The 2020 Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry

Choosing the right sedan for your adventures around the streets of Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad can be a fun experience. If you’re torn between the 2020 Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, it can be a bit of a challenge since both of these highly rated sedans offer a lot to their respective drivers.

At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Vista, we’re here to take a closer look at both sedans. By exploring the similarities and differences between the Accord vs. Camry, we’re hoping that you’ll be able to see which model is best suited for you.


Accord vs Camry Engine Specs & Options

Both the Accord and Camry offer their drivers three distinct engine options. The Accord includes a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo, a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo, and even a 2.0L hybrid engine. The Camry negates the turbo options and offers a 2.5L 4-cylinder, a 3.5L V6, and a hybrid 2.5L 4-cylinder.

The Camry comes paired with an 8-speed Automatic Transmission. However, the Accord includes the Continuously Variable Transmission, which not only executes direct gear transitions but also provides smoother accelerations and an overall more efficient performance.

Learn more in this Accord Review

Infotainment & Media Features

The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry each include sophisticated touchscreens within their respective cabins. Each screen is seven inches and provides drivers with access to their assortment of media options. Both sedans come with Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free phone and audio streaming, USB/auxiliary inputs for portable media devices, and AM/FM radios.

While using your phone to stream audio, you will want to make sure you keep it charged so it is fully powered when you get to your destination. Both models provide wireless phone chargers so you can do so.

For added convenience, the Honda Accord comes standard with Pandora® compatibility, which gives you access to thousands of customizable internet radio stations for your commutes and trips. The 2020 Camry doesn’t come with this media option.

Each car features a premium audio system that you can get as well for exceptional sound quality. With an available 10-speaker system in the Accord compared to the 9-speaker system in the Camry, the Honda Accord provides a more full, clear sound inside its cabin. This is also thanks to Active Noise Cancellation™, which keeps unwanted sounds from getting into the 2020 Honda Accord.

Space Inside the 2020 Honda Accord vs Camry

The Honda Accord also gives you a spacious ride. With five seats, you and your friends will get to enjoy a comfortable ride spread out among the 105.6 cubic feet of passenger space inside the 2020 Accord.

The Toyota Camry feels a little more compact, especially with a car full of passengers, since it only has 100.4 cubic feet of passenger volume. This difference in space between the Honda Accord vs. Camry is noticeable among both rows. Up front, you will have over an inch more of headroom in the Honda Accord while your rear passengers get to enjoy over two extra inches of legroom compared to the 2020 Camry.

The 2020 Accord also provides a spacious trunk. With 16.7 cubic feet of cargo volume, its trunk lets you store various items, pack up for your weekend trip, and more. The Camry’s trunk can hold a maximum of 15.1 cubic feet of cargo.

Coming Standard with Premium Features

Along with its additional space, you will also notice just how comfortable a ride this Honda sedan provides with all the Accord features that come standard. The dual-zone automatic climate control system will let you set the temperature exactly how you would like it for your ride.

Then the system can maintain that desired temperature for the whole ride, so you don’t have to adjust anything or feel it getting too hot or cold. Meanwhile, your friend up front with you can set their side to a completely different temperature depending on how warm or cool they prefer it to be.

Additionally, the Honda Accord also comes with the Push Button Start. This will let you quickly get the engine started without having to fish your keys out of your pocket or bag. While the 2020 Camry does offer these features, they don’t come standard like they do in the Accord. This means you will need to upgrade to a higher trim level to have the same level of comfort and convenience that comes standard in the Honda Accord.

Driver-Assistance Technology Features

Both the 2020 Honda Accord and Toyota Camry come standard with their driver-assistance suites, Honda Sensing® and Toyota Safety Sense™ P, respectively. Each vehicle includes pre-collision systems, lane keeping systems, and even road departure systems.

The Honda Accord includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow while the Camry features Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which are features that allow you to set a speed and following distance that will adapt and keep the distance when traffic slows down.

While the Accord and Camry have similar driver-assistance features, the Accord offers a few additional features, namely the Traffic Sign Recognition System. This feature will be able to detect and display a traffic sign on the cluster. This helps in the event that the sign has faded, it’s dark out, or the sign is obscured by foliage.

Deciding on the 2020 Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry

While each vehicle offers a lot to their respective drivers, you saw that there are some unique differences with these sedans. You got insight on the Honda Accord and its notable advantages over the Toyota Camry, though if you’d like to learn more, coming in for a personalized visit can help you make up your mind. You’ll even have the chance to take it out for a spin to see what it can really do on the road!

Schedule your 2020 Honda Accord test drive with us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Vista so you can see if this vehicle is perfect for your adventures around Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad!

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