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2018 Toyota Avalon vs 2017 Nissan Maxima

Toyota and Nissan are some of the most trusted brands in the automotive world. It's no wonder that when car shoppers are in the market for a new vehicle they flock to these brands. Let's compare two of their popular sedans, the 2018 Toyota Avalon vs 2017 Nissan Maxima so see which one you should head towards first.

Is this a fair fight? After all, the 2018 Avalon has a whole model year leg up. We think so. The 2017 Nissan Maxima just had a complete refresh and is expected to be mostly a carryover model for the 2018 model year, save for some trim level feature shuffling. The 2018 Toyota Avalon is also available now while the 2018 Nissan Maxima won’t be available until later this year. So, when car shoppers are heading to the dealership, the 2018 Avalon and 2017 Maxima are the models they will have access to currently. Find out more about how the two models compare below.

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2018 Toyota Avalon vs 2017 Nissan Maxima
$33,500 Starting MSRP $32,610
21/30 Fuel Economy 21/30
3.5-liter V6 Base Engine 3.5-liter V6
16.0 cubic feet Cargo Space 14.3 cubic feet

Head-to-Head on Standard Safety

As you can see from the chart above, the 2018 Toyota Avalon and 2017 Nissan Maxima are very similar when it comes to pricing, fuel economy, powertrains, and cargo space. So, what sets them apart? The amount of space offered. While both sedans have room for 5, the 2018 Avalon is going to provide more leg and headroom for everyone on board and will also have more room for their gear in the back. Let's just say that if you were taking a long-distance road trip with 3-4 of your favorite pals, you would really want the 2018 Avalon.

Aside from space, the standard safety equipment in a new Toyota vehicle really can't be beaten. Car shoppers will find the Toyota Safety Sense™P active safety system as standard on all trim levels of the 2018 Avalon. The Toyota Safety Sense™P system includes a Pre-Collision System and Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. These active safety features are only found on higher trim levels of the 2017 Maxima meaning more money out of your wallet.

Anyone interested in the 2018 Toyota Avalon can feel free to contact a dealership representative at Fox Toyota by submitting a request online, calling the dealership, or just stopping by. We would be happy to get you behind the wheel of the 2018 Avalon and answer any questions about the new model you may have.

2018 Toyota Avalon front interior
2018 Toyota Avalon rear seats
2018 Toyota Avalon center display
2018 Toyota Avalon accessories

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