New Nissan Maxima vs. Toyota Avalon in Santa Barbara, CA

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How would you like to drive a spacious, powerful and high-tech new sedan at a highly affordable price? The new Nissan Maxima is that sedan, and it is available now at Santa Barbara Nissan, serving Goleta, Lompoc and Santa Barbara, California. Nissan's popular Maxima sedan was recently redesigned with a striking new style and plenty of new features, inside and out! Shop our current inventory of new Nissan Maxima sedans here on our website today.

Let's see how the new Nissan Maxima compares to its rival from Toyota, the Avalon.

V6 Power and Performance

If you are looking for a thrilling driving experience and plenty of power and performance on tap in your new sedan, then the new Nissan Maxima comes in ahead of Toyota's Avalon by a large margin. The latest Maxima takes its long-held moniker of Nissan's "four-door sports car" to a whole new level, thanks to its upgraded 'VQ' 3.5-liter V6 engine, generating a commanding 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to its Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission), smooth and efficient acceleration comes standard on the latest Maxima sedans. The Toyota Avalon's less potent 268-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine produces just 248 lb-ft of torque and is connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Toyota's aging 6-speed automatic will do the job, but it cannot rival the smoothness or efficiency of Nissan's Xtronic CVT that comes standard on the new Maxima.

Technology Features Packed inside the New Nissan Maxima

Every new Nissan Maxima gets an impressive list of standard features NissanConnect with a navigation system, an 8-inch color screen display, Intelligent Climate Control, and a Remote Engine Start system. Somewhat surprisingly, none of those features come as standard equipment on Toyota's Avalon, however. In fact, to get similar features on the new Avalon, you would have to step up one or two trim levels, which means spending thousands more than the new Maxima S base model.

Visit Santa Barbara Nissan Today

If you live near Goleta and Lompoc, CA, and are in search of a new full-size sedan, be sure to see the new Nissan Maxima at Santa Barbara Nissan. As you shop for your new car here on the Santa Barbara Nissan website, you can browse our current new car specials, get pre-approved for a new auto loan and even value your trade-in vehicle. Once you drive off in your new Maxima or another quality Nissan vehicle, remember that we have a Nissan auto service center on-site to take care of your Nissan's future routine maintenance needs.

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