2008 Toyota Avalon  -  $28,075


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $28,075
Base Invoice: $25,164
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn XL (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 19 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 4dr Sdn XL (Natl)
Transmission: 6-speed automatic ECT-i transmission w/OD & sequential shift
Engine: 3.5L DOHC EFI 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Smooth ride; roomy interior for five; expansive trunk; quiet interior; high-tech features (Limited).


Model Highlights

Toyota's Avalon is available in four different models for 2008, ranging from comfortable and reasonably well-appointed to luxurious and technology-laden. Across the line, Avalons are powered by a 3.5L V6 engine with Dual VVT-i variable valve timing, making 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft. This engine is paired with a new six-speed automatic transmission that provides improved performance and has a manual shift feature. As such, the Avalon can reach 60 mph in 7.7 seconds yet carries EPA fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city, 28 highway.

High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps are standard on Touring and Limited models, and the Limited comes with LED turn signals and puddle lamps. All Avalons come with dual exhaust outlets.

The Touring grade is configured differently as it has a sportier emphasis, including a tighter suspension, leather trimmed seats, a power front passenger seat, and aluminum scuff plates. XL models are equipped with most common conveniences, while XLS models include a standard six-disc CD changer, power moonroof, and an anti-theft system.

The Limited model serves as the technology flagship and includes a power rear sunshade, memory driver's seat, automatic rain-sensing wipers, auto-leveling HID headlamps, and a Smart Key system that is able to automatically turn on the interior lighting and unlock the doors.

Top options on the Avalon include a navigation system, dynamic laser cruise control, a remote engine starter, and a 12-speaker, 360-watt JBL Synthesis sound system with six-disc CD changer and Bluetooth connectivity.

Front side air bags and side-curtain bags that cover front and rear outboard passengers are standard across the line, as is Toyota's VSC electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes with brake assist.


Model News

A six-speed automatic transmission is new on the Toyota Avalon for 2008, replacing the previous five-speed, and the brake system has been revised to include larger rear discs and new aluminum rear calipers.

Standard equipment has been expanded. All models now include a multi-information display, and added chrome interior trim. Touring and XLS models get new chrome door handles and a new wheel design, while a four-way power seat is now standard on the XL. An eight-way power seat is newly optional on the XLS. XLS and Limited models get new dark woodgrain and chrome trim and power lumbar adjustment; Limited models have a new sunshade that automatically deploys when shifting from reverse to drive.

Also, the top JBL Synthesis sound system gains Bluetooth connectivity for 2008.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Avalon is Toyota's largest, most luxurious sedan, with generous space for five adults, plus a very soft ride and quiet interior, to compete with large sedans like the Buick Lucerne and Ford Taurus. Plus, the Limited model functions as Toyota's flagship sedan, with some top-tech features that are otherwise found only on Lexus-brand vehicles.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
351.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
518.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/211

Fuel System
EFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69

EPA Classification
Large

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
106.9 ft³

Front Head Room
38.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.4 in

Front Hip Room
55.8 in

Second Head Room
37.5 in

Second Leg Room
40.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.2 in

Second Hip Room
56.2 in

Wheelbase
111.0 in

Length, Overall
197.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.8 in

Height, Overall
58.5 in

Track Width, Front
62.2 in

Track Width, Rear
61.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in

Trunk Volume
14.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3490 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.94 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.59 in

Front Tire Size
P215/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16

Spare Tire Size
P215/60R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.22

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.9 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.6 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V036000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 01, 2009

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
153418

Summary
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 SIENNA PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-954-420-2000.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V388000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 05, 2009

Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
3800000

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL CAN GET STUCK IN THE WIDE OPEN POSITION DUE TO ITS BEING TRAPPED BY AN UNSECURED OR INCOMPATIBLE DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT.

