2016 Toyota Avalon vs. 2016 Nissan Maxima

When it comes to flagship models, it’s common for brands to include higher-end features. Not only does the vehicle represent the core of the brand, but it can also give drivers an idea of what to expect in other models. Both Toyota and Nissan have solid representations of their brand through their flagship models - Toyota with the Avalon and Nissan with the Maxima. If you’re curious how these flagship models stack against each other, we’re here to fill you in. Read on to see what happens when we put the 2016 Toyota Avalon vs. the 2016 Nissan Maxima.

Under the hood, the Avalon and Maxima sport the same 3.5-liter V6 engine, both of which have similar power outputs. While the Toyota offers a bit more mileage on the highway, the Maxima gets one more mile per gallon in the city. The big difference lies in the type of fuel that’s recommended for each vehicle. If you’re not into spending extra cash on premium fuel, then the Toyota is probably the pick for you.

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2016 Toyota Avalon vs. 2016 Nissan Maxima
3.5-Liter V6 Base Engine 3.5-Liter V6

21/31 (HWY/City)

Efficiency Rating 22/30 (HWY/City)
Regular Unleaded Fuel Requirement Premium Unleaded (Recommended)
Leather Upholstery Cloth

2016 Toyota Avalon interior luxury features

Inside, the Toyota Avalon offers plenty of luxurious features and add-ons. Bluetooth, HD radio, heated/cooled seats and navigation all come standard in the 2016 Toyota Avalon, while the Maxima only offers a few of those options as standard. Leather seating is also part of the Avalon’s makeup, where the Nissan Maxima offers cloth seating. If you’re still hesitant whether or not the 2016 Avalon is right for you, visit Hiland Toyota today! We can’t wait to get you into the car of your dreams!

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2016 Toyota Avalon exterior rear
2016 Toyota Avalon wheel
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2016 Toyota Avalon speedometer