2016 Nissan Maxima vs 2016 Toyota Avalon

2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Toyota Avalon

2016 Toyota Avalon

Puyallup and Tacoma drivers looking for a luxury sedan have a lot of options to choose from, but odds are at the top of that list you’ll find the 2016 Nissan Maxima and the 2016 Toyota Avalon. As two of the most popular luxury sedans on the market today, it’s easy to see why they’d come up against each other so often. But which one is the better vehicle for you? Well, while they both claim to offer a luxury experience, pound for pound the 2016 Nissan Maxima offers more features and better all-around performance, while still coming at a price that belies its luxury nature.


When it comes to tackling the road ahead, the 2016 Nissan Maxima gives you that sports car feel you crave in a way the 2016 Toyota Avalon simply can’t manage. The biggest difference is under the hood: the Maxima comes equipped with a beastly VQ 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque, leaving the Avalon’s wimpy 268 hp engine way in the dust. All that power is further streamlined by the Maxima’s all-new Xtronic CVT transmission, which gives a more direct and distinctive driving experience while still wringing the best possible fuel economy for your vehicle.



All luxury sedans purport to put safety first, but the 2016 Nissan Maxima takes it to the next level with a comprehensive package of advanced accident prevention technology, including several systems that you can’t get in the 2016 Toyota Avalon, such as:

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert: Pulling out of a parking spot can be nerve-wracking, especially in high-traffic areas. Thankfully this monitoring system has your back: it keeps an eye on traffic approaching from either direction and alerts you accordingly, so you don’t get blindsided just as you’re trying to go.

  • Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection: This system takes rearview cameras to the next level, using not one, but four cameras to create a virtual 360-degree top-down view of your vehicle, so you can see all of your immediate surroundings clearly and easily.

  • Driver Attention Alert: Fatigue is one of the leading causes of automotive accidents in America, and Nissan seeks to address that crisis with this innovative system. By monitoring your steering patterns and checking for unusual steering activity, it’s able to detect when you seem to need a break and alert you accordingly.

2016 Nissan Maxima Interior

The 2016 Nissan Maxima Handily Outclasses the 2016 Toyota Avalon

As you can see, in the battle of the 2016 Nissan Maxima vs. the 2016 Toyota Avalon, the Maxima comes out on top, and Bonney Lake drivers can check one out for themselves today at Puyallup Nissan. Come visit our lot at 101 Valley Ave NW to see one in person, or contact us online or over the phone at (253) 848-4507 if you have any questions.

2016 nissan maxima