Compare 2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Nissan Maxima vs 2018 Toyota Avalon

2018 Nissan Altima
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2018 Nissan Maxima
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2018 Toyota Avalon
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2.5 S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 27 38 $21,683 $23,260
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 27 38 $27,124 $29,110
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,669 $24,320
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 38 $24,148 $25,910
Altima 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $31,328 $33,630
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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 21 30 $38,352 $41,090
Maxima S 3.5L 21 30 $31,202 $33,420
Maxima SL 3.5L 21 30 $35,322 $37,840
Maxima SR 3.5L 21 30 $36,106 $38,680
Maxima SV 3.5L 21 30 $33,067 $35,420
Select style
Hybrid Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon Hybrid Limited 40 39 $38,520 $42,800
Avalon Hybrid XLE Plus 40 39 $33,751 $37,500
Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium 40 39 $35,056 $38,950
Avalon Limited 21 30 $37,171 $41,300
Avalon Touring 21 30 $34,111 $37,900
Avalon XLE 21 30 $30,151 $33,500
Avalon XLE Plus 21 30 $31,726 $35,250
Avalon XLE Premium 21 30 $33,032 $36,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,683
$38,352
$38,520
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,260
$41,090
$42,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$685 / month
$713 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Nissan Altima does almost nothing out of the ordinary. The 2018 Nissan Maxima is a zippier alternative to more traditional full-size cars, but we stop short of calling it a real sports sedan. The 2018 Toyota Avalon is a spacious full-size sedan that prioritizes comfort and safety above keeping up with the Joneses.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 21 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 30 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 34.2 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.9 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.5 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.7 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 35.8 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 96.9 102.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.7 57
Front Leg Room (in)
45 45 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54 54.2 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 73.2 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.4 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.9 192.8 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 56.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.4 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.3 111
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 14.3 14
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 12.6 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 12.1 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 18 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 - 40
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P245/45VR18 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P245/45VR18 P215/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3212 3608 3682
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 8.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 8.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 150 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4000 261 @ 4400 156 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 3.5 L/213 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
179 @ 6000 300 @ 6400 200 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 21 40
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 25 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 30 39
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.77 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 0.38 2.41 - 0.38 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.83 5.25 3.54
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Nissan Maxima Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.6 7.0 4.4
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 100
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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