As my first car, it has been really amazing. The acceleration is perfect, and braking is good. Steering is very light, which I like. My gas mileage in the city averages around 20 to 23 mpg. View out of the rear window can be quite tricky while backing up, but the car's blind spot isn't too bad. However I would not recommend for snow driving. Only 2 inches here, and very slippery on roads. Overall I love my Avalon, and it's a very comfy ride!
I purchased my Avalon with 105k paint okay very quick but the transmission is not the best... Fuel mileage around 19 around town and highway.. Very comfy ride just replaced my dash on the recall... (all dash boards are refurbished not new) But love my car!!