2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Toyota Camry

The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are America’s two leading sedans. As such, it seems

only fitting to compare them against one another. Which of these four-doors will come out on top? Place your bets now, because we’re about to find out.

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Toyota Camry

Both the Accord and the Camry were completely redesigned in 2018. The Toyota puts forth an athletic exterior, while the Honda’s appearance is more sleek and refined.

Looks are subjective, but there’s no denying the facts. That’s why we turn to data to determine which sedan is the best.

Performance

Driving a dud every day can really put a damper on your commute. The Accord delivers more power – and more smiles – than its contender, the Camry. While the Toyota only produces 184 hp from its larger, 2.5L engine, the Honda cranks 192 hp from its downsized (but turbocharged) 1.5L engine. In other words, the Accord gives new meaning to the phrase “less is more”.

Winner: Honda Accord

Price

The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry both have an affordable starting price of around $24,000.

So, you don’t have to tap into the kid’s college funds for an outstanding new ride.

Tie: Honda Accord and Toyota Camry

Fuel Economy

Today’s excessive gas prices have made fuel economy a primary consideration when buying a new car. The Accord sedan is efficient with 30 mpg city / 38 mpg hwy combined mpg rating**, whereas the Camry scores 29/41 2018 EPA-est city/hwy mpg*. Actual Mileage will vary.

Winner: Honda Accord

Safety and Security

Occupant safety is something Honda takes very seriously. That’s why the Accord comes

standard with second row head restraints and available Electronic Parking Assist. Both are

features the Camry doesn’t even offer.

Winner: Honda Accord

Interior

Standard automatic dual-zone climate control? Check. Standard floor mats and an illuminated vanity mirror? Check. The Honda Accord has these features, while on the Camry, they’re either optional or not available.

Cabin

Four-doors are people movers, designed to carry both occupants and gear. The Accord outdoes the Camry by offering more passenger volume (105.6 cu. ft. vs 100.4). It also has more headroom, hip room, legroom.

Cargo Area

Having ample room to store groceries, luggage – and anything else you can think of – is

essential. Once again, the Honda Accord outdoes the Toyota Camry in this category with more cargo volume (16.7 cu. ft. vs 14.1 cu. ft.).

Winner: Honda Accord

The Verdict

Kelly Blue Book summed things up in its comparison of the two cars, by calling the Accord “The most advanced, most recommendable midsize sedan in the country.” While still a good choice, the Camry came in second place. KBB also gave the 2018 Honda Accord its Midsize Car Best Buy of 2018 award, as well as the Overall Best Buy of 2018***.

The bottom line is, the Accord is the most dependable, best-performing vehicle in its class. Any other car will always be a runner-up.

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*All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

**30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT and Touring 1.5T trims. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

***For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Toyota Camry