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2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Toyota Avalon

You are on the lookout for a new vehicle, and you have narrowed it down to wanting a full-size sedan. You know that these vehicles have quite a reputation for providing spacious, comfortable rides for you and your family. Sometimes they can even feel like a luxurious experience without making you pay a luxurious price. But a roomy ride is not all you are looking for. Although the vehicle is on the large size, you still want one that is efficient, keeping your wallet happy and available for use with other things in your life. Can you find a full-size sedan that fits your criteria while still fitting your budget? The answer is yes, especially with Nissan. Let’s compare the 2017 Nissan Maxima vs the 2017 Toyota Avalon.

Nissan and Toyota are known throughout the world, and their reputations are well established. When you put these two full-size sedans against each other, however, the Maxima pulls ahead.

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2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Toyota Avalon
300-HP 3.5-liter 24-Valve V6 Base Engine 268-HP 3.5-liter 24-Valve V6
21/30 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy 21/30 City/Hwy MPG
18 Gallons Fuel Capacity 17 Gallons
$32,610 Base MSRP $33,300

Power and efficiency with the 2017 Maxima

Say “Maxima” out loud. Doesn’t it sound a bit like “maximum?” How fitting, then, that this sedan cranks up the horsepower to 300, far surpassing the 268 horsepower delivered by the 2017 Avalon. Having plenty of power under the hood is important in gaining your confidence as you drive it along the daily grind.

With great power comes less great fuel economy, right? Not necessarily, and certainly not with the 2017 Maxima. This car still gets an EPA-estimated 21 city and 30 highway miles per gallon, which is a number that the Avalon also achieves. But wouldn’t you rather have both an engine that has high horsepower and efficiency? The Maxima offers just that, and has a bigger fuel tank to boot.

The 2017 Nissan Maxima gives you more horsepower, a quality fuel economy, and all for a lower price than the 2017 Toyota Avalon. The numbers speak for themselves.

red 2017 Nissan Maxima exterior front driving down highway
blue 2017 Nissan Maxima seen from top
2017 Nissan Maxima interior steering wheel and dashboard
2017 Nissan Maxima interior seats