Accord vs. Camry
Long-time American favorites, we take a look and compare two of the most popular mid-size cars in America today: the 2017 Honda Accord versus the 2017 Toyota Camry.
Right out of the gate, the Honda Accord dominates in both style and diversity, offering coupe, sedan and hybrid models with a strong stance, defined curves and sporty appearance. With these diverse body styles, the Accord is perfectly suited for many different walks of life, including active individuals and couples with friends and gear, as well as families of 5 on-the-go, all desiring a stylish vehicle with modern functionality and connectivity. While still a popular option appealing to a mass market, the Toyota Camry only comes in a 4-door sedan (including Hybrid model) and in a somewhat more plain, less attractive body.
Now focusing solely on the Accord’s Sedan model versus the Toyota Camry, to compare apples to apples, The Car Connection (TCC) rates the 2017 Accord Sedan an Overall 8.3 out of 10, with an 8.0 in Styling, Performance, Fuel Economy and Features, and a 9.0 in Safety and Comfort & Quality.1
“The 2017 Honda Accord remains the sensible choice; it has something for everyone, all in a polished package.”
– The Car Connection (TCC)
Through the same source, the 2017 Toyota Camry’s ratings are a bit all over the place. TCC gives the 2017 Camry an Overall rating of only 7.0, with the Camry receiving an embarrassing 5.0 in Performance, only 6.0 in Styling, 7.0 in Fuel Economy and Features, 8.0 in Safety, and 9.0 in Comfort & Quality.1 Their remarks about the Toyota Camry include, “The mid-size mechanical catfish keeps the same look this year; thankfully it’s not as offensive as the Corolla,” along with “The Camry is mildly attractive from the outside, but still very conservative on the inside, and warranted a 6 on our ratings [Styling] scale.”1
Both designed for carrying up to 5 people and a reasonable amount of gear, the Accord and Camry offer many features you have come to expect in a best-seller, such as Bluetooth®,2 MP3 Player, Backup Camera,3 Miles to Empty Indicator, and much more, standard on all trim levels. While both the Accord and Camry include an Audio Touch-Screen Interface with all models, all Accords include an i-MID 8“ High-Resolution WVGA (800×480) Display, as compared to the Camry’s much smaller 6.1” Touch-Screen Display on the LE and SE models, increasing to a still smaller 7.0” option on the higher level Camry models (XLE and XSE). As we continue to explore, although both vehicles offer a standard backup camera, all 2017 Honda Accords include an upgraded Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines3 for maximum rear visibility, as well as advanced technologies like Dual-Zone Climate Control, SMS Text Message Function, Radio Data System (RDS), Pandora4 Compatibility, and Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC), all standard on even the base model Accord. Click here to further explore 2017 Honda Accord photos, videos, features, and offers.
While style and features are among top considerations for vehicle shopping, safety is one of the leading critical factors when making your vehicle purchase decision, so we have compared the 2017 Honda Accord and 2017 Toyota Camry ratings on SaferCar.gov, powered by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Both sedans are excellent safety picks, receiving a 5-Star Overall Crash Rating,5 with the Camry only receiving 4 stars in the Rollover Category,5 as compared to the Honda Accord’s 5 stars.5 Although the 2017 ratings are not yet published on their site at the time of this article, we considered the 2016 standings with the IIHS (International Institute for Highway Safety) since both models have a carry-over body design from their previous year. We found the 2016 Accord Sedan and 2016 Toyota Camry Sedan both with the highest awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick +6 designation, with the top “Good” rating in all Crashworthiness Categories.6 The Accord, however, continues advancing its case to be your driving companion by also receiving the top “Superior” rating in Crash Avoidance and Mitigation and an “A” for Headlights,6 while the Camry received a step down at “Advanced” and with only a “Marginal” in Headlights.6
Overall, the 2017 Accord brings more to you for a slightly lower Base Price MSRP.7 Proudly strut a sleeker outward appearance, while inside you enjoy the Dual-Zone Climate Control, larger Touch-Screen, Connectivity apps like Pandora4 and Text Messaging, and other added value and convenience features in even the Accord’s base model, all for a slightly lower price than the Camry. The 2017 Honda Accord proves to be a smart choice, and a stylish, safe and fuel-efficient drive that will keep you looking good and connected during your many life adventures on the road.
For more information on the latest Honda technologies and features available in the new Accord, as well as the great deals we have available, simply give us a call at (585) 978-3070 to setup your personal Accord test drive experience, so you can explore these cutting edge advances first-hand, or select an option below.
All information presented on this page was obtained directly from Automobiles.Honda.com, Toyota.com, TheCarConnection.com, SaferCar.gov, and IIHS.org. Information is deemed to be accurate but cannot be guaranteed. Consumers are welcome to independently verify all facts against manufacturer data and to contact us with any questions, using the form above.
1 Per The Car Connection. Details at Civic: http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/honda_accord-sdn_2017, Camry: http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/toyota_camry_2017.
2 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
3 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.
4 Pandora®, the Pandora® logo, and the Pandora® trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora® Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply.
5 Per the NHTSA at http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/5-Star+Safety+Ratings/2011-Newer+Vehicles/Search-Results?searchtype=model&make=HONDA&model=ACCORD&year=2017 and http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/5-Star+Safety+Ratings/2011-Newer+Vehicles/Search-Results?searchtype=model&make=TOYOTA&model=CAMRY&year=2017
6 Per the IIHS at Accord: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/honda/accord-4-door-sedan/2016 and Camry: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/toyota/camry-4-door-sedan
7 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.
8 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.