How Does the 2014 Toyota Camry Stack Up Against its Competitors? 

The new 2014 Toyota Camry has gained some popularity in the Boulder area for its capable performance, affordable price tag, high fuel economy, and variety of technological conveniences — but is it enough to compete with other sedans on the market? Trying to make a case for itself this year, the 2014 Camry offers:

  • EPA-Estimated 25 mpg city and 35 mpg highway ratings
  • An Available 3.5L V6 engine upgrade
  • Standard 6.1-inch touchscreen display

Despite these highlights, customers interested in a sporty, reliable sedan will find that the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan dominates the new Toyota Camry in the key categories. The new Honda Accord delivers more standard power, provides additional comforts at no extra cost, and demonstrates a superior focus on safety through innovative structural changes.

The 2014 Honda Accord’s standard engine is a 2.4L 4-cylinder that’s capable of 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque for on-demand acceleration, which is ideal for passing and merging. The 2014 Toyota Camry’s powertrain lacks that responsive power, only putting out 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Since the new Accord is more powerful than the new Camry, you would think it would lose the fuel-efficiency battle, but it doesn’t! The new Accord Sedan CVT models will save you more at the pump, as they get an EPA estimated 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway* compared to the Camry’s 25 mpg city/35 mpg hwy.

Below is a closer look at how the 2014 Honda Accord and the 2014 Toyota Camry compare:

*24 city/34 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 4-cylinder Sedan 6MT models. 27 city/36 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sedan CVT models. 26 city/34 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport Sedan CVT models. 21 city/34 highway/26 combined mpg rating for V-6 Sedan models. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.