Compare 2013 Nissan Maxima vs 2013 Toyota Avalon

2013 Nissan Maxima
2013 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,396 $31,000
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
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4-Door Sedan XLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $27,892 $30,990
4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,950 $35,500
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,686 $39,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,396
$27,892
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,000
$30,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$517 / month
$517 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Nissan Maxima offers a lot more flair than the typical larger sedan, along with premium feel inside; but driving enthusiasts should be aware that it isn't quite a serious sport sedan. The 2013 Toyota Avalon is more responsive and sophisticated than ever before, without giving up any comfort; and in the new Avalon Hybrid, 40 mpg has never been so serene.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.400 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.100 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.800 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.400 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.600 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.500 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.900 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.300 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.800 102.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.800 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.400 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
109.300 111.0
Liftover Height (in)
27.200 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.200 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.400 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.600 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
190.600 195.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.200 16.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.130 x 0.630 11.1 x 0.40
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.600 x 1.100 11.7 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.000 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.400 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.570 2.85
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.200 14.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3551 3461
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.600 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 31 (Est)
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.766 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.900
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.173 3.238
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.371-0.439 3.300
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.420
Trans Type
1 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.000 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.827 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2012) - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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