Compare 2020 Nissan Maxima vs 2021 Toyota Avalon

2020 Nissan Maxima
2021 Toyota Avalon
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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 20 30 $39,051 $41,840
Maxima S 3.5L 20 30 $32,162 $34,450
Maxima SL 3.5L 20 30 $36,254 $38,840
Maxima SR 3.5L 20 30 $38,874 $41,650
Maxima SV 3.5L 20 30 $34,213 $36,650
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Hybrid Limited FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon Hybrid Limited FWD 43 43 $39,060 $43,400
Avalon Hybrid XLE FWD 43 44 $33,391 $37,100
Avalon Hybrid XSE FWD 43 43 $35,640 $39,600
Avalon Limited AWD 25 34 $38,182 $42,425
Avalon Limited FWD 22 31 $38,182 $42,425
Avalon TRD FWD 21 30 $38,813 $43,125
Avalon Touring FWD 22 31 $38,542 $42,825
Avalon XLE AWD 25 34 $32,513 $36,125
Avalon XLE FWD 22 32 $32,513 $36,125
Avalon XSE Nightshade FWD 22 31 $35,424 $39,360
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,051
$39,060
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,840
$43,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$697 / month
$723 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Nissan Maxima is a handsome, relatively sporty sedan in an era when fewer people than ever are interested in one. The 2021 Toyota Avalon lives its best life as a luxury-car companion.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 43 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 43 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
45 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.4 102.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 40.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 113
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
192.8 195.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 16.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12
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)
18 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3676 3695
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 163 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6400 215 @ 5700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 43
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 43
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 43
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25 -
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Toyota Avalon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 4.2
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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2020 Nissan Maxima
  • 2021 Maxima is here; 2020s still available
  • Rebates: Up to $3,500 cash back
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months + up to $2,000 bonus
  • Lease: From $299 per month for 36 months
2021 Toyota Avalon
  • 2021 Avalon is in stock
  • Lease: From $581/mo. (est.)
  • Rebate: Up to $4,500 off (FWD only)
  • Finance: From 0% APR
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