The Toyota Avalon, now in its third generation, established a new model for full-size sedans when the first-generation model was first introduced in 1995. Avalon provides an exceptionally roomy and comfortable cabin – including 40.9 inches of rear legroom – but with far better driving dynamics than customers had experienced with “traditional” full-size models.
The 2010 Avalon is offered in three grades, the standard XL, the extremely well-equipped XLS and the top-of-the-line Limited, which is comparable to near-luxury models for comfort and amenities.
All Avalon models are powered by a 3.5-liter, 24-valve V6 engine that produces 268 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (Dual VVT-i) and a dual-stage variable intake manifold ensure outstanding performance at all engine speeds.
The standard six-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) provides a sequential manual shift feature for a more involved driving experience when desired. The Avalon achieves an admirable estimated EPA fuel economy rating of 19 MPG city/28 MPG highway. The 2010 Avalon is certified as an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV).
Source: Toyota press