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2021 Nissan Maxima vs. 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

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2021 Nissan
Maxima

MSRP*: $37,090 to $42,320
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2021 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

MSRP*: $37,100 to $43,400
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Invoice* $34,623 to $39,497 $33,391 to $39,060
MPG - City 20 MPG 43 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 MPG 43 - 44 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.3 ft3 16.1 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 300 hp 176 hp
Exterior Length 192.8 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 72.8 in
Leg Room Front 45.0 in
Rear 34.2 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 38.9 - 39.4 in
Rear 35.8 - 36.7 in
Front 37.4 - 38.5 in
Rear 37.1 - 37.9 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid.

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 Hybrid, 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 Nissan Maxima is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Maxima has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Maxima does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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 Hybrid. The Nissan Maxima has less cargo capacity than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.