Worth every penny
By Dean on
2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I bought an Avalon 2007 last year. I used to drive other cars such as Acura TL, or Lexus ES. Here is some main differences: Compared to Acura TL, it has less road noise (only with Limited since it has windshield reduce noise) but not better in audio system (even 12-speaker system). Compared to Lexus, it's less smooth (suspension), more road noise but much cheaper with more options. Compared to both, Avalon is roomy, not better in cornering, less warranty (others are 4 years), cheaper when resale.
Quiet, smooth, powerful, many add-on luxury technologies such as seat memory, smart key, laser cruise, 12- speaker system, temperature dual zone, auto dim mirrors, heated side mirrors.
Some manufacturer flaws: 1. Laser cruise reduces speed without turning on the braking lights. 2. Navigation disables most functions while driving. User interface, maps, routing algorithm is the worst. 3. No MP3, Bluetooth, DVD player. 4. Exterior paint is easily scrached while driving.