2018 Toyota Camry vs. 2018 Honda Accord Sedan Comparison

If you need a dependable, sleek, stylish ride to get you around San Rafael, CA, a new midsize sedan will play the role with panache.  The Toyota Camry is one of the most beloved midsize sedans in the U.S. and it rolls into the new 2018 model year with a complete redesign, but how does it stand up to the competition?  Other similar vehicles were also reworked from the ground up, so how does the Camry fare with the likes of the Honda Accord hot on its heels?  Here we'll pit these two midsize sedans against each other and see how they stack up.

Exterior

Both the 2018 Toyota Camry and the 2018 Honda Accord get to show off new looks for the new model year.  We don't mean a few cosmetic retouches here and there -- we mean a full redesign from top to bottom for each vehicle.  The Camry boasts a bolder, more muscular exterior, sharp standard Bi-LED headlights, and a dynamic new grille.  The Accord also sports some dramatic new design elements.

Performance and Fuel Efficiency

If you want a sophisticated ride that is attentive to your commands and handles beautifully, the Toyota Camry will impress you with its agility and responsiveness.  The Honda Accord is also quite capable when it comes to turning corners and taking command of the road.  So, which one is right for you?  It depends on what you want to find under the hood.

The Camry will give you a bit more oomph.  It's powered by your choice of a 2.5L Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine that yields up to 203 horsepower and can get up to 22 city/32 highway mpg or a 301-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine that can get up to an impressive 29 city/41 highway mpg.  The Accord, on the other hand, comes with either a turbocharged 192-horsepower four-cylinder engine or a turbocharged 252-horsepower four-cylinder engine.  Both vehicles will serve you well, but the Camry's V6 engine sounds better has quite a bit more pep.  If you want to focus on fuel economy, the Camry Hybrid offers a stunning 52 combined mpg.

Interior

You'll find plenty of space for passengers in either the Toyota Camry or the Honda Accord.  Both sedans offer roomy cabins, spacious backseats, and cavernous trunk space.  Tall passengers will appreciate the extra headroom in the Camry's backseat.  If you need extra space for cargo, the Camry offers a split-folding backseat on all trim levels to help you carry more of your stuff.  The Accord offers a similar feature, but not on the base level trim.  You'll have to upgrade to get access to the extra room.

Technology and Safety

If advanced technology features are what get your heart pumping, both sedans offer some exciting features accessible from a large touchscreen display.  The Toyota Camry's updated Entune 3.0 system works like a smartphone, offering familiar pinch-and-zoom controls and a host of fun and convenient apps like Pandora and Scout GPS Link.  You'll also find a slew of standard safety features on both the Camry and the Accord.  The Camry comes equipped with Toyota Safety Sense P, a sophisticated suite of driver-assist features such as Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Pricing

When it comes down to price tags, the base models of the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord are fairly close.  The Camry's starting point weighs in at $24,380 while the Accord is close behind at a starting MSRP of $24,380.  Stop by our Toyota dealership in San Rafael today to learn more about the new Toyota Camry and set out on a test drive!

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