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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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 28
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Not the toyota i expected

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

Our Avalon was purchased w/ about 90,000 miles...we took it for a short test drive it was great! HOWEVA', when driving on longer trips, both passenger and driver seats become uncomfortable, to the point of numb legs. After about a year of ownership, during an oil change, the technician informed me there was 'a lot of oil on the engine'. We took it to the dealer, and a crankshaft gasket had failed (they said it is a freak thing). Most expensive repair ever. Otherwise, it has been fairly reliable




Ultimate reliability

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

Coming up on 137,000 miles on my Avalon touring edition 2005, the car had zero problems. Of course I have changed the front brakes out once, and tires rotated/changed once. This car has been a sigh of relief in having the confidence this car will not break down. I realize that no car will not run into problems with regular maintenance performed. But, so far this is the most reliable car I have ever purchased. In one year alone I put up 55,000 miles on my Avalon with only a battery change. If you're in outside sales, having to keep every appointment, this is the car for you. Luxury & reliability, this Avalon will be the last car I will ever have to purchase.




Lots for the money

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

I purchased my Avalon new in 12/05. It did have 1,100 miles, however I consider that new. It was in the showroom, and in black on black it was a totally impressive and sharp car. I was impressed with the laundry list of standard equipment. From the reclining rear seats, to the most exceptional stereo I have heard, even in cars that cost $15k more. I won't get into the other standard features because that would take forever, let's just say you want for nothing in this car in the way of luxury. I have had absolutely no complaints mechanically. Even the tires with 48,000 miles still have at least 15,0000 miles left on them. The performance is astonishing. Would definitely repurchase.



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Love it!

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

I went from a Ford Explorer to the 2005 Avalon Touring Edition. I love it! I'm 6'6" and even I would be comfortable in the back seat! I love how the Touring Edition hugs the road. By rotating my tires every 5,000 miles, I was able to get 60,000 miles off the original set. 2 years and 1 month of ownership the battery died. I am disappointed somewhat in the quality of the interior. The finish is wearing off on inside the drivers door handle and a few other small issues but overall the car is great and gets great gas mileage.




Great ride

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

Exceptional vehicle, it is a solid 12 on a 10 point scale. No disappointments, just a pleasant ride, excellent performance and good fuel economy.




Nice car, major oil leak...

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

Purchased in 11/05 as a pre-owned "certified" vehicle. We have the blizzard pearl with black interior. Purchased with 8,000 miles on it. The vehicle handles nice with plenty of horsepower. Noticed an oil leak the first day we brought it home. Brought it back to the dealer and they performed a TSB repair, oil lines etc. To make a long story short we went back to this dealer at least 3 times to fix and to another dealer about 4 additional times to finally get this resolved. We had to involve the Toyota Corp rep to get satisfied results. The engine had to be pulled to find the leak which was a void in the seam sealer near the cam saddle. Lets just say that I never expected this from a Toyota.



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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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Talk About The 2005 Avalon

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tedescm1
tedescm1
10-03-2005
Do these problems also exsist on the 05 Avalon?...


whitezout
whitezout
10-16-2013
I have a 2005 Avalon touring and I installed a cord that allows me to play my ipod through the stock speaker system and doing that disabled my cassette player which i would never use anyway. But my re...


0579
0579
10-08-2003
I have been told that the toyota avalon will be restyled for 2005 with the first cars available around July or August of next year. I was told it will look very similar to the BMW 740. Has anyone el...



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