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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CX 17 27 $28,540 $29,730
4-Door Sedan CXL 17 27 $31,804 $33,130
4-Door Sedan CXL Premium 17 27 $34,248 $35,675
4-Door Sedan Super 15 23 $42,681 $44,460
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 29 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $32,792 $36,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,540
$29,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,730
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$553 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Toyota Avalon is at once traditional and modern, with a classy, comfortable luxury-car look and feel combined with top-notch safety and a great feature set.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 57.0 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.0 106.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 58.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.1 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 203.2 197.6
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 115.6 111.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 14.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.2 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.5 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.2 36.9
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/55R17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code QCH N/A
Front Tire Size P235/55R17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact P215/55R17
Front Tire Order Code QCH N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3735 3572
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 800 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 237 @ 3200 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code LGD N/A
Displacement 3.9L/237 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5700 268 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.30
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.42
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 4.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.90
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 3.68
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Lucerne Toyota Avalon
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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