2005 Toyota Avalon User Reviews

2005 Toyota Avalon Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5

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PROS
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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TWFarrington writes:
2005 Toyota Avalon Limited Review
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5

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Wonderful ride, excellent power, felt good to drive.

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Mileage = Meh.  I was getting low to mid 20's and while that's not real bad for a car of that size, I would have liked to have had better mileage.

TWFarrington
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Buy It — If you are on the fence thinking about buying a used Avalon, just do it. I loved this car, it was trouble free (I bought it new, had it for 5 years) and I loved driving it. I have considered buying a used one as a second car just because I loved it so much.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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WesM writes:
2005 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
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Great Family car. Decent gas mileage.

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Brakes. I've worked on them so many times i can't even tell you. Had the replace the calipers several times.

WesM
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Family Car — This car has been good to me and my family. Its been a good all around transports. I make many trips to Las Vegas to visit family and always take this car. Has great passing power and pretty good handling at over 100mph.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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aniceto writes:
2005 Toyota Avalon Limited Review
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Great highway car. Laser cruise on clear days is great.

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Laser cruise does not function in rain or snow. Headlamps are anemic.

aniceto
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Buy One! — Outstanding Automobile!! Never had a problem of any major nature. Using cruise I consistently got over 30mpg on the road on 87 octane gas and synthetic oil. Easy to drive, everything where you reach it, smooth quiet and comfortable.Rear passenger seat is like sitting in your favorite leather chair. Trunk space enormous.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Hawaii50 writes:
2005 Toyota Avalon Limited Review
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Comfortable with all the power you could reasonably want.

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Even moderate acceleration produces noticable front wheel torque drive

Hawaii50
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If You Don't Mind The "old Man's Car" Image You Will Love It. — It was going to be Lexus or Avalon. And after comparing year to year features the Avalon won. What stood out: the 05 & 10 Avalon body styles are the same. Not so with the Lexus. 05 to 05 the Avalon has more horse power, better MPG, dual, compared to single exhaust, more room inside, and larger dimensions on the outside. I purchased the car with 40,000 mi. on the odometer. And after 5,000 mi. around town, with limited freeway driving, I have averaged 22mpg.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Steve writes:
2005 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
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5

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I love the seats, the radio, the ride, the gas mileage, the color (blizzard pearl), the looks I got driving it, Lexus quality without the price

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Power mirror rattled, so quiet it ate brakes

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Lexus In Toyota Clothes — I"ve owned several cars in my day and this is one of those cars I shouldn't have sold. I bought this car used with 60K miles on it and didn't think twice. When I bought all service records where in the car and it was pretty much showroom. I had always thought these cars where beautiful and it was one of my dream cars. This car was wicked fast for being so big, got 33 mpg on the highway if you knew how to drive it and was great in any kind of weather. The ride was quiet and plush like you would expect out of lexus, and had little road noise. The was a great car for the money, and I can promise that for the price of these cars and the amount of features you get I WILL buy another one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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aarfred52 writes:
2005 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
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5

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Very spacious, nicely designed (interior and exterior), JBL audio is great for stock, I really like the surround option, headlights light the road well, seats are comfortable, rear seats recline and have plenty of leg room, moonroof is quite large, handles well for such a big sedan.

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Haven't come across anything so far!

aarfred52
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Get This Car! — I absoultely love this car! It came with Michelin tires and they seem to grip right through the snow (even in MN!). Super comfortable, luxurious without overdoing it, very spacious. I do wish that they made it easier to upgrade to an after market radio but that's not too big of a concern.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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SLAPPADom writes:
2005 Toyota Avalon XL Review
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gas mileage, cost, reliability, space

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none really - I have thoroughly enjoyed this car

SLAPPADom
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Excellent Car, Excellent Value — This is the first sedan purchase I made - I looked at the Audi A6, Mazda 6, Volvo S60 and Hyundai Sonata. I stopped at a Toyota lot just to see what they had, and at the time I never heard of the Avalon. After driving it this was my clear choice. Ride, style, features, cost, room - for me all clear winners. And knowing it was a Toyota I expected it to be very reliable, which for the past 8 years it has been!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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lebleufam writes:
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5

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Very smooth and quiet ride.  Luxury at an afordable price.

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None to speak of.

lebleufam
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Great Family Vehicle Wth A Luxury Feel. — We have driven Toyota Camry's or Avalons for almost 30 years. The Avalon brings the reliability of the Camry to a larger and more luxurious platform. The rear seat legroom is unmatched in it's class. I don't think you can get a better vehicle for the price.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Diana writes:
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Tons of room; great power and pickup; good gas mileage of 22 mpg, despite the V6; pretty silver/cream/tan interior; 6 CD changer and a great sound system; Sunroof.

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I rarely need the back seats anymore, as my kids are raised and I don't drive my grandkids around all that often.  I'm in the mood for a sportier car.

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I Love My Avalon — My Avalon is awesome! It is an amazingly comfortable traveling car. The rear seats have more room than any other car I've owned or driven. Three car seats fit comfortably. The car has power and pickup, it can pass with ease in a tight spot. It gets great gas mileage for V6, I average 22 mpg. The interior is pretty, silver/cream/tan. It has a 6 CD changer and a great sound system. Nice sunroof. I've loved my car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Toyota Avalon Touring Review
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Car Of Your Dreams — All I can say is.. I love it!!! Great value for the money!! This dog will hunt!! Not expensive to maintain! If you are looking for a great buy, with plenty of head/leg space, this is the car for you!

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1997 Toyota Avalon Reviews

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1998 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Amazing Space Inside And Amazing Gas! By Russell

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1999 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Just A Great Family Car By Patrickok

The Avalon has been a great car to own, with few repairs necessary if maintained properly. The car always felt safe, handled well and we enjoyed the quiet and smooth ride. With good tires, it perfor... Read More

Good Overall. Very Smooth Ride By Dan

parts are expensive. i like the car a lot other than that. gets up and scoots well. stops well. has a lot of body roll in corners. there is a squeak out of the rear struts, and a rattle out of the fro... Read More

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