2016 Nissan Maxima vs 2016 Toyota Avalon

Sport sedans have been a popular vehicle option for as long as they have been around. Who doesn't love the fun, sporty performance and high-end features these sedans offer? In this class, the Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon have been two of the leading models, rising above the competition by providing high-octane performance, incredible efficiency, and some fantastic premium features that are standard on even the base trim levels. So, if you're trying to compare the 2016 Nissan Maxima vs 2016 Toyota Avalon, which model is the best option?

When comparing these two vehicles, one cannot make a true decision without first looking at the design of each sedan. The 2016 Nissan Maxima has been completely redesigned for the new model year. This means a completely fresh look with sportier and more modern styling that allows it to truly stand out among the many similarly styled vehicles in its class. In fact, the 2016 Maxima looks like a completely different vehicle. The 2016 Toyota Avalon, on the other hand, has also had a redesign, albeit a much less drastic one. There have been minor styling changes for the 2016 Avalon, however these changes don't make nearly as many waves as the redesign of the 2016 Maxima.

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2016 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S VS 2016 Toyota Avalon XLE
3.5-liter, V6 Engine 3.5-liter, V6
300 hp / 261 lb.-ft. of torque Power Ratings 268 hp / 248 lb.-ft. of torque
45-inches Front Legroom 42.1-inches
Yes, with voice activation Navigation System? Not available

An In-Depth Look At the 2016 Nissan Maxima and 2016 Toyota Avalon

Apart from the restyling for 2016, there is another area where the Nissan Maxima excels above the Toyota Avalon. Despite the fact that both models have the same size engine, the Maxima offers significantly better performance than the Avalon. Compare the 2016 Nissan Maxima's 300 horsepower and 261 lb.-ft. of torque to the 2016 Toyota Avalon's 268 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque and it's clear which vehicle brings better performance to the table.

As for the features and interior of the Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon, both vehicles have their own advantages. The Maxima offers more passenger space in the front, while the Avalon has a little more space for rear passengers. The base 3.5 S Nissan Maxima has features like standard navigation with voice activation and a remote starting system, while the base XLE Toyota Avalon has standard features like leather seating and heated front seats. Depending on what is most important to you personally, one of these vehicles may offer more of what you are looking for.

When it comes down to it, though the 2016 Nissan Maxima and 2016 Toyota Avalon each have their own advantages, the Maxima's better overall redesign and more powerful performance give it the edge in this comparison. If you would like to learn more about the new Nissan Maxima, we invite you to stop into Glendale Nissan right here in Glendale Heights, IL to test drive this incredible sport sedan. If you have specific questions about the Maxima, you can also reach out to our staff for more information.

2016 Nissan Maxima exterior styling
2016 Toyota Avalon exterior styling
2016 Nissan Maxima interior technology and features
2016 Toyota Avalon interior technology and features

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