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Old 09-23-2005, 04:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What Do XL and XLS Stand For?

A little more than a month ago I bought a 1996 Avalon XLS. Since then I've been wondering what does XL and XLS stand for.

I know, for example, what LE stands for on a Corolla -- "Limited Edition", and S stands for "Sport", but I cannot figure out Avalon's trims are.

Hopefully this forum can shed some light...
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A little more than a month ago I bought a 1996 Avalon XLS. Since then I've been wondering what does XL and XLS stand for.

I know, for example, what LE stands for on a Corolla -- "Limited Edition", and S stands for "Sport", but I cannot figure out Avalon's trims are.

Hopefully this forum can shed some light...
I read through the 05 brochure again and it doesn't put a name or lable on the 4 different models. It looks like they represent how many options you can get. For example the XL series won't let you add but three options but as you work your way up the models you can order more toys. The spec sheets for mechanical look identical except for 16 inch tires on the XL and all the rest have 17 inch.

I don't know much about the LE Corolla (even though I went with my mom to buy hers) but limited edition doesn't sound right. I could be wrong.
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The dont really mean anything if you ask me. The manufacturers put that on there to designate waht the vehicle comes standard with and then how many bells and whisltes you can add type stuff. If you think about it they all have something similar. I think people end up making them mean something. If you go through Toyotas trim levels for different vehicles over the years I dont know that you can really determine what or if they mean anything.


CE
XLE
LE
SE
SR5
Limited
S
XR
XRS

then some of the others
Honda
DX, LX, EX, SE for accords then the civics it gets reall interesting, they have all of those plus HX, and some others.

Nissan GXE, GLE, SE, LE, SL and I am sure there are others.
Chevy SLT, WT, LS and others.
Ford XL, XLS, XLT, and I know there are more I jsut cant think of them right now.

I have always tried to figure out waht some of them mean but like I said I think it just gives you an idea of what the factory options and the trim are on the vehicle.
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Old 09-24-2005, 11:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I remember going thru this with my friend back when my dad got his 4Runner. He said he found somewhere online that SR5 meant Sport Rally 5-speed or something.
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I remember going thru this with my friend back when my dad got his 4Runner. He said he found somewhere online that SR5 meant Sport Rally 5-speed or something.

The only problem with that is you couls and can get an SR5 with an automatic.
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maybe for the trucks but not for the cars.. you could get SR5 Corollas with automatic transmissions.
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The only problem with that is you couls and can get an SR5 with an automatic.
yea true... my dad's 4Runner was an automatic.
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Originally Posted by Gruntling
A little more than a month ago I bought a 1996 Avalon XLS. Since then I've been wondering what does XL and XLS stand for.

I know, for example, what LE stands for on a Corolla -- "Limited Edition", and S stands for "Sport", but I cannot figure out Avalon's trims are.

Hopefully this forum can shed some light...
I don't think they mean anything actually......but you can always make stuff up for it! Let us know what you come up with!
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I always thought the same thing, assuming the LS400 was a "Luxury Sedan" 400, but then you have the MB SL XXX and I dont' think that stands for "Sedan Luxury". Not like IROC (Inter. Race of Champins), but rather just a set of letters to designate a specific trim or options. I guess you can make it whatever you want. I do think I know what the letters T-O-U-R-I-N-G mean though, Lexus like ammenities at Toyota cost.
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XL = extra love
XLS = extra love sauce
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