2018 Nissan Maxima vs 2018 Toyota Avalon Chicago IL

Blue 2018 Nissan Maxima and white 2018 Toyota Avalon side by side

While some vehicles are beloved for their capability and versatility, other vehicles succeed with much more with style and performance. One of the vehicles that symbolizes the combination of capability, style and performance is the Nissan Maxima. However, we know that’s not the only stylish sedan out on the market today. That’s why we wanted to take a look at some of the key differences between the 2018 Nissan Maxima vs the 2018 Toyota Avalon.

All for a lower price than the Avalon, the new Maxima surpasses its Toyota counterpart in terms of fuel efficiency and power. In fact, each 2018 Nissan Maxima comes equipped with a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine. This engine can generate an impressive 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Nissan Maxima also features a Drive Mode Selector, meaning that drivers can switch between Normal and Sport modes while driving their new Maxima.

2018 Nissan Maxima


2018 Toyota Avalon

$33,270* Starting MSRP $33,500
25** Combined MPG 24
300 Standard Horsepower 268
261 lb-ft Standard Torque 248 lb-ft

Certified Pre-Owned Nissan Maxima Near Chicago IL

While the 2018 Nissan Maxima remains affordable as a 4-door sports car, it may not be affordable for some drivers. Thanks to Nissan Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, people can get a used Nissan vehicle without and of the uncertainty that may come with buying used. For example, each Nissan Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is given a 167-point inspection to make sure the model is working properly and without significant damage, along with many more great benefits.

If you would like to learn more about the 2018 Nissan Maxima vs the 2018 Toyota Avalon, be sure to contact us at Glendale Nissan. You can also test drive the new Maxima by visiting our dealership in Glendale Heights, IL.


*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

**2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 21 city / 30 highway MPG. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.