Compare 2021 Nissan Maxima vs 2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Nissan Maxima
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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 20 30 $39,497 $42,320
Maxima SR 3.5L 20 30 $39,433 $42,250
Maxima SV 3.5L 20 30 $34,623 $37,090
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Hybrid LE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry Hybrid LE CVT 51 53 $25,088 $27,270
Camry Hybrid SE CVT 44 47 $26,483 $28,785
Camry Hybrid XLE CVT 44 47 $29,597 $32,170
Camry Hybrid XSE CVT 44 47 $30,102 $32,720
Camry LE Automatic 28 39 $22,848 $24,970
Camry LE Automatic AWD 25 34 $24,129 $26,370
Camry SE Automatic 28 39 $24,101 $26,485
Camry SE Automatic AWD 25 34 $25,375 $27,885
Camry SE Nightshade Automatic 28 39 $24,739 $27,185
Camry SE Nightshade Automatic AWD 25 34 $26,013 $28,585
Camry TRD V6 Automatic 22 31 $29,290 $32,185
Camry XLE Automatic 27 38 $27,181 $29,870
Camry XLE Automatic AWD 25 34 $28,455 $31,270
Camry XLE V6 Automatic 22 33 $31,846 $34,995
Camry XSE Automatic 27 38 $27,681 $30,420
Camry XSE Automatic AWD 25 34 $28,955 $31,820
Camry XSE V6 Automatic 22 32 $32,346 $35,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,497
$25,088
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,320
$27,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Nissan Maxima slips into sporty territory with a handsome shape and good road manners, but the CVT saps its verve. The 2021 Toyota Camry elevates its family-sedan game with grabby looks and hybrid power.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 53 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
45 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.4 99.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 38
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
192.8 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P205/65VR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P205/65VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3676 3480
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 163 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6400 208 @ 5700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 52
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 53
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 51
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25 3.29
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Toyota Camry
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 3.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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