2014 Toyota Avalon User Reviews

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    2014 Toyota Avalon Review
    says:
    Certainly more sportier lookin than previous body model. Lesser gas milage than previous body style(Even with ECO mode on). New look and better stone grey color with blue leather accents. Sound system sounds great, but window buttons rattle at nominal listening levels. Lots of fake chrome accents peeling off. Seats are comfy front and back and nice touch with heated seats all the way around. Hate the climate control up/down buttons as they take forever to adjust and hate all the dash buttons in general as they are touch sensitve buttons where you have to take your eyes off the road to make sure you are actually pressing a button. Also, trunk would be more useful with a bigger opening. Its always a tight fit to pack anything that is medium sized like camping gear because the opening is much smaller than before. Also, lots of door scuff marks on lower plastic door panels. It seems Toyota tried to make the car more sporty with slow paddle shifting and shrunk it from its giant predecessor. Save your money and buy a Camry!! Its bigger all the way around. Also, Toyota PCS has a recall, so they disabled it because it triggers with expansion joints on the highway. So its a useless feature if you want autonomous stopping. I should have considered a Subaru for that safety feature, I like the visual appearance of the car, but seriously let down with annoyances for a $42,000+ vehicle. Toyota is simply overated now.
    vs2014 Lexus GS 350
    2014 Toyota Avalon winning categories:
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    Back Seats Ranked 2014 Lexus GS 350 worse.
    "The Avalon had more room for back seat passengers even though the Lexus has a smaller trunk"
    Would Buy Ranked 2014 Lexus GS 350 worse.
    "Similar cars in many ways since Toyota makes Lexus. Even though I am unhappy with the Avalon, Lexus is not worth the extra $20K."
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    Toyota Avalon 2014 Review — I moved from a '08 ES 350 to the Avalon recently after deciding against the '14 ES350. In my eyes, the Avalon looks better from every angle and test driving it sold me. The car's comfortable, quiet, and has all the performance I'll ever need. I have Michelin tires, and while the ride is just a bit firmer than my old ES, I've found it to be comfortable over a variety of different pavements. The secureresponsive handling of this car more than offsets whatever small compromise in ride comfort was made. Again, early impressions, but I think it's a winner. One thing: I was surprised at how much darker the window tint on all but the windshield is. Compromises visibility, but I do have The BSM

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Quiet and upscale interior with roomy seating front and rear; large trunk; above-average fuel eco

    Cons: Ride quality might be too firm for traditional Avalon buyers; cumbersome setup process for Entune.

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    2014 Toyota Avalon XLE Review
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    Toyota Avalon is practical Luxury at its finest.
    vs2014 Honda Accord LX
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    Handling Ranked 2014 Honda Accord LX better.
    "Tighter Handling on the Honda."
    Value Ranked 2014 Honda Accord LX better.
    "Its cheaper but still has a screen and all your other bells and whistles. "
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    2014 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium Review
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    Nice car but not enough overall room for me. Didnt have the performance that I wanted but was satisfactory. Front seats did not provide the room that I wanted.
    vs2014 Buick LaCrosse Leather FWD
    2014 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium winning categories:
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    Front Seats Ranked 2014 Buick LaCrosse Leather FWD better.
    "Deeper and wider overall. More comfort and the quality of the leather made a big difference for me."
    Would Buy Ranked 2014 Buick LaCrosse Leather FWD better.
    "Better car for the money spent."
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    2014 Toyota Avalon XLE Review
    says:
    handles the road very well and has a lot of room
    vs2014 Toyota Camry XLE
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    Handling Ranked 2014 Toyota Camry XLE worse.
    "n/a"
    Front Seats Ranked 2014 Toyota Camry XLE worse.
    "the seats are bigger"
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    2014 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium Review
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    Loved the car. Mpg at 21/29 wanted better.
    vs2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium
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    Front Seats Ranked 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium better.
    "Like the color better"
    Would Buy Ranked 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium better.
    "3rd hybrid and almost twice the mpg."
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    2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium Review
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    Found a white Avalon xle premium Hybrid about 180 miles up the road. Bought it. Great car like new. 39/40 mpg, same price range. 3rd hybrid.
    vs2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium
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    Front Seats Ranked 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium better.
    "Like the color better"
    Would Buy Ranked 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium better.
    "3rd hybrid and almost twice the mpg."
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    2014 Toyota Avalon Limited Review
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    I purchased this car because of 2 previous Avalons. Toyota really stepped it up on the on this newer body style(new as of 2013). Toyota did not offer the emergency stop(TSS-C) on the 2013, first year in 2014, but no lane keep assist till 2015. Much more sporty feel compared to the traditional soft and smooth Toyota feel, especially with sport mode and 18s on the Limited. Really nice throttle response in sport mode for aggressive driving. Awesome headlight tech with the wide angle fog lights which enable almost a 90 degree lighting action to the side of the car and the lights light up the ground nicely in very dark and wet driving conditions. I do find the auto high beam nice and seems to work well. I have recently noticed that they dont go back to normal when you are approaching a car that is perpendicular that is looking to get on the the same street you are driving on when no oncoming cars. Braking has been upgraded as well. When braking under hard conditions, the car stays more linear than any Toyota I have ever owned. It doesnt nose dive like my previous two Avalons. Bottom line, the most sporty Sedan Toyota has built. I can imagine what the next body style will offer. CONS: When listening to the stereo, the buttons on the doors rattle. They rattle listening at a normal listening levels to maxium levels. Its very irratating because it is a nice stereo by JBL. This body style is quite a bit smaller than the 2005-2011/2012 and a half model. Much sportier all the way around though. TSS-C, My opinion for the emergency braking is probably one of the worst auto braking on the market. There is a recall on my 2014 year model because the braking is actually triggered by metal expansion joints on the highway which is just dangerous. I have had the car lock the brakes twice because of those exp joints, jersey barriers on the side of the road in skinny lane conditions, and one time recently on the highway passing a car from the left to right lane locking up at 70mph after being in the right lane with no other vehicles present in front of my car. If you drive aggressively, passing cars left and right, the car beeps frequently. There is a disable button in the left side of the glove compartment. Ive wanted to test it with a soft target, but I do not have one to do so with and not brave enough to ride up on another car. if it does work, it may slow the car down to reduce damage, but I dont think its fast enough compared to Subarus version.(Test drove a Legacy Limited and was able to test the auto stop in a parking lot with a soft target) That was a primary reason for purchasing the car, but I hope I never have to test it out. My biggest complaint is all of the touch sensitive buttons. More so with the climate control up and down buttons. It just plain takes too much to wait for the temp to go up or down because there are no knobs for it. You have to take your eyes off the road to find the buttons and hold it till it gets to your desired temp. Also, the outside car temperature is in a very tiny font which is hard to read as with the recirc and fresh air indicator. The dash looks very attractive without physical buttons and is not safety friendly. I am surprised that Toyota has not changed the dash buttons to be safer and I would like to see knobs for climate control. Also, when adjusting the temp for the driver side, and you want the passenger side to be the same, you have to hit the dual climate button twice. Previous Avalons, the car automatically switch the passenger side. Very poor materials used as chrome trim on the top edge. The cup holders in the the center console have a chrome trim that is a plastic adhesive on a translucent white plastic for the LED mood lighting. It is now flaking off and looks CHEAP. I guess its a little more moodier now that more light can be seen at night. LOL Gas tank size is 17 gallons now instead of the traditional 18.5, so I find myself filling up more often. Also, mileage is less too. Im down to 21.3/per gallon for city driving and I used to get 23.7 on my 2007. Same engine and specs, but less miles even in economy mode and not using sport mode. Sport mode drops it down to 17.5 if you stay in sport mode. The car does not stay in sport mode when you restart the car. You have to push the button each time you restart the car, otherwise it stays on norm or ECO if you preselect ECO on the display with the buttons on the steering wheel. Not a big deal since the car does have enough power to keep it fun in normal mode. Lastly, Im disappointed with Toyota now because they have cheapened up the metal where its not as thick as it used to be. The the top of the car where I lay my paddleboard on a Yakima rack with 4 pool noodles, I have dents on the top of the car from using my elbows to gently lay my board. My 2007 Avalon did not have this problem. For what Toyota is charging for this, I should have considered a slightly used E class.
    vs2014 Ford Fusion Titanium
    2014 Toyota Avalon Limited winning categories:
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    Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium worse.
    "The Avalon in my opinion is much sportier than the Fusion. They both look very similar in shape, but the Ford looked boring on the front and rear where the Avalon had much better lines and just looks sportier."
    Value Ranked 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium worse.
    "I loved the interior on the Avalon with the stone colored leather with the cobalt blue leather accents on the top of the dash, center console and door arm rests. The stone color has a lot more white-ish than grey. The Ford seemed very plain and old school on the inside."
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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Toyota Avalon Reviews

