Full-size sedans can never get as better as the Toyota Avalon. Equipped with a variety of features coupled with Toyota’s unbeatable reliability, the Avalon hits all the right buttons. And with a successful run of over two decades, Avalon has managed to dominate the segment consistently. But competition is never far away, and the Nissan Maxima is one of the Avalon’s fiercest competitors. Let’s analyze the advantages that the Avalon holds over the Maxima.
The 2021 Avalon has been upgraded with a couple of notable features and additions that include an additional all-wheel-drive option, the addition of the Nightshade edition package for the XSE trim, a new lithium-ion battery for the hybrid variant, and the addition of Android Auto as standard for all the trims. Enamored by the 2021 Toyota Avalon? Contact us today to experience it first-hand.
2021 Toyota Avalon
2021 Nissan Maxima
|301 hp / 267 lb. -ft.
||Horsepower / Torque
||300 hp / 261 lb. -ft.|
|104.3 cu. ft.
||98.5 cu. ft.|
|22 / 32 / 26
||20 / 30 / 24|
Both vehicles go head-to-head in the performance sector. However, the Avalon has a slight advantage. The 2021 Avalon also has an optional 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine on offer that produces 205 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the Maxima only offers one powertrain. Hence, the Avalon clearly takes the lead in the technical side of things. Let’s not forget that the Avalon is also more fuel-efficient. The Maxima profits from its sharp handling characteristics. But it does not come anywhere close to the Avalon’s overall ride quality.
Coming to the cabin, the Avalon is more spacious and well-spaced. Materials used in the interior are of high quality. The base trim is draped with synthetic leather upholstery along with eight-way power-adjustable, heated front seats. And for those looking for premium seating, the higher trims offer leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats. A point to note is that the Maxima has a few extra features that are better than that of the Avalon. However, it falls back on second-row passenger space.
The Toyota Avalon offers a ton of features that include a nine-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, Amazon Alexa, HD Radio, Wi-Fi Hotspot, and five USB ports, to name some of them. Even though Nissan Maxima offers most of these features as standard, its usability is slightly distorted as the interface is not as user-friendly as the Avalon.
Both the vehicles offer the same amount of safety features making them equal in this aspect.
On the whole, the Toyota Avalon clearly takes the lead when taking all the factors into consideration.