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How is the Toyota Avalon a large car?

Discussion in 'Rumors and General Chrysler Discussion' started by voiceofstl, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    The Avalon looks almost exactly like the Camry, at most it might be a slightly stretched version of the camry platform.
    The Nisson Maxima is simlair to the Altima
    Question: Is Chyrsler the only large car company that has its own seperate large car platform?
     
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    It was more evident in the past that the Avalon was bigger then the Camry, but it is bigger inside as well as outside.

    Here you can compare side by side through the years.

    Camry
    Avalon

    Chrysler is no the only car company to do that.
     
  4. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    The Impala is a stretched malibu and the Tarus will be replaced by a stretched Fusion [latform.
     
  5. valiant67

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    The exterior dimensions make no difference. What counts in the US is the interior volume. While Avalon is bigger than Camry both inside and in cargo, EPA classifies them both as midsize.
     
  6. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    I agree it is the interior size that is important. My point is that the Avalon is just a little bigger then the camry. In the past it was obvious that a Fury was much larger then a b body or a Impala vs a Malibu.
    It why alot folks are going with CUVs and SUVs,,,because a truly large car is no longer made.
     
  7. Chase300

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    The Avalon is a real disappointment behind the wheel...other than it has a peppy V6.
    After that all downhill and clearly they left the senior buyers behind as it has a rather stiff ride...much more than a 300.
    Its also not that quiet either and then you have lots of chrome trim around the dash that grabs the sun to blind you constantly.
    Add the old 70's digital clock Toyota has used since..well the 70's...and why someone would buy this over a 300 is quite baffling to me other than they just buy Toyota and don't test drive anything else.
     
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  8. Dave Z

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    First Avalon with the Chevy Celebrity dash was very plush and quite large... interesting they would chase younger buyers.
     
  9. 1999 White C5 Coupe

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    I own a 2014 Impala 2LTZ - it is not a "stretched malibu", but it shares a platform with a Buick and Cadillac model.
     
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  10. valiant67

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    Avalon was supposed to be the Japanese Impala, but Camry seems to be the Japanese Buick. Look in the church parking lots on Sunday. The elder church members that used to gravitate to Buicks are now in Camry.
     
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    And nothing was worse than Chrysler, selling the same basic car as a compact (Dodge Aspen), midsize (Chrysler LeBaron) and full size (Chrysler Fifth Avenue). These cars, as 4 doors, all shared the same wheelbase.
     
  12. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    Your right about the so called large 80's Fifth Avenue. I think the Dodge spirit had more room.
     
  13. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    The impala is built on the Epsilon platform, the same as the mailbu
     
  14. Cornupenuria

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    If you want a sedan with hiproom 60 inches or more check out the Bentley Silver Spur. A Toyota Century Royal probably has lots of hiproom too.
     
  15. 1999 White C5 Coupe

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    The 2014 (and later) Impala models are built on the Epsilon II platform, as a long wheel base vehicle. The Malibu is also built on this platform as a short wheel base vehicle. The Impala and Malibu are distinct, separate models (not one model "stretched").

    Ford has the 2017 Expedition and Expedidton EL (a stretched version of the base model, using the same platform) and Chevrolet has the 2017 Tahoe and Suburban (a stretched version of the base model, using the same platform).
     
  16. geraldg

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    Never had a problem getting in or out of any of them and I have owned quite a few. A lot easier than the new cars. Also most full size cars of today would be considered mid size in the past.
     
  17. wtxiceman

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    A Bentley is probably the only foreign car I like, but I'm a little short on funds:D
     
  18. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    My point is a "large" "full size" car should be obvisioly bigger then the mid size car, not just a hair bigger.
    Its one reason folks are going with cuv and suv's.
     
  19. jerseyjoe

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    Our church parking lot has 85% sedans on Sunday seems to be he peferred vehicle for this occasion. Quite a few are new.
     
  20. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    A good roomy large car from 10 years ago was the LHS, buick Lucerne 2008-09 Taurus
     

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