Toyota freshened the Avalon for 2011 with new front- and rear-end tweaks. What it didn't change is this sedan's cavernous cabin that can seat five adults in total comfort. Despite its size, it earned an EPA-estimate of 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway. This is achieved by a 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter, V-6, pushing its production through a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting capability to turn the front wheels.
Passengers are treated to a smooth, quiet ride in this luxury car. In addition to the cabin's gobs of space, other highlights include leather seating, a redesigned dashboard, six air bags, reclining rear seats, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, tilt-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, and an electrochromic rearview mirror that cuts down on glare. It also offers Bluetooth connectivity, a nine-speaker audio system with CD player, satellite radio, USB port, auxiliary audio input and MP3 integration.