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Both the Avalon and Lexus are Toyota products. Are the

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Both the Avalon and Lexus are Toyota products. Are the maintenance costs significantly higher for a Lexus compared to the Avalon?
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Lexus Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago
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Lexus Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

A a rule the average cost to maintain a Lexus on a yearly bases runs $514 and the average maintenance cost on a yearly bases for the Avalon runs right at $388. Usually this is due to the labor rates that Lexus charges are slightly higher the Toyota, These price are based on the average cost on normal maintenance in a years time as well. Maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider as well.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Impressive response. Would u know average cost (labor & parts) for replacing a timing belt or chain on the Avalon & Lexus?
Lexus Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

What size engines do both have?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Please compare the typical Avalon engine with similar size Lexus engine. Thank you.
Lexus Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Both the 2007 Avalon and the 2007 Lexus GS 430 use the 3.5 engine is that the one your considering? They are the same engines as well.

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Lexus Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

The horse power rating for the 3.5 is 268 @ 6200 and torques rating is 248 @ 4700 . The 3.5 in the GS 430 horse power rating is 290 hp @ 5600 rpm and the torque ratings are 319 ft-lbs. @ 3400 rpm. Both engine are the same basic engine but Lexus has different tuning resulting on more horse power.

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