1997 Toyota Avalon Overview


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4.55 stars

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1997 Toyota Avalon Review by Jesse
 — The star ratings have been adjusted for the car's age, and previous usage. The previous usage included a lot of ownership by senior drivers, who only drove short distances. This resulted in accelerate... Read More
Frankie by Mason
 — Good quality car. Starts no matter what. Quick for a heavy car. nice tint. Sounds good. Well made. Expected to last 300k w maintenance. Better than 95 jeep cherokees. needs rear brake rotors. struts m... Read More
Excellent Value For The Money by Kannnangator
 — Nothing. I love it. If it were not for the maintenance, I would like to run it till 500,000 miles. Recently changed the catalytic convertor. Next - new tires. That is normal I think. That is all that ... Read More

1997 Toyota Avalon Overview

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1997 Toyota Avalon

The 1997 Toyota Avalon saw a few changes from the previous year. The engine got a small boost in power, and the antenna went from a typical antenna to an in-glass one. Some more options were offered with the higher-end trim, including heated side mirrors.

The 1997 Toyota Avalon comes in two trim levels, the XL and the more luxurious XLS. Both trims come standard with a 3.0-liter, 200 horsepower V6 engine. The XL is nicely equipped, including an AM/FM/cassette sound system and cruise control. The XLS includes a few more niceties, like an upgraded sound system, alloy wheels, and a theft-deterrent system. The XLS also comes with option of front bucket seats or a three-passenger bench seat. Fuel efficiency is 21/31 mpg.

Drivers like the 1997 Toyota Avalon because it looks and feels expensive, with many owners comparing it to a Lexus. It also offers a very smooth ride and good handling. Drivers complain about a lot of wind noise, and the new radio antenna does not pick up a signal as well as it should. Other owners wish for a folding rear seat.

Even though the XL doesn't have the better sound system and the security system its still and extremely nice car.


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