Despite the fact that its MSRP for the entry-level Avalon grade remains unchanged from the 2010 base Avalon XLS at $32,245, the 2011 model features new standard equipment.
On the other hand, the Avalon Limited grade will be $35,485, an increase of $200, while also receiving new standard features over the 2010 model.
All Avalon models will come standard with a DOHC 3.5-liter V6 with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) mated to an electronically-controlled six-speed transmission with sequential
According to Toyota, Avalon is rated as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV), while its expected EPA-estimated mileage ratings are of 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway.
With the new 2011 Sienna with Auto Access Seat, Toyota became the first carmaker in North America to offer a factory-installed, rotating, power ascending/descending lift-up seat, for those who may need assistance getting in or out of a vehicle.
The Auto Access Seat features a seat-mounted ingress/egress switch and a wireless remote control that allows for easy and flexible seat operation. The option is available as standard exclusively on the LE and XLE V6 Sienna grades. The base MSRP for the Sienna LE with AAS is $35,135, and the Sienna XLE with AAS is $39,445.