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2018 Nissan Maxima vs 2018 Toyota Avalon near Chicago, IL

2018 Nissan Maxima Interior

2018 Nissan Maxima vs 2018 Toyota Avalon near Chicago, ILThe vehicle pictured above (right) is the 2018 Nissan Maxima with available features.

Are you on the lookout for a sporty and aggressive full-size sedan that demands attention at every turn? We have just what you are looking for here at Thomas Nissan of Joliet. On our lot you will find the one-of-a-kind 2018 Nissan Maxima, and to make the car-buying process easier for you, we decided to compare it to the 2018 Toyota Avalon. After this comparison you will see why there is such a buzz about the 2018 Maxima. Visit us today at 1427 North Larkin Avenue in Joliet, IL, to check out this fine-tuned sedan in person, and to speak with a sales team representative. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 815-741-5353.

When discussing the Maxima, we have to start under the hood where it comes with a standard 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine that churns out a stunning 300 horsepower and 261 lb.-ft. of torque. From sodium-filled exhaust valves, to the high-flow tuned induction system, the Maxima’s engine was designed to please. When compared to the Avalon’s standard 3.5-Liter V6 DOHC 24-Valve engine that generates 268 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque, the Maxima take the cake. This full-size sedan also borrows technology from the powerful Nissan GT-R®. Tack on the standard continuously variable valve time control system with available drive mode selector, and the performance that is outputted will leave you in awe. You will also have a fuel-efficient drive thanks to the 21/30 MPG city/hwy1 fuel rating.

One of the first aspects of the 2018 Maxima that will grab your attention is the exterior that exudes class and style. Up front you will find the standard boomerang-shaped headlights that feature a captivating LED signature line. In the back the Maxima also includes LED wraparound taillights, ensuring that your vehicle stands out in the darkness of the night. Adding the necessary flair to the Maxima are the standard 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels that comes with a machine-finish and are fitted with optimum tires for ideal handling and traction. The Avalon, on the other hand, comes equipped with a standard 17-inch dark gray painted alloy wheels with machined finish. Size isn’t always better, but rest assured that the 18-in. wheels of the Maxima will have you riding in style wherever you go. Better yet, if you want more class, you can opt for the available 19-in. machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels.

When it comes to the 2018 Nissan Maxima vs 2018 Toyota Avalon near Chicago, IL, the Maxima beats the Avalon with flying colors. Our friendly staff will answer any questions you may have. Next time you’re driving down Lincoln Highway, make sure to stop by our dealership. We look forward to meeting you and getting you in the cockpit of the car you deserve. 


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(815) 741-5353
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday Closed
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Features

Features

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  • Comfort

Interior

Steering

Steering ratio 15.3
Turns lock-to-lock 2.6

Seats

Driver seat power adjustments height, 8, reclining
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Rear seat folding split
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Passenger seat power adjustments 4, reclining
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery cloth
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench

Seatbelts

Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Emergency locking retractors rear, front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point

Safety

Technology

Mechanical

Exterior

Comfort

Specs

Warranty

Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Nissan Maxima 4 DR FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star

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Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III ULEV125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
3
1
3
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
3
1
3
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

Testimonials

Excellent experience!

Nicholas George
3-27-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

he experience my fiance and I had at Thomas Nissan was hands down, by far the best dealer experience we've ever had. Matt Richards did a great job helping us with our purchase. He was very professional, courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. Colin in finance, went above and beyond to help get my fiance and I financed. I will definitely choose Thomas Nissan the next time I am in the market for a vehicle.

Awards

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Editors Choice Awards: Sedans (2018 Model)
- Car And Driver

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Initial Quality Study (IQS): Top Models (2018 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

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Top 10 Sedans (2018 Model)
- Autobytel

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Top Safety Pick - Midsize Cars (2018 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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Vehicle Satisfaction Award: Luxury Mid-Size Car (2018 Model)
- Auto Pacific

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Tax Title and Tags and $179.81 doc fee not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. Up front pricing excludes Versa. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at (815) 741-5353 or by visiting us at the dealership.

1. 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 21 city / 30 highway MPG. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.