The 2009 Toyota Avalon, a full-size four-door sedan, gets even more safety features, as stability control and active whiplash-reducing headrests become standard, while the Touring trim is discontinued. The front-wheel-drive Toyota Avalon is equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine cranking out 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed automatic transmission as standard. EPA estimated fuel mileage scores of 19 mpg city/28 mpg hwy and 22 combined distinguish the Avalon as one of the most fuel-efficient full-size sedans on the road. Toyota Avalon standard safety equipment includes stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver-side knee airbag and active front headrests, which help achieve high test-crash scores. Seating five passengers comfortably, the 2009 Avalon offers a quiet, ultra-smooth ride and a plethora of upscale amenities, noted for high-quality materials and an attractive appointment, which might be expected in more expensive models.Read more Read less
For 2009, Toyota Avalon has dropped its mid-level Touring edition and is now offered in only three trim levels: XL, XLS and Limited. Safety takes the front seat for the 2009 Avalon making previously optional features standard equipment, including active front headrests, brake assist as well as traction and stability control.
Composed and quiet ride; roomy interior seats five adults comfortably; refined styling; high-tech features
The 2009 Avalon is Toyota's largest, most luxurious sedan, with generous space for five adults, plus an exceptionally smooth, quiet ride and upscale interior amenities that have been compared to the much more costly Lexus. While the Avalon is not offered with a V8 engine like some of its competitors, its V6 with responsive 6-speed automatic transmission make it one of the quickest in its class while the smaller V6 saves fuel.