Consequence
A STUCK OPEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF AFFECTED VEHICLES TO REMOVE ANY DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT AND NOT REPLACE IT WITH ANY OTHER FLOOR MAT PENDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODEL-SPECIFIC REMEDIES. TOYOTA WILL MAIL A SECOND NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS OF AFFECTED VEHICLES NOTIFYING THEM OF THE FREE REMEDY WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE. THE FIRST NOTICE IS EXPECTED TO BE MAILED DURING OCTOBER 2009 AND TOYOTA WILL ADVISE NHTSA OF THE ESTIMATED DATE WHEN THE REMEDY PARTS WILL BE AVAILABLE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331, LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V035000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 26, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
271417

Summary
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CERTIFICATION LABEL, THE TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL, AND THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V036000

Mfg's Report Date
February 3, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
153,418

Summary
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V396000

Mfg's Report Date
June 2, 2016

Component
SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected
7,749

Summary
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2005-2011 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna, 2005-2010 Avalon and Tundra, 2006-2008 Camry Solara, 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid, 2006-2011 Rav4 and Tacoma, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2007-2011 Camry hybrid, 2009-2010 Venza, 2010-2012 Prius, 1988-1990 and 2005-2010 Camry, and 1989 and 2009-2010 Corolla vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed.

Consequence
If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the seat heaters, free of charge, and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET number for this recall is SET16B.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V035000

Mfg's Report Date
February 3, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
271,417

Summary
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.

DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V743000

Mfg's Report Date
November 19, 2014

Component
SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected
3,233

Summary
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Prius and Corolla, 2009-2011 Venza, 2006-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2005-2011 Sienna and Sequoia, 2006-2011 Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, Camry, Highlander, Tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 Rav4 and 4Runner. The affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.

Consequence
Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.

SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. The recall is expected to began in January 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.5L DOHC EFI 24-valve V6 engine

Dual variable valve timing w/intelligence

6-speed automatic ECT-i transmission w/OD & sequential shift

Front wheel drive

Battery saver

MacPherson strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar

Dual-link MacPherson strut rear suspension w/stabilizer bar

P215/60R16 tires

Full size spare tire w/alloy wheel

16" aluminum wheels

Engine speed-sensing variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Dual rear exhaust

Color-keyed bumpers

Multi-reflector headlamps w/auto on/off feature

Daytime running lights

High solar energy-absorbing (HSEA) glass

Color-keyed pwr mirrors

Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers

Multi-adjustable cloth front bucket seats w/pwr driver seat & pwr driver lumbar

Contoured cloth 60/40 split reclining rear seats

Adjustable headrests for all seating positions

Front center console storage area-inc: sliding armrest, dual cup holders, coin holder

Rear center armrest w/cup holders

Tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/audio & climate controls

Optitron instrumentation-inc: tachometer, coolant temp

Multi-function information display-inc: message, audio, climate control, outside temp, trip computer

Direct tire pressure monitor system

Digital clock

Pwr windows-inc: front auto-touch control, jam protection, retained pwr

Pwr door locks w/anti-lockout feature

Remote keyless entry-inc: panic alarm, illuminated entry, trunk release

Pwr trunk & fuel-filler door releases

Cruise control

Anti-theft engine immobilizer

HD rear defogger w/timer

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: MP3/WMA playback, aux input jack, (9) speakers

In-glass diversity antenna

Dual-zone automatic climate control w/air filtration, rear seat vents

(2) 12-volt aux pwr outlets

Silver metallic-style interior trim

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front/rear reading lamps

Illuminated entry w/fade-out exit system

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Driver & front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant sensor

Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

Driver knee airbag

3-point seatbelts for all passenger seating positions w/front adjustable shoulder belt anchors

Outboard front seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters

Internal trunk-release handle

Child protector rear door locks

Daytime running lights

Side-impact door beams

Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column

Front/rear crumple zones

Child restraint system w/rear seat lower anchors, tether anchor brackets

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$220

 
ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
$220

 
PWR TILT/SLIDE MOONROOF
$860

 
VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL W/TRACTION CONTROL
$650

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL POST PRODUCTION OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA **
$0

 
PREFERRED PREMIUM ACCESSORY PKG
$279

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR
$344

 
CARGO NET
$51

 
CARGO TOTE
$40

 
5-PIECE COLOR-KEYED CARPETED FLOOR MATS W/BLACK TRUNK MAT
$199

 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE KIT
$70

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
GLASS BREAKAGE SENSOR
$165

 
V.I.P. REMOTE START
$529

 
V.I.P. RS3200 PLUS SECURITY SYSTEM
$359

 
ALLOY WHEEL LOCKS
$67

 
BODY-SIDE MOLDINGS
$195

 
REAR SPOILER
$359

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