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See who comes out on top in this head to head comparison between the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Toyota Camry!

The showdown begins, one of the most traditional rivalries, the beautiful Nissan Maxima, and the Iconic Toyota Camry. In 2018, these four-door sedans and their accompanying models are staples all over the country. The best sellers, Toyota Camry and the Nissan Maxima don a new look and feel, as they have had a brand new makeover and renovation that sedan passengers and drivers all from all over can have fresh options to select from. 

Ultimately, the choice will be up to you, but we have compiled a list of the differences between these two iconic vehicles that will let you decide for yourself your sedan champion. If you want a beautiful and envious four-door vehicle with extremely potent performance, both the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Toyota Camry will be sure to please.

Engine Specifications

To begin, let's start off where everyone's first question will be: power. Both vehicles sport strong engines that don't leave drivers to feel they've been cheated on fuel economy, but when we get down to the bare bones and differences, they both will display various differing strengths.

The 2018 Nissan Maxima is a fantastic choice for those that want an additional power kick as one of the accompanying features. The 2018 model comes equipped with the traditional V6 engine, and at 3.5 liters it has a strength of 300 horsepower with 261 pound-ft of torque. 

The Maxima has a very admirable EPA-estimated 21 miles per gallon in the city, and a whopping 30 miles per gallon highway fuel economy. With this being said, those who value fuel efficiency should take a closer look at the competitor, the 2018 Toyota Camry. 

The Toyota Camry receives a much larger EPA-estimated 29 miles per gallon in the city, and the fuel economy for the highway is a very impress 34 miles per gallon. All these specifications on a 2.5 liter and four-cylinder engine. The power on this engine is 203 horsepower, which produces 184 pound-ft of torque.

To summarize the performance of this category, users that value a more adrenaline-filled and powerful ride is most suited to choose the Nissan Maxima, while the driver that prefers to cruise around and is more conscientious of his or her fuel economy, will more than likely be much happier with the Toyota Camry.

The Interior

No list could ever be complete without the look-and-feel of the vehicle inside. Just as meaningful as the power of the car is the way it makes you feel when you drive it, as you will purchase this vehicle to safeguard you and your family, and take you to important life events. 

When you are behind the Toyota Camry, and in control of the steering wheel, it will elicit a more luxurious vibe as opposed to the more fast-paced, heart-pumping feel of the sporty Nissan Maxima. The 2018 Toyota Camry presents a splendid moonroof, panoramic to embrace and envelope your vehicle with more than double the light of the standard moonroof.

In general, those drivers that would like to feel in control and ready to get on the track will more than likely hear and answer the sporty call of the Nissan Maxima. A luxurious, extravagant and elegant interior is prepared and waiting for you with the Toyota Camry for those who value a more relaxed driving experience. 

The Nissan Maxima sports a D-shaped steering wheel, inspired on the race track, and available with this feature is the exclusive and limited zero-gravity seats. These seats create a seating position that is neutral, which is very useful in the reduction of drowsiness and fatigue. 

The drivers of the Toyota Camry don various fabric options to select from further. The interior is a state-of-the-art fabric called "Sports SofTex," which is stain resistant and much lighter in weight than the standard leather seats. Toyota Camry users can also partake in the readily available "Cockpit Red" trim that features a textured metal molding for a wonderfully unique and exclusive interior.


The clutter near the driver seat needs to be efficiently laid out and planned so that the car looks simple, yet has many features ready to use at the driver's whim. Both these magnificent four-door sedans have stepped up their game when speaking about their information displays. 

The new look resembles a very futuristic approach and its something that every user will be delighted to make a note of in both vehicles. The Toyota Camry is admirable with its available Heads-Up display. The display is 10 inches long and projects all needed information such as speed and navigation located close to the lower portion of the windshield. This beautiful concept makes it so that your eyes are seldom taken away from the road while driving.

The 2018 Nissan Maxima is a strong competitor, as this futuristic technology joust approached from a different perspective. The Maxima hits the competition hard with the "Advanced Drive-Assist" display. The display is located right inside the driver's dashboard, which provides the driver with the same information as above, navigation and speed. 

Where the critical difference lies, however, is its ability to monitor driver behavior allowing it to politely advise a cautionary warning when the Maxima is sensing that the driver of the car needs a momentary break from driving.

Knowing these fundamental differences make drivers informed and can make an educated decision on whether the Toyota Camry's projection on the windshield or the Maxima's ability to sense the behavior of the driver is a more critical and more secure option.


Ultimately, these practical and spectacular sedans are both staples in every family, but offer different lifestyles and appeal to the values of different people. As you have read above, the fun-loving road warrior that likes to take life by the horns and values power, speed and adrenaline are much better off with the Nissan Maxima. 

For those that enjoy comfort, style and want to stop and smell the roses, will be much happier with the Toyota Camry. Feel free to peruse our site and take a look at these models and their specs, and please contact us if you want to have a closer look at these popular sedans.