2019 Toyota Avalon vs. 2018 Nissan Altima

The all-new, fifth-generation Toyota Avalon has been available at the Colonial Toyota for about a year. Toyota has been building its flagship sedan to be a class-leader since its very first year of production. The 2019 model takes that legacy to the next level with its upgraded powertrain, new design elements and more advanced connectivity equipment. Potential Colonial Toyota customers looking for their next full-size sedan would do well to take a look at the comparison between the 2019 Toyota Avalon vs. 2018 Nissan Maxima. These two vehicles are positioned differently by each of the two automakers. The Avalon breaks ground into the entry-level luxury class and Nissan touts the Maxima as a sportier vehicle option. Colonial Toyota will make the case that the 2019 Avalon will be able to offer more on both accounts. Schedule a test drive with the 2019 Toyota Avalon today by calling, 203-403-6890.
One of the best ways to evaluate competing vehicles is to examine what the manufacturer has to offer at the base level. The 2019 Toyota Avalon is well-equipped across its entire trim ladder, but its entry-level XLE model starts customers out further ahead of buyers who choose the 2018 Nissan Maxima. Potential owners of the 2019 Avalon XLE will have not only Bluetooth connectivity and keyless entry/ignition like the Maxima, but it goes further by making the Toyota Safety Sense system and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot standard equipment. Also, on the subject of available technology, the two sedans are compatible with today’s most popular smartphone applications. However, the 2019 Avalon takes yet another step further away from the Maxima by offer Amazon Alexa compatibility. The same device you use to have common items shipped to your house can be used to send driving directions to your 2019 Avalon.

2019 Toyota Avalon


2018 Nissan Maxima

3.5-L, V-6 Engine 3.5-L, V-6
301/267 Horsepower/Torque 300/261
Eight-speed automatic Transmission CVT
22/32 Fuel Economy 21/30

Performance Specs

When the Nissan Maxima was announced, a lot was made of its power plant. Toyota may have had the Maxima in its sights when they were working on the engine and transmission used in each version of the 2019 Avalon available at Colonial Toyota. Under the hood of the 2019 Toyota Avalon is a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Not only will drivers of the new Avalon be able to make use of 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque, but both of these numbers outpace corresponding figures for the 2018 Maxima. What’s more impressive is that the Toyota Avalon is also more fuel-efficient than its Maxima rival.