2018 Toyota Camry vs Nissan Maxima

2018 Toyota Camry     2018 nissan maxima

If you want a head-turning sedan with powerful performance, both the 2018 Toyota Camry and Nissan Maxima will satisfy.

We at Andy Mohr Automotive have compared the Toyota Camry vs Nissan Maxima and found that each sedan strikes a slightly different chord for Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Bloomington area drivers.

2018 Toyota Camry vs Nissan Maxima: Engine Specs

Both sedans feature a powerful engine that doesn’t skimp on fuel economy, but they each exhibit different strengths.

The Maxima is a great option for anyone who wants an extra power kick as a standard feature. This model comes with a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque.

The 2018 Nissan Maxima gets an impressive EPA-estimated 21 MPG city and 30 MPG highway fuel economy, but drivers should turn to the 2018 Toyota Camry if fuel efficiency is important to them.1 The Camry gets an EPA-estimated 34 MPG highway and 29 MPG city fuel economy with its standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine.2 This engine generates 203 horsepower and produces 184 lb-ft of torque.

In general, drivers will probably prefer the standard engine in the Maxima for a more energetic driving experience and will prefer the Camry for better fuel economy.

Camry vs Maxima Interior Comforts

Toyota camry interior

Toyota Camry Interior

When you take control of the wheel, the Toyota Camry tends to inspire more of a luxury vibe vs the sporty vibe in the Nissan Maxima.

The 2018 Camry features an available panoramic moonroof to fill your car with more than twice the light of the average moonroof.

Generally, drivers who want to feel ready to hit the track will probably gravitate toward the Maxima. Drivers who want a more extravagant interior will probably like the Camry.The Maxima, on the other hand, has a D-shaped racing-inspired steering wheel and available exclusive zero gravity seats. These create a neutral seating position that reduces fatigue.Camry drivers have several fabric options to choose from as well. The available Sport SofTex® interior is a stain-resistant fabric that’s just half the weight of traditional leather. Drivers can also indulge in the available Cockpit Red leather trim with textured metal molding for a truly unique interior.

Nissan Maxima Interior

Nissan Maxima Interior

Information Displays

Both sedans have taken their driver information displays into the future this year. The Toyota Camry impresses with the available Head-Up Display. This 10-inch display projects information like speed, navigation, and more onto the lower portion of the windshield, so your eyes never have to leave the road.

The 2018 Maxima approaches this from a different perspective with the available Advanced Drive-Assist® Display. This display, located in the driver’s dashboard, also provides information like navigation and speed. The Maxima sets itself apart, however, by monitoring driver behaviors and providing an audible warning if it senses the driver needs to take a break.

It’s ultimately up to drivers to decide if the windshield projection or driver behavior sensor is a better option.

Test Drive Your Favorite Today

Whether the 2018 Nissan Maxima or the 2018 Toyota Camry is more your scene, we can get you behind the wheel.

If you’re in the Indianapolis, Plainfield, or Bloomington area, you can go to Andy Mohr Automotive to find your local Nissan or Toyota dealer today.


12018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 21 city/30 highway MPG. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

22018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.