Toyota Avalon 2008

Toyota Avalon 2008: Toyota revamped its largest car, the front runner Avalon, as a late 2005 version. The 2008 model year brings one of the most significant adjustments ever since, consisting of revised exterior styling, a new six-speed automatic transmission as well as updated stopping.

Produced in Kentucky, Avalons be available in XL, Touring, XLS as well as Limited trim levels. The XL's basic functions consist of remote keyless entry, cruise ship control and also an engine immobilizer security system. Also conventional, an in-dash six-CD changer as well as dual-zone climate control can be taken care of with steering-wheel-mounted controls.

Toyota Avalon 2008


The designing adjustments, which typically aren't noticeable at a glance, consist of brand-new headlight, grille as well as bumper styles. Around back, the taillight lenses have a smoked look.

Haze lamps come on all designs other than the XL, whose wheels determine 16 inches in diameter; the various other three models have 17-inchers. The Touring trim degree, which is planned to be sportier, has a rear spoiler and also graphite-colored wheels. Like the Camry SE, the Touring has a firmer suspension compared to the various other Avalons. The Touring and XLS have chrome rather than body-colored door takes care of, as well as the Touring as well as Limited have xenon fronts lights.

The highest trim degree, the Limited, adds pool lamps as well as has turn indicator in the side mirrors-- in the glass itself, not on the real estate.


An eight-way power motorist's seat is standard, and also the Limited adds 10-way adjustment. The base XL trim degree currently supplies the four-way power front guest seat that's basic on the greater trims, where once handbook was readily available. The XLS as well as Limited are eligible to upgrade to an eight-way power guest seat. For 2008 all versions get a leather shifter, much more chrome trim as well as a multi-information display. The back modification that's standard on driver's seats is now an alternative, in powered type, on XLS and Limited front guest 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 unit. The three-passenger backseat has reclining back-rests.

Targeted at more youthful buyers, the Visiting version showcases a special interior with charcoal control panel trim as well as light weight aluminum doorsill scuff plates. It adds leather trim to the seats, the guiding wheel as well as the gear selector handle.

The XLS design includes natural leather furniture and also adds a moonroof, an engine immobilizer security system, heated side mirrors with vehicle dimming on the driver's side as well as an auto-dimming indoor rearview mirror. The XLS and Limited have new, darker substitute wood trim for 2008.

The Restricted includes warmed as well as ventilated pole positions with a cushion length change for the motorist, along with rain-sensing wipers as well as keyless begin. The acoustic windscreen is created to block sound. Bluetooth connection is currently consisted of in the conventional JBL premium stereo, which is optional on the Touring and also XLS.

Select options consist of a moonroof for XL as well as Touring versions, and a navigation system for Touring, XLS as well as Limited models. The Limited can be fitted with adaptive cruise control that keeps a complying with range to the cars and truck ahead.

Under the Hood

The Avalon's 3.5-liter V-6 establishes 268 horsepower and 248 pounds-feet of torque. This year the six-speed automatic transmission from the Camry changes a five-speed automated. It retains the manual-shift arrangement previously offered. Toyota cites a 0-60 miles per hour time of 7.7 seconds with gas economy of 19/28 mpg city/highway.

The back brake discs have been bigger and are now grasped by aluminum calipers for far better stopping performance.

Safety and security

The Avalon scores Good in the Insurance Institute for Highway Security's frontal-offset and also side-impact collision tests. All-disc antilock brakes with digital brake-force circulation, side-impact airbags as well as a chauffeur's knee airbag are conventional. Side drape air bags secure front as well as rear residents, as well as a digital security system is optional on all trim levels.