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2014 Nissan Maxima vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon

When shopping for full-sized sedans, there are certain important qualities you should look for as a consumer. Since the Toyota Avalon has been priced similar to the Nissan Maxima, comparing the two will be more focused on the one, which takes its role as the leader very seriously.

The 2014 Nissan Maxima V6 offers 290 horsepower and 261 feet of torque, while the Toyota Avalon offers 268 horsepower and 248 feet of torque. As a large sedan, the Nissan Maxima offers a better driving experience. The spacious headroom and legroom found on both the driver and front passenger seats gives you a truly stretching out place. The Nissan Maxima has 18” silver wheels, which add more stability and handling to the driver while the Toyota Avalon comes with 17” wheels with the exception of an 18” wheel, which is highly priced from the other trim levels. One aspect in which the Nissan Maxima outweighs the Avalon in comparisons is its unique speed sensitive steering. This feature ensures steady navigation, even at high speed, and promotes smooth steering at lower speeds. Lane changing and parking are thus made a much easier task with this trim.

The Toyota Avalon offers 6-speed automatic gear transmission. However, the Maxima has advanced from a gear shifting system and it now uses a system called Xtronic CVT, which offers numerous gear possibilities. This feature regulates the process of shifting gears in real time. More music options are made possible in the Nissan as it has a 6 CD changer whereas the Avalon has a single CD player. Three trim levels are available on the Nissan Maxima. The S comes with powerful front seats, sliding moon roof and a Bluetooth system. An intelligent push button is a standard feature of this trim. The adjustable rear seat offers more cargo room. The SV comes with safety features such as LED turn signals located on the side mirror and fog lights. In summary, the Nissan is a good option in these 4 areas:

  • Comfort. You can easily stretch due to more leg room.
  • Convenience. There is easier maneuvering of the car even in tight spots.
  • Dimensions. The Avalon is slightly longer than the Nissan, so you will have an easier time finding your parking spot while driving the Nissan Maxima.
  • Drive train lower torque means more power transmission to the wheels.
  • Utility.
  • Cargo space. The Nissan has a roomier cargo space than the Avalon.

Nissan is the clear winner of this battle. Get a closer look now by scheduling a test drive with us today!