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6.0
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On Styling
The 2011 Toyota Avalon is just as conservative-looking as before—and feels slightly more derivative now—but new details give it a little more class and style.
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STYLING | 6 out of 10

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Presentation within the cabin is clean and straightforward, if a bit plain.
Edmunds

The Avalon was reshaped and restyled for 2011, but if your eye is untrained in the art of automaker refreshes, you probably won't be able to distinguish a 2010 model from a 2011.
Autoblog

For being a redesigned car, it still looks too conservative and not all that different from the old car at first glance.
AutoWeek

last year’s Elks Club interior has been remodeled along the lines of a Ruth’s Chris Steak House
New York Times

new but familiar-looking LED taillights and a license plate holder that's been moved from the bumper to the restyled trunklid
Cars.com

Designed in California and built in Kentucky alongside the top-selling Camry, the 2011 Toyota Avalon is essentially a stretched Camry with more interior space and a streamlined ordering sheet, with some nicely conceived details woven into its off-the-rack suit of sheetmetal. The formal grille? It's grown wider and more assertive, just like the gentle underbrow of its headlamps. From straight on, some of the cutlines and moldings in the front bumper clone the same bits on the latest Benz E-Class, even. Down its sides, the Avalon's crisper stampings give it a broader shoulder line than before. And in back, the generic Toyota taillamps light up with C-shaped LED coolness.

Inside there's an elegant dual-cowl dash, with the second cowl arching over the radio and climate controls. Woodgrain trim dominates, along with big knobs and a big LCD screen that controls the Avalon's available navigation system. The gentle swells formed into the dash are some of the more effortless Toyota efforts, and save for the bugle-bead radio buttons and the matte artificiality of the woodgrain trim, the cabin strikes us as styled and trimmed above its slightly downscale mission.

Conclusion

The 2011 Toyota Avalon is just as conservative-looking as before—and feels slightly more derivative now—but new details give it a little more class and style.

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