As sedan flagships of their respective brands, the 2021 Nissan Maxima and 2021 Toyota Avalon have a lot to offer. In this comparison, our sales team at Maus Nissan New Port Richey is going to take a close look at both vehicles to help you determine which vehicle might be right for you. 

Scroll down to learn more about the 2021 Nissan Maxima and the 2021 Toyota Avalon. 

 Performance and Power 

The 2021 Nissan Maxima comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 261 lb.-ft of torque. If you want a sportier feel, try driving the Maxima in sport mode! 

The Toyota Avalon has a smaller 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 205 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft of torque. There is an option to upgrade to a 3.5-liter V6 engine though. 

With the Nissan Maxima, you can look at getting 20 mpg in the city, and 30 mpg on the highway. Depending on what engine you have, the Toyota Avalon gets 25 mpg in the city, and 34 on the highway. But do not let mileage make up your mind just yet!

Interior Styling

The 2021 Nissan Maxima is styled with leather trim seating, while the 2021 Toyota Avalon has leatherette trim. 

The Maxima is a luxury sports sedan with upscale features that the Toyota simply cannot match. The SV is the base model and comes equipped with keyless ignition, a 7-inch information screen, heated and power-adjustable front seats.

Technology and Safety 

Need help parking your vehicle in a tight space? The 2021 Nissan Maxima comes equipped with a standard feature called Parking Assist to help you park with ease.  This feature is not available on the base trim of the 2021 Toyota Avalon. 

The Maxima's standard SV trim features Nissan's Safety Shield 360 with features such as predictive forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, rear automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic high beams. 

The Platinum trim of the Nissan Maxima gives you rain-sensing wipers, diamond-stitched leather upholstery, satin-finished maple interior trim accents, and a powered rear window shade. 

The Toyota Avalon comes with Toyota Safety Sense equipped with a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane-departure alert, auto high beams, and adaptive cruise control. 

Bottom Line

Both vehicles have a 3 year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5 year 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Depending on what you are looking for in a new vehicle, both full-sized sedans are a contender. While the Toyota Avalon has better mileage, the Maxima outperforms it in technology, style, and handling. 

Test Drive a 2021 Nissan Maxima 

Come test drive a 2021 Nissan Maxima to see what makes this full-sized sedan so great! Or check out our lineup of Maxima's online. Schedule a test drive at Maus Nissan New Port Richey today- (727) 999-6287! Our sales team is ready to serve you! 

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