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2020 Nissan Maxima vs. 2021 Toyota Avalon Review

New 2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Nissan
Maxima

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New 2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*
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$34,450 to $41,840
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$35,875 to $42,875
Invoice* $32,162 to $39,051 $32,288 to $38,588
MPG - City 20 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 30 30 - 34
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the Nissan Maxima, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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 Nissan Maxima as you will with the Toyota Avalon, 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). Whether you pick the Nissan Maxima or the Toyota Avalon, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Nissan Maxima will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Avalon.

Dimensions
The Nissan Maxima is about the same width as the Toyota Avalon. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Maxima takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Avalon.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Nissan Maxima and the Toyota Avalon do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Nissan Maxima and the Toyota Avalon.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Maxima and the Toyota Avalon. The Nissan Maxima has less cargo capacity than the Toyota Avalon, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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