Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,949 - $9,215
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
268
Seats
5
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,949 - $9,215
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
268
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Toyota Avalon If...

If you need ample rear-seat space, Toyota promotes the Avalon's "tunnel-less flat-floor design," which translates to rear-seat roominess. And if your financial future is a high...

Toyota Avalon Models & Trims

2008 Toyota Avalon Owner Reviews

4.51

61 Reviews

57% 38% 3% 2% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Toyota lover. Love the performance, ride, dependability, and the brand.

I have been an owner of a Toyota for over 14 years. I had my Camry for 12 years. I decided to upgrade to an Avalon and I love it. The performance is excellent. I can get to 60 mph in seconds and out of the way of traffic. The ride is very comfortable and quiet. It feels like a luxury ride with the heat and cool leather seats and cruise control. I love the light indicator that tells me my tires are low, which helps with gas mileage and performance/ride of the car to perform at its optimal level. I like the slickline of the car and the sunroof. It is a nice ride.

- Susan J

As a driver and owner, I appreciate the reliability and economy of owning this car.

What I like: reliability, fuel economy, ease of repairs, luxury accommodations, size for my family, ergonomics of interior and design of functions like controls, navigation, stereo, etc. What I dislike: I miss features that were included in my suburban that are not available for this car: 4WD, towing capacity, cargo space for trips or projects involving large transport (diy, furniture rehab, etc). I live in an area that is often snowy or icy in the winter and may consider purchasing another truck to replace or supplement the Toyota.

- Amanda J

It gets up and goes and is a great highway machine.

It is a nice, smooth ride. It is built very well, meaning dense, not cheap. It has a lot of luxury features, and a lot of space. It is powerful. However, this particular year is known to have a defect with the headlights going out at random times. You have to turn them off and on again all the time. The problem progressively gets worse, and I hear it is an expensive fix. There are also 7 different open recalls for this year and model!

- Tiffany H

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,949 - $8,408
$7,071 - $8,566

Horsepower

Horsepower
268 hp
268 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC EFI 24
3.5L DOHC EFI 24
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 in.
38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.9 in.
40.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.4 cu. ft.
14.4 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
111 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.9 ft.
36.9 ft.

Length

Length
197.6 in.
197.6 in.

Width

Width
72.8 in.
72.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3490 .lbs
3490 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
268 hp
268 hp

Torque

Torque
248 ft. lbs.
248 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 14 mpg
10 - 14 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
28 mpg

Category Name: Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Category Name: Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety