Vehicle Comparisons:
2017 Nissan Maxima vs. 2016 Toyota Avalon

2017 Nissan Maxima East Providence, RIWhen you’re in the market for a performance-based sedan for your adventures throughout the East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket area, you have options like the 2017 Nissan Maxima and the 2016 Toyota Avalon. Both of these sedans are highly regarded as classy, sophisticated, and powerful, so we’re going to delve deeper into these vehicles to show you which one comes out on top.

In our vehicle comparison, we’ll take a closer look at categories like vehicle performance, interior space, and entertainment technology. This article will help you figure out which vehicle offers more and which one you want to take out on the road.

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2017 Nissan Maxima vs. 2016 Toyota Avalon Vehicle Performance

Both of these sedans really pack the power. The Nissan Maxima relies on its 3.5-liter V6 engine to reach its 300-horsepower output. The Toyota Avalon also features a 3.5-liter V6, although it doesn’t keep up since it can only reach 268 horsepower.

In terms of handling, the newest Maxima is outfitted with the Xtronic CVT® (continuously variable transmission). The Avalon features a six-speed electronically controlled automatic. The CVT takes the lead due to its efficiency and the ability to flawlessly transition between gears without a noticeable jump in acceleration.

Interior Space

The Nissan Maxima and the Toyota Avalon both feature stylish cloth interior seats that are fit to carry you and your four passengers to your destination.

In terms of comfort, you’ll be happy with the 39.4 inches of headroom and 45 inches of legroom for you and your front passenger. The Avalon has slightly limited front space with 38.5 inches of headroom and an underwhelming 42.1 inches of legroom.

Entertainment Technology

2017 Nissan Maxima InteriorSitting at the center of the Nissan Maxima’s dashboard is an 8-inch multitouch screen from which you can access the arsenal of entertainment options. The Toyota Avalon offers a 7-inch touchscreen display.

In terms of audio options, these vehicles feature a CD player, a three-month trial of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and an HD Radio™. This particular radio lets you listen to standard AM/FM broadcasts at a much higher audio quality.

Both vehicles are outfitted with versatile Bluetooth® systems. With this, not only can you make phone calls, but you also can stream music from your phone. This system also keeps you up-to-date on your text messages because it displays them on the respective touchscreens.

2017 Nissan Maxima vs. 2016 Toyota Avalon Comparison Verdict

This article has helped you to see the differences between the 2017 Nissan Maxima and the 2016 Toyota Avalon. You learned that the Maxima takes the lead in performance with its high horsepower and adaptable CVT and that you get more room for your head and legs compared to the Avalon.

We also looked at the entertainment technology featured in both vehicles. Although they offer similar amenities, the Nissan Maxima features a larger display screen.

Learn even more about the 2017 Nissan Maxima by getting behind the wheel. Schedule your test drive with us at Stateline Nissan, the dealership that proudly serves driver in the East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket area.