Nissan Maxima vs Toyota Avalon Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
MSRP
$41,090
Invoice
$38,212
Average Price Paid
$37,375
1,610 listings nationwide

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2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD
MSRP
$41,800
Invoice
$37,620
Average Price Paid
$38,251
1,595 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Fair Price
$38,695
Good Price
$36,197
Great Price
$34,768
2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD
Fair Price
$39,172
Good Price
$37,313
Great Price
$36,250

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,525
53 listings nationwide

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2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,844
23 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

In 2016, Nissan comprehensively redesigned the Maxima, so for 2018, it adds a few standard and optional features designed to keep the model fresh. Across the previous seven generations...

2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD
Michael Perkins Test Drive Review:

With new tech, new looks, and more power, Toyota's Avalon is better than ever. A longer wheelbase, a big power bump, and some new standard safety equipment make a great deal even bette...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
210
writes:
Its definitely not a Honda. Nowhere close. Power is good but theres way more to it than that. Keep trying Nis...
2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed CVT 8-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
300 hp @ 6,400 RPM
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Torque
261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
11.8:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.76 in x 3.2 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45 in 42.1 in
Back Legroom 34.2 in 40.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.3 cu ft 16.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 940 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.8 in 195.9 in
Width 73.2 in 72.8 in
Height 56.5 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in 113 in

Available Options

2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver
  • Carnelian Red
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White
  • Premium Paint - Pearl White
  • Super Black
  • [E10-2] Premium Paint - Carnelian Red

Option Packages

  • [W10] Wheels: 18" Alloy
2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blackish Brown Metallic
  • Brownstone
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Parisian Night Pearl
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Slate Gray
  • Special Color
  • Wind Chill Pearl

Option Packages

  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package

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