2011 Toyota
Avalon Limited
vs. 2011 Toyota
Corolla

2011 Toyota Avalon Limited

10.0

starting from

$36,595

Reasons to buy the Toyota Avalon Limited

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Power windows
Standard
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OK brakes
Disc
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Power locks
Standard
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Keyless entry
Standard
2011 Toyota Corolla

8.8

Runner-up

Toyota Corolla

starting from

$16,660

Reasons to buy the Toyota Corolla

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Good city fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
35 mpg
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OK cornering
0.83 g
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Very inexpensive
$16,660
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Winner: Avalon Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.6
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Winner: Avalon Limited
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  • The Avalon Limited has 8 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 12 vs 4
  • The Avalon Limited's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Almost the same
Performance 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Winner: Avalon Limited
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  • The Avalon Limited's power-to-weight ratio is more than 30% better, providing a sportier ride, 13.5 lb/hp vs 20.7 lb/hp
  • More than 2x more powerful, 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 132 HP @ 6,000 RPM
  • The Avalon Limited's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic, Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
Cost 9.5 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • Gets 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 28 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $19,935 cheaper (2.2x less), $16,660 vs $36,595
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Winner: Avalon Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 55.2 ft3 vs 51.3 ft3
  • A single tank lasts around 20% longer, 536 miles vs 462 miles
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited Winner: Avalon Limited
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  • Disc brakes on the Avalon Limited can provide better stopping action
  • The Avalon Limited has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Road Tests 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Overall 10.0 vs 8.8

Luxury Features

Toyota
Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Avalon Limited's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Avalon Limited's power seats; not available on the Corolla
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Avalon Limited; not available on the Corolla
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Avalon Limited; the Corolla only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

Toyota
Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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Number of speakers 12 vs 4 The Avalon Limited has an extraordinary amount of speakers, but the Corolla has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Corolla 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Avalon Limited does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Avalon Limited's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Avalon Limited has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Performance

Toyota
Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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Horsepower 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 132 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Avalon Limited is of average power, but the Corolla is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The Avalon Limited's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.5 lb/hp vs 20.7 lb/hp The Avalon Limited is a sporty car, but the Corolla is sluggish
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.9 ft vs 35.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

Toyota
Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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MSRP $36,595 vs $16,660 The Corolla has a great price and the Avalon Limited is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 20 mpg vs 28 mpg The Corolla has great city mileage and the Avalon Limited is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Practicality

Toyota
Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 536 miles vs 462 miles The Avalon Limited has good highway range and the Corolla is reasonable
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Cargo space 14.4 ft3 vs 12.3 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.2 ft3 vs 51.3 ft3 The Avalon Limited has roomy front seats, but the Corolla is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Avalon Limited offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Corolla
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Cupholders 4 vs 8 The Corolla has an absurd number of cupholders, 2 extra in front and 2 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Toyota
Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Avalon Limited has a good number of airbags, but the Corolla is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Avalon Limited has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Road Tests

Toyota
Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 9.0 seconds The Avalon Limited's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Corolla is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 141 ft vs 136 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 15.5 s s @ 95.0 mph mph vs 16.8 s s @ 83.0 mph mph The Avalon Limited's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Corolla 's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.83 g The Corolla has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Avalon Limited
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Top speed 135 mph vs 115 mph The Avalon Limited's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the Corolla is just OK

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Avalon Limited
2011 Toyota Corolla Toyota
Corolla
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 5 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 5 stars

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2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Nissan Versa SL Corolla vs Versa SL
2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Toyota Yaris Corolla vs Yaris
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