    Wonderful!! By Diakonos

    This was my dream car and it is still is today! I am so glad I found the deal that I did and that I am able to drive this beauty!! I would highly recommend an Avalon to anyone who wants a great ride, ... Read More

    Enjoying The Ride! By 010F83

    This is a great car to own! Hybrid works well with great fuel economy!. I range 35 - 47 mpg! The car is comfortable and quiet. There is plenty of room. Leather is generous through out. Front and back ... Read More

    2012 Toyota Avalon Reviews

    It's An Avalon, What More Can You Expect. By ncee

    This is my 4th Avalon. I traded my 2013 Avalon in on this 2012 and I'm glad I did. This is much more the Avalon that I like and got accustom to driving. Smooth, quiet, comfortable. While the 2013 had... Read More

    Very Good Traveling Car I Would Recommend For Anyone Needing A Car To Travel. By migration_Pullett

    Did not like the body style when we purchased the car. This is the 2012 model the last year before they changed the body style. Also if you are traveling with 4 or 5 passengers the trunk is a little t... Read More

    2011 Toyota Avalon Reviews

    Great Looking By Helen

    great acceleration. quiet, smooth ride. beautiful car, both inside and out. love GPS and sound system. cannot beat the heated and cooling front seats. main complaint is less trunk space than previ... Read More

    I Still Love My "geezer Pleaser" And They Are Getting Hard To Find. By OldMoparNut

    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 ... Read More

    2010 Toyota Avalon Reviews

    Great Car For The Money By bobdotc

    very popular car and parts are easy to find but are more expensive. good stability at high speeds and cornering. Lots of leg room with the fully adjustable wheel and seat. V6 has great acceleration an... Read More

    Very Good. Very Dependable...would Provide My Daughter With One (if I Had A Daughter) By JoeV3

    I love the quite and comfort, with the leather interior, of this car. .There are no rattles. This car should last a long time, with comfort and dependability over many cars. I love the power respon... Read More

    2009 Toyota Avalon Reviews

    I Have It And Like It, You Like Luxury This Is One Of Great Choices By imports_freak

    car is great love the sound, engine is powerful, more to love in one car. reminds me of my 04 BMW 745IL. one thing is that it gets 18MPG in city and 25MPG highway i don't even know how they put that i... Read More

    Money Spent On This Car Is Worth Every Penny... By Trk

    car exterior is luxurious but on the down side has lack of personality. Interior has been loved by every one who has sat in it. Astonishingly fast compared to its weight ratio plus my weight :p. Love ... Read More

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