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Toyota Avalon vs. Nissan Maxima

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Toyota Avalon

2016 Toyota Avalon
$455
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Nissan Maxima

2016 Nissan Maxima
$520
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Excellent

The Toyota Avalon Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 2nd out of 12 for fullsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $455 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. Repairs are less severe than average, and the frequency of these issues is average, so major repairs are not common for the Avalon.

Above Average

The Nissan Maxima Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 5th out of 12 for fullsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $520 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average, and major issues are less frequent than average, so major repairs are not common for the Maxima.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$455
inexpensive
very expensive
$520
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.4
not often
way too often
0.3
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
9%
minor issues
major issues
12%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(72 Reviews)
(126 Reviews)
Rating Details
5 star
(15)
4 star
(44)
3 star
(6)
2 star
(4)
1 star
(0)

The Toyota Avalon ranks highest in drive train and ranks lowest in suspension.

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“My 2001 Toyota Avalon (purchased new) is fantastic. I have 340,000km (212k miles) and just purchased new Toyo tires Versado Noir and now rides brand new - maybe even better if you can believe it. ...”

Rating Details
5 star
(21)
4 star
(47)
3 star
(37)
2 star
(15)
1 star
(2)

The Nissan Maxima ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in brakes.

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“drive it as a rental currently it drives fine but I find the CVT transmission to hold gears when the car is at 5500 rpms.”


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