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Nissan Maxima vs. Toyota Avalon

In comparing the Nissan Maxima to the Toyota Avalon, the Nissan Maxima has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Toyota Avalon has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Nissan Maxima versus the Toyota Avalon, the Toyota Avalon is a better car than the Nissan Maxima.

Nissan Maxima versus Toyota Avalon Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Nissan Maxima ranges from $22,812 to $39,827 while a used Toyota Avalon from the same model year range is priced between $30,480 to $43,947. For a new model, the Nissan Maxima's price is between $37,077 and $45,871, with the Toyota Avalon priced between $36,942 and $46,946.

Nissan Maxima versus Toyota Avalon Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Nissan Maxima is 8.3 out of 10 while the Toyota Avalon's quality rating is 8.9 out of 10. This results in the Nissan Maxima being ranked 4 out of 8 Best Large Cars and the Toyota Avalon being ranked 1 out of 8.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Nissan Maxima’s base engine makes 300 horsepower, and the Toyota Avalon base engine makes 301 horsepower. The Maxima is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 540 miles. The Avalon is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 464 miles. The Maxima uses premium unleaded, and the Avalon uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are large cars, the Toyota Avalon has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Nissan Maxima has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.

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2023 Nissan Maxima

2022 Toyota Avalon

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,077 - $45,871

Used Asking Price:

$22,812 - $39,827

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

52.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$36,942 - $46,946

Used Asking Price:

$30,480 - $43,947

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

6.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

9.8 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 8
3 / 8
4 / 8
4 / 8

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 8
1 / 8
1 / 8
1 / 8

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Platinum, 3.5 SV, 3.5 SR

Trim Levels

Limited, XLE, Touring

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years / 25000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

300 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

261 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.083 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

301 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

267 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.085 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 30 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

360 / 540 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 32 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

319 / 464 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

45 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.7 inches

Cargo Space:

14.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

98.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Cargo Space:

16.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

104.3 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3608 lbs

Width:

73.2 inches

Height:

56.5 inches

Length:

192.8 inches

Wheelbase:

109.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3560 lbs

Width:

72.8 inches

Height:

56.5 inches

Length:

195.9 inches

Wheelbase:

113 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P215/55R17