The Toyota Avalon Sedan proudly sits on the throne as wearing the robes of the flagship sedan of Toyota in all of North America, deriving its name from the mythical island that featured in the Royal Palace of Camelot.
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The Avalon has been around for almost twenty years with the first cars rolling of the Toyota production line in their plant in Georgetown, Kentucky on February, 1994. When the Series One hit the dealerships, the response was very favorable and sales continued steadily as they have done to this day. A Series Two model was released five years later in 1999 and the Series Three, which is still today's current model, was released in 2005.
Powered by a 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine backed up by a six-speed automatic transmission, the Avalon Sedan is the largest in Toyota's range and, according to most objective reviews, stand alone in terms of opulence, comfort and spaciousness being eight inches longer than its sister sedan the top-selling Camry.
The Toyota Avalon Sedan has been put together to provide its passengers with the most comfortable ride possible, with a finely tuned suspension system that will handle every road bump, and holds the road exceptionally well for a large sized family saloon.
When called into action, the Subaru Avalon Sedan's brakes are never found wanting and will pull the car to a rapid stop without any side swiping, thanks to Subaru's anti-lock brake system that is standard in the Avalon. Wind noise in the Avalon is almost non-existent, giving as quiet a ride than many of its main rivals in the category as well as many other ostensibly higher bracket cars that cost a lot more.
The driver and front passenger seats are both roomy and comfortable, although its those who get to sit in the back seat who get the chance to really experience the Subaru Avalon Sedan's ample comforts with loads or head and leg room available.
The Avalon is one of the few sedans large enough to provide rear seat recline possibilities thanks to the considerable leg room available, and not at the expense of the driver or front seat passenger.
Externally the Avalon's distinctive front grille and bumper come loads of chrome while the rear view is dominated by rear valance that adds a lot of weight to the elegant effect that the car just oozes.
Befitting its role as Toyota's benchmark saloon, the Avalon sedan provides a top of the range interior package for those who choose go for it. Starting from Toyota's now trademark super glossy, wood grain trim the Avalon offers a lot of comfort woven together in a classy style starting from the tilting and telescoping steering wheel and working its way round the whole of the car's interior.