The 2007 Toyota Avalon provides a large sedan with quiet styling that belies the performance and luxury that lies beneath its staid exterior. The Avalon comes in four trim levels: XL, Touring, XLS, and Limited. All of the Avalons employ the same V-6 engine and a five-speed shiftable automatic transmission with front drive.
Body Styles: large sedan
Engines: 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed shiftable automatic
Models: Toyota Avalon XL, Toyota Avalon Touring, Toyota Avalon XLS, Toyota Avalon Limited
The 2007 Toyota Avalon introduces a navigation system for the Touring. Tire pressure monitoring now comes standard.
The exterior of the 2007 Toyota Avalon offers a longer, wider stance than previous models. It looks more like an expensive touring sedan with its large taillights and dual exhaust pipes. The horizontal grille features chrome-accented bars, and the front end’s wide intake valance draws attention to the Avalon’s width and hints at the roomy interior you find when you open the doors.
Standard equipment on the XL includes 16-inch alloy wheels, variable intermittent wipers, and a rear defogger. The Touring includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, power door locks, power windows, power mirrors, fog lights, and dusk-sensing xenon HID headlights with self-leveling.
The XLS upgrades to a power glass sunroof and heated power mirrors, while the Limited features variable intermittent rain-sensing wipers, a power rear sunshade, and turn signal mirrors.
The Toyota Avalon seats five comfortably. In its redesign in 2005, 1.5 inches lengthened the interior, and it widened by an inch, offering more legroom, hip room, and shoulder room for occupants.
The quality and fit of interior components is good. Gauges and controls seem easy to reach and simple to use. You may notice the complete absence of road noise and the smooth ride quality in the 2007 Toyota Avalon. The Touring has a stiffer suspension, so you may feel road bumps a bit more.
Standard equipment for the Avalon includes a driver’s seat with power lumbar support and height adjustment, cloth upholstery, bucket front seats, reclining rear seats, a rear center armrest with a pass through, cruise control, retained accessory power, speed-proportional power steering, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise control functions, a 12V power outlet, interior air filtration, dual-zone climate control, alloy interior trim, a tachometer, external temperature display, and an AM/FM/CD audio system with nine speakers.
The Touring features four-way power driver and passenger seats with power lumbar support and height adjustment, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise control functions, dual-zone climate control, and alloy and leather interior trim.
XLS models add heated front seats, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and AM/FM radio with a six-disc CD changer and nine speakers. In addition, the Limited features a 12-way power driver’s seat, a four-way power passenger seat, keyless ignition, wood and leather interior trim, memory settings for two drivers, a compass, and a 360-watt JBL premium audio system with an AM/FM radio, a six-disc CD changer, surround sound, a subwoofer, a radio data system, and 12 speakers.
Additional options include a navigation system with an LCD display screen, adaptive cruise control, and satellite radio. Availability of these options depends on the trim level.
Performance & Handling
The Avalon’s single engine option, the 3.5-liter V-6, generates 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. When combined with the five-speed shiftable automatic transmission, it displays the power and performance of a more expensive luxury sedan. The 2007 Toyota Avalon offers brisk acceleration to pass vehicles on the highway with ease. The Avalon accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds.
Standard safety equipment for the 2007 Toyota Avalon includes four-wheel ABS with electronic brake force distribution, daytime running lights, dusk-sensing headlights, tire pressure monitoring, a driver’s knee airbag, and side-impact airbags. Options include side-curtain airbags, emergency braking assist, and stability control.
EPA Fuel Economy
Toyota Avalon: 22/31 mpg city/highway
- Roomy cabin
- Fuel economy
You Won't Like
- Tilt steering wheel hard to maneuver
- Touring ride quality
Quiet competence, comfort, and understated style.
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