2008 toyota Avalon

2008 toyota avalon: Toyota redesigned its biggest car, the flagship Avalon, as a late 2005 model. The 2008 version year brings one of the most significant adjustments since then, consisting of modified exterior styling, a new six-speed transmission and upgraded stopping.

Manufactured in Kentucky, Avalons come in XL, Touring, XLS and also Limited trim levels. The XL's common features include remote keyless entrance, cruise ship control as well as an engine immobilizer safety system. Additionally common, an in-dash six-CD changer as well as dual-zone environment control can be handled with steering-wheel-mounted controls.

2008 toyota avalon


The styling modifications, which aren't evident at a look, consist of brand-new front lights, grille and also bumper layouts. Around back, the taillight lenses have a smoked appearance.

Fog lights come on all models except the XL, whose wheels measure 16 inches in diameter; the various other 3 designs have 17-inchers. The Touring trim level, which is planned to be sportier, has a rear looter as well as graphite-colored wheels. Like the Camry SE, the Touring has a stronger suspension than the various other Avalons. The Touring as well as XLS have chrome as opposed to body-colored door handles, and the Touring as well as Limited have xenon headlights.

The highest trim level, the Limited, includes puddle lights as well as has turn indicator in the side mirrors-- in the glass itself, not on the housing.


An eight-way power chauffeur's seat is conventional, and also the Minimal includes 10-way change. The base XL trim degree currently offers the four-way power front traveler seat that's typical on the higher trims, where once guidebook was readily available. The XLS as well as Limited are qualified to update to an eight-way power passenger seat. For 2008 all designs obtain a natural leather shifter, much more chrome trim as well as a multi-information display screen. The lumbar modification that's basic on driver's seats is now a choice, in powered form, on XLS and also Limited front passenger seats.

Basic devices consists of a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a sliding facility armrest and a six-CD stereo with an MP3-player input jack, which changes a CD/cassette device. The three-passenger rear seat has reclining backrests.

Targeted at more youthful purchasers, the Exploring edition showcases a special interior with charcoal dashboard trim as well as aluminum doorsill scuff plates. It adds natural leather trim to the seats, the steering wheel as well as the equipment selector knob.

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

The Restricted adds heated and also aerated front seats with a pillow length modification for the chauffeur, in addition to rain-sensing wipers and keyless beginning. The acoustic windshield is developed to obstruct noise. Bluetooth connection is now consisted of in the typical JBL premium stereo, which is optional on the Touring and XLS.

Select options consist of a moonroof for XL and also Touring variations, and also a navigation system for Touring, XLS and also Limited designs. The Limited can be fitted with adaptive cruise ship control that preserves a following range to the auto in advance.

Under the Hood

The Avalon's 3.5-liter V-6 creates 268 horse power as well as 248 pounds-feet of torque. This year the six-speed automatic transmission from the Camry replaces a five-speed automated. It keeps the manual-shift provision previously used. Toyota mentions a 0-60 mph time of 7.7 secs with gas economic situation of 19/28 mpg city/highway.

The rear brake discs have actually been bigger and are currently clutched by aluminum calipers for much better stopping performance.


The Avalon scores Great in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and security's frontal-offset and also side-impact crash tests. All-disc antilock brakes with digital brake-force distribution, side-impact airbags and also a driver's knee air bag are standard. Side curtain airbags safeguard front and rear owners, and an electronic stability system is optional on all trim levels.

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