The Truth About Cars » Avalon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 20:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Chicago 2015: 2016 Toyota Avalon Unveiled http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/chicago-2015-2016-toyota-avalon-unveiled/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/chicago-2015-2016-toyota-avalon-unveiled/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:34:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=998690 Turning up with a refreshed look, the 2016 Toyota Avalon took the stage at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Up front, the Avalon receives reshaped headlamps with LED bulbs, revised turn signals, and a lower, wider grill. Power still comes from either a 3.5-liter V6 producing 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque, or a […]

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Turning up with a refreshed look, the 2016 Toyota Avalon took the stage at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Up front, the Avalon receives reshaped headlamps with LED bulbs, revised turn signals, and a lower, wider grill. Power still comes from either a 3.5-liter V6 producing 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque, or a […]

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Bark’s Bites: Flying “Avalon Class”? Chances Are You’re Pre-Boarding Due To Age And/Or Infirmity http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/barks-bites-flying-avalon-class-chances-are-youre-pre-boarding-due-to-age-andor-infirmity/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/barks-bites-flying-avalon-class-chances-are-youre-pre-boarding-due-to-age-andor-infirmity/#comments Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498094 Atlanta can be somewhat of a rental car wasteland. Less than two years ago, the lots were still primarily populated by a sea of dingy Mercury Grand Marquises. (Yeah, yeah, Panther Love, whatever.) Nowadays, the unhappy renter-to-be is usually confronted by seemingly endless rows of 2.5S Altimas and Jeep Compasses. Shudder. So it was with […]

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Atlanta can be somewhat of a rental car wasteland. Less than two years ago, the lots were still primarily populated by a sea of dingy Mercury Grand Marquises. (Yeah, yeah, Panther Love, whatever.) Nowadays, the unhappy renter-to-be is usually confronted by seemingly endless rows of 2.5S Altimas and Jeep Compasses. Shudder. So it was with […]

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Review: 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-2013-toyota-avalon-limited-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-2013-toyota-avalon-limited-video/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484895 The Avalon has been something of a caricature since it wafted on stage in 1994. The stretched Camry was low on soul, devoid of style and soft of spring. In short, it was the Buick that wouldn’t leave you stranded. Since then Toyota has struggled to divine a mission for their full size sedan, a […]

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The Avalon has been something of a caricature since it wafted on stage in 1994. The stretched Camry was low on soul, devoid of style and soft of spring. In short, it was the Buick that wouldn’t leave you stranded. Since then Toyota has struggled to divine a mission for their full size sedan, a […]

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New Or Used? : What Isn’t Better Than A Panther Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/new-or-used-what-isnt-better-than-a-panther-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/new-or-used-what-isnt-better-than-a-panther-edition/#comments Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484419 TJ writes: Hey Sajeev and Steve, Need your assistance for a fellow panther lover (my aunt) who is going to be looking for a new ride this fall. She currently has a Mercury Grand Marquis (her second or third) and loves the car and would replace it with another in a heartbeat if they were […]

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TJ writes: Hey Sajeev and Steve, Need your assistance for a fellow panther lover (my aunt) who is going to be looking for a new ride this fall. She currently has a Mercury Grand Marquis (her second or third) and loves the car and would replace it with another in a heartbeat if they were […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: Ghastly Entry-Level Luxury Design http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/vellum-venom-vignette-ghastly-entry-level-luxury-design/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/vellum-venom-vignette-ghastly-entry-level-luxury-design/#comments Sun, 03 Mar 2013 18:21:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479767 Robert writes: Have you seen a more ghastly DLO (daylight opening) fail than the new Avalon? (note the nicely highlighted black plastic sections in the photo sent by the OP- SM) Sajeev answers: Gather ’round the warm glow of your collective computer screens, let’s tell the tale of three Entry-Level Luxury Sedans of the year […]

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Robert writes: Have you seen a more ghastly DLO (daylight opening) fail than the new Avalon? (note the nicely highlighted black plastic sections in the photo sent by the OP- SM) Sajeev answers: Gather ’round the warm glow of your collective computer screens, let’s tell the tale of three Entry-Level Luxury Sedans of the year […]

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Review: 2011 Toyota Avalon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/review-2011-toyota-avalon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/review-2011-toyota-avalon/#comments Wed, 29 Dec 2010 21:37:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=379020 Panthers get a lot of love here at TTAC, but my automotive soft spot is actually for big, softly sprung front-drive sedans. When I bought a brand-new Chrysler LHS back in 2000, I probably single-handedly dropped the average age of the LHS buyer by double digits. I can’t say exactly what the attraction was, but […]

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Panthers get a lot of love here at TTAC, but my automotive soft spot is actually for big, softly sprung front-drive sedans. When I bought a brand-new Chrysler LHS back in 2000, I probably single-handedly dropped the average age of the LHS buyer by double digits. I can’t say exactly what the attraction was, but […]

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Choose Your Cruiser: 2011 Azera or 2011 Avalon? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/choose-your-cruiser-2011-azera-or-2011-avalon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/choose-your-cruiser-2011-azera-or-2011-avalon/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2010 23:49:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=344997 Hyundai and Toyota have done the math, and they know Americans almost always prefer big, crude and comfortable over slick, trim and stylish. In hopes Impala-ing this fat part of the mid-sized sedan market, Toyota and Hyundai have refreshed their Avalon and Azera sedans for 2011, and the results are… well, frankly, we can’t tell.

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Hyundai and Toyota have done the math, and they know Americans almost always prefer big, crude and comfortable over slick, trim and stylish. In hopes Impala-ing this fat part of the mid-sized sedan market, Toyota and Hyundai have refreshed their Avalon and Azera sedans for 2011, and the results are… well, frankly, we can’t tell.

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