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Toyota Avalon XLE (2014)

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Toyota Avalon XLE (2014) review: 35 facts and highlights

Toyota Avalon XLE (2014)
Toyota Avalon XLE (2014)
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Why is Toyota Avalon XLE (2014) better than the average?

  • greater cargo volume
    481lvs440.44l
  • lower coefficient of drag
    0.28Cdvs0.29Cd
  • more airbags
    10vs7.43
  • Height
    1.46mvs1.47m
  • more valves
    24vs20.12
  • Width
    1.83mvs1.89m
  • larger engine size
    3.5lvs2.88l
  • more headroom (rear)
    963mmvs949.79mm

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has fully independent suspension
Toyota Avalon XLE (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

2.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Toyota Avalon XLE (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

3. longer basic warranty (km)

57936km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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96561km

4. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

96561km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Chevrolet SS (2014)

160934km

5. smaller turn radius

12.2m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

Best

Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014)

10m

6. longer basic warranty (years)

3yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Toyota Camry (2017)

60000yrs

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

481l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

Best

Tesla Model S 70 (2016)

894l

2. more headroom (front)

955mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

Best

Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

1.08m

3.height

1.46m

Best

Audi S4 Premium Plus (2014)

1.41m

4. more headroom (rear)

963mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

Best

Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

1.05m

5. longer wheelbase

2.82m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Best

Rolls-Royce Phantom (2014)

3.57m

6. shorter length

4.96m

Best

Subaru Impreza 5-Door 2.0i (2014)

4.42m

Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag

0.28Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Best

Toyota Prius (2017)

0.24Cd

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

13.5l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

1.87l/100 km

2. higher maximum torque

336Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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Tesla Roadster

10000Nm

3. better fuel economy (highway)

9.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

268hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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Opel VXR8 GTS (2014)

585hp

5.Has Stop-Start system
Toyota Avalon XLE (2014)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

6. better fuel economy (combined)

11.3l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

2.06l/100 km

Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
Toyota Avalon XLE (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

2.Has in-car system
Toyota Avalon XLE (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

3.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

4.Has Bluetooth
Toyota Avalon XLE (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

5.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Toyota Avalon XLE (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

6. more airbags

10

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC Sedan (2014)

11

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