2021 Nissan Maxima vs. 2021 Toyota Camry

Commuting is a lot more fun in a sporty sedan like a Nissan Maxima or Toyota Camry! Both cars come equipped with impressive features, but which one is right for you? Find out from this 2021 Nissan Maxima vs. 2021 Toyota Camry comparison!


The Nissan Maxima was built for high-tech performance thanks to its legendary 300-HP, 3.5-liter VQ V6 engine available on all four of its trims. Add the sodium-filled exhaust valves, anodized pistons, and high-flow tuned induction system, you've got a powerhouse that can go from zero to 60 in just 5.7 seconds. The available advanced Xtronic CVT features dynamic step shifting, wide gear ratio coverage, and an adaptive shift controller provides a smooth ride without having to compromise on efficiency.

Unfortunately, when compared to the Maxima, the Camry's base-level performance falls short with a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine, 203-HP, and acceleration that hits 60 in 7.9 seconds.


Interior & Infotainment

When comparing the base trims of both sedans, the Maxima is the clear winner. With its premium standard features like leather-appointed seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and dual-zone climate control, it just feels more luxurious than the Camry. And we haven't even mentioned the Maxima's impressive infotainment features yet!

Maxima standard infotainment features:

  • 8" Touchscreen Display
  • 7" Advanced Driver-Assist Display
  • Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • Voice Recognition

Compared to the Maxima, the Camry's standard features pale in comparison offering a 7" touchscreen display, 4.2" multi-information display, single-zone automatic climate control, and fabric-trimmed seats.

Safety Technology Features

Since both sedans are aimed at families, they each come with a commendable range of driver- assist technology features. However, the Maxima has a slight edge being the only one of the two that offers advanced standard features like Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic warning systems.

Nissan Safety Shield® 360 also offers these other impressive driver-assist features:

  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning

Take the Nissan Maxima for a test drive at Maus Nissan of Crystal River!

When comparing both sedans, the Nissan Maxima clearly offers more features and amenities in its base model than the Toyota Camry. Ready to take the powerful, high-tech Maxima for a test drive? Contact the experts at Maus Nissan of Crystal River