My 2014 Avalon meets all of my expectations and exceeds many. My car is ergonomically friendly and the control features are not overdone. The size of the car is deceiving. The exterior of the car appears narrower in appearance, but the interior is "roomy." The car has a 3.6L 32-valve V6 that allows the car to accelerate very quickly. I was warned by the sales staff, when I purchased the car, that it was fast, and to be careful. I just thought, "ok." The first time I entered a highway off of a ramp and accelerated, I was briefly startled. I thought the car was going to get away from me. I traded a Malibu V6 for this car. No comparison. One very nice feature is the exterior design. I like it better than the Lexus, except maybe the latest two years. I know many Lexus owners who have commented how much they like the Avalon's style, but of course, they must have the Lexus. I'm happy with the Avalon.