Normally, the cars I pick for Meh Car Monday were never originally designed to be meh, as such. Mehness just sort of happened to them. I’m not so sure about the Toyota Avalon, though, since the car seems to have as its main goal an almost funereal quality of nothingness, disguised as “comfort.” The Toyota Avalon isn’t…
One can be forgiven for forgetting the Toyota Avalon exists. It’s pretty far from an enthusiast vehicle, the market’s currently hostile to big sedans, and it could be argued the Toyota brand hasn’t had any cool large four-doors in the U.S. since the Cressida packed a straight six and rear-wheel drive. But the Avalon…
Every car review has a formula: you take the most desirable sports car you can get your hands on, and you take it to the most picturesque back road or race track you can find. And there’s a problem with that.
We happen to think the Toyota Avalon rules. However, if you need front-drive comfy cruiser with a little more flash and a long warranty, the new 2017 Kia Cadenza is a nice alternative to Toyota’s official car of AARP card holders.
We’ve been taught that if you want to have fun in a car, you need some kind of exotic sports car with rear-wheel drive, a huge engine, and an expensively long name. I’m not convinced that’s true.
Quite possibly the most fantastically invisible car on sale today, the Toyota Avalon, is in my hands. What do you want to know about it?
See the Toyota Avalon in the topshot? It’s beige, both literally and figuratively. But that doesn’t make it bad. What do you need to know before you buy a Toyota Avalon? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
Who gets to do burnouts in the middle of Manhattan? Who gets to stand on full ABS stops on empty side streets? Who gets to do all this and more without anyone noticing? The Toyota Avalon driver.
[For reasons beyond my understanding, Toyota exported the American-made, second-generation Toyota Avalon back to Japan and sold it as the 'Pronard.' Toyota did not repeat the process for successive generations of the Avalon. Photo Credit: Toyota]
It's been a long while since any Toyota could claim cool cred, but with a some fancy bodywork and a few interesting colors, anything is possible, right?
Here's the scenario: You're shopping for your dream car, a Toyota Camry, but you come to realize it is hardly "an experience above all else." You find that it lacks "superior comfort," "refined driving performance," and is not "built exclusively in America."
Car enthusiasts don't particularly care about the Buick-wannabe Avalon. It's an expensive FWD car for older people. Judging by this teaser of a new American-designed sedan for the New York Auto Show next month, Toyota's at least trying to shave the average buyer age in the sub-AARP zone.
Few vehicles ever came closer to the pinnacle of beige than the Toyota Avalon, an attempt to out-Buick Buick. Yet with some bodywork one Avalon has become the ToyUteA. Lose some doors, add a bed, get a reason to exist.
Toyota to voluntarily recall 373,000 2000-2004 Avalons to fix the steering lock bar. It could break and cause... fiery death! [Toyota]
When Buick's latest version of its big Lucerne sedan hits dealerships in April, it will no longer be called CXS but instead "Super," following in the footsteps of little brother LaCrosse, which received a similar designation last year. According to GM, the Lucerne Super will be priced just south of $40K. The main…