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2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

4dr Sedan

2009 Toyota Avalon XLS

4dr Sedan

2009 Nissan Maxima
(2009 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan shown)
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2009 Toyota Avalon
(2009 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan shown)
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MSRP $32,860 $32,145
Destination Charge $720 $750
Invoice Price $30,097 $28,607
Total List Price $33,580 $32,895
Available Engines 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium) 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 2-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data    
Front, Passenger's
Front, Driver's
Side, Rear Seat
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side, Front Seat
IIHS Crash Test Data    
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Torso - Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg - Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Acceptable Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Marginal Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Marginal Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage - Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good
Side, Overall Side - Good
Side, Driver Head Protection - Good
Overview 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 9 brand, premium amplifier, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 9, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 12 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
premium amplifier, radio steering wheel controls, rear controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
N/A
Interior 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard Standard
Air conditioning, rear Available:
with separate controls
N/A
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors dual N/A
Cargo concealed storage Available Standard
Cargo net Available Standard
Cargo tie downs N/A Standard
Clock in-radio display in-dash
Compass Standard Standard
Cruise control Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather leather
12V DC power outlet 2 2
Ashtray Available Available
Overhead console Standard:
mini with storage
mini with storage
Available:
mini
N/A
Floor console full full
Floor mats Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A
Front windows power power
Rear windows power power
1-Touch Window Up Standard:
driver and passenger
driver and passenger
Available:
front and rear
N/A
1-Touch Window Down Standard:
driver and passenger
driver and passenger
Available:
front and rear
N/A
Programmable garage door opener Standard Standard
Instrumentation analog analog
Tachometer Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release N/A power
Remote trunk release power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leather/metal-look Standard:
leather/metal-look
N/A Available:
leather/simulated wood
Voice recorder Available N/A
Seats 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Front seat type bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 8-way power 8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way power Standard:
4-way power
N/A Available:
8-way power
Lumbar support driver Standard:
driver
N/A Available:
passenger
Front armrests center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Cooled front seats Available:
driver and passenger
N/A
Memory Available:
driver
Available:
driver
Rear seats Standard:
60-40 bench
bench
Available:
bench
N/A
Rear armrest Standard:
Standard
with pass-thru
Available:
with pass-thru
N/A
Rear head restraints 2 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim leather leather
Entertainment 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player Standard:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Available:
in-dash mounted single
N/A
MP3 capability Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard
Rear seat audio controls Available N/A
Speakers 9 brand Standard:
9
N/A Available:
12 brand
Amplifier premium Available
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard
Entertainment system N/A Available:
with DVD
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
Available:
with voice activation
1st row LCD screen Available:
1
1
2nd row LCD screen N/A Available:
2
Bluetooth Compatibility Available Available
Safety and Security 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Airbags, knee protection N/A driver
Occupant sensor Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front
Headlights Standard:
halogen
halogen
Available:
high intensity low beam
N/A
Exterior light control fully automatic fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard
Daytime running lights N/A Standard
LED brakelights Standard N/A
Door curb lights 4 4
Illuminated entry Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Standard N/A
Panic alarm Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard
First aid kit Available Available
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) N/A Available:
36/36,000
Exterior 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Antenna window grid window grid
Body material galvanized steel/aluminum fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone Standard:
clearcoat monotone
N/A Available:
pearlcoat monotone
N/A Available:
metallic monotone
Bodyside moldings N/A Available:
body-colored
Bodyside insert N/A body-colored
Grille trim chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights front front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk
Tinted windows light Standard:
light
N/A Available:
deep
Rear window type fixed fixed
Mirrors Standard:
dual power remote
dual power remote
Available:
dual power remote w/tilt down
N/A
Heated side mirrors Available Standard
Mirrors, auto dimming Available:
driver
Standard:
driver
N/A Available:
driver and passenger
Sunroof Standard:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass
N/A
2nd row sunroof Available:
fixed glass with power sunshade
N/A
Spoiler Available:
lip
Available:
lip
N/A Available:
wing
Tires Standard:
P245/45VR18.0 BSW AS
Standard:
P215/55VR17.0 BSW AS
Available:
P245/40WR19.0 BSW performance
Available:
P215/55VR18.0 BSW AS
Available:
P245/40VR19.0 BSW AS
N/A
Wheels Standard:
18" silver aluminum
Standard:
17" silver aluminum
Available:
19" silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
18" chrome aluminum
Available:
18" silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
N/A
Available:
19" black aluminum
N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel full-size aluminum
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mud flaps Available Available
Mechanical 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard
Suspension tuning Standard:
regular
regular
Available:
sport
N/A
Front suspension type strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link strut
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Standard
Transmission 2-spd CVT w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 5.17 3.69
Remote vehicle starting system N/A Available
Specifications 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Exterior length 190.6 " 197.2 "
Exterior body width 73.2 " 72.8 "
Exterior height 57.8 " 58.5 "
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Horsepower 290 @ 6,400 rpm 268 @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 261 @ 4,400 rpm 248 @ 4,700 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant N/A Standard
Fuel economy - city 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.76 / 3.20 " 3.70 / 3.27 "
Curb weight 3,579 lbs. 3,570 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A 4,565 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs.
Wheelbase 109.3 " 111.0 "
Front track 62.4 " 62.2 "
Rear track 62.4 " 61.6 "
Turning radius 18.7 ' 18.5 '
Drag coefficient N/A .29
Front legroom 43.8 " 41.3 "
Rear legroom 34.6 " 40.9 "
Front headroom Standard:
38.5 "
38.9 "
Available:
38.8 "
N/A
Rear headroom 36.4 " 37.5 "
Front hiproom 53.4 " 55.8 "
Rear hiproom 53.9 " 56.2 "
Front shoulder room 56.3 " 59.4 "
Rear shoulder room 55.1 " 58.2 "
Luggage volume 14.2 cu.ft. 14.4 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 14.2 cu.ft. 14.4 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 96 cu.ft. 107 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 20.0 gal. 18.5 gal.