1998 Toyota Avalon Consumer Review: 98 Avalon XLS

1998 Toyota Avalon - Consumer Review

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XLS Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
98 Avalon XLS
By jad0110 on


1998 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan


We have 146,000 miles on our Avalon and
we have enjoyed every mile. The car is
very solid safe, my wife was T-boned at
20 mph in the center of the doors and
there was NO frame damage. We
especially enjoyed the high quality
materials of the interior - a Lexus for
less $. The back seat is limo
spacious, but at the sacrifice of some
trunk space. Overall, a great car if
you value luxury over sport. Just keep
the oil changed every 3,000 miles (very
important!) and expect years of
reliable transportation.

Best Features

Comfort (especially the rear seat), saftey, power, quality / fit finish, and ease of operation.

Worst Features

Steering is numb and too light, on pre '00 trunk release in glove box and watch for worn front strut mounts - makes a loud clatter noise. Feels like you've left on the parking brake if you don't run it on 93 octane. Check for oil sludge buildup in valve train.
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