2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Toyota Camry
Few vehicles so widely dominate their segments like the 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Toyota Camry. These midsize sedans are two of the most popular models all across the United States, so it can come as a surprise to learn that they aren’t as evenly matched as they might first appear. The devil is in the details, so let’s take a look at the specs and features of each model to determine which one comes out on top.
Powertrains and MPG
The Accord’s engines include:
- 2.4L Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 189-hp and 182 lb.-ft. of torque while achieving up to 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway*
- 3.5L V6: Makes up to 278-hp and 252 lb.-ft. of torque while achieving up to 21 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway*.
The Camry’s engines include:
- 2.5L Four-Cylinder: Makes just 178-hp and 170 lb.-ft. of torque while delivering up to 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
- 3.5L V6: Makes up to 268-hp and 248 lb.-ft. of torque while delivering up to 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
It doesn’t matter whether you stick with the standard four-cylinder or upgrade to a V6, the Accord is always going to deliver more impressive performance while consuming less fuel.
Here’s how the two models match up against each other:
- Cargo Space: Up to 15.8 cubic feet in the trunk of the Accord vs 15.4 in the Camry. That actually puts the Camry closer to the Civic, Honda’s compact sedan, it terms of trunk space.
- Headroom: Up to 39.1 inches in the front of the 2017 Accord vs just 38.8 in the front of the 2017 Camry.
- Legroom: Up to a 42.5 inches in the front of the 2017 Accord vs just 41.6 in the front of the 2017 Camry.
Those differences really start to add up when you slip inside. Whether you need to pack in all your outdoor gear for a family camping trip outside Boulder or accommodate clients on a journey into Denver, you’ll find yourself better off with a 2017 Accord.
Such features include:
- Apple Carplay/Android Auto: Sync up your iPhone or Android device to the Accord, then use a growing range of apps and features through its onboard infotainment and connectivity systems.
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: The Camry also fits a rearview camera as standard, but it lacks the multiple viewing angles (Normal, Wide, and Top-down) of the Honda version.
- Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System: Offering 3D graphics, lane guidance, a live search function, HD digital traffic, predictive local search, simplified voice recognition, and free map updates for 5 years, this is no ordinary satnav system.
Like the Camry, the Accord can provide high-end driver assistance technologies such as Lane Departure Alert, Forward Collision Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control, but it also goes the extra mile by making these features available with even the entry-level trim. With the Camry, you’ll have to upgrade to a pricey top-tier model.
The Camry also missed out on more than a few of the Accord’s available safety technologies, including:
- Lane Keep Assist
- Honda LaneWatch
There’s No Reason to Pick a 2017 Toyota Camry Over a 2017 Honda Accord
The 2017 Honda Accord offers more power than the 2017 Camry without demanding more fuel, and it continues to outpace its rival in terms of space, safety, and features. The Accord really is a midsize without equal. To test drive yours today, just pay a visit to Fisher Honda.
*23 city / 32 highway / 26 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 27 city / 36 highway / 30 combined mpg rating for CVT models. 26 city / 34 highway / 29 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT models. 21 city / 33 highway / 25 combined mpg rating for V-6 models. Based on 2017 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.