2020 Nissan Maxima vs 2020 Toyota Avalon

Red Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon models in comparison image

Nissan and Toyota are two of the best automakers to come out of Japan, and they each have much to offer when it comes to sportiness and adrenaline. This explains why models like the Maxima and Avalon are so popular throughout each market they’re sold in, as they both offer ample amounts of punch and precision for all types of drivers to enjoy. Of course, with so many competitive models saturating the American performance sedan market, it can be hard to know which one checks off all the boxes for you, and that’s where we enter the equation.

Our Glendale Nissan sales team has compiled some info on both the 2020 Nissan Maxima and 2020 Toyota Avalon, and we invite you to join us as we show you what they can do. With this, we think you’ll have a better idea of which of these two market frontrunners is best for you!

2020 Nissan Maxima 


2020 Toyota Avalon 

$34,250  Starting MSRP  $35,800 
3.5-liter V6 / up to 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque output  Base Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output  3.5-liter V6 / 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque output 
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)  Transmission 8-speed automatic transmission 
20 miles per gallon city / 30 miles per gallon highway  City and Highway Fuel Economy  22 miles per gallon city / 32 miles per gallon highway 

Test drive the 2020 Nissan Maxima at Glendale Nissan in DuPage County IL

Both the 2020 Maxima and Avalon are market leaders and worthy competitors for each other, but the Maxima holds a significant upper hand when it comes to the innovation that you’ll receive inside. The 2020 Maxima gives you access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto app integration, along with a Drive Mode Selector (not seen on the Avalon) that gives you more hair-raising adrenaline with the push of a button. Not only that, but the Maxima also offers a wealth of driver assistance innovations, many of which aren’t seen on the Avalon either. These include:

  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • High Beam Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Many more!

Don’t hesitate to give us a call at Glendale Nissan if you’d like to schedule a test drive of the 2020 Nissan Maxima today – we'd be happy to get you behind the wheel!