2012 Toyota AvalonPosted: April 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 New Car Models, Toyota | Leave a comment »
The full-size five-seats Avalon is the flogship sedan of Toyota and also its largest passenger sedan car. The 2012 Toyota Avalon comes with a long list of standard features but it is also the most expensive car in its class. 2012 Toyota Avalon competes with Buick LaCrosse, Hyundai Genesis, Chrysler 300 and Ford Taurus.
The 2012 Toyota Avalon is available in base (MSRP from $33,195) and Limited (MSRP from $ 36,435) trim levels. This Toyota’s car evokes a time when travels was sophisticated, elegant and comfortable.
Standard equipment on the base 2012 Avalon includes 17-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming driver mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, foglights, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a sunroof, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, a reclining rear seat, leather upholstery, a rearview camera mounted in the rearview mirror, a nine-speaker sound system with a six-CD changer, audio jack and a USB/iPOD interface and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.
The 2012 Avalon Limited adds xenon headlights, automatic wipers, a power passenger seat, keyless ignition/entry, heated and ventilated front seats, a power rear sunshade and a 12-speaker sound system. A voice-activated touchscreen navigation system with real-time traffic is optional for both Avalon models.
The 2012 Toyota Avalon projects an elegant presence. A wide, substantial grille ties into projector headlamps. The headlamps, which combine multi-reflector halogen high beams with halogen or HID (only available on Limited grade) low beams, use “light pipes” to create a signature night-time appearance.
The 2012 Toyota Avalon shows off a contemporary style inside as well. The generously spacious and elegant interior is fitted with comfortable seating and thoughtfully integrated amenities. Coordinated colors and rich new wood-grain style materials convey the rich elegance of a luxury sedan. The instrument panel of 2012 Toyota Avalon incorporates visually attractive and easily readable Optitron gauges that use graduated white illumination with white pointers. These are set inside smoked lenses and deep chrome rings that add depth and a sense of luxury.
The 2012 Toyota Avalon is powered by a 24-valve DOHC (dual-overhead cam) 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 268 hp at 6200 rpm and 248 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm. This engine is equipped with the dual VVT-i electronic valve-control system. The six-speed automatic transmission is standard for all Avalon models. The 2012 Toyota Avalon fuel economy is EPA rated of 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg highway. The 2012 Toyota Avalon is certified as an ULEV (Ultra Low Emission Vehicle).
Standard safety equipment on the 2012 Toyota Avalon includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, seven airbags (including a front knee airbag for the driver and side curtain airbags for both rows), active front head restraints and more.