2016 Toyota Avalon vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Toyota Avalon 2016 Nissan Maxima
7.6 l/100km Highway Fuel Efficiency 7.8 l/100km
16.0 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 14.3 cu. ft.
119.6 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 112.9 cu. ft.
1,000 lbs. Towing Capacity N/A

2016 Toyota Avalon vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Toyota Avalon vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

The Avalon was last renovated in 2012, having entered its fourth generation for the 2013 model year. For the 2016 model year, Toyota gave it a bit of a facelift, enhancing the exterior aesthetic and adding some great new features and design cues. We wanted to take a look at how the Toyota flagship stacks up against another brand’s flagship sedan, so we decided to compare the 2016 Toyota Avalon vs 2016 Nissan Maxima to see which of the two full-size sedans was superior.

Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Avalon

In the end, it was obvious that both vehicles were fairly comparable. But as you can see from the table above, the Avalon took the nod in several different categories. Starting from the top of said table, the Avalon has a slight advantage in highway fuel efficiency. The difference wouldn’t be particularly noticeable, but enough to save a few pennies at the gas pump each week.

The capacities of each vehicle are where the advantages really start to kick in for the Toyota flagship sedan. The Avalon’s trunk can accommodate an extra 1.7 cubic feet, which might be enough space for a suitcase or something of the like. But in terms of passenger volume, the Avalon provides nearly 7 whole cubic feet of extra space for you and your passengers to stretch out and get comfortable in. On top of that, the Avalon can tow a small trailer weighing up to 1,000 lbs. total, while it is unclear if the Nissan Maxima is even able to tow.

If you are interested in the 2016 Toyota Avalon, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call at the Wheaton Toyota on the Trail sales desk.


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