Made in Kentucky, Avalons come in XL, Touring, XLS and also Limited trim degrees. The XL's conventional features include remote keyless entrance, cruise ship control and an engine immobilizer safety system. Likewise typical, an in-dash six-CD changer and also dual-zone environment control can be handled with steering-wheel-mounted controls.
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The styling changes, which typically aren't evident at a look, consist of brand-new front lights, grille as well as bumper layouts. Around back, the taillight lenses have a smoked look.
Fog lights come on all versions other than the XL, whose wheels gauge 16 inches in diameter; the other 3 versions have 17-inchers. The Touring trim degree, which is planned to be sportier, has a back looter and also graphite-colored wheels. Like the Camry SE, the Touring has a firmer suspension than the other Avalons. The Touring and also XLS have chrome as opposed to body-colored door deals with, and the Touring as well as Limited have xenon fronts lights.
The highest trim level, the Limited, includes puddle lights as well as has turn indicator in the side mirrors-- in the glass itself, not on the housing.
An eight-way power vehicle driver's seat is common, and also the Minimal adds 10-way modification. The base XL trim level currently provides the four-way power front guest seat that's basic on the greater trims, where once only guidebook was readily available. The XLS and Limited are eligible to upgrade to an eight-way power traveler seat. For 2008 all designs obtain a natural leather shifter, extra chrome trim as well as a multi-information screen. The lumbar change that's standard on driver's seats is now an option, in powered form, on XLS as well as Limited front passenger seats.
Conventional devices consists of a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a gliding facility armrest and a six-CD stereo with an MP3-player input jack, which changes a CD/cassette system. The three-passenger rear seat has reclining back-rests.
Targeted at younger purchasers, the Visiting version showcases an one-of-a-kind inside with charcoal control panel trim and light weight aluminum doorsill scuff plates. It includes leather trim to the seats, the steering wheel and the equipment selector handle.
The XLS version includes natural leather upholstery and also adds a moonroof, an engine immobilizer protection system, heated side mirrors with automobile dimming on the chauffeur's side and also an auto-dimming interior rearview mirror. The XLS and also Limited have new, darker substitute wood trim for 2008.
The Limited includes heated and also ventilated front seats with a cushion length adjustment for the chauffeur, as well as rain-sensing wipers and also keyless beginning. The acoustic windscreen is made to obstruct noise. Bluetooth connectivity is now included in the standard JBL premium stereo, which is optional on the Touring and also XLS.
Select alternatives include a moonroof for XL as well as Touring versions, and a navigating system for Touring, XLS and also Limited designs. The Limited can be fitted with flexible cruise control that keeps a following distance to the cars and truck in advance.
Under the Hood
The Avalon's 3.5-liter V-6 establishes 268 horse power and also 248 pounds-feet of torque. This year the six-speed automatic transmission from the Camry replaces a five-speed automated. It preserves the manual-shift stipulation formerly offered. Toyota points out a 0-60 mph time of 7.7 secs with gas economy of 19/28 mpg city/highway.
The back brake discs have actually been bigger and also are now clutched by aluminum calipers for better stopping performance.
The Avalon ratings Good in the Insurance Coverage Institute for Highway Safety's frontal-offset and side-impact collision tests. All-disc anti-skid brakes with digital brake-force distribution, side-impact airbags and also a chauffeur's knee airbag are standard. Side drape airbags protect front as well as back passengers, and a digital security system is optional on all trim degrees.