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2016 Nissan Maxima vs 2016 Toyota Avalon near Stafford, VA

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The Nissan Maxima is a sedan that has everything you could want and need in a car, and more. To demonstrate, the 2016 Nissan Maxima vs 2016 Toyota Avalon near Stafford, VA, was created by us at Pohanka Nissan to shine some light onto which sedan has just a little more in terms of power, innovative features, and fuel efficiency.

When you want to bring along your favorite people, as well as all your gear, to Aquia Pines Camp Resort, doing so in the Maxima will be easier than ever. The Maxima is equipped with a 60/40 split-fold-down rear seat, which makes for effortless people and cargo carrying capability. The Avalon can’t say the same, as it does not boast a 60/40 split rear seat. Better yet, you’ll be able to find your way seamlessly thanks to NissanConnectSM with Navigation1, standard on every trim. It’s even displayed via an 8-inch screen for optimal viewing. The Avalon only has Navigation on higher trims, and only features a 7-inch touchscreen on every trim.

The exterior amenities on the Nissan Maxima are not only innovative, but also very convenient. While both vehicles are standard with a rearview camera, only the Maxima offers an Around View® Monitor2. This system utilizes the four cameras on the Maxima’s exterior in the front, rear, and on the side mirrors, to produce an overhead image of the Maxima for prime reversing and parking. Standard on the Maxima are LED Daytime Running Lights, which help enhance your view of the road ahead, while these are only available on the top trim, Touring, of the Avalon.

This comparison between the 2016 Nissan Maxima vs 2016 Toyota Avalon near Stafford, VA, keeps going with the differences in capability. The Avalon is standard with the 3.5L V6 engine, which generates 268 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque. Those are miniscule numbers compared to that of the Maxima, considering its 3.5L V6 engine with 300 horsepower and 261 lb.-ft. of torque. For a more hands-on drive, the Maxima is the sedan for you. Standard with CVT®, it also offers available paddle shifters when you want to take power into your own hands. Paddle shifters aren’t available on any trim of the Avalon.

When you’re behind the wheel of the Maxima, you’ll be able to stay on the road longer than the Avalon. The Maxima boasts 22/30 MPG city/hwy3 – impressive numbers for its segment. The Avalon allows for 21/31 MPG city/hwy4, but only on a 17 gallon fuel tank. The Maxima one-ups the Avalon with its an 18 gallon fuel tank threshold. So not only will you be able to bring along everything you want to camping, you also won’t get lost and you’ll be able to get there faster and more efficiently in the Maxima.

Experience all of what the Maxima has to offer when you take it for a test drive at Pohanka Nissan today! It’s evident to see the advantage the Maxima has over the Avalon from this 2016 Nissan Maxima vs 2016 Toyota Avalon near Stafford, VA, comparison – now come experience it in person.


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1. Never program while driving. GPS mapping may not be detailed in all areas or reflect current road status.

2. Parking aid/convenience feature. Cannot completely eliminate blind spots. May not detect every object and does not warn of moving objects. Always check surroundings and turn to look behind you before moving vehicle.

3. Fuel economy based on Targeted 2016 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2016 Maxima – EPA data not available at time of publication. Targeted 2016 fuel economy 30 hwy estimates based on Nissan internal testing results, subject to EPA confirmation. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

4. 2016 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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