Driving this car is like sitting in your living room recliner with surround sound on. Seats are VERY comfortable, sound system is magnificent. Has all the safety features standard. Gets 4-5 mpg better gas mileage than my Nissan Maxima did. Comfortably seats 5, huge trunk space, and most importantly phenomenal pick up. One downside, bumper is a blindspot while backing up. I suggest a back up alarm be installed.
Too many to name, most important to me was the comfort along with the acceleration necessary to get where I need to be. Look at the gas pedal and it goes, yet, gas mileage is great.
Need to work on the blindspot on the bumper. OR make the back up alarm available without the GPS package. I bought mine after market
Positioning of windshield wiper switch mechanism is too low down on the steering column. At times I inadvertantly hit it with my knuckle while shifting the gear knob causing the wipers to activate.
Large rear seat leg room and large trunk capacity. Attention getting outside appearance which draws many favorable comments. And curtain air bags on both sides front and rear and knee bags for further protection.
2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
over 10 years this is my 3rd and best avalon yet... amazing comfort in front with all the push buttons needed and easily handled... flat floor in rear with reclining seats and fantastic passenger confort... been getting compliments over the past 2 months of ownership.... just fearful of having it valet parked, because many can't handle the keyless operation with the push button ignition-but it's been getting more and more popular... moving up to 20 mpg in the slow city and expect 29-30 on the highways
all buttons on the wheel for controling the a/c,audio, etc... extreme front and back confort
This is my 3rd Avalon & they just keep getting better & better--BUT, going with the nav system in the 05, lost my ability to have a trip "time" function which I miss--also not sure I like the automatic oor "unlock" when the ignition is off -- I felt a little safer when I had the ability to unlock manually when I stopped and turned off the ignition