2018 Nissan Maxima vs 2018 Volvo S60

Blue 2018 Nissan Maxima and red 2018 Volvo S60 side by side

It’s one thing to have a typical sedan that is able to get you from point A to point B. However, it’s another thing to have a sedan with exceptional performance, style and features. That’s where vehicles such as the Nissan Maxima shine. However, we know there are plenty of exciting new models available today, which is why we wanted to take a look at some of the differences between the 2018 Nissan Maxima vs the 2018 Volvo S60.

When comparing these two models, the Maxima blows away the Volvo S60 in terms of performance. In fact, the 2018 Nissan Maxima comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This powerful engine is able to generate an impressive 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque, compared to the Volvo’s 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Maxima’s engine is also paired with an XTRONIC CVT with a drive mode selector.

2018 Nissan Maxima


2018 Volvo S60

$33,270* Starting MSRP $34,100
300 Horsepower 240
261 lb-ft Torque 258 lb-ft
99 cu.ft Passenger Room 93 cu.ft

Is the Nissan Maxima Cramped?

Sometimes when it comes to these sportier sedans, it can be a tight squeeze in order to sit in the model comfortably. However, even with the exciting performance of the new Maxima, the new Nissan is very spacious. In fact, the 2018 Nissan Maxima offers 99 cu.ft of total passenger space, as well as 14.3 cu.ft of room for cargo and gear, both of which are more spacious than the 2018 Volvo S60.

If you would like to learn even more about the differences between the 2018 Nissan Maxima vs the 2018 Volvo S60, be sure to contact us at Glendale Nissan. You can also get behind the wheel of the exciting new sporty Maxima today by visiting our dealership in Glendale Heights, IL, and taking it for a test drive.


*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.