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2014 Toyota Avalon vs. 2014 Nissan Maxima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota Avalon as you will with the Nissan Maxima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Toyota Avalon is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Maxima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota Avalon and the Nissan Maxima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Toyota Avalon is a little narrower than the Nissan Maxima, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Toyota Avalon, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Maxima.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Toyota Avalon doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan Maxima.

Handling
The Toyota Avalon has about the same turning radius as the Nissan Maxima, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Toyota Avalon has less horsepower than the Nissan Maxima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Avalon and the Nissan Maxima. The Toyota Avalon has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Nissan Maxima.

Warranty
The Toyota Avalon comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Maxima.

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2014 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*: $31,590 - $39,900

2014 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.26% As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 21 19
Highway MPG: 31 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,431 - $35,910 $28,988 - $31,845

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