Full-size sedans like the Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon give you lots of room to stretch your legs. They also offer a smooth ride, premium amenities, and peace of mind.

So, which one has what you're looking for in your next car? Maus Nissan of Crystal River put this 2020 Nissan Maxima vs Toyota Avalon comparison together to help drivers in Homosassa Springs, Lecanto, and Citrus Hills, FL, decide.

Safety Features

The 2020 Nissan Maxima keeps you safe with 10 airbags. It makes sure both rows are protected with seat-mounted side-impact airbags in both rows and roof-mounted curtain airbags that cover both sides of the cabin.

To help prevent accidents, the Nissan Maxima comes with lots of driver-assistive features. For example, the RearView Monitor uses your dashboard monitor to give you a better look at what's behind you when you're backing up. You'll also have more awareness while you drive, thanks to smart safety features, such as:

  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

While these safety features monitor what's around you, Intelligent Driver Alertness focuses on how you're driving. If it senses that you're tired or distracted, it'll remind you to focus on the road or take a break and let someone else drive.

The Toyota Avalon also includes 10 airbags and several driver-assistive features. Unfortunately, it doesn't include a Blind Spot Warning or offer anything that can remind you to keep your eyes on the road.

Infotainment System

The Nissan Maxima also includes technology that makes your drive easier. The dashboard touchscreen includes lots of smartphone compatible features, so you can make calls, reply to texts, and enjoy your favorite music while you drive.

Every trim level includes the following technology:

  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system & audio streaming
  • Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™

The Toyota Avalon also includes a Bluetooth® compatible touchscreen. It features both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, but makes it makes it tougher to stay in touch without a text messaging assistant.


Both the Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon offer an upscale cabin with high-end amenities. Leather seats and diamond-patterned stitching are available in both sedans, but the Nissan gives you more room to relax.

There's 39.4 inches of headroom and 45 inches of legroom. You'll have plenty of ways to settle in, too, with a power-adjustable driver's seats. Plus, to make it feel more like a roadster, it offers a performance-inspired flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel.  

The Toyota Avalon can feel a bit cramped behind the wheel. It only gives you 37.4 inches of headroom and 42.1 inches of legroom. While it also offers a power-adjustable driver's seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, you won't get the same fun feeling you would with a sporty flat-bottom steering wheel.

Test Drive a Premium Sedan

Visit Maus Nissan of Crystal River to learn more about our 2020 Nissan Maxima vs. Toyota Avalon and take a test drive.

The Nissan Maxima offers more features and maximum comfort to drivers in Homosassa Springs, Lecanto, and Citrus Hills, FL.

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