2017 Toyota Camry Vs 2017 Honda Accord: The Honda Pips The Rival At Every Turn

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2017 Toyota Camry

This year belongs to the sporty sedans. The two cars most capable of taking the crown for the best mid-sized sedan are the 2017 Toyota Camry and the 2017 Honda Accord, both of which offer superior quality, ensconced in an exterior of luxury and dignity. They are also vehicles which offer the maximum convenience within the minimum possible price. But many customers ask: which car should they buy? We have listed out a few features and we will help you decide on which car you should go for.

The 2017 Honda Accord

2017 Toyota Camry vs 2017 Honda Accord: Engines

The 2017 Toyota Camry comes in six trims include and the SE, which is roughly the mid-level trim, has a 2.5-litre I-4 engine which has a decent output of 178 HP at 6,000 rpm and a torque of 170 Pf at 4,100 rpm. A 6-spd auto transmission equipped with Overdrive, which allows for cruising at sustained speeds, is featured. The 2017 Honda Accord offers a more powerful engine, however, in the form of a 2.4 liter, 185-hp four-cylinder block with either a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The 2017 Honda Accord EX-L has a hugely powerful and very reliable 278-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The choice between a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission is also offered. The 2017 Honda Accord is a better-equipped car and wins this round.

2017 Toyota Camry vs 2017 Honda Accord: Styling

The 2017 Honda Accord, we must admit at the outset, is a better-styled car. The design is dynamic, fluid and catchy. It has a futuristic feel to it as well. The Accord also wins in terms of comfort and space. The 2017 Toyota Camry SE has better seats than usual; the other trims are not very luxurious. In fact, even in the costlier trims, the Accord EX has better interior styling than the comparable Camry LE. While the two cars have comparable headspace, the slightly elevated Accord offers a better view and feel for the rear passengers in particular. The height of the 2017 Honda Accord is also its advantage.

Both the manufacturers, Toyota and Honda, have laid special emphasis to the interior cabin noise reduction feature. Extra noise insulation is present on both cars. The 2017 Honda Accord, however, has two new and innovative features, Active Noise Control and Active Sound Control, which makes for an exceptionally silent car. To decode the jargon, the 2017 Honda Accord is a better-styled car. However, the higher models of the 2017 Toyota Camry has better ride quality. For this reason, this round is a tie.

2017 Toyota Camry vs 2017 Honda Accord: Safety Features

Both the mid-sized sedans are certified by multiple agencies and are very safe. The Honda Accord is traditionally a bestseller thanks in major part to it safe nature. Both the 2017 Toyota Camry and the 2017 Honda Accord have the latest accident-avoidance technology in the form of adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings with forward-collision warnings. Honda’s LaneWatch camera is a deliciously skillful addition. The 2017 Toyota Camry has a very good rearview camera to offer. In a nutshell, the 2017 Honda Accord is a safer car while the 2017 Toyota Camry is a very competent rival.

2017 Toyota Camry vs 2017 Honda Accord: Infotainment

With default Bluetooth hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio streaming, both cars are very competent. The 2017 Hondas Accord, however, has multiple aces up its sleeves. On offer in the 2017 Honda Accord are SMS text capability with Pandora audio streaming, an 8-inch i-MID display and a very good dual-zone climate control system as well. When you consider the fact that even the more modest trims have these features, the 2017 Honda Accord is a winner. 

2017 Toyota Camry vs 2017 Honda Accord: Price

We finally boil things down to simpler terms. The 2017 Toyota Camry SE is priced at $23,840. The XLE V6 is the most expensive car in the family at $31,370 and it is equipped with a V6 engine.The 2017 Honda Accord starts at $31,795 for the base trim with Honda Sensing systems and the prices go up to $35,805. The 2017 Toyota Camry, while relatively cheap, looks and feels more workhorse-like. The 2017 Honda Accord is better suited to satisfy the tastes of the upwardly mobile. The 2017 Honda Accord is a better buy in every sense.

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