Two of the most popular cars in America are the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. The 2017 versions of these famous models are modern, efficient and reliable. The two cars have similar virtues and features, except that the Camry costs less than the comparable Accord. When you dig into the details, you'll find the Toyota is a better value. We invite you to test drive both cars – we are confident you'll prefer the Camry to the Accord.
The 2017 Toyota Camry SE lists for less than the 2017 Honda Accord Sport, yet they have similar-sized 4-cylinder engines. The Camry engine has more displacement and superior bore x stroke. Camry delivers 25 mpg city and 35 mpg highway, compared to 26 city/34 highway mileage for the Accord. The Toyota is equipped with a real transmission, a 6-speed automatic, while the Honda is saddled with a CVT transmission.
Both the Toyota and the Honda have an identical wheelbase of 109.3 inches. Nonetheless, cabin occupants will favor the roominess of the Camry. The Toyota beats the Honda along several dimensions: 0.6 inches more rear headroom, 0.4 inches rear legroom and 0.1 inches rear shoulder room. In addition, the Camry's nimble curb weight tips the scale at 3,300 pounds versus 3,369 pounds for the Accord. The Toyota has a tight turning diameter of 36.7 feet compared to 39.6 feet for the Honda.
The Camry airbags include driver, passenger, rear side, driver knee, front head curtain, front knee, front side and rear head curtain. By contrast, the Accord provides only driver, passenger, front head curtain, front side and rear head curtain airbags. In terms of the NHTSA front passenger crash test rating, Camry scored 5 Stars whereas Accord scored 4 Stars. The 2017 Toyota Camry SE offers several advantages over the 2017 Honda Accord Sport. These include a standard premium radio, voice activated controls and heated exterior mirror, as well as an optional moonroof, compass, smart key system, universal garage door opener, satellite radio and navigation system in the Camry SE that are not available in the Accord Sport. The Camry SE audio system comes with 6 speakers versus 4 for the Accord Sport. If you are tired of juggling charging cords, you'll like the Camry's available Qi-compatible wireless charging pad. Many drivers prefer the emphasis the Camry puts on knobs and buttons versus the focus on touchscreen controls in the Honda.
Our Toyota dealership in Lewisville, Texas is a great place to test drive the 2017 Toyota models, including the exciting new Camry. You'll love our hassle-free shopping experience, our 72-hour return policy, 2 years/25,000 miles prepaid maintenance, and loaner car availability. Stop in at your Toyota dealer today!
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
Spec chart based on 2017 Toyota Camry XLE vs 2017 Honda Accord EX CVT