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Consumer Reports auto experts report from the 2010 Chicago Auto Show.
Toyota Avalon
What is it? Toyota introduced the redesigned Avalon at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. New features will include a touch-screen navigation system with real-time traffic and Bluetooth music streaming. In Limited trim, the front seats are fitted with ventilation systems. The Avalon will be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that will produce 268 horsepower. It's mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Toyota says the Avalon will qualify as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle and will get an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway.

What's new and notable? Addressing current safety concerns, Toyota says the redesigned Avalon will have a redesigned accelerator pedal assembly and a brake override system.

When will it be available? Spring 2010

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