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Test Drives2019 Toyota Avalon: Feeling Younger Than Ever4.0/5
Long considered a dull, yet spacious and indestructible large sedan, the Avalon sure has changed. The previous generation was admittedly a little sharper and contemporary than before, but this newly redesigned Avalon seems to have shed its tweed slacks and suspenders for an Adidas training suit. What happened? Well, Toyota …
Mechanical2016 Toyota Avalon: Simple and Engineered for Quietness
Oh, the Toyota Avalon! What is there to say about this car, other than it’s supremely comfortable and almost devoid of personality? That said, comfort is a pretty big deciding factor for a lot of folks shopping for a car. And comfort goes hand and hand with a quiet ride.
First Drives2016 Toyota Avalon: Long Quiet River3.5/5
In the old days, when we wanted a truly comfortable vehicle that didn’t wear a flashy badge, there were plenty of models to choose from: from big Oldsmobiles to Lincolns and Chryslers, it was easy to get behind the wheel of a cozy land yacht. However, today this type of …
Blog2014 Best Buys: Full-size Sedans
While most cars are getting smaller, some people still like their vehicles as big as possible. Maybe not the price, but definitely the dimensions! The full-size sedan category includes the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, 2014 Chrysler 300, 2014 Dodge Charger, 2014 Ford Taurus, 2014 Hyundai Genesis, 2014 Kia Cadenza, 2014 Nissan …
First Drives2013 Toyota Avalon : New direction?
While it’s far from the best-known Toyota model, the Avalon leads the pack in terms of luxury and price. Sales of this model have always been marginal in Canada, but the Avalon has been a bit more successful in the U.S. where the virtues of bigger cars are appreciated. Although …
First Drives2011 Toyota Avalon: Refreshed and rejuvenated3.5/5
For years, the Toyota Avalon has been considered a fad car appealing only to those seeking comfort and reliability. Something of an overpriced Camry. Facing modest sales figures – fewer than 500 units a year in Canada – Toyota management decided to massage a little youth into this big sedan, …
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