2021 Toyota Camry vs 2021 Nissan Maxima Comparison

2021 Toyota Camry vs. 2021 Nissan Maxima


Starting Price

301 hp

Maximum Horsepower

300 hp
28 City/39 Highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

20 City/30 Highway
38.3 inches


39.4 inches
100.4 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

98.5 cubic feet
15.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space

14.3 cubic feet

If you’re in the market for a new mid-size sedan then you may be considering the 2021 Toyota Camry and the 2021 Nissan Maxima. Both models offer incredible performance and spacious interior for your daily commute through Palatka, but which model is best for you? While the Nissan Maxima offers a suite of features and powerful performance, you can find the same features and performance ratings on the Toyota Camry for a lower price. Compare the Toyota Camry vs. Nissan Maxima with Beaver Toyota St. Augustine below, then contact our team to arrange a time for a test drive!

2021 Maxima vs. Camry: Price

The first thing many drivers consider when they shop for a new vehicle is the starting price. Both the Nissan Maxima and the Toyota Camry have an affordable starting MSRP, but the 2021 Toyota Camry starts at just $24,970* MSRP, compared to the Nissan Maxima which starts at $37,090 MSRP. When Palm Coast drivers choose the Toyota Camry over the Nissan Maxima, they’ll save over $12,000 on the starting trim level alone. The savings only multiple from there, with the Toyota Camry offering twelve trim levels – compared to only four offered by the Nissan Maxima.

In addition to a low starting MSRP, the Toyota Camry XSE V6 – the top Camry trim level – is only $35,545* MSRP, which still comes in under the entry-level Nissan Maxima configuration. This means that Toyota Camry drivers will get a full suite of top-tier Toyota features and still save more on their monthly payments. Plus, customers who shop at Beaver Toyota St. Augustine can take advantage of our new Toyota specials to get the vehicle and features they want at a discount!

2021 Maxima vs. Camry: Performance

When it comes to their engines, both the Nissan Maxima and the Toyota Camry offer powerful performance with competitive fuel-economy for your drives through Jacksonville. However, drivers will have more engine options on the Toyota Camry compared to the Nissan Maxima.

The Nissan Maxima comes with a single engine option on all four of its trim levels: a 3.5L V6 engine offering 300hp with 20 city/30 highway EPA-Estimated fuel economy. While this engine comes standard on the Nissan Maxima, there’s no option to upgrade to a more powerful or more fuel-efficient engine in the model line-up.

The 2021 Toyota Camry, on the other hand, has multiple engine options for drivers to choose from – starting with an entry-level 2.5L 203 hp engine with 28 city/39 highway EPA-Estimated fuel economy. If you’re a spirited driver, you can upgrade to the 3.5L V6 engine offered on the Toyota Camry TRD, XLE V6, and XSE V6 – which offers 301 hp for your daily drives. Finally, customers who are looking to prioritize their fuel economy will find that the Toyota Camry Hybrid offers all the features they love from the Toyota Camry in a fuel-efficient package. The Nissan Maxima does not offer a hybrid model.

While the Nissan Maxima offers more standard power with the 3.5L V6 engine, new car shoppers will have more engine options on the Toyota Camry. Plus, the extra power and fuel economy offered on the Toyota Camry comes at a lower starting price than the Nissan Maxima.

2021 Maxima vs. Camry: Interior Dimensions

The Nissan Maxima and the Toyota Camry are classified as mid-size sedans, meaning they offer a spacious interior for your passengers and your cargo. Overall the interior dimensions offered by the Toyota Camry and Nissan Maxima are competitive with each other and other sedans in their class, but the Toyota Camry edges out ahead with more overall passenger volume and cargo space. Compare the Toyota Camry vs. Nissan Maxima interior dimensions below:

  • 2021 Toyota Camry
    • Headroom (front/rear): 38.3/38.0 inches
    • Legroom (front/rear): 42.1/38.0 inches
    • Passenger Seating: Four passengers
    • Passenger Volume: 100.4 cubic feet
    • Cargo Volume: 15.1 cubic feet
  • 2021 Nissan Maxima
    • Headroom (front/rear): 39.4/36.7 inches
    • Legroom (front/rear): 45/34.2 inches
    • Passenger Seating: Four passengers
    • Passenger Volume: 98.5 cubic feet
    • Cargo Volume: 14.3 cubic feet

Test Drive the Toyota Camry at Beaver Toyota St. Augustine

Now that you’ve read this Toyota sedan vs. Nissan sedan comparison, take some time to experience the 2021 Toyota Camry in person at our St. Augustine showroom! Our friendly staff will help you find the right new Toyota Camry for your daily drives and show you the added features from the 2021 Toyota Camry redesign. Visit us today. We look forward to putting you behind the wheel of a new Toyota Camry!

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,175 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

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