2010 Toyota Avalon Details

The 2010 Toyota Avalon, which represents the third generation of the model first rolled out in 1995, will be offered in three grades, the Japanese manufacturer said in a release. The standard version will be the XL, followed by XLS and the top-of-the-range Limited, which comes with a wide array of standard features.

All models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (Dual VVT-i) and a dual-stage variable intake manifold ensure outstanding performance at all engine speeds, as explained by Toyota.

The aforementioned engine will be mated to a six-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) and helps the car sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. It achieves a fuel consumption rating of 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

The XL version comes with 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, with 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels standard on the other grades. All Avalon trims levels are equipped with a standard full-size spare tire.

As for safety, Avalon’s supplemental restraint system (SRS) includes standard front seat-mounted side airbags and front and rear side-curtain airbags. It features a driver’s knee airbag and front seat active headrests as standard equipment. ABS, EBD, VSC, TRAC and BA are also available on the 2010 Avalon range.

The XL grade includes as standard premium AM/FM stereo with six-disc CD changer and nine speakers, dual-zone automatic climate control with air filtration, remote keyless entry, power door locks with an anti-lockout feature, power windows with driver and passenger automatic up/down with jam protection and retained power, a multi-adjustable power driver’s seat and a center console storage area with sliding armrest.
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