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4 Dr XL Sedan
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4 Dr XLS Sedan
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A Quiet, Comfortable, Japanese Buick That Would Make Anyone Happy Looking For A Large Car! by Charles
 — My first actually drivable car, a 1998 Toyota Avalon with 237,000 miles (If I remember correctly). It reminds me of an old man car, but that's the kind of person that I am! The color of the car is c... Read More
My 1998 Avolon Xls Feels Like My Last 1999 Mercedes E300 In Quality W/out The Expense. by catfish
 — Highly recommend. My XLS has around 80k on it, very smooth & very quiet. I like my pearl white exterior, combined w/the cloth interior. Too much room in the back being waisted if not used. Could fit a... Read More
Wish I Still Had It! by Steve
 — One of the best cars I have owned. What this car lacked in design sizzle it more than made up for in overall quality and performance. After 6 years this car was as solid as the day it left the showroo... Read More

1998 Toyota Avalon Overview

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1998 Toyota Avalon

The only change for the 1998 Toyota Avalon was the inclusion of front-seat-mounted side airbags as a standard feature. Otherwise, Toyota’s roomy, Camry-based full-sized sedan stayed much the same.  

The 1998 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-seater bench. Fuel efficiency is 21/31 mpg.

The 1998 Toyota Avalon is popular for its smooth, expensive-feeling ride, Toyota reliability, and good gas mileage. Drivers also appreciate the generous amount of leg and cargo room. Many drivers find wind noise to be a problem, and they also complain that the sound system quality could be better.


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Help! Do I Have A Leg To Stand On Here?

I drive a 1998 Toyota Avalon with approximately 201,000 miles. My check engine light came on last week, so I made an appointment to get it diagnosed and fixed by a mechanic. I asked him what the cod...

55 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

I'm Looking At A 1998 Toyota Avalon Xls. About 160,000 Miles. Owner Says ...

1998 Toyota Avalon XLS for sale. It has leather heated seats, CD player with cassette, sunroof, timing belt, tensioners and water pump were replaced at 156k, and just recently had all the brakes rep...

59 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

Do You Think This Is A Master Window Switch Problem?

Left rear window will not move using the Master switch in the drivers door when you use the switch in the left rear door the window will go down but not back up.The window motor is good as it will mov...

163 views with 2 answers (last answer 7 months ago)

Transmission ? Problem

My 98' Avalon just started doing this yesterday. When coming to a complete stop, it is as though the transmission does not unlock to idle, but suddenly jumps and makes a clunk sound, and then unlocks,...

634 views with 2 answers (last answer 9 months ago)

Where Is The Passenger Side 'kick Plate' Electrical Panel?

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