Nissan Maxima VS Toyota Avalon

The Battle of the Luxury Sedans

2021 Nissan Maxima vs Toyota Avalon

Front driver view of a white 2021 Maxima

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

2021 Nissan
Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition

2021 Nissan Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition at Tri-State Nissan in Winchester, VA

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6

300 hp @ 6,400 rpm

261 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

TRANSMISSION

XTronic CVT®

DRIVETRAIN

Front-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

20/30

STARTING MSRP

$44,445

2021 Toyota
Avalon Limited

2021 Toyota Avalon Limited at Tri-State Nissan in Winchester, VA

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

3.5L V6

301 hp @ 6600 rpm

267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

TRANSMISSION

8-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Front-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

22/31

STARTING MSRP

$42,275

Comparing the 2021 Nissan Maxima vs Toyota Avalon

At Tri-State Nissan, we have built a reputation of success by stocking our lot and showroom with the most innovative sedans, SUVs and pickup trucks available. We also make customer service a priority when showcasing our exceptional line of new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles.

The team at our Nissan dealership, though, knows that you have choices. That's why we are pleased to offer a comparison of the 2021 Nissan Maxima vs Toyota Avalon. While both of these full-size sedans offer impressive power, style and safety features, you'll soon see why the 2021 Nissan Maxima is the better choice.

See for yourself when stopping in at Tri-State Nissan to test drive the all-new 2021 Nissan Maxima.

Exceptional Style From the Exterior to the Interior

A comparison of the 2021 Nissan Maxima vs Toyota Avalon reveals that both of these sedans are outfitted with modern touches and sleek profiles. The Avalon comes standard with high solar-energy absorbing glass and 17" silver-painted alloy wheels. However, the 2021 Nissan Maxima has more of a muscular stance and enhanced visibility stemming from the standard LED headlights and heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators.

The 40th Anniversary Edition trim of the 2021 Maxima also adds even more style with 19" gloss black aluminum alloy wheels. The Maxima is also much more modern within the interior. While the 2021 Toyota Avalon does feature SofTex® trimmed heated front seats on the base trim and the option for leather, the 2021 Nissan Maxima has available heated and ventilated front seats on select trim levels.

Both sedans do offer dual-zone automatic climate control, but the 2021 Nissan Maxima takes the prize with adjustable ambient lighting, an available heated steering wheel and the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver garage door opener.

Full-Size Sedans With Bold Engine Options

Get ready for a turbo boost when comparing the 2021 Nissan Maxima vs Toyota Avalon. The Avalon is powered by a standard 3.5L V6 engine with the option to upgrade to a 205-horsepower 2.5L Dynamic force 4-cylinder engine.

By comparison, the 2021 Nissan Maxima is powered by a 3.5L V6 that delivers 261 lb-ft of torque and 300 horses at 6,400 rpm. What makes this sedan stand out from the Avalon is that all trim levels feature an XTronic® continuously variable transmission compared to the standard 8-speed automatic transmission on the 2021 Toyota Avalon.

Enhanced Safety For Peace of Mind

When it comes to safety, a comparison of the 2021 Nissan Maxima vs Toyota Avalon unveils that both of these four door sports cars are loaded with driver assistance technologies. The 2021 Avalon comes equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense™ suite that includes a pre-collision mitigation system, lane departure alerts and dynamic radar cruise control.

However, the 2021 Nissan Maxima offers even more standard safety features in addition to what the Toyota Safety Sense™ suite provides. This sedan comes standard with intelligent forward collision warnings with automatic emergency braking that detects potential collisions and applies the brakes immediately to avoid an impact.

The 2021 Maxima also comes standard with blind spot warnings that indicate when vehicles pass on the right or left, as well as an intelligent driver alertness feature that issues alerts when the driver appears to be fatigued or distracted.

Premium trim levels of the 2021 Nissan Maxima are outfitted with intelligent lane intervention that nudges the vehicle back into the correct lane and rear automatic emergency braking.

Full view of the luxury Nissan Maxima interior

Stay Connected, Informed and Entertained

In addition to a spacious interior and ample cargo space, the 2021 Nissan Maxima is also loaded with high-end cabin entertainment and infotainment. This sedan is outfitted with the NissanConnect® 8" touchscreen infotainment system in addition to a 7" Advanced Drive-Assist® display. Door to Door Navigation is a standard feature, as well as a wi-fi hotspot and smartphone syncing via Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto integration.

Comparing the 2021 Nissan Maxima vs Toyota Avalon reveals that the Avalon does offer smartphone syncing and a 7" multi-information display. However, this sedan does not offer a Wi-Fi hotspot and navigation on base level trims.

The Better Choice: The 2021 Maxima

It's clear to see that the real winner of this comparison is the 2021 Nissan Maxima. Now is the time to do your own comparison of the 2021 Nissan Maxima vs Toyota Avalon. Simply stop in at Tri-State Nissan to test drive one or all four trims of the Maxima and see just how luxurious it can be to drive a premium sedan with exceptional style, comfort and power.

Contact our team today to learn more about the capabilities of the 2021 Nissan Maxima.