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Compare the 2018 Nissan Maxima & the 2018 Toyota Avalon

If you are shopping for a roomy and refined new car, then a full-size sedan like the Nissan Maxima should be on your test drive list. This sporty sedan offers an excellent mix of athletic driving dynamics and premium features, along with a cabin that is suitable for five adults. Other full-size sedan offerings like the Toyota Avalon also provide roomy interiors and impressive value, but fall short of the Nissan Maxima when it comes to performance and standard amenities. Jim Burke Nissan invites car shoppers in the Birmingham, AL area and beyond to compare the new Nissan Maxima to sedans like the Toyota Avalon. We are confident that the Maxima comes out on top when it comes to style, performance, features and value!

2018 Nissan Maxima S

2018 Toyota Avalon XLE


2018 Nissan Maxima S

2018 Toyota Avalon XLE





300 hp

268 hp


261 lb-ft

248 lb-ft

Fuel Economy

25 mpg Combined

24 mpg Combined

Fuel Capacity

18 Gallons

17 Gallons


Xtronic CVT

6-Speed Automatic

Wheel Diameter



Intelligent Braking

Automatic Emergency Braking

Toyota Safety Sense™

Parking Sensors

Front and Rear

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Explore Performance

Every new Nissan Maxima comes powered by Nissan's 3.5-liter V6 engine, delivering a robust 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque. With its Xtronic CVT gearbox, the new Maxima sedan optimizes fuel economy and driving performance at any speed, and provides smooth, gearless acceleration. Toyota's 2018 Avalon also comes equipped with a V6 engine, but one that features just 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque, routed through a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 Nissan Maxima not only generates more power than the 2018 Avalon, but it is also lighter, providing enhanced performance and handling compared to its Toyota rival.

Standard Cabin Features

The 2018 Nissan Maxima proves to not only be an exceptional value in the full-size sedan segment, but a high-tech one, too. The 2018 Maxima boasts a number of key advantages over the 2018 Avalon when it comes to standard tech features and cabin amenities, including an integrated navigation system with voice-activation, parking sensors both front and rear, plus remote engine start access via the key fob. You also won't find the Maxima's standard LED daytime running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming rearview mirror and 60/40 split-folding rear seating as standard features on the 2018 Avalon.

Visit Paul Moak Honda for Test Drives

The sales staff here at Jim Burke Nissan encourages all Hoover and Tuscaloosa, AL area drivers searching for a new sedan to test drive and tour both the new Nissan Maxima at our dealership in Birmingham, AL. Once on-site at our dealership, you can fully discover the stellar style, cabin space, amenities and performance on offer in Nissan's roomy, "four-door sports car" -- the Nissan Maxima. Visit us today or schedule a test drive of a new Nissan now!

*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license and options. Dealer sets actual price.

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