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Nissan Maxima vs. Toyota Avalon MPG

Chart is based on 135 fuel economy reports for the Nissan Maxima and 50 fuel economy reports for the Toyota Avalon.

Nissan Maxima MPG

Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2014 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2012 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 16 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2011 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2010 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2009 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2008 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2007 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2006 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2005 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2004 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2003 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2003 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2002 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2002 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2001 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2001 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2000 27.2 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima 2000 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat lead light 10 20 20 50 80 23.5  
2012 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat v.lt light 5 78 1 16 75 25.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 0 10 0 90 75 27.1  
2010 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 4 22 32 42 69 21.4  
2009 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 3 12 30 55 68 24.6  
2008 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 1 1 18 80 70 26.5  
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 5 5 41 49 66 22.3  
2006 4dr Sedan 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 15 30 46 65 24.3  
2005 4dr Sedan 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 4 57 30 72 24.3  
2004 4dr Sedan 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 2 15 31 52 80 24.3  
2003 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 16 17 13 54 70 27.8  
2003 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 12 36 22 30 68 24.3  
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 9 14 34 43 77 23.7  
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 15 39 11 35 84 21.7  
2001 4dr Sedan 222-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 75 26.7  
2001 4dr Sedan 222-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 15 3 33 50 73 22.8  
2000 4dr Sedan 222-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 9 20 8 62 63 27.2  
2000 4dr Sedan 222-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 7 3 38 52 78 24.2  

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Toyota Avalon MPG

Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2015 42.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2013 37.7 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2011 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2009 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2008 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2007 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2006 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2005 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2004 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2003 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2002 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2000 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat v.lt light 1 4 5 90 70 42.0  
2013 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 6 17 20 58 68 37.7  
2011 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 15 24 52 82 26.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 30 10 60 70 24.7  
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 28 44 29 60 24.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 8 19 25 48 68 25.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 1 11 25 63 70 26.9  
2005 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 17 28 53 66 25.2  
2004 4dr Sedan 210-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 13 17 19 52 65 21.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 210-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 10 18 3 70 73 26.3  
2002 4dr Sedan 210-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 73 28 70 23.7  
2000 4dr Sedan 210-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 1 14 18 67 98 23.5  

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Nissan Maxima vs. Toyota Avalon MPG

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
16-17 in the city. 25-26 on the freeway. Not bad than other comparable cars. see full Nissan Maxima review
2009 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
It is between 25-29.2 on the highway depending on headwinds. It seems sensitive to wind, mileage-wise. In town is excellent. In 4k miles the worst tank has been 23.2 when it was brand new and very cold out. City mileage is understated in my opinion. see full Nissan Maxima review
2003 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
it averages about 20 mpg consistently see full Nissan Maxima review
2003 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Fuel economy is great for a 250+ horsepower automatic see full Nissan Maxima review
2003 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
I get between 26-27mpg. see full Nissan Maxima review
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
For a large car with a relatively large engine, this engine is mirror smooth which helps it get great highway mileage. see full Nissan Maxima review
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
I consistently get 25 in the city, and 33-34 all highway. Excellent fuel economy for any car, let alone one with a 3.5L V6. see full Nissan Maxima review
Nissan Maxima Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Not as good as advertised see full Nissan Maxima review
2010 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Depends on a lot on your right foot. Driven like a Prius, 26 MPG city and 33 MPG highway. Driven normally with occasionally throttle bursts, 27 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined. The CVT ratio spread maxes out at 2200 RPM at 75; a little high for MPG. see full Nissan Maxima review
2009 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
City driving is brutal on mpg. If you get 12 mpg you are doing well. Highway miles are great - over 30, so great on trips, stinks for commuting. see full Nissan Maxima review
2008 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Not as good in town as expected. Get around 20-22 mpg in town, 25-28 on hi-way see full Nissan Maxima review
2006 4dr Sedan 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
24MPG on the HWY. Come on...Crown Victoria is almost 30 has a V8 and gets 29 MPG on the HWY. see full Nissan Maxima review
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
This car loves to suck gas especially when pushed. And not just any gas, the high compression VQ35DE engine requires premium. In my experiences anything less than 91 octane will yield poor performance and odd engine noises. I average 17-18 mpg at best. see full Nissan Maxima review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 The Avalon's EPA ratings of 21 mpg city, 31 mpg highway are the best of any V6-powered large sedan. The Azera's numbers aren't too far behind (20/29). The LaCrosse's are (17/27). In our suburban driving we roughly matched the city figure. On the highway, though, we measured about 27. A number of factors might explain the shortfall. With a 70 mph limit, we were cruising well above the maximum speed of the EPA test cycle. Also, every seat was occupied and the trunk was chock full of luggage. Desire better fuel economy? Well, for the first time the Avalon is also available with a hybrid powertrain, specifically the same 200-horsepower (combined) unit available in the Camry. With this engine, the EPA ratings are 40/39. But you'll give up the more effortless acceleration and sweeter sound of the 268-horsepower V6. While the 3.5-liter V6 has changed very little since its introduction in the 2006 Avalon, and lacks the latest technology such as direct injection, it feels plenty strong and is among the best-sounding V6s. At low speeds and in turns traction is the limiting factor. All-wheel-drive would help, but unlike in the Buick isn't an option. The transmission remains the same six-speed automatic Toyota has offered since 2007. It's smooth and responsive, especially in sport mode (offered with the XLE Touring and Limited). If you desire to call the shifts yourself anyway, this can be done via either paddles flanking the steering wheel or the lever. Econ mode makes top mpg easier to attain by dulling throttle responses and quickening upshifts. see full Toyota Avalon review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
20 to 22 mpg overall, over 30 on trips. see full Toyota Avalon review
2006 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
On the highway, cruising at 78 mph, with the cruise on, and the a/c on, we get 31 mpg! see full Toyota Avalon review
2006 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I find the fuel economy outstanding for a 6-cyl. engine. I have power when I ned it and the fuel economy of many 4-cyle. vehicles. see full Toyota Avalon review
2006 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Outstanding - 22 city, 31 hwy, 26 combined (in warm weather - cold temps radically affect fuel economy) see full Toyota Avalon review
2005 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Excellent mileage the entire 8 years I have owned this car. Usually I get 22-24 in town and well over 32 on the highway sometimes up to 35 mpg if I keep at 65 when the RPM runs around 2000. see full Toyota Avalon review
2002 4dr Sedan 210-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Average 24 mpg in town and generally 28-32 mpg on highway see full Toyota Avalon review