Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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XL Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.5L 24-valve EFI DOHC V6 engine
  • Dual variable valve timing w/intelligence
  • 5-speed automatic ECT-i transmission w/OD & sequential shift
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Dual-link MacPherson strut rear suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • P215/60R16 all-season BSW tires
  • Full size spare tire
  • 16" 7-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Pwr assisted rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Foot applied pedal parking brake
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • 18.5 gallon fuel tank
  • Dual rear exhaust

Exterior Features

  • Color-keyed bumpers
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto on/off feature
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual color-keyed pwr mirrors
  • Washer-linked intermittent windshield wipers w/timer

Interior Features

  • Fabric multi-adjustable front bucket seats w/8-way pwr driver seat & pwr driver lumbar
  • Rear reclining seats w/locking trunk pass-through
  • Front center console storage area w/sliding armrest
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio & climate controls
  • Optitron instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, temp/fuel gauges
  • Multi-function information display-inc: message, audio, climate control, outside temp & trip computer
  • Pwr windows w/driver/front passenger auto up/down, jam protection & retained pwr feature
  • Pwr door locks w/anti-lockout feature
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Pwr trunk & fuel-filler door releases
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft system w/engine immobilizer
  • Dual zone automatic climate control w/air filtration
  • HD rear window defogger
  • AM/FM stereo w/cassette/CD-inc: (9) speakers, in-glass diversity antenna
  • (2) 12-volt auxiliary pwr outlets
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/extensions
  • Rear reading lamps

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • 3-point front seat belts w/adjustable shoulder anchors
  • 3-point rear seat belts
  • Child Restraint System (CRS) rear-seat outboard lower anchors & tether anchor brackets (all rear positions)
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front & rear crumple zones
  • Daytime running lights
  • Internal trunk release handle

2005 Toyota Avalon Owner Reviews

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Great ride, low maintenance.

2005 Toyota Avalon XL

Last fall, we had an accident with a truck that hit us from behind with great speed ( 50-60 mph ). Our car saved our lives. We did not have any noticeable Injuries. ( later we had some head related symptoms from whiplash and loud sound of impact). The exterior rear took the brunt of the hit. No damage to interior. Instead of getting a new car - at the time we owned 3 ' the insurance co. paid for full restoration. Love the comfort of soft leather ( in great shape ), the smooth ride, seat comfort, fully adjustable, and feeling of luxury. Air conditioning in rear of car, multiple player ( CD, tape, radio), roof window - only thing missing is exterior sensors all around.). I will drive this car till I do not drive anymore, or the car dies. It is a workhorse!

- Carolyn F

Nice looking but high maintenance

2005 Toyota Avalon XL

The car has nice heated seats, a good amount of space, and a good sunroof. The buttons on the steering wheel are helpful but I don't use them often. The GPS system seems outdated and I don't know how to update it. I like that all the compartments close to make a sleek design but the door over the radio controls jams and I have to use a key to force it open. This car also has pretty huge blonde spots due to the small mirrors. It is NOT fuel efficient at all! The acceleration is very sensitive and somewhat jerky. If you buy this car, you can't drive with a lead foot. Also, be ready for some car repair costs (I've done the serpentine belt/pulley, replaces the tires multiple times, and may need to get the accelerator checked)

- Katt K

Toyota Avalon Reliability

2005 Toyota Avalon XL

My Toyota Avalon has been in my family for almost 15 years now. It's been incredibly reliable with an easy ride and nice pick up. We have the XL version which aids in comfort especially for longer car rides or children. There is plenty of space in the backseat and trunk for all your needs. We've repaired the A/C and power-steering hoses but other than very minor and fixable problems, the car has been extremely reliable and has been able to be passed down to the next generation.

- Olivia D

The night air is best enjoyed with all the windows down and sunroof open.

2005 Toyota Avalon XL

Have you ever heard someone say, 'drive it until the wheels come off!' I love my Toyota Avalon. I have only has a few minor problems, such as: the dashboard cracking, leather cracking, roof upholstery losing adhesive, oil leakage, and a tape deck that has given up the ghost. Other than those minor issues, as long as I have changed the oil, rotated the tires, and occasionally had a tuning, the car runs as smooth as ever.

- Jerome S

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