2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Toyota Camry

We receive quite a lot of questions comparing the 2017 Nissan Maxima vs the 2017 Toyota Camry, and it’s an odd comparison. Here’s why: The Toyota Camry is a standard family model. This isn’t to say the Maxima isn’t great for your family, but rather that it isn’t your economy vehicle. It’s a model that is meant to offer you more. More style. More features. More power. We think you’ll love it, but it’s a lot different than your economy-focused Camry.

Keep in mind, we say “economy-focused” to mean that it’s a less expensive car, but the 2017 Nissan Maxima is still a great option for those looking for something efficient. Despite its spectacular 3.5-liter V6 that provides up to 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque, the Nissan Maxima still manages to deliver an amazing EPA-estimated 21 city and 30 highway mpg rating. This is thanks to the Xtronic CVT, which allows for the most efficient use of engine power.

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2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Toyota Camry
21 city/30 hwy Fuel Economy 24 city/33 hwy
3.5-liter V6 Engine 2.5-liter 4-Cylinder
300hp Horsepower 178hp
261 lb-ft Torque 170 lb-ft

How are the 2017 Nissan Maxima and Toyota Camry different?

The 2017 Nissan Maxima and the 2017 Toyota Camry may look somewhat alike, but the Maxima is considered a large sedan and the Camry is considered a midsize. You won’t know it from the interior, as they are relatively similar, but what this means for you is that you’re looking at different classes when it comes to overall size.

You’ll love the Maxima if you’re looking for something a touch bigger, sportier in appearance and with a more potent engine. It’s a fun to drive vehicle, but when it comes to size it’s more comparable to the Avalon than the Camry. The Altima is the Nissan that falls into the midsize segment, and while we also enjoy it, it’s a less prestigious model. Think of the Maxima as a sort of executive vehicle within this non-premium brands.

We know it can be confusing to decide among the various car options on the market, but it doesn’t need to be difficult. The Maxima is a sleek model with unique lines and a powerful V6, but thanks to the CVT, it’s also a smart choice for your daily driver. See what we mean when you stop by Glendale Nissan and take the 2017 Nissan Maxima for a test drive.

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