2016 Nissan Maxima vs. 2016 Toyota Avalon

2016 Nissan Maxima black exterior

2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Toyota Avalon light exterior

2016 Toyota Avalon

In this quick comparison guide between the 2016 Nissan Maxima and the 2016 Toyota Avalon, it should be clear to Regina and Swift Current drivers which sedan reigns supreme. Keep reading to learn more about pricing, efficiency, and amenities on both the 2016 Nissan Maxima and the 2016 Toyota Avalon.

Power, Efficiency, and Pricing

With the 2016 Nissan Maxima, Regina and Swift Current drivers will be in charge of up to 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque at a starting price of only $35,900. With its Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System and Xtronic CVT with Drive Mode Selector and manual mode, the 2016 Maxima will earn drivers an efficiency rating of 7.8 L/100 km on the highway and 10.9 L/100 km in the city. The 2016 Maxima also comes with an all-new rear suspension with monotube dampers that give it higher torsional rigidity than supercars like the Porsche Cayman.

The 2016 Toyota Avalon – which starts at $38,990 – only delivers 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque with its 3.5L 6-cylinder engine. While its 6-speed automatic transmission allows for similar highway efficiency ratings, it hinders fuel economy in the city with drivers only earning up to 11.4 L/100 km.

Luxury Amenities

Regina and Swift Current car shoppers will have four trims to look at with the 2016 Nissan Maxima compared to only two with the 2016 Toyota Avalon.

  • SV – The entry-level SV model comes with NissanConnect with Navigation, Mobile Apps, and an 8-inch colour display, 18-inch machine-finished aluminum alloy wheels, and leather heated front zero-gravity seats.
  • SL – The SL, which starts at $38,950, comes with a Bose premium audio system with 11 speakers, and it adds a dual panel power panoramic moonroof, Intelligent cruise control (ICC), a Blind Spot Warning System, and adjustable ambient LED interior lighting.
  • SR – Starting at $41,100, the SR is all about style with its 19-inch diamond-cut machine-finished alloy wheels and diamond-quilted Alcantara seat inserts.
  • Platinum – This top-of-the-line trim starts at $43,300, and it comes with premium Ascot leather front seats with diamond-quilted leather inserts, an Ascot leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection.

The 2016 Toyota Avalon comes in two trims:

  • Touring – Over $3,000 more than the Maxima SV, the Touring only has a 6.95-inch colour display for its audio system and doesn’t feature any system similar to the NissanConnect, which lets you access apps from your smartphone.
  • Limited – At a starting price of $43,770, it’s slightly more than the top-level Platinum trim and significantly more than the SR and SL trims. It also doesn’t come with Ascot leather or Alcantara inserts, and it doesn’t have an Around View Monitor. While the 2016 Avalon Limited does come with similar safety features as the Maxima, you’ll be paying a lot more for them since these advanced safety features come standard on the lower-level SL trim.

Experience the 2016 Nissan Maxima in Swift Current, SK

Now that you’ve seen how the 2016 Nissan Maxima compares to the 2016 Toyota Avalon, come and experience it in all its glory at Knight Nissan. We’re sure our Regina and Swift Current customers won’t be disappointed. For more information about the 2016 Maxima, contact us online or call 306-778-7000. We hope to see you soon!