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Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry

By Autolist Staff | December 21, 2018

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Automotive Website Analyzed


98%

The Best

You should buy it

95%

The Best

You should buy it

Our User's Take

What owners think


88%

Would Buy Again

8 Ratings

100%

Would Buy Again

2 Ratings


What’s better about the Accord?

Space. The Accord offers more space where it counts: rear legroom, overall interior space and cargo space in the trunk. These practical advantages add up over the lifespan of the car in a meaningful way.

Infotainment setup. Reviews of both vehicles simultaneously praised the setup in the Accord and dinged the one in the Camry. The Honda’s is lauded for being clear and intuitive while the Toyota’s wasn’t user-friendly and lacked Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. This is a key reason for test drives; to learn which features and elements of the car you’ll be interacting with on a daily basis that will affect how much you like it.

Refinement. Both the interior and exterior of the Accord offer a high level of luxury-like refinement, materials and build quality that reviewers have uniformly praised. The Camry, meanwhile, has been criticised for a sub-par interior.


What’s better about the Camry?

More power. Toyota’s Camry comes standard with a 203-horsepower four-cylinder engine and it offers a 301-horsepower V6 as an option. Honda by contrast starts with a 192-horsepower turbocharged, four-cylinder base engine and offers a 252-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder as an option. That’s a nice little bump in power for Camry fans.

Fuel efficiency. The base Camry with the four-cylinder engine is noticeably more efficient than its Honda counterpart. The Toyota is rated by the EPA at 29/41/34 MPG city/highway/combined, compared to the Honda’s rating of 29/35/31 MPG city/highway/combined. The Camry has a longer range too.

Safety rating. The 2018 Camry is rated a Top Safety Pick Plus by the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the organization’s top rating. The Accord -- while still plenty safe -- garners only a Top Safety Pick rating. Both the Accord and Camry earned five-star crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Autolist’s take:

There’s no bad choice here as these are some of the best-executed sedans on the market. No wonder they each sell hundreds of thousands of Camrys and Accord each year. The Toyota certainly wins on paper in many of the crucial categories: safety ratings, engine power and fuel efficiency. But the Accord is still competitive in each of those categories and then adds a level of refinement, comfort, space and ease-of-use that the Camry can’t match. So if we have to pick a winner here, we say Buy the Accord.

Cost of Ownership

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Annual Fuel Costs

$1,248
15k miles at $2.745/gal
$792
15k miles at $2.745/gal
Fuel Economy

30 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
51 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
38 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway
53 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway

Safety

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

NHTSA Crash Test Results

5 stars
Overall
5 stars
Overall
Safety Features

Standard
Autonomous Braking
Standard
Autonomous Braking
Standard
Blind-Spot Warnings
Available
Blind-Spot Warnings
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Lane-Keep Assist
Standard
Lane-Keep Assist
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Available
Cross-Traffic Alert

Interior

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Interior Features

-
Leather
-
Leather
Standard
Moonroof
Available
Moonroof
Standard
Heated Seats
Standard
Heated Seats
-
Keyless Entry
-
Keyless Entry
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Climate Control
Technology

Standard
Apple Carplay
-
Apple Carplay
Standard
Android Auto
-
Android Auto
Standard
Satellite Radio
Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Bluetooth
Standard
Bluetooth
Standard
Navigation System
-
Navigation System

Under the Hood

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Powertrain

CVT
Transmission
CVT w/Sequential Shift Mode
Transmission
FWD
Drivetrain
FWD
Drivetrain
Drivetrain

192 HP @ 5500 RPM
Horsepower
N/A
Horsepower
192lb-ft @ 1600 RPM
Torque
N/A
Torque
I4
Cylinders
I4
Cylinders