2007 Toyota Avalon | new car review

Posted on Jun 25, 2009 by

The is a full-size front-wheel drive four-door sedan produced by Toyota in the United States. Designed at Toyota’s Calty Design Research in California, the Avalon went from final styling approval to production in 18 months, the quickest development time of any North American-produced Toyota. It is Toyota’s largest, most luxurious, and most expensive sedan model sold under its own nameplate.

When the new shape was introduced in 2005, the Avalon was a complete redesign from the previous generations. The same car was carried over for 2006 and remains unchanged for the 2007 model year as well. The car’s exterior is distinguished by a sleek grille with chrome accented horizontal bars and sublet character lines defining a more contemporary profile. From the rear, large tail lamps and an elegantly sculptured trunk distinguish Avalon. Dual rear exhaust outlets add a sporty touch to this powerful car.

Avalon’s elegant exterior design is complemented by its refined interior. Rear passengers benefit from a flat rear floor that provides additional legroom and comfort. The rear seats recline up to 10-degrees, providing added comfort. Amenities for driver comfort include a tilt and telescopic steering column and a sliding armrest. The Optitron instruments are crisp and clear, the pedal-activated parking brake means lots of console storage space and all four doors have assist grips above them. The boot is family-sized as well, with a pass-through door for long gear.

Avalon dumped the original 3.0-litre V6 plant from the earlier generation for an all-new 280 bhp 3.5-litre V6 in its new incarnation. The V6 is mated to a five-speed manumatic transmission. Bolted to a highly modified version of the current Camry platform, the Avalon’s independent suspension provides a tauter, sportier ride and handling compromise. Two versions of the Avalon are available in the Middle East: the XL basic and the Limited top-range model.

Body TypeSedan
Price (in AED)101,000-119,000
Engine (litre)3.5
Power (bhp)280
Torque (Nm)352
Transmission5A

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