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Comparison: 2019 Toyota Avalon vs 2019 Nissan Maxima

Comparison: 2019 Toyota Avalon vs 2019 Nissan Maxima

Los Angeles area drivers looking for a luxury sedan will gain insight by reading this comparison of the 2019 Toyota Avalon against the 2019 Nissan Maxima. The Avalon has better fuel economy estimates, more room for rear-seat passengers, 16.09 versus 14.3 cubic feet of cargo volume, and more standard and available safety features. Visit Longo Toyota in El Monte to experience the completely redesigned Avalon.

Performance

2019 Toyota Avalon

The all-new Toyota Avalon XLE, XSE, Touring, and Limited trims are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 dual-injection engine coupled with a direct shift 8-speed automatic transmission with a front-wheel drivetrain. The Avalon churns out 301-hp and 267 lb-ft of torque and achieves an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. Standard driving modes include Normal, Sport, and ECO. An adaptive variable suspension, engine sound enhancement, rear spoiler, and quad exhaust tips are optional. The 2019 Avalon is also available in hybrid versions of the XLE, XSE, and Limited trims.

2019 Nissan Maxima

The 2019 Nissan Maxima is offered in S, SV, SL, SR, Platinum, and Platinum Reserve trims which are equipped with a 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine paired with an Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission®. This front-wheel drive vehicle produces 300-hp and 261 lb-ft of torque and earns an estimated fuel economy of 30 mpg highway and 20 mpg city. Column-mounted paddle shifters, a sport-tuned suspension, and active sound enhancement are optional.

Technology

2019 Toyota Avalon

A 7-inch multi-information display, Entune™ 3.0 Audio Plus with App Suite, 9-inch touch-screen with Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth®, HD Radio™, Siri® Eyes Free, SiriusXM® satellite radio, four USB charging ports, and a smart key system come standard. Available features comprise of an upgraded 9-inch multimedia touch-screen display, navigation, Qi-compatible wireless charging, five USB ports, Wi-Fi Connect, 10-inch head-up display, a 1200-watt, 14-speaker JBL® premium audio system with Clari-Fi technology, and Toyota Remote Connect to control your Avalon from your Apple Watch®.

2019 Nissan Maxima

Technology is utilized through the standard 7-inch color drive-assist display, NissanConnect infotainment system with an 8-inch touch-screen display, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® radio, two USB ports, intelligent key, and remote engine start. Optional features include HD Radio™, navigation, four USB ports, HomeLink®, an 11-speaker Bose® premium sound system, and NissanConnect® Services Skill to start your car as well as lock and unlock your doors remotely.

Safety

2019 Toyota Avalon

The 2019 Toyota Avalon earned a 5-Star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Avalon comes standard with many safety features including pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control, automatic high beams, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, backup camera with dynamic gridlines, outside mirrors with turn signal and blind spot indicators, and an advanced 10-airbag system. Available are an intelligent clearance sonar with rear cross-traffic braking, adaptive cornering lights, and a 360-degree view camera.

2019 Nissan Maxima

Standard safety features on the Maxima consist of automatic emergency braking, a 4-wheel anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution, intelligent driver alertness, rear door alert, vehicle dynamic control, traction control, and intelligent forward collision warning. Blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, intelligent cruise control, lane intervention, traffic sign recognition, front and rear sonar system, and Intelligent Around View® monitor are optional.

Pricing

2019 Toyota Avalon

Starting at $35,500 MSRP*

2019 Nissan Maxima

Starting at $34,050 MSRP

* MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $975 for cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, Yaris Liftback, 86, Corolla, Corolla iM, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Avalon HV), $1,095 for small/medium trucks, SUV’s and van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,495 for large SUV’s (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,495 for large truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called a “Deliver, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

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