When it comes to the debate between the Nissan Maxima vs. Toyota Corolla, you want to know all the facts, so that you can make an informed decision. Which car has a better, more powerful performance? Which vehicle's safety options best suit your needs?

That's where we come in. Our team at Fred Beans Nissan of Flemington took both cars for a drive through Flemington, Rowland Mills, and East Amwell Township to see how they perform on the road. Want to see how they stack up, and which performance really impressed us? Read on to learn everything you need to know about the Nissan Maxima vs. Toyota Corolla.

Performance & Power

The Nissan Maxima comes loaded with power you can feel in every turn. It has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that packs 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque for a simply superior performance.

It also comes with Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) with a Drive Mode selector, for remarkable control of your driving experience. You can seamlessly shift between gears with ease for a wonderful, smooth drive you'll love.

In contrast, the Toyota Corolla comes with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. It gives drivers 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. Like the Nissan Maxima, it has CVT, although this version comes with intelligence and Shift Mode.

While they share similar great transmissions, the Toyota Corolla just can't compete with the power and performance of the Nissan Maxima.

Nissan Maxima vs Toyota Corolla: Safety Features

Both cars come equipped with excellent safety features that will help you stay secure on the road. The Nissan Maxima has a suite of safety features, including Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking.

It also comes with an assortment of airbags to maximize your safety in cases of collision. The advanced system comes with front, side, and knee level airbags, as well as supplemental roof-mounted airbags that help protect passengers in case of a side impact or rollover.

The Toyota Corolla has Toyota Safety Sense™, which is a suite of safety features to help keep you secure under any circumstances. It has Brake Assist, which supplements the Anti-Lock Brakes, and a Pre-Collision System.

It has eight airbags to keep you secure in case of a collision, but it doesn't come with the roof-mounted airbags that Nissan offers.

Entertainment & Connectivity

Staying connected and entertained on the road has never been easier than with the Nissan Maxima. It has an 8-inch Nissan Connect® touch display that lets you control everything with the push of a button.

The quality of sound is sharp and crisp, with an 8-speaker audio system that's perfect for your favorite tunes and podcasts.

SiriusXM® Radio is included, with a 3-month trial subscription that lets you try out all their great options. There's also Bluetooth® streaming audio, so you can easily sync your smartphone for quick and easy access to everything you need while on the go.

The Toyota Corolla has similar entertainment options, although their sound system only offers you six speakers. However, you do get the same technology features with Bluetooth® technology and a SiriusXM® trial. The Entune™ Audio Plus has a 7-inch touchscreen, which is smaller than the one offered by Nissan.

Want more? Check out our 2019 Nissan Maxima Review!

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With unsurpassed power, impressive features, and styles that are hard to beat, the Nissan Maxima and Toyota Corolla are both great cars for all your needs. It's the Maxima, however, that comes out on top.

You don't have to take our word for it-head on over to Fred Beans Nissan of Flemington and schedule a test drive today. We've helped drivers from Flemington, Rowland Mills, and East Amwell Township find their ideal vehicles, and we can't wait to help you, too!

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