Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon premiered in the 1995 model year. This full size, roomy, four door sedan built with automatic transmission is for the consumer not interested in a sports vehicle, who is seeking superb reliability and safety, paired with smooth handling and a comfortable ride. The Avalon is made solely for the North American market, and offers the quality that consumers have come to expect from Toyota, with a variety of equipment and options that makes for a touch of luxury at an affordable price. Passengers are in for a ultra comfortable ride from the moment they enter the Avalon with generous leg and head room, and a sizeable rear seat. Near effortless handling makes even long commutes pleasurable. Standard seating will to five passengers; buyers are also give the opportunity to choose optional six passenger seating. The early 1990's edition of the Avalon was available in two trim styles- the XL and XLS. Both included air conditioning, power window controls and door locks, and AM/FM stereo with cassette. By 1998, a standard compact disc player could be found in the XLS and was optional in the XL a sunroof and lavish leather trim package were additional options for an added sophisticated feel. Minor enhancements were made with the debut of virtually every new model year. The first Toyota Avalon of the new millennium brought significant changes including a more spacious interior and redesigned look. The 2003 model year also saw the addition of more standard and optional equipment, and a made over exterior look. In 2005, two additional trims were introduced, the Touring and the Limited. Today, numerous across the board standard features include cruise control, tilt steering, and steering wheel mounted controls, in addition to a variety of chic enhancement options like heated seats and a navigational aid. Standard safety equipment includes antilock brakes and driver, passenger, and side airbags; a tire pressure monitoring system was also made standard for 2007. The Toyota Avalon has received rave safety reviews, and has earned high ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway safety, and five star ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Avalon makes owning a luxurious vehicle a reality for even those with moderate income, in a thoughtfully designed automobile backed by the stellar reputation that makes the Toyota brand infamous.