2018 Nissan Maxima vs 2018 Volvo S60

The car-buying process is a challenging and, at times, overwhelming ordeal. There are so many brands and models to choose from that trying to whittle it down to just one can seem downright impossible! Some consumers feel like they're being buried underneath a mountain of information about all these different cars. But, fear not, we're here to help!

We create these model comparison pages so that drivers like you who are going through the car-buying process can see how popular car models compare directly with each other. For this exercise, we'll be looking at two of the most successful and popular cars available today, the 2018 Nissan Maxima and 2018 Volvo S60. To properly gauge how they stack up against each other, we're going to compare each model's engine specifications and how spacious they are on the inside. Note that we'll be comparing each model's base trim to be as fair as possible.

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2018 Nissan Maxima
2018 Volvo S60
300 HP Horsepower 240 HP
261 lbs.-ft. Torque 258 lbs.-ft.
99 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 93 Cubic Feet
14.3 Cubic Feet Interior Cargo Volume 12.0 Cubic Feet

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When you look at the data of each model, it's easy to see why drivers appreciate each car and have made them so popular. Both cars offer solid performance and space, giving good value to drivers. With that being said, though, when you compare them directly with one another it's clear that the 2018 Nissan Maxima bests the 2018 Volvo S60.

The 2018 Nissan Maxima's powerful engine and performance are even more impressive when you compare it to another high-quality car like the 2018 Volvo S60. The Volvo is no slouch, but it lags seriously behind the Maxima when it comes to horsepower and torque, making the 2018 Nissan Maxima both a more comfortable and fun drive.

Also, you have to see that the 2018 Nissan Maxima is more spacious when it comes to both passengers and interior cargo. A few cubic feet may not seem like much, but trust us, every inch counts when you've got a full load of passengers or luggage!

The 2018 Nissan Maxima, though, is more than just a big car with a big engine, it's also one of the safest vehicles on the road, evidenced by it being picked by the IIHS as a 2017 Top Safety Pick. It also features one of the most expansive suites of advanced safety technology available. Advanced safety features include:

  • Automatic emergency braking 

  • Intelligent Cruise Control 

  • Blind Spot Warning 

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert 

  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning 

  • Intelligent Around View Monitor 

  • Front and Rear Sonar 
Want to learn more about the 2018 Nissan Maxima? Contact our staff at McNeill Nissan for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 
front of red 2018 nissan maxima driving at night
rear of white 2018 nissan maxima driving through tunnel
front driver-side interior of 2018 nissan maxima including steering wheel, seats and center console
steering wheel, dashboard, center console and touchscreen of interior 2018 nissan maxima