The 2008 Toyota Avalon is crisp and conservative on the outside, clean and cohesive within.
“The new Avalon wears a more stylish suit of clothes than in the past,” claims Road & Track, reflecting the automotive press’ general feelings about the Avalon’s exterior styling. While it doesn’t blow anyone away, neither does it offend, and its interesting-to-some creases and folds lend it flair utterly lacking in previous designs. “Too many unnecessary angles,” complains some Motor Trend editors, while others on staff feels “at least, it's interesting for a change.” Car and Driver succinctly calls it “Toyota’s Buick.”
Lexus-like details inside, “including the Optitron gauges once exclusive to that brand,” says Road & Track, lend a sleek and stylish air. “Any Toyota Avalon feels upscale and inviting,” claims Edmunds, citing an “attractive and ergonomic control layout, and high-quality materials.”