2018 Nissan Maxima vs 2018 Ford Taurus

Nissan has been manufacturing great cars for well over 50 years. The 2018 model year is a great example of Nissan's commitment to excellence. The Maxima is one of Nissan's best options in their 2018 lineup. How does the 2018 Nissan Maxima stack up to the competition in the full-size sedan marketplace? The best way to answer this question is to compare the 2018 Maxima against one of the other industry powerhouses. For this comparison, we will evaluate the base levels of the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Ford Taurus.

2018 Nissan Maxima


2018 Ford Taurus

3.5L V6 / Continuously Variable Base Engine / Transmission 3.5L V6 / 6-Speed Automatic
300 hp @ 6,400 rpm Engine Power 288 hp @ 6,500 rpm
261 ft-lbs @ 4,400 rpm Engine Torque 254 ft-lbs @ 4,000 rpm
21 mpg / 30 mpg* Fuel Ecomony (Hwy / City) 18 mpg / 27 mpg
*2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 21 city / 30 highway MPG. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

Get the 2018 Nissan Maxima in Kansas City KS

Both the 2018 Maxima and 2018 Taurus are excellent options in the full-size sedan marketplace. The table above highlights some of the key engine aspects of each model and their respective fuel economy. The starting MSRP for the base model of the Nissan Maxima is $33,270**. Conversely, the 2018 Ford Taurus base model's starting MSRP is $27,690. Both options are reasonably priced. The higher price of the 2018 Maxima is a result of the better performance it provides and the excellent features and technology available. A few examples of these features include:

  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • NissanConnect® Services Powered by SiriusXM®
  • Climate-Controlled Front Seats
  • Remote Engine Start with Intelligent Climate Control
  • Many More

If you are interested in learning more about the excellent features available on the 2018 Nissan Maxima, contact our excellent sales team at Nissan of Legends in Kansas City. Our team is more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Stop by and test drive a 2018 Nissan Maxima with us today!
**All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

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