The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are two of the best-selling mid-size sedans in the country, and both have been completely redesigned for the 2018 model year, making the competition between them fiercer than ever. But which one comes out on top? We’ve put together a side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Toyota Camry.
Ride and handling
Critics think the Accord and Camry are both among the most enjoyable cars to drive in the class. However, the Accord has an edge in this category thanks to its selectable driving modes, which allow you to adjust its responsiveness and handling on the fly depending on road conditions. That brings a new dimension to driving the Camry simply cannot match. Plus, the Accord’s 192 lb-ft of torque put it slightly ahead of the Camry, giving the car extra kick off the line.
It is incredible how today’s affordable mid-size cars can make aging luxury cars seem almost poorly equipped. The 2018 Honda Accord in particular gives you as many toys and features to play with as possible. Even the base model comes with a multi-view backup camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start and the Honda Sensing® suite of driver assistive technologies. The Toyota Camry is also well equipped, but it just can’t compete.
Though the Accord and Camry are closely matched in most categories, trunk space is not one of them. Here, the Accord takes the win by a significant margin. With 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space and a split-folding rear seat for added versatility, the Accord easily pulls ahead of the Camry’s 14.1 cubic feet of space. Even if you opt for the hybrid model, which typically comes with a reduction in trunk size, the Accord retains all 16.7 cubic feet of space — and its significant advantage over the Camry.
The battle is close, but ultimately the 2018 Honda Accord must be crowned the winner for its more engaging ride, generous interior features, and superior cargo space. Taking this into consideration, it’s no surprise the Accord has been collecting countless awards from major auto publications for the past six months, including the prestigious 2018 North American Car of the Year awards.
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