Honda Accord VS Toyota Camry

November 6th, 2017 by

2018 Honda Accord VS 2018 Toyota Camry

In 2018 the two biggest names in mid-size sedans are hitting the market with complete redesigns. The Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry have been two of America’s favorite sedans for decades. Even with the rise of the crossover and the SUV, these two sedans have managed to maintain their sales numbers while interest in other sedans declines year after year. Over 350,000 Honda Accords were sold in 2016 and Honda Sedans like the Accord and the Civic have long been best sellers in the U.S. The other popular sedan that rivals the Honda Accord is the Toyota Camry. So we are going to compare two of America’s favorite mid-size sedans.

Exterior & Interior

Both vehicles offer a visually pleasing new body styling with soft lines and aerodynamic curves. The new Honda Accord has a deep dipping grill that arcs into the bumper while the Toyota Camry’s grill seems to cascade through to the uni-body. Both have similar thin slanting headlights and they have both adopted a more aggressive body style for 2018. On the exterior these vehicles are very similar and aesthetic appeal is largely based on individual opinion.

On the interior you will notice some immediate differences. While they both offer a leather option, the interior of the Accord feels much higher quality. Critics have reported that the plastic moldings in the Toyota Camry can seem sub-par and flimsy, while the simulated wood and metal accents in the Honda Accord have a durable and luxurious feel. The infotainment system in the Toyota Camry is integrated nicely into the dashboard which is visual appealing. The Honda infotainment system sits at eye level. While the Toyota infotainment system is integrated nicely, experts report that the controls are highly unintuitive and working the Toyota infotainment system is quite confusing. Contrarily, the Honda infotainment system is highly intuitive with apps and controls that work similar to a smartphone. The Honda Accord offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while the Toyota Camry does not.

Under the Hood

The Toyota Camry offers a slightly larger engine that produces about 11 more horsepower. The fuel economy of each is comparable with the Honda doing slightly better in the city and the Toyota doing slightly better on the highway. If performance matters in your sedan then the Honda Accord is the better pick here. The 1.5-liter turbocharged engine offers much better acceleration than the Camry. The smaller turbo charged engine is also much quieter than the larger 2.5-liter. This leads to the Honda having a much quieter and more enjoyable ride in comparison.

Toyota Camry

2.5-liter four-cylinder

  • 203-horsepower
  • 184 ft-lb of torque
  • 29city/41highway MPG
  • 0-60: 5.7-7.8 sec
  • 0-100: 14.6-22 sec

Honda Accord

1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder

  • 192-horsepower
  • 192 lb-ft torque
  • 30city/38highway MPG
  • Zero-60: 5.6-6.6 sec
  • Zero-100: 13.6-14.6

Technology

The list of available technology features in each model is quite impressive. They both offer the latest in safety and security features. They both offer similarly sized infotainment systems, in-dash digital interfaces, and a heads up display. Wireless hotspots and wireless charging are featured on both, but where the Honda bests the Toyota is in connectivity. Only the Honda Accord offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allowing you to easily sync your smartphone with your car. Also, the control layout for the Honda Accord infotainment system is also much more intuitive than the layout in the Camry.

Honda

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • 8-inch infotainment system
  • 7-inch in-dash driver interface
  • Heads-Up Display
  • Honda Satellite Navigation
  • Multi-Angle rearview camera
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless charging
  • Mobile Hotspot

Toyota

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with steering Assist
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • 8-inch infotainment system
  • 7-inch in-dash driver interface
  • Heads-Up Display
  • Mobile Hotspot
  • Wireless charging
  • 360 degree camera

These two vehicles are very similarly designed, and very similarly priced. It is no surprise that these vehicles have been two of America’s favorite sedans for decades. This is a close race and the final choice will likely come down to your preference of aesthetic appeal, but if you compare the minor details like the quality of materials, the intuitive infotainment system, and the ability to use Apple Car Play and Android Auto, then the Honda Accord is the clear winner.

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