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On Features
BASE INVOICE
$29,876
BASE MSRP
$33,195
On Features
The 2011 Toyota Avalon comes equipped as a luxury car; but beware: add just a few options and you could have a Lexus ES 350 for the same price.
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The optional navigation system works very well, and the Bluetooth phone connection is easy to set-up.
Automobile Magazine

Personal electronics and cellphones can be plumbed into the sound system in several ways, including Bluetooth, USB port, audio jack and a qualified surgeon’s vascular shunt.
New York Times

Avalon is low on thrills and big on practicality and comfort.
Consumer Guide

Avalon's two outer rear-seat positions are able to recline manually -- a segment exclusive.
Motor Trend

heated and cooled front seats that make sure one's posterior is of the proper temperature no matter the season
Autoblog

The 2011 Toyota Avalon is the mainstream brand's big luxury sedan, and thus includes a few more features than you'd find on the rest of the Toyota line. The automaker has trimmed the 2011 Avalon into two models, with relatively few options. The base car has Bluetooth; steering-wheel controls for phone, climate control and audio; XM radio; USB connectivity; and the usual array of airbags, including a driver knee airbag. The Limited adds a smart-key system, ventilated front seats, and a power front passenger seat.

The USB port's in the center console, so hiding your media player is a snap. And the Avalon has storage galore: the glovebox is large, the doors have flip-out bins (but no molded-in bottle holders), and the console has two large storage bins behind and under lids for protective custody, though the vertical woodgrain door on our test car needed adjustment.

The Avalon does tend to stray well into Lexus territory if you don't keep watch on options. One 2011 Avalon The Car Connection tested wore a pricetag of $34,094, including just floor and trunk mats, and a $900 JBL audio system with CD changer and Bluetooth streaming—and that's before a navigation system or Limited trim. At this leaner end of its pricing spectrum, the Avalon represents a big six-passenger deal—particularly if you're not devoted to the S-curves that life throws at all of us at one point or another.

Conclusion

The 2011 Toyota Avalon comes equipped as a luxury car; but beware: add just a few options and you could have a Lexus ES 350 for the same price.

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