Toyota Avalon 2001

Toyota Avalon 2001: Toyota's nearly full-size car was changed as well as acquired extra interior room in 2014, yet it stands pat this year. The front-drive Avalon is based on the Toyota Camry, as well as both are built at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant.

Because the Avalon was styled and also constructed in the United States, it is categorized as a domestic automobile by the federal government. Toyota presented the Avalon in 1995 to provide Camry proprietors a bigger car to go up to and also to attract proprietors of full-size vehicles far from residential brands.

Toyota Avalon 2001


Toyota provided the existing Avalon much more styling pizazz than the original Avalon, including a huge vertical-bar grille, steeper rake to the windshield and also rear window, as well as a much more dramatic back look highlighted by huge taillights.

The wheelbase is 107 inches and the general size steps 192 inches, making the Avalon nearly 2 inches and 4 inches much longer, respectively, compared to the Camry.


Toyota adopted the "cab-forward" design philosophy spearheaded by the Chrysler LH cars, relocating the Avalon's instrument panel 4 inches onward to create a much longer interior. Little assesses are pressed into a slim recessed area that stretches the width of the dashboard.

Both the base XL as well as pricier XLS versions are readily available with front container seats or a three-place front bench that increases overall seating ability to 6, making the Avalon the only Japanese-brand car that supplies seats for 6. Four adults have space to lounge in the Avalon, and also the back seat has more legroom compared to most full-size automobiles.

Toyota claims the trunk holds 16 cubic feet of freight, but it looks larger than that and has a big opening that makes it very easy to fill cumbersome products. A little pass-through section in the rear seatback suits lengthy things such as skis.

Under the Hood

The Avalon includes the very same 3.0-liter V-6 engine that is available in the Camry and comes standard on the Lexus ES 300. In the Avalon, it generates 210 horsepower as well as groups with a four-speed automatic transmission. The Avalon evaluates less than 200 pounds more than V-6 Camrys, so the engine supplies comparable velocity as well as fuel economic climate in this application.

Safety and security

Side-impact airbags for the pole positions and also anti-skid brakes are conventional on both models. Grip control, a digital stability system and emergency braking help are optional on the XLS.

Driving Impressions

Though the Avalon isn't full-size on the outside, it comes quite close on the inside, making better use of the offered space compared to some full-size domestic cars. It does not have exhilaration yet is smooth, refined and also well made. The V-6 gives quiet, vigorous velocity, as well as the Avalon feels nimble and also responsive in tight corners.

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