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Review and photos by Tom Sedens

I’m not to lie and say I was excited to review the Toyota After all, this is the car emulated your father’s probably your great-grandfather’s) for years, and was marketed to the nearly

But Toyota made some to the Avalon last year. sweeping changes. And they’re not shy it. They want you to know the is an all-new car, with a new and with new capabilities.

So… is it really?

Choosing an Avalon is simple. There are only two the “entry-level” XLE (normally a high level for Toyota) and the Limited.

The are very evident long you get into the car. Toyota has a fantastic job in updating the Avalon on the Smooth lines flow front to back. You’ll the occasional curve, although the certainly won’t pass for And what’s this?

Nifty low beams and HID headlights, not to mention LED driving lights? A handsome toward the rear side trim? Good looking wheels shod with 225/45s filling those

A stylish rear end with details and tail lights?

it’s a mature looking car (my “sizzling” crimson mica help), Toyota has added interest (a pleasant change) and some aggressive characteristics to things up. It looks worlds than any Avalon before it, and in my it’s a slick, good sedan.

Under the hood, is Toyota’s V6. Relatively old technology, and appearing in of their vehicles, it’s a engine. Strong, relatively and responsive and reasonably fuel it puts out 268 hp at 6,200 rpm and 248 lb-ft of at 4,700 rpm.

All that to around a surprisingly light its size) 1,605 kg (3,538 lb) The power makes its way to the front through a six-speed automatic.

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is rated at 9.9 L/100 km in the city and 6.4 km on the highway. I averaged 12.0 km during my time with it. was a ton of back-and-forth city driving as it was a two week Christmas break.

The Avalon has a 64L tank.

Materials in the are very, very nice. are soft-touch plastics everywhere, as as upholstered, stitched materials and a wood trim. Also, the surprised me.

First of all, a major departure from the and frankly, it’s a nice into the future.

Headroom in the is good for my 5’10″ frame, but much taller might to feel the squeeze. The cabin large, open and spacious.

The heated and cooled leather are very comfortable, and offer a amount of bolstering for a cushy Both front seats are and the driver’s side has a two-position setting.

I liked the Avalon’s wheel – it’s grippy and with a surprisingly fat rim. On it, find controls for the media phone, hands-free and driver screen functions.

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