Style And Comfort In A Family Way

Finally, there's a big, affordable Japanese car. Toyota has taken its benchmark Camry, stretched it and plumped it, and called it Avalon. This is a car for American families, with generous legroom, a gigantic trunk, and a front bench seat--it seats six, a first for Japanese cars. Specifically, it's designed for aging baby boomers hooked on their Camrys, Honda Accords, or Nissan Maximas. Until now, the step up to a bigger Japanese car was a giant one, to a $50,000 top-of-the-line Lexus or Infiniti. So instead, boomers defected to the likes of the Ford Taurus or Dodge Intrepid. Now, the Avalon can be had for as little as $22,758.

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