The 2008 Toyota Avalon is a true contender for a full-size, four door Sedan. It offers quality construction, a spacious interior, a powerful engine under the hood and high-end equipment that even the most distinguished Sedan buyers would appreciate. The Avalon is offered in XL, Touring, XLS and Limited trims, with a meaty 268 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 under the hood mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard. In addition to passenger capacity for up to five, the Avalon boasts a long list of luxury amenities, including lumbar seats, a trip computer and MP3 audio.Read more Read less
A six-speed automatic transmission is new on the Toyota Avalon for 2008, replacing the previous five-speed, and the brake system has been revised to include larger rear discs and new aluminum rear calipers. Standard equipment has been expanded. All models now include a multi-information display, and added chrome interior trim. Touring and XLS models get new chrome door handles and a new wheel design, while a four-way power seat is now standard on the XL. An eight-way power seat is newly optional on the XLS. XLS and Limited models get new dark woodgrain and chrome trim and power lumbar adjustment; Limited models have a new sunshade that automatically deploys when shifting from reverse to drive. Also, the top JBL Synthesis sound system gains Bluetooth connectivity for 2008.
Smooth ride; roomy interior for five; expansive trunk; quiet interior; high-tech features (Limited).
The 2008 Avalon is Toyota's largest, most luxurious sedan, with generous space for five adults, plus a very soft ride and quiet interior, to compete with large sedans like the Buick Lucerne and Ford Taurus. Plus, the Limited model functions as Toyota's flagship sedan, with some top-tech features that are otherwise found only on Lexus-brand vehicles.