Used 1997 Toyota Avalon

$3,795 - $3,795
1997 Toyota Avalon

1997 Highlights

More power, more torque and added standard features make the Avalon one of the most appealing full-size sedans


  • Toyota reliability, powerful V-6 engine, fit and finish


  • Snoozeville, but still more enticing than, say, a Buick LeSabre

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Used 1997 Toyota Avalon for Sale

Toyota Avalon 1997 XLS 4dr Sedan Super White 88,522 miles
Used 1997Toyota AvalonXLS
Est.Loan: $78/mo
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Toyota Avalon 1997 XL 4dr Sedan Blue Velvet Pearl 220,103 miles
Used 1997Toyota AvalonXL
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Features & Specs

XLS 4dr SedanXL 4dr Sedan
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Horsepower200 hp @ 5200 rpm200 hp @ 5200 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

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257,233 miles and going strong
Bought this car when it had 85,409 miles on it. Have replaced struts, brakes, tires, keep the oil and all fluids changed according to Toyota specs/timings. This has been a great car, so much so I just gave it to my youngest daughter for college and I went out and found another great 97 Avalon XL with leather and sunroof. These cars will go the miracle mile if you do everything on a regular schedule, this is especially true of the timing belt--don't push past the 90K mile interval.
Not so reliable
Owned since new. Many disappointing problems. Very expensive considering the number of amenities. 60k - transmssion leaks. <100k, all steering components had to be replaced. Power steering pump had to be replaced twice. Tire wear is a huge problem! This car wears out tires in 20k miles, even top rated tires.
Over 200K
I bought this car with 30K miles and now have 220K on it. I also had a steering column leak on this car and my '98 Sienna... dealers wanted to replace column I used a steering fluid with a sealer and never had a problem since. Interior noise is a problem and plastic interior trim pieces coming loose... but those are mostly cosmetic. I will give this car to my son for college and keep for a few more years.
Used 1997 Toyota Avalon Overview

The Used 1997 Toyota Avalon is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include XL 4dr Sedan, and XLS 4dr Sedan.

What's a good price on a Used 1997 Toyota Avalon?

Price comparisons for Used 1997 Toyota Avalon trim styles:

  • The Used 1997 Toyota Avalon XLS is priced between $3,795 and $3,795 with odometer readings between 88522 and 88522 miles.

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