Compare 2014 Nissan Maxima vs 2014 Toyota Avalon

2014 Nissan Maxima
2014 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 $28,988 $31,290
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
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4-Door Sedan XLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $28,431 $31,590
4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $30,100 $33,445
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,726 $35,250
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,910 $39,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,988
$28,431
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,290
$31,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors. The 2014 Toyota Avalon is far more youthful than it used to be, with a more responsive, sophisticated personality, an excellent interior, and a 40-mpg Hybrid version -- plus of course top-notch comfort all around.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.8 103.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 195.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 16
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 11.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3556 3461
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 268 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 3.24
Trans Type
1 6
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 4.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.42
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Toyota Avalon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.2 7.3
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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