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Choosing the right sedan for your adventures around the streets of Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad, CA, can be a fun experience. But if you’re torn between the 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. Contact us today for more information.
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, offering 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 executes direct gear transitions and provides smoother accelerations and an overall more efficient performance.
Considering that the new Honda Accord and Toyota Camry offer hybrid engine options, it opens up the performance to new bounds. There’s a minor difference with the displacement, as the Honda sedan includes a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and the Toyota features a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine.
Both the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Camry Hybrid feature electric motors that assist the engine in hitting the desired output while remaining eco-friendly and efficient. The combined efforts of the engine and motor result in 212 horsepower with the new Honda Accord and 208 horsepower with the Toyota Camry.
One major factor in getting behind the wheel of this hybrid Toyota or Honda sedan is that they offer an impressive output while limiting their emissions and boasting a high fuel efficiency. The new Honda Accord Hybrid, Hybrid EX, and Hybrid EX-L get an EPA-estimated 48 city/48 highway/48 combined MPG.* The Camry Hybrid comes close, but falls behind with 44 city/47 highway/46 combined MPG.
Staying connected is important for today’s drivers. Luckily, both the new Honda Accord and Toyota Camry come standard with features that can help! Each vehicle includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
These features will integrate your smartphone into the touchscreens so you can directly access them without having to pull your phone out or divert your attention from the road. From the screen, you can select from your text messages, apps, contacts, media, and more!
The Honda Accord takes it a step further by including Honda Link® as a standard feature. This system will connect your vehicle to your phone, giving you access to the Accord from the palm of your hand. Through an app, you can actually start, unlock, or locate your vehicle remotely! You can even use the app to schedule important services for your vehicle.
Both vehicles even afford available Wi-Fi in their cabins. This can help keep you connected to a network and all of your favorite apps without having to use up phone data.
The 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 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 Camry.
The 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.
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.
After that, 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 front passenger 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 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.
Both the 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 lane departure systems.
These features work by using sensors and cameras mounted to the outside of each vehicle. These systems will measure the speed, lane position, and proximity of other vehicles in an effort to detect potential collisions or lane departures. They’ll provide a warning and braking assistance to give you time to react and stop the vehicle completely.
The Honda Accord includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow. Alternatively, 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 if the sign has faded, it’s dark out, or the sign is obscured by foliage.
Even though both vehicles offer quite a lot on the driver-assisting front, there are a few notable differences. The Road Departure Mitigation System, offered with the Honda Accord, ensures that your vehicle stays on the road. When you begin to drift, the system will recognize that the vehicle is veering from the road and will provide a warning, selective braking, and steering assistance to guide you back to your lane.
While each vehicle offers a lot to its respective drivers, you saw 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 do on the road!
Schedule your Honda Accord test drive at our Honda dealership so you can see if this vehicle is perfect for your adventures around Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad, California! We’re here to assist drivers with learning more about their options, how they differ, and which one would be right for you!
Get started and see us today to find your perfect ride for your next adventure!
* 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and EX-L trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined MPG rating for Sport and Special Edition 1.5T trims. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined MPG rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined MPG rating for Hybrid, Hybrid EX and Hybrid EX-L trims. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined MPG rating for the Hybrid Touring trim. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.