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2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

4dr Sedan

2009 Toyota Avalon XLS

4dr Sedan

2015 Hyundai Sonata SE

4dr Sedan

2009 Nissan Maxima
(2009 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan shown)
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2009 Toyota Avalon
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2015 Hyundai Sonata
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MSRP $32,860 $32,145 $21,150
Destination Charge $720 $750 $810
Invoice Price $30,097 $28,607 $20,295
Total List Price $33,580 $32,895 $21,960
Available Engines 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium) 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas) 185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 2-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 19 mpg 19 mpg N/A
Fuel Economy Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg N/A
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 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
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 driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A N/A Available
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive 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
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof 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:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6
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
N/A
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
N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
N/A N/A
Interior 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic manual
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Air conditioning, rear Available:
with separate controls
N/A N/A
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors dual N/A dual
Cargo concealed storage Available Standard N/A
Cargo net Available Standard Available
Cargo tie downs N/A Standard Standard
Clock in-radio display in-dash in-dash
Compass Standard Standard Available
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather leather urethane
12V DC power outlet 2 2 3
Ashtray Available Available N/A
Overhead console Standard:
mini with storage
mini with storage mini with storage
Available:
mini
N/A N/A
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up Standard:
driver and passenger
driver and passenger driver
Available:
front and rear
N/A N/A
1-Touch Window Down Standard:
driver and passenger
driver and passenger driver
Available:
front and rear
N/A N/A
Programmable garage door opener Standard Standard Available
Instrumentation analog analog digital/analog
Driver information center N/A N/A Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear front
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night Standard:
day-night
N/A N/A Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release N/A power power
Remote trunk release power power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leather/metal-look Standard:
leather/metal-look
urethane
N/A Available:
leather/simulated wood
N/A
Voice recorder Available N/A N/A
Tire inflator N/A N/A Standard
Seats 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 8-way power 8-way power Standard:
2-way power
N/A N/A Available:
8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way power Standard:
4-way power
6-way
N/A Available:
8-way power
N/A
Lumbar support driver Standard:
driver
driver
N/A Available:
passenger
N/A
Front armrests center center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
N/A
Cooled front seats Available:
driver and passenger
N/A N/A
Memory Available:
driver
Available:
driver
N/A
Rear seats Standard:
60-40 bench
bench 60-40 bench
Available:
bench
N/A N/A
Rear armrest Standard:
Standard
with pass-thru Standard
Available:
with pass-thru
N/A N/A
Rear head restraints 2 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim leather leather premium cloth
Entertainment 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A
CD player Standard:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
in-dash mounted 6-disc in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted single
N/A N/A
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard
Rear seat audio controls Available N/A N/A
Speakers 9 brand Standard:
9
6
N/A Available:
12 brand
N/A
Amplifier premium Available N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard N/A
Entertainment system N/A Available:
with DVD
N/A
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
Available:
with voice activation
N/A
1st row LCD screen Available:
1
1 Available:
1
2nd row LCD screen N/A Available:
2
N/A
Bluetooth Compatibility Available Available Standard
Safety and Security 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Airbags, knee protection N/A driver driver
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A N/A Available
Stolen-vehicle tracking N/A N/A Available
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front and rear
Headlights Standard:
halogen
halogen halogen
Available:
high intensity low beam
N/A N/A
Exterior light control fully automatic fully automatic Standard:
auto off
N/A N/A Available:
fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard Standard
Daytime running lights N/A Standard Standard
LED brakelights Standard N/A N/A
Door curb lights 4 4 2
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available N/A
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Standard N/A N/A
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard N/A
Ignition disable Standard Standard N/A
First aid kit Available Available Available
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 84/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) N/A Available:
36/36,000
60/unlimited
Exterior 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Antenna window grid window grid integrated roof
Body material galvanized steel/aluminum fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone Standard:
clearcoat monotone
clearcoat monotone
N/A Available:
pearlcoat monotone
N/A
N/A Available:
metallic monotone
N/A
Bodyside moldings N/A Available:
body-colored
N/A
Bodyside insert N/A body-colored N/A
Grille trim chrome chrome metal-look
Fog/driving lights front front front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk trunk
Tinted windows light Standard:
light
light
N/A Available:
deep
N/A
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors Standard:
dual power remote
dual power remote dual power remote
Available:
dual power remote w/tilt down
N/A N/A
Heated side mirrors Available Standard Standard
Mirrors, auto dimming Available:
driver
Standard:
driver
N/A
N/A Available:
driver and passenger
N/A
Sunroof Standard:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass N/A
Available:
1st row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass
N/A N/A
2nd row sunroof Available:
fixed glass with power sunshade
N/A N/A
Spoiler Available:
lip
Available:
lip
lip
N/A Available:
wing
N/A
Tires Standard:
P245/45VR18.0 BSW AS
Standard:
P215/55VR17.0 BSW AS
P205/65HR16.0 BSW AS
Available:
P245/40WR19.0 BSW performance
Available:
P215/55VR18.0 BSW AS
N/A
Available:
P245/40VR19.0 BSW AS
N/A N/A
Wheels Standard:
18" silver aluminum
Standard:
17" silver aluminum
Standard:
16" silver aluminum
Available:
19" silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
18" chrome aluminum
Available:
18" silver aluminum
N/A
Available:
silver aluminum
N/A N/A
Available:
19" black aluminum
N/A N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel full-size aluminum Available:
compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mud flaps Available Available Available
Mechanical 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6 2.4L I-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard
Suspension tuning Standard:
regular
regular regular
Available:
sport
N/A N/A
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link strut independent multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Standard Standard
Transmission 2-spd CVT w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 5.17 3.69 2.89
Remote vehicle starting system N/A Available N/A
Specifications 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Exterior length 190.6 " 197.2 " 191.1 "
Exterior body width 73.2 " 72.8 " 73.4 "
Exterior height 57.8 " 58.5 " 58.1 "
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6 2.4L I-4
Horsepower 290 @ 6,400 rpm 268 @ 6,200 rpm 185 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 261 @ 4,400 rpm 248 @ 4,700 rpm 178 @ 4,000 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant N/A Standard N/A
Fuel economy - city 19 mpg 19 mpg N/A
Fuel economy - highway 26 mpg 28 mpg N/A
Bore-and-Stroke 3.76 / 3.20 " 3.70 / 3.27 " 3.46 / 3.82 "
Curb weight 3,579 lbs. 3,570 lbs. 3,252 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A 4,565 lbs. 4,497 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs. N/A
Wheelbase 109.3 " 111.0 " 110.4 "
Front track 62.4 " 62.2 " 63.5 "
Rear track 62.4 " 61.6 " 63.8 "
Turning radius 18.7 ' 18.5 ' 17.9 '
Drag coefficient N/A .29 .27
Front legroom 43.8 " 41.3 " 45.5 "
Rear legroom 34.6 " 40.9 " 35.6 "
Front headroom Standard:
38.5 "
38.9 " 40.4 "
Available:
38.8 "
N/A N/A
Rear headroom 36.4 " 37.5 " 38.0 "
Front hiproom 53.4 " 55.8 " 55.3 "
Rear hiproom 53.9 " 56.2 " 56.1 "
Front shoulder room 56.3 " 59.4 " 57.9 "
Rear shoulder room 55.1 " 58.2 " 56.5 "
Luggage volume 14.2 cu.ft. 14.4 cu.ft. 16.3 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 14.2 cu.ft. 14.4 cu.ft. 16.3 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 96 cu.ft. 107 cu.ft. 106 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 20.0 gal. 18.5 gal. 18.5 gal.