There are 2 outstanding features about this car: 1) The engine: It pulls throughout its entire range. 2) Room: So much back-seat room. More room than the previous generation Lexus LS. I have owned many cars, sports and lurury. The Avalon offers a superb ride. There is a little too much lean in corners, and it tends to oversteer when pushed. The flip side of this is a nice ride for commutes.
Interior looks great. V6 engine very responsive for such a massive car.
Steering is very numb and does not communicate the road. The blue background for the controls is bland and annoying. I would prefer regular dials for controls, unless navigation is purchased.