I have owned a Lexus LS and recently purchased my Avalon. If you could close your eyes while driving it would be hard to tell your were in the Avalon. My family has owned Toyotas since 1971 and some members even drive the LS460. The Avalon is the LS430 in different clothing but performs, drives and rides the same with the exception of the V8 but the Avalon offers sufficient power with the large V6. Great fit and finish and the interior is like sitting in your easy chair.
Smooth transmission, great fit and finish and great sound system.
Electronic tilt and telescopic steering wheel. More powerful sound system (I'm a hifi nut).Replace the silver around the radio and console with woodgrain instead of the silver trim. Smart key should be available on all models along with woodtrim steering wheel.