The 2019 Toyota Avalon offers greater fuel economy than the Maxima.
The Avalon XLE has an EPA-estimated 22/32/26 mpg (city/hwy/comb) vs. Maxima’s EPA-estimated 20/30/24 mpg (city/hwy/comb).
Plus, Avalon offers the Toyota Safety Sense P® (TSS-P) suite of advanced safety systems, and offers more interior comfort features than the Maxima.
Base grade Maxima does start at a marginally lower MSRP of $34,050 vs. Avalon XLE’s MSRP of $35,650, but Avalon comes standard with safety features that cost more on Maxima. When jumping up to the higher-end Avalon trims, drivers will find a lower MSRP than higher-end Maxima trims. Plus, only the Avalon offers a hybrid option.
With these advantages in mind, plus the appeal of Avalon’s dramatic body lines and clever LED lighting systems, it becomes clear that the Toyota Avalon is the winner of this head-to-head comparison.