Compare 2010 Nissan Maxima vs 2010 Toyota Avalon

2010 Nissan Maxima
2010 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S 19 26 $28,113 $30,690
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
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4-Door Sedan Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $31,401 $35,285
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XL 19 28 $25,246 $27,945
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLS 19 28 $28,696 $32,245

Pricing

Invoice Price

$28,113
$31,401

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,690
$35,285

Monthly Payment Estimate

$512 / month
$588 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2010 Nissan Maxima might look like a sport sedan, but it lacks the edgy, high-performance feel necessary to complete the package. The 2010 Toyota Avalon offers a Lexus-caliber interior experience, at a Toyota price.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Mid-Size Large

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

53.9 56.2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.3 59.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

95.8 106.9

Second Head Room (in)

36.4 37.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.1 58.2

Front Leg Room (in)

43.8 41.3

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

53.4 55.8

Second Leg Room (in)

34.6 40.9

Front Head Room (in)

38.5 38.9

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.4 62.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.6 5.3

Length, Overall (in)

190.6 197.2

Height, Overall (in)

57.8 58.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.4 61.6

Wheelbase (in)

109.3 111.0

Liftover Height (in)

27.2 - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.2 72.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.2 14.4

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.13 x 0.63 11.6 x - TBD -

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)

12.60 x 1.10 11.7 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

20.0 18.5

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.2 16.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.4 36.9

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.6 3.22

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

40.0 - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/45VR18 P215/55R17

Spare Tire Size

T145/80D17 P215/55R17

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/45VR18 P215/55R17

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3540 3610

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.6 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

261 @ 4400 248 @ 4700

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/211

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

290 @ 6400 268 @ 6200

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

SMPI EFI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 23

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.42

Trans Type

1 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.77 4.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.90

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

5.17 3.69

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Continuously Variable Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.61

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 3.30

Summary

Vehicle Name

Nissan Maxima Toyota Avalon

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.00 0.94

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Multi-link Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/coil springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.83 0.59

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/coil springs NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

6 6

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.5 8.1

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