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Nissan Maxima vs. Toyota Avalon Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Nissan Maxima vs. Toyota Avalon Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $41,795

Nissan Maxima Platinum   
Difference: $1,342

Lowest Total Invoice: $38,608

Toyota Avalon Limited   
Difference: $362

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelMaximaAvalon
TrimPlatinumLimited
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $40,340 $41,100
Base Invoice $37,652 $36,991
Floor mats 220 225
Illuminated door sill trim plates 350 379
Cargo net   49
Remote start   499
Floor mats 167 140
Illuminated door sill trim plates 266 250
Cargo net   32
Remote start   310
Options (change) 570 1,152
Options (change) 433 732
Destination 885 885
Total Price $41,795 $43,137
Total Invoice $38,970 $38,608

The configured Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan has a 300-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan has a 268-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Nissan Maxima Platinum trim is $40,340. The features would cost an additional $570. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $41,795.

The base sticker price of the Toyota Avalon Limited trim is $41,100. The features would cost an additional $1,152. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $43,137.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Maxima trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota Avalon trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota Avalon Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan has a 300-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan has a 268-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Nissan Maxima Platinum trim is $37,652. The features would cost an additional $433. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $38,970.

The invoice of the Toyota Avalon Limited trim is $36,991. The features would cost an additional $732. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $38,608.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Maxima trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota Avalon trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota Avalon Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Nissan Maxima vs. Toyota Avalon

Lowest Adjusted Price: Nissan Maxima Platinum
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Toyota Avalon Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $807
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $841
Model Year20172017
ModelMaximaAvalon
TrimPlatinumLimited
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine300hp V6268hp V6
TransmissionCVT-7T6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)22/30 MPG21/30 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 11785, 11
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/45-18225/45-18
Total Price$41,795$43,137
Adjustments for Features0-535
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$41,795$42,602
Total Invoice$38,970$38,608
Adjustments for Features0-479
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$38,970$38,129

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Features Comparison: Nissan Maxima vs. Toyota Avalon

Model Year20172017
ModelMaximaAvalon
TrimPlatinumLimited
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Remote app$25 
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual $250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Around view cameras$500 
Automatic braking, low-speed $200
Driver drowsiness monitor$150 
Forward collision warning $200
Knee airbag, driver $100
Knee airbag, passenger $100
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200
Lane departure warning system $200
Moving object detection, front$25 
Moving object detection, rear$25 
Obstacle detection, front$200 
Obstacle detection, rear$300 
Pedestrian detection $50
Predictive forward collision warning$250 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rear side airbags $300
Rearview camera $200
Cargo Management 
Overhead sunglass holder$25 
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Apple CarPlay support$0 
DVD-compatible player $0
Rear air vents$100 
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Siri Eyes Free support $0
Voice control for external devices $0
Wireless charging station $75
Exterior 
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Sunroof $900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75
Compass $0
Fog lights$125 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Xenon HID headlights $500
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Heated second row seats $200
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350 
Chrome-coated alloy wheels $600
Total Value of Features$6,015$6,550
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$535
Value of Feature Adjustments0-479

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Specifications Comparison: Nissan Maxima vs. Toyota Avalon

Model Year20172017
ModelMaximaAvalon
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase109.3 in111.0 in
Length192.8 in195.3 in
Width73.2 in72.2 in
Height56.5 in57.5 in
Curb Weight3,471 lb.3,461 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.0 gal.17.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.4 in38.5 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room56.7 in58.2 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.2 in55.1 in
Row 1 Legroom45.0 in42.1 in
Row 2 Headroom36.7 in37.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.7 in57.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.5 in54.6 in
Row 2 Legroom34.2 in39.2 in
Cargo Volume14.3 ft316.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Toyota Avalon Limited

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%

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