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2001 Toyota Avalon

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 27/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2001 Toyota Avalon Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.4
Out of 10

Based on 426 Ratings for the 2000 - 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Love it have owned 3

By on Sunday, May 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "See above"

Cons: "City Mileage and handling - it handles just OK"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've owned my 2003 Avalon XL for almost 3 years now, and it's been invariably reliable. We've had 3 Avalon and 2 Camry in the family. The Avalon has a quiet, smooth drive, powerful and responsive engine you wouldn't expect in this category of family sedans, very comfortable seating, JBL sound system is the best sounding stock system I have ever heard. Runs on unleaded normal gasoline but runs best on Premium. Real mileage of about 27 mpg hwy, 17 city. Still, a great value. At 103,000 miles I am having to replace some $100 sensors but otherwise just oil and normal maintenance. Wish it had better around town mileage. Freeway mileage is great."

Smooth,reliable ride.

By on Monday, May 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 201,401

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this car a year ago with 195,000 miles.I have owned nicer cars but never one that drives and handles like this on.gets up and moves when needed. A/C is awsome stereo sound is great but cd player having problems. I have been offered more than double for what I paid for the car but plan to drive her till the end."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Rides and handles like a Lexus. does not age well

By on Saturday, March 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 159,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Price, luxurious, Sound System, Extremely Quiet."

Cons: "Sensors, Suspension noise, Ventalation system nois"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"For the price we paid the ride, quietness and handling seems like a more expensive car that I've tried. Maybe not like a 500S Mercedes but certainly like a 300 or 350 Lexus as well as Acura and Infinity. It is not however aging gracefully. Sensors, Suspension knocking, Starter etc. This car is dollaring me to death. And the frustration of the stability control being turned off every time it has some type of issue, just to get your attention is frustrating and childish. Shortly after the warrantee expired the ventilation system started, on a gradually increasing basis, to have this groaning noise in the dash board like it is struggling unsuccessfully to open a ventilation door, when the A/C is on. There is also a squealing noise when it gets cold and the heater is warmed up."

10 people out of 14 found this review helpful

bought new in 2001 best auto ever had

By on Thursday, February 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "explained in outline"

Cons: "no automatic directional"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This vehicle by far is superior over any vehicle I have had in over 50 years of purchasing. Only negative directional does not turn off automatically for a deluxe vehicle. repair lowest ever, and reliability better than anything ever owned. I have purchased well over 15 new vehicles, and I would rate Toyota Avalon XLS better than any other for price, quality, maintenance in every area. Always taken well care off use synthetic oil from day one and always serviced and handled with care."

10 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Love my car, been very happy W/it. NO compliants

By on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Drives well, quite, comfortable & dependable"

Cons: "Recall on the floor matts.The Fix-up stunk"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've been very happy W my Avlon. Not so happy with some of the recalls. I was very unsatisfied W/the floor mats recall. They bolted my mat down making it unable to clean properly. Overall very happy W/the Avalon."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Excellent car; ahead of its time, very reliable

By on Friday, February 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 162,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great ride, outstanding stability, fuel economy"

Cons: "Rear seats don't fold down"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've owned this car since it was new and serviced it according to the manual. The car has excellent features and has been extremely reliable; the car has never left us stuck "on the road" and any repairs have been of a minor nature. Fuel economy with V-6 engine: 22 city, 28 highway. Came with a stability control system that is outstanding in snow and ice. The ride is extremely comfortable and quiet."

8 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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