The 2016 Toyota Avalon is such a hidden jewel. With many other luxury cars to choose from, this one should definitely be considered. No longer is it stodgy and bland like the previous generation. It's styled much nicer inside and out. The ride quality, comfort, performance, and styling is very similar to a Lexus ES350. I compared it to my friend's 2014 ES350 and besides the interior styling and front end, they were very similar! The potent V6 engine delivers more than enough power for the average person, and the transmission shifts smoothly and will even do it's own braking (engine braking) when needed, to save brake wear. However, after 4500 miles already, I am starting to notice many different squeaks and rattles in the cabin, and some wind noise making it through the driver's side window. The steering wheel also makes a crackling sound like crunching a plastic water bottle when turning at low speeds. Other than that, the luxury you get for your money is definitely worth the look and buy!