By kloogee on
2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
So far this has been a great car. It is very spacious inside, has great power, and rides very smoothly. After a recent long distance trip, we all felt very fresh after a long day traveling. City MPG seems like it could be a bit better but is probably a result of my heavy foot. Highway mileage while in cruise control is good. With 5 passengers (4 large adults and a small child) plus a trunk stuffed completely full, we were averaging nearly 30 MPG while cruising steadily.
Very roomy, good power, and smooth ride.
Get rid of the stupid cassette deck. It is a huge waste of space that could be used for storage. Cruise control is annoying. Pressing resume always kicks it down a gear or two even if only a few miles an hour more is needed. Also seems to hunt gears while in cruise when on hills.