When comparing the 2018 Nissan Maxima's and the 2018 Toyota Camry's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Nissan Maxima has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars and base engine power. The 2018 Toyota Camry has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2018 Nissan Maxima's and the 2018 Toyota Camry's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Toyota Camry is a better car than the 2018 Nissan Maxima.
2018 Nissan Maxima vs. 2018 Toyota Camry Pricing
A used 2018 Nissan Maxima ranges from $15,089 to $27,586 while a used 2018 Toyota Camry is priced between $16,244 to $27,609.
2018 Nissan Maxima vs. 2018 Toyota Camry Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 Nissan Maxima loses 52.1 percent of its value and the 2018 Toyota Camry loses 40.7 percent of its value. This means the 2018 Toyota Camry retains 11.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 Nissan Maxima.
2018 Nissan Maxima vs. 2018 Toyota Camry Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Nissan Maxima is 8.3 out of 10 while the Toyota Camry's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Nissan Maxima being ranked 4 out of 8 Best Large Cars and the Toyota Camry being ranked 2 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.
2018 Nissan Maxima vs. 2018 Toyota Camry Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Nissan Maxima is 8.6 out of 10. For the Toyota Camry the reliability rating is 9.0 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Camry a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Nissan Maxima.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 Nissan Maxima’s base engine makes 300 horsepower, and the 2018 Toyota Camry base engine makes 203 horsepower. The Maxima is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 540 miles. The Camry is rated to deliver an average of 34 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 595 miles. This gives the 2018 Toyota Camry the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2018 Nissan Maxima. The Maxima uses premium unleaded, and the Camry uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2018 Toyota Camry, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room and rear leg room. The 2018 Nissan Maxima, a large car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and cargo space. The 2018 Nissan Maxima and 2018 Toyota Camry are comparable in regards to rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Toyota Camry have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.