Toyota has been around for quite a while in the car industry and the company is well-known and beloved by drivers. Toyota built its brand name on quality, reliability, and value. When you get a Toyota model, you know that you’re going to get great value. Their cars are well-built and offer a great amount of resale value. But like every other car company, Toyota has not been without faults and there have been quite a few models of Toyota’s that were questionable at best.
Looking back at vehicles like the T100 and the FJ Cruiser, you’re sure to scratch your head. Or even the outrageous Mega-Cruiser, a blatant Hummer rip-off. Toyota is a company willing to push the envelope in technology and design. The company helped lead the hybrid revolution with the Prius. They are still pumping out some of the most practical cars and trucks on the road today. We looked at some of Toyota’s most blatant failures which were cars that came close to ruining the company’s reputation.
25: 2016 Toyota Avalon
The redesigned 2016 Toyota Avalon has been dubbed the most disastrous debut in Toyota’s history. The car didn’t resonate with consumers at all and its price tag was astonishingly high. The car had many shortcomings and its styling was quite dated when you compared it to other models on the market (via The Motor Digest).
Since the debut of this model, the Avalon has been a poor seller for Toyota. So much so that the car has finally been discontinued, which is ideal considering there never really was a place for the Avalon in Toyota’s lineup. The car was competing with the company’s own Lexus models and that didn’t make sense.