2020 Nissan Maxima vs. 2019 Toyota Avalon
- Integrated Dynamics-control Module — Maxima’s dedicated chassis electronic control module manages engine, transmission, and Vehicle Dynamic Control capabilities for enhanced handling. Avalon does not offer a similar feature.
- Intelligent Engine Brake (I-EB)
- Intelligent Trace Control1 (I-TC)
- Active Ride Control (ARC)
- Available Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof (vs. single panel) — Maxima’s available dual panel moonroof allows people in the front and rear seats to enjoy open-air motoring with its very large opening. Avalon offers only a single panel moonroof.
- Zero Gravity front seats – Every Maxima comes standard with Zero Gravity front seats, which help reduce fatigue when driving long distances. Avalon only offers a conventional seat design.
- Available Intelligent Around View Monitor2 (I-AVM) (vs. no Moving Object Detection system) — Maxima’s available Intelligent Around View Monitor provides views to the front, passenger side, and rear, and a composite view from above, to help enhance visibility when parking. It also provides visual and audible warnings if a moving object is detected within the displayed monitor image. Avalon has an available multi-camera system but does not offer a Moving Object Detection system.
- Intelligent Forward Collision Warning3 (I-FCW) (vs. not intelligent) — Maxima’s standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning system helps alert the driver to a potential frontal collision by monitoring the vehicle traveling in front of the vehicle immediately ahead. If the system detects a potential collision, it alerts the driver with visual and audible warnings. Avalon’s forward collision warning system monitors only the vehicle immediately ahead.
- Front and rear vented disc brakes (vs. front only)
- Larger standard wheels and tires (18-inch vs. 17)
- Available tilt-down outside mirrors
- Available driver’s seat manual thigh extension
- Available climate-controlled (heated and cooled) front seats (vs. heated and ventilated)
- Type-A and Type-C USB ports4 (vs. Type-A only)
- Available power rear window sunshade
- Android Auto™5
- Rear Door Alert6
- Standard Remote Engine Start7 with Intelligent Climate Control (vs. available)
- Available Traffic Sign Recognition8 (TSR)
- Intelligent Driver Alertness9 (I-DA)
- Easy-Fill Tire Alert10
- Standard Rear Automatic Braking11 (RAB) (vs. available)
- More front head room12 (with or without moonroof)
- More front leg room12
- Larger fuel tank12
2019 TOYOTA AVALON OVERVIEW
Avalon is Toyota’s flagship sedan and is currently in its fifth generation. It is offered in four trim levels in the 3.5-liter V6 gasoline version, or in three trim levels as a hybrid with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. V6 models get an 8-speed automatic, while hybrid models get Toyota’s ECVT.
Avalon is aimed at buyers who cross-shop domestic full-size sedans. Its primary selling point is upscale styling luxury that sets it apart from its domestic competitors. While Maxima is slightly smaller than Avalon, it still provides ample interior room, and it has more front head and leg room than Avalon. Maxima also delivers sportier styling and dynamic performance while offering comfort and luxury features that are not available on Avalon.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 TOYOTA AVALON
Avalon is new for 2019 with the following notable changes:
- New exterior and interior styling
- New XSE trim level
- New 3.5-liter V6 engine and hybrid powertrain
- New 8-speed automatic transmission
- New platform with revised multi-link rear suspension
- Available Adaptive Variable Suspension system
- Available Technical Laser Ablation headlights and taillights
- Dynamic auxiliary sequential turn signals
- New Cognac interior color
- Engine Sound Enhancement
- New 9-inch display audio
- Available 1200-watt JBL audio system
- Standard Entune 3.0 with Wi-Fi Connect, Toyota Remote Connect with Smartwatch and Amazon Alexa Connectivity, and Apple CarPlay™ Connectivity
- Standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P)
TRIM LEVEL MATCHUPS
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