I traded in my 2001 XLS Avalon (loaded
w/55k mi) for the new 2005 XLS Avalon.
It has the distinct look of a luxury
car without the $40k-$70k price tag.
It's like having a Lexus/BMW/Benz all
in one. My spouse drives an S500 and he
loves the take off and the drive of
this car. The interior is superb.It's
great to be able to control the
temperature of the heated seats! For
family trips, the roominess of the back
seat is incredible. Not to mention that
the reclining back seats! The trunk
space is a little smaller than the
previous model,but for the exchange for
the comfort in the rear seating, makes
it worthwhile. Temp/CD/Radio controls on
steering wheel a big+. A great car.Makes
heads turn. I love it!
controls on steering wheel. reclining
rear seat. overall body style.
As with the previous models, doors
should relock automatically after door
has been reopened and then closed.