Compare the 2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Toyota Camry
2018 Honda Accord
2018 Toyota Camry
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In the 2018 model year, the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry—two of the most popular and best-selling midsize sedans around—are at similar points in their production histories. While the Accord is kicking off its tenth production cycle, the Camry has already commenced its eighth. With improvements made to virtually every area, the Accord and the Camry are primed to maintain their dominance of the midsize car segment. Although evenly matched for the most part, it’s the Honda Accord that pulls out the win based on the following:
In the previous model year, the Honda Accord was more fuel efficient than the Toyota Camry. With its In-Line 4-Cylinder Turbocharger engine hooked up to a continuously variable transmission (CVT)—which avoids the energy-consuming gear-shifting mechanism of traditional transmissions—the Accord could achieve up to 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway*. For maximizing efficiency, the Camry used an I4 which, at a 2.5-liter displacement, is a little larger and is glued to a conventional 8-speed automatic transmission, thus producing numbers that are 3 less mpg in combined fuel economy. And while the Camry sticks with the aforementioned powertrain configuration for the 2018 model year, the Accord introduces a pair of smaller turbocharged engines—a 1.5-liter I4 and a 2.0-liter I4—that are even smaller and more conservative on gas consumption than the 2.4-liter I4 they replace (in addition to the 2017 model’s 3.5-liter V6).
Not only does the CVT choice on the 2018 Honda Accord contribute to a high level of fuel efficiency, but it also makes driving smoother, since there’s no gear shifting. On the 2018 Toyota Camry, you’d have to make do with the 8-speed automatic transmission; a CVT is not available on the sedan.
When shopping for a vehicle, safety is a top priority. The 2018 Camry offers a limited amount of safety features for it's base model. To name a few, it's safety features include tire pressure monitor, brake assist, and anti-lock brake. For the first time in history, advanced safety features like collision mitigation braking, lane keeping assist, and forward collision warning are now standard on the 2018 Accord. This feature was only standard on the highest trim level of the previous year model.
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*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for 1.5T LX, EX, EX-L and Touring models with CVT. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport models with CVT. Based on 2018 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.