Compare 2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Toyota Camry

Specs at a Glance

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

Fuel Capacity

  17.2 gal.

Cargo Capacity

  15.8 cu. ft.


2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry

Fuel Capacity

  14.5 gal.

Cargo Capacity

  14.1 cu. ft.

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Toyota Camry

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Mid-size sedans have always aimed to reach a balance between comfort and fuel economy by putting a robust yet efficient engine under the hood while discreetly placing cargo in a sizable trunk away from passengers. The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry stand out as two ideal examples, but this doesn’t mean they’re exactly equal in accomplishing this mission. Read on to see which comes out ahead in this competition.

Interior Volume

In virtually all measurements of passenger leeway, the Accord is similar to or exceeds the Camry. Sometimes, the differences can be striking as with front headroom where the 2018 Accord provides 39.5 inches instead of the 38.3 inches in the Camry. At 40.4 inches, second-row legroom in the Accord is over two inches greater than the 38 inches in the Camry. Also, second-row shoulder room in the Accord is nearly an inch wider at 56.5 inches over the Camry’s 55.7 inches. All of this is due to the 105.6 cubic-foot cabin that tops the Camry’s 100.4 cubic-foot interior. Don’t forget; Honda also gives items in the trunk more breathing space with 16.7 cubic feet while the Camry’s limited to 14.1 cubic feet. It’s all an impressive display of efficient design considering that, at 192.2 inches, the 2018 Accord is a mere one-tenth of an inch longer than the Toyota Camry.

Performance

The primary block for the Accord is a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder delivering 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque with 30mpg city and 38mpg highway. The power is passed along by a continuously variable transmission. By comparison, the Camry starts with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder producing 206 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission results in 28mpg city and 39mpg highway. It’s important to point out that the Accord offers an extra couple of miles per gallon in the city where most driving is typically done and with higher torque, the Accord accelerates from a standstill easier than the Camry. For more power, the 2018 Accord keeps things lightweight with a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder powerplant that cranks out 252 horses and 273 lb-ft of torque with 30mpg city and 35mpg highway*. Meanwhile, the Camry weighs things down with a big 3.5-liter V6 option creating 301 horsepower at 30 mpg city and 38mpg highway. Here, the Accord continues offering a smoother shifting experience by teaming its block with a 10-speed automatic transmission while the Camry stays with eight speeds.

Features

For 2018, the Honda Accord easily holds the lead over the Camry in the field of providing interior creature comforts that range from a higher maximum number of speakers, ten total compared to just nine possible in the Camry XSE, to twelve positions for the power-adjustable driver’s seat in the Accord Touring model while the top Camry alternative is limited to eight settings. One particular difference that’s especially important these days is in infotainment. Here, only the introductory Accord LX is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen while all higher trims are outfitted with a more accessible 8-inch panel. The Camry reserves this larger screen for the expensive XSE and XLE models. Concerning what can be accessed with them, the Accord provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility while the Camry doesn’t work on any of its models.

Another year brings another victory for the Accord over the Camry in a wide variety of categories. It packs a roomy cabin with more luxuries. To get a taste of those luxuries, try one out at our dealership today.


* 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for 1.5T LX, EX and EX-L models with CVT. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport and Touring models with CVT. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport and Touring models with 10-speed automatic transmission. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for 2.0T EX-L models with 10-speed automatic transmission. 47 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg rating for Hybrid models with E-CVT. 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.

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