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2012 Toyota Avalon Value in Class

Published October 12, 2012

2012 Toyota Avalon Black

Features of the Avalon

Among the best features of the Toyota Avalon is the optional DVD-based Navigation system. It is a voice-activated navigation system which aids a normal LCD touch screen. This system is user-friendly. Also among the top features of the Avalon is the reclining rear seat-back  We can find this in most cars. Positions can be adjusted manually and recline has an added long-distance appeal which makes sitting at the back seat, very accommodating.



2012 Toyota Avalon Interior

There is soft-touch padding on every surface of the interiors of this car. Also a well isolated cabin is a very good feature of the car’s interior. It has a leather seating standard and feels like a 5-star comfort car. There are also optional cooled and heated seats to make you feel you bought a Lexus at the price of Toyota.


Changes were made the previous year with the Toyota Avalon’s nose and taillights, but the other parts of the car stays very conservative and a bit dated.  The 2012 Toyota Avalon sedan has bulging halogen headlights and LED taillights with a lot of chrome touches. The car looks close to being a luxury car.

 Engine and everything under

The 2012 Toyota Avalon sedan’s only engine/transmission combo of Toyota V6 and 6-speed automatic transmission- this delivers an inspiring combination of economy, speed and smoothness. As for the horse power, it offers 268 and 248 pound-feet and the boosting VVT-I. It comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and helps the sedan sprint remarkably from 0-60 mph in less than seven seconds.

 2012 Toyota Avalon Equipment

It gets more exciting as we talk about equipment. 2012 Toyota Avalon boasts of its exciting features which includes full array of power moon roof, USB/Aux/iPod inputs, wood grain trim, power assists, XM Satellite Radio, 9-speaker premium audio system, rear-view monitor, seven airbags, power assists and Toyota’s comprehensive Five Star Safety System. It has a 12-speaker (660 watt) JBL Premium Synthesis audio system, front seats are climate controlled. There is a smart push button start, a sunshade and full HID headlights. Avalon has a electronic traction and stability control. You safety is assured with seven airbags and a knee bag for the driver. There are also other equipment’s which are optional.

Wrap up

Most Avalon buyers will conclude that the car has exceeded their expectations in terms of performance. The way you can steer this car is very convenient and strong, as well as its break system. The front seats of this car are wide and soft. It also has a class-exclusive reclining backseat. Although for cargo space, since seatback fold is only 14.7 cubic feet, cargo space is relatively big. If you are looking for something close to a luxury car but don’t have the budget for it, this just might be the car for you. And yes for those of you budget minded the 2012 Avalon offers up a great bang for your buck. Everything Toyota puts out is not great, but the Avalon performs much better than expected.



Calvin Escobar
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