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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan (Natl)
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Trim

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