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Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is a full-sized four-door sedan that stands out for its upscale and spacious interior along with the fact that it delivers a smooth, quiet ride. This is a smart choice for families as well as single working professionals who prefer a full size sedan. If you want something bigger than a compact sedan, above-average fuel economy, and a more upscale feel than Toyota's other 4-door sedan (the Camry) the Avalon fits the bill. CARFAX empowers car buyers by giving detailed information about the Toyota Avalon as well as proprietary CARFAX data including such information as a vehicle's ownership history and whether it is accident-free. 

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Used Toyota Avalon: In Depth


2002 Toyota Avalon
This is my car. I ran a CarFax report just to see if it was accurate. The report is not accurate - there were no accidents with the car. There was once a minor fender-bender that was only cosmetic and we had that fixed right away. The car is in beautiful condition and has very low mileage. It spends most of its time in an indoor garage.

Model Overview

Redesigned for 2013, the Toyota Avalon comfortably seats five adults, or a mixture of adults and children. Its spacious interior dimensions let the driver and all passengers, including those in the back seat, to have plenty of room to stretch out. The big trunk will fit a large load of luggage for family trips. The interior of the car is beautiful, and clearly Toyota did not skimp on materials for the dashboard, doors and seats. Power-adjustable, heated front seats come standard with the most current Toyota Avalon models.

The more current Toyota Avalon models do not have dedicated climate control and radio control buttons. Instead, a touch-screen offers digital controls and icons similar to that of an iPad or tablet. This makes it quicker and easier to control the climate and entertainment within the car, which can lead to less distracted driving. There are also traditional buttons and steering wheel controls for ease of operation.

The 2014 Toyota Avalon has an optional JBL sound system that boasts a total of eleven speakers and also includes a navigational system. It also provides the capacity to sync its Entune App Suite enabling you to listen to Internet radio, which is nice for commuters or those on long trips with the family.

This car is both highly functional and a lot of fun. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the most current Toyota Avalon received a good energy impact score and rated favorably for low greenhouse gas emissions. The Toyota Avalon fuel efficiency numbers 21 city / 31 hwy mpg are a plus if you want to keep down your cost of ownership.

When you start your hunt for the right car to match your requirements in a vehicle, the 2014 Toyota Avalon will have a blind spot alert system and a rear traffic alert system to enhance the safety of the driver and passengers. But, as far as used car choices, a 2012 or 2011 is still a good choice, and you can find lots of low-mileage and one-owner cars on  


The most current Toyota Avalon has a number of safety features to protect occupants of the vehicle as well as others on the road. Parents are sure to appreciate the child safety locks that come standard with the Toyota Avalon. It boasts front- and rear-side curtain airbags as well as rear seat-mounted side airbags. Additionally, there are knee airbags for the driver and front passenger.

The vehicle offers a four-wheel, anti-lock brake system (ABS), brake assist, and electronic stability control to help the driver stay in control under a variety of trying road conditions such as ice and rain. Daytime running lights enable a safer driving environment in low light conditions during daylight hours. The car includes traction control and optional turn signal indicating mirrors.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Toyota Avalon a rating of 5 (out of 5). This is the highest possible rating, across the board. Its overall evaluation, structure, safety cage, and dummy kinematics achieved the good rating. So did its head, neck, chest, torso, pelvis, legs, and feet injury prevention measures.

The 2014 Toyota Avalon also received similar praise from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It garnered five stars out of five possible stars for its overall rating. This was measured by its side impact crash protection, and it received four stars out of five stars for its frontal crash and rollover protection ratings. 


Vehicle Overview

Avalon Number of Owners

Carfax Facts

When looking for a 1-owner or 2-owner Toyota Avalon, you will find that 3 out of 4 meet this criteria. To be exact, 44.6 percent are 1-owner and 31 percent are 2-owner.

Avalon Number of Service Records

Carfax Chart

A used Toyota Avalon currently averages 8.2 service records reported to CARFAX.  56 percent have more than 5 service records. 

2014 Avalon Specifications

  • From $31,340
  • 3.5-liter, V6

  • 21 city / 31 hwy mpg

  • Front wheel drive
  • 6-speed shiftable automatic

  • 268 hp @ 6,200 rpm

  • 111 inches

CARFAX has saved me from buying two cars that had odormeters turned back. Both cars were Toyota Avalons. Thanks. You saved me twice so far!!!

—Rob Poole