2018 Nissan Maxima vs 2018 Toyota Avalon

Nissan has been one of the best automotive manufacturers over the last 50-plus years, especially recently. Nissan has been providing customers with some of the most durable and innovative vehicles in the past few years. The 2018 vehicle lineup is full of excellent examples of Nissan's commitment to excellence. One of the best options in the 2018 lineup is the Nissan Maxima.

The 2018 Maxima is one of the best vehicles in the full-size sedan marketplace. The best way to see how the 2018 Nissan Maxima stands up the rest of the vehicles in the class is through a one-on-one comparison. We will compare the 2018 Maxima against another great full-size sedan in the 2018 Toyota Avalon.

2018 Nissan Maxima


2018 Toyota Avalon

3.5L V6 / Continuously Variable Base Engine / Transmission 3.5L V6 / 6-Speed Automatic
300 hp @ 6,400 rpm Engine Power 268 hp @ 6,200 rpm
261 ft-lbs @ 4,400 rpm Engine Torque 248 ft-lbs @ 4,700
21 mpg / 30 mpg* Fuel Economy (Hwy / City) 21 mpg / 30 mpg

*2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 21 city / 30 highway MPG. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

Get the 2018 Nissan Maxima in Kansas City MO

The 2018 Maxima and 2018 Avalon are two of the best options in the full-size sedan market. As shown in the table above, both models are incredibly competitive in the categories listed. Both options offer identical fuel economy in the city and on the highway. The 2018 Maxima offers much better performance output from its 3.5L V6 engine. The 2018 Nissan Maxima base model is available at a starting price of $33,270**, while the 2018 Toyota Avalon base model's starting price is $33,500. Another great way the 2018 Maxima sets itself apart is with the technology and features available on this great sedan. A few examples of these features include:

  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • NissanConnect® Services Powered by SiriusXM®
  • Many More

For those of you interested in learning more about the great features available on the 2018 Nissan Maxima, contact our sales team at Nissan of Lee's Summit in Kansas City. Our team is more than happy to answer any of the questions that you may have regarding the 2018 Maxima or any of the other great Nissan models on the lot. Stop by and test drive the excellent 2018 Nissan Maxima at Nissan of Lee's Summit today!
**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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