The mid-size sedan market is flooded with cars, and most of them are genuinely good quality, so how do you decide on the right one? The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are two major competitors in this segment, so we’ve put together a side-by-side comparison to figure out which comes out on top.
The 2017 Accord starts just under a thousand dollars less than the Camry, though the base Accord is a manual transmission and the Camry is automatic.
The fuel economy between these two is nearly identical, with the Accord at 32 mpg highway and the Camry at 332. The Accord uses a direct injection fuel system while the Camry uses sequential MPI, and the Honda’s horsepower is a bit higher than the Toyota’s.
Interior and Exterior
Lighter and a little roomier than the Camry, the Accord manages to improve comfort without sacrificing its lightweight, which gives it fantastic handling. Then there’s the more stylish exterior of the new Accord, which looks sportier than the standard sedan look of the Camry.
In terms of safety ratings, the Accord and Camry have almost identical ratings, mostly getting 5 out of 5 stars in crash test ratings. The Accord has one more star than the Camry.
Though the Accord and the Camry have a lot in common, the Accord is the better choice thanks to a lower MSRP, lighter weight, and better handling. Don’t just take our word for it—The Car Connection prefers the style and performance of the Accord to the Camry.
1 Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrid vehicles) and other factors. 27 city/36 hwy/30 combined mpg rating for CVT models. 2 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $875.00 destination charge and options. Lemon law fees where applicable.