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2005 Toyota Avalon Sedan

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Toyota Avalon Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 280 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Toyota Avalon

  • Need a full-size sedan with plenty of room, power, luxury and refinement? The ultrarefined Avalon is about as good as it gets.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Carefully constructed cabin befitting a Lexus, powerful and smooth V6 engine, superb ride quality, huge rear seat.

  • Cons

    Not as much fun to drive as a Chrysler 300, stability control can only be had on top-rung models.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Avalon has been redesigned for 2005 and now offers a more powerful V6 and even more room than before.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Above average returns on investment

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I bought the vehicle brand new. No major repair bills until now. Ignition coils all need to be replaced - this is a pricey job. Do your routine maintenance and car should be fine, but suggest that you get an extended warranty if you plan to keep it past 5 yrs and 80,000 miles




Interior access panels

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

The overall interior layout is very good, however the access doors (panels) in the front seat are to close to each other. This in turn causes a problem when stored items are needed from the storage areas. This was my first purchase of a Toyota vehicle and the driving performance exceeded my expectations. On a recent vacation trip I was extremely pleased with the comfort and gas mileage and would rate the 2005 Avalon in the top five sedans of comparable size and cost.




Great family sedan

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

When picking a sedan to replace my 350Z, I selected the Avalon over the G35, Altima and Camry. One might think G35 would have been a closer match to the Z but no sedan can match sports car handling - so I got the car that offered the most of everything else. The Avalon has a good bit of power, cavernous rear passenger space, reclining rear seats, excellent build quality, and a luxo-plush ride. I've noticed that it takes some throttle modulation to "help" the car find 1st or 2nd gear. Cloths seats are far softer than leather. You can get over 30 mpg on the highway (at 65-70 mph). Conversely, 19 mpg in the city is common. Overall, a surprisingly great value in XL trim (paid $25K).




Great car

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I have put on 12,000 miles since last April and have had absolutely no problems at all. It gets between 31.5 and 33.0 miles per gallon on the freeway and averages 20.5 in town. Everything fits and there are no rattles. I will buy another one when the time comes




Nice

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Extremely comfortable ride. Interior is well appointed and makes sense. Fit is adjustable to anyone. Engine is far superior to the rest of the field. Gas mileage is 23 to 28 depending upon how hard you accelerate. One of the best cars I have ever owned.




Smooth and quick

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Not until I stepped on the passing gear, did I realize how fast I zip past the car in front of me. A true pleasure to drive; with all the options, including a built in navigational system. Heated seats are now a plus. Seventeen inch wheels are also a plus. Very quiet ride. The only drawback I have found is the trunk space. However, my former car was a 95 Oldsmobile Regency, and that trunk was hard to match.



Full 2005 Toyota Avalon Review

What's New for 2005

The Avalon has been redesigned for 2005 and now offers a more powerful V6 and even more room than before.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 28
  • highway
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