2008 toyota Avalon

2008 toyota Avalon: Toyota revamped its biggest car, the front runner Avalon, as a late 2005 model. The 2008 design year brings the most considerable adjustments ever since, including modified outside designing, a brand-new six-speed transmission as well as updated braking.

Made in Kentucky, Avalons can be found in XL, Touring, XLS and Limited trim levels. The XL's typical features consist of remote keyless entry, cruise ship control and an engine immobilizer safety and security system. Also basic, an in-dash six-CD changer as well as dual-zone climate control can be managed with steering-wheel-mounted controls.

2008 toyota Avalon


The styling adjustments, which typically aren't noticeable at a glance, include new headlight, grille and also bumper styles. Around back, the taillight lenses have a smoked look.

Haze lamps begin all versions other than the XL, whose wheels determine 16 inches in size; the various other three designs have 17-inchers. The Touring trim degree, which is planned to be sportier, has a back spoiler and also graphite-colored wheels. Like the Camry SE, the Touring has a stronger suspension than the various other Avalons. The Touring as well as XLS have chrome as opposed to body-colored door takes care of, and the Touring and also Limited have xenon headlights.

The highest possible trim level, the Limited, adds puddle lights and also has directional signal in the side mirrors-- in the glass itself, not on the real estate.


An eight-way power chauffeur's seat is standard, and the Minimal includes 10-way change. The base XL trim degree now uses the four-way power front guest seat that's basic on the greater trims, where once handbook was offered. The XLS as well as Limited are eligible to update to an eight-way power guest seat. For 2008 all versions get a natural leather shifter, a lot more chrome trim and also a multi-information display screen. The back change that's typical on driver's seats is currently an option, in powered type, on XLS as well as Limited front passenger seats.

Conventional equipment consists of a tilt/telescoping wheel, a sliding facility armrest and a six-CD stereo with an MP3-player input jack, which replaces a CD/cassette system. The three-passenger backseat has reclining back-rests.

Targeted at more youthful customers, the Exploring version showcases an one-of-a-kind inside with charcoal dashboard trim and also aluminum doorsill scuff plates. It adds natural leather trim to the seats, the steering wheel and the equipment selector handle.

The XLS model consists of natural leather upholstery and adds a moonroof, an engine immobilizer safety system, warmed side mirrors with auto dimming on the vehicle driver's side and an auto-dimming indoor rearview mirror. The XLS and also Limited have new, darker substitute wood trim for 2008.

The Restricted adds heated and also ventilated pole positions with a cushion size modification for the motorist, as well as rain-sensing wipers and keyless begin. The acoustic windshield is designed to obstruct sound. Bluetooth connection is currently included in the common JBL costs stereo, which is optional on the Touring and XLS.

Select options include a moonroof for XL as well as Touring variations, and also a navigation system for Touring, XLS and also Limited designs. The Limited can be fitted with adaptive cruise ship control that maintains an adhering to distance to the cars and truck ahead.

Under the Hood

The Avalon's 3.5-liter V-6 creates 268 horse power and 248 pounds-feet of torque. This year the six-speed transmission from the Camry replaces a five-speed automated. It maintains the manual-shift provision previously provided. Toyota cites a 0-60 miles per hour time of 7.7 seconds with fuel economic climate of 19/28 mpg city/highway.

The rear brake discs have been bigger and also are now grasped by aluminum calipers for better braking performance.


The Avalon ratings Good in the Insurance Institute for Freeway Safety's frontal-offset and also side-impact accident examinations. All-disc antilock brakes with electronic brake-force circulation, side-impact airbags and a chauffeur's knee air bag are basic. Side drape air bags protect front and also back owners, and also an electronic stability system is optional on all trim levels.

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