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Toyota Avalon: Toyota’s Flagship

By: Mark Clarkson

Produced by Toyota in the United States and also in Australia, the Toyota Avalon is a full-size front wheel drive sedan with four doors that originally was based on the platform of the Toyota Camry. The first generation Toyota Avalon was introduced in 1994 as a 1995 model. This original Toyota Avalon is currently still being produced and built in Australia and has been made to be a right hand drive for Australia, New Zealand, and some parts of Asia, and is also being made as a left hand drive for the Middle East. Five years after its introduction, a second generation model was then on line to be released.

The first generation Toyota Avalons lived from 1995 up until 1999. It was a completely new model that was built in the same plant as the Toyota Camry and became Toyota’s flagship. It was based on a stretch Toyota Camry platform and had 3.0 liter V6 engine that is quite capable of making 192 hp and 210 ft-lb. of torque. Minor updates were done after several years to its front and rear sides along with some updates in its power.

Come 2000 up until 2004, the second generation Toyota Avalons started rolling off the streets. It grew in almost every aspect possible. The size then became similar to the Toyota Camry. As per the third generation Toyota Avalons, it started from 2005 up until the present. It is a complete redesign from before, and has become Toyota’s largest, most luxurious, and most expensive model to date. It has been crafted and intended to compete with the Chevrolet Impala, Ford Five Hundred, and the Chrysler 300. The first vehicle for this generation was introduced at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. Touring models and a keyless remote start is quite standard for the Toyota Avalon Limited models.

Good qualities that this new generation has are that the vehicles are very well refined and are well wrought. Also, it is not known to quake or rattle with brakes and handling that are adequate and very safe. It also bears with it the Toyota standard and reputation for its switches and controls. As per its interior, it is quite cavernous and very modern, without the fear of being avant-garde. When it comes to the Toyota Avalon’s power, it is ample and smooth.

One of the leading Toyota Avalon suppliers is They offer high quality aftermarket Toyota Avalon parts at guaranteed low prices. Toyota Parts Online’s list includes grille, bumper absorber, radiators, A/C condensers, and a whole lot more.

The Toyota Avalon also is well equipped for coming along with the whole vehicle are side, curtain, and knee air bags that are standard. A complete package of the Toyota Avalon Limited model comes with leather, heated and cooled seats, laser adaptive cruise control, satellite navigation, and stability control.

About The Author

Mark Clarkson is a 35 year old marketing consultant for a leading auto parts store. This native of Denver is also an offroad enthusiast.

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This article was posted on January 18, 2006

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