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2012 Toyota Avalon Sedan

Price Range: $33,195 - $36,435 | 19 MPG City - 28 MPG Highway

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2012 Toyota Avalon Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Toyota Avalon Sedan

The Avalon is Toyota's largest sedan and is configured for drivers who place interior space, ride, comfort and safety above all else. The Avalon has one of the smoothest, quietest interiors of any large sedan and is a great choice for those looking for a long-distance highway car. Also, Toyota claims to have the only reclining rear seatback among large sedans.

What's new for 2012?

After a redesign in 2011, the Avalon carries into 2012 virtually unchanged.

Model Strengths

  • Quiet, supple ride
  • plush, comfortable interior
  • back seat space
  • fuel-efficient large vehicle
  • top-tier safety
  • loaded with convenience and tech features

Model Review

The lineup for the 2012 Toyota Avalon is simple. All Avalons come with a 268-horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine that's very smooth and plenty strong for this big sedan. It's mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, which shifts so smooth, they're nearly imperceptible. With a dual VVT-i variable valve control system, the Avalon is reasonably responsive yet achieves an EPA estimated 20 mpg city, 29 highway.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Rollover Resistance
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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
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Engine

Engine Type 3.5L Gas V6
Horsepower 268 @ 6200 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 248 @ 4700 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal
Fuel Economy 19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 518 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 17 x 7.0 in.
Tires P215/55R17
Spare Tire Full-Size Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.9 in. / 41.3 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.5 in. / 40.9 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 14.4 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 111.0 in.
Curb Weight 3572 lb.
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Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Sunroof Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Leather Seats Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Full-Size Spare Tire Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional
Mirror Position Memory Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Seat Position Memory Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
AM/FM Stereo Optional
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Optional
MP3 Player Optional
Premium Sound System Optional