luxury sedans, not just to American large-car competitors. Auto writers from the Detroit News say that "there's little doubt that most other buyers will love the changes to the redesigned Avalon, which is so gorgeous inside and out that it looks like it belongs in the lineup of Lexus." And while the Avalon is traditionally marketed as a sedate, comfort-oriented sedan, U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman points out that its powerful V6 "can be ferocious if encouraged" and approaches "sports car territory" with an impressive 6.6 second 0 to 60 mph time.

The 2007 Toyota Avalon is recognized as a Consumer Guide Best Buy. Edmunds says that the 2007 Toyota Avalon is "as good as it gets this side of $40,000."

Auto reviewers find the 2007 Toyota Avalon price a bit steep, but note its space, power and amenities. "Trick it out with all the luxury options, and you're pushing $40,000," says BusinessWeek, and "that might sound steep for a family sedan. But consider that the least expensive Lexus, the ES 300, starts just below $33,000, without the space, power, and even some of the amenities of the comparably priced Avalon." The 2007 Toyota Avalon wins several accolades from IntelliChoice for high resale value, low maintenance costs, and overall value within its class. IntelliChoice rated all 2007 Avalon trim levels as "Excellent" for their predicted five-year cost of ownership compared to other vehicles in its class.

Review Last Updated: 2/5/09

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