2011 Toyota Avalon User Reviews

2011 Toyota Avalon Review Ratings

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  • Performance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 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: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"seat" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"dealer" 2 reviews
CONS
"ride" 2 reviews

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OldMoparNut writes:
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Review
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4

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Very comfortable ride, takes large bumps with ease, very quiet, love the very low wind noise.  Way more than enough power. Excellent audio and easy Bluetooth.  Pretty decent but not excellent economy.  Extremely loaded, nothing else "for want".

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The big one, it wasn't aligned properly at the factory, by the time just 16,ooo miles were on the expensive Michelin tires, they started bumping, thumping down the road and gross steering wheel shake. Extremely disappointing.  I got it aligned but it was just a bit after 12 months, so no warranty on that $98 alignment and "nothing they can do about ruined tires".  I put full sized spare on for one of the worst steering wheel shakers and with time, the bumps now seem to be slowly wearing to where I can stand to drive it faster than 58 mph.  For the top of the line of the entire model lineup, this is very disappointing.  The only other con is where a button on my slacks rubs on the leather seat, it is worn and looking bad already.  I would think the leather toughness would handle a common button longer than a year.

OldMoparNut
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I Still Love My "geezer Pleaser" And They Are Getting Hard To Find. — Not this car, but Toyota in my opinion has ruined the ride quality of 2012 Camry and 2013 Avalon, which used to be very smooth riding on rough and worn out roads. Now tuned more "Sporty", not what I want.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ncee writes:
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5

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Ride, Comfort, Space, Styling, Fuel Economy, Headlights, Back Seat Space & Comfort, Nav system

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Wipers and Wind noise

ncee
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Traded My 2008 Avalon Touring For A 2011 Limited — 11/2012 update This car has been a wonderful car, aside from the very few personal issues. But it's now time to get the new 2013 Avalon. This one will make an outstanding car for someone, and it will have very low mileage, and most of it will be highway miles. It will have about 42,000 miles on it by the time I trade it in. The variable will be if I go with the cypress with almond interior or if I wait until the first of the year and get the nautical blue one? Oh, the personal issues: the wipers are a pain because of the noise when wiping The seats a bit uncomfortable on long rides ( but not as bid an issue if I get out and strength my legs more often). I have a bad habit of driving as many miles as possible before getting gas. The satellite radio goes in and out a lot more then I'd like. Damn that's not a bad list is it. *Up-date: After 1 year, I'm liking the car a lot more. Yes there are still a few things I'd like to see changed, but all-and-all, the car has been a dream to own, use, drive and enjoy. The wipers continue to be an issue, and the dealer has been great trying to fix. They just installed another new set of wiper blades, and these are working MUCH better. - MORE comfortable then any other car i it's class - It's looks grow on you (and others as aI see a ton of these when traveling). - Must be me, as everyone tells me the car is VERY quiet:) Would I purchase another Toyota Avalon, 2011 - Yes! Will I be purchasing a 2013 Avalon, unless it get bad reviews … hell yes. Oh, and they don't have an option below for "Traveling Salesman" or I'd check that box off. _________________ My 2008 (which I review back in October of 2008), was a fine car. Great, no, but fine just the same. Now I had the chance to drive a 2011 Limited edition, and well, it was enough better that I now own it:) Is this one great, nope, but it is a lot better. Issues: - Not as comfortable as I'd like on long drives - Not a knock out beauty. - A bit noisier than I'd like - Wipers can be very noisy - I few pieces of the finish / fit, isn't great, but I see it all the time, so I don't like it. I'd like them to offer a few more colors in this model, or a bit light on a few. The red looks black in almost everything but bright sun light. The brown is better, but still a bit dark for my liken. Now damn near everyone who rides in the car LOVES it! Back seats very spacious and comfortable. Plenty of room for putting things, should you not have anyone sitting in the back, and the trunk is full. I really do like this car a lot (even as I complain about it), and if the 2013 deals with these issues, I'll be buying that one too. Would I purchase this car again, and would I tell anyone to purchase one, hell yeah. UPDATE: Well it's been awhile since I've been here. How long, well I've purchased a 2013 Avalon, and TRADED it in for a 2012 Avalon. I'll post a review under the 2013 Avalon, then one under the 2012 Avalon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Duncansdad writes:
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4

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Comfortable seating, front and back seats (both front and back recline)

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Loud "seatbelt nag"

Duncansdad
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Great Family Car — Great family car for long-legged family, as seats are comfortable with plenty of legroom front and back. Good gas mileage for 75 mi per day commute by highway. Handles well. Seats in back as well as front recline and are comfortable for long rides.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kathy_446 writes:
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Review
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5

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I have just bought it from dealer for my younger sister, but my mom didn't want she drive a luxury car as a first his car. Everything is perfect

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Don't have any complaint

Kathy_446
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A Perfect Luxury With Cheap Price — Interior & exterior like a new car. A car is strong and comfortable. I feel I am important person when I am driving it. This is a luxury car with a cheap price, Toyota is a perfect for a long commitment

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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OldMoparNut writes:
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I simply love what is known as "The Geezer Pleaser".  Everything is good to excellent except 2 cons below.  I had lusted after a Limited model for 5 yrs, didn't think I would ever afford a car over $30k.  Finally decided to scratch that itch, it is a lot of near luxury for $32k on close out sale.  

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The electronic display for stereo and heat/a/c completely washes out in bright sun.  I have to hold hand over to shade it.  The front seats could use a wee bit of side bolster to hold body in faster turns.  The color choices are all drab.  A dark electric blue or classy brick red would be most welcome.  Dark gray, are you kidding me in a climate that sees all gray days for sometimes two weeks at a November or March crack ??  

OldMoparNut
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The Whole Package — Other than those few cons, what is not to like ?? The vast majority of Americans want a comfortable, safe, reliable and economical car to drive from point A to point B. Avalon exceeds all those needs !! Extreme room, tons of 268 hp, very quiet inside, awesome 12 speaker, subwoofer, 660W stereo, iPod streaming, economy up to 34 mpgs highway with careful driving. It smooths out the rough freeze/thaw northern roads very well. Limited has perforated heated AND cooled leather seats, power thigh length seat adjustment for long legs, partially reclinable rear seats, keyless entry and operation is really handy. Even a power rear sunshade. It's like a Lincoln class for $10k to $15k less, 300,ooo mile reliability and significantly better economy. Other than washed out stereo & HVAC displays and drab colors, what's not to like ?? It's the "Whole Package". I simply love it. For $5k to $6k more than Camry, there is NO comparison.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Grace writes:
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I have to say this is a very feminine car. It caters to me.

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No reason to avoid this car.

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You Deserve This Car! — Driving this car is like floating on air. I love being able to talk on my cell phone hands free (blue tooth) , the heated and air conditioned seats are awesome and it is the total package. I love this car!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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