2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Toyota Camry
One of the most iconic rivalries in the sedan segment is the Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry showdown. These cars clash every year, and they become stronger because of it. In the latest installment of this fierce rivalry—the 2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Toyota Camry comparison—many sedan shoppers choose the Accord because of some unmatched features and technology systems.
For those who are curious about the base price tags, the starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the base 2018 Honda Accord LX CVT 1.5T is $23,570*1. This is only $75 more than the starting MSRP of the 2018 Toyota Camry. In exchange for that $75 difference, Accord drivers receive several features that Camry drivers do not. Take a look at the chart below.
|2018 Honda Accord LX CVT 1.5T||vs||2018 Toyota Camry
|30/38 mpg*2||Fuel Economy (city/hwy)||29/41 mpg|
|Available on Touring||Parking Assistance||N/A|
|Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring||Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®||N/A|
The 2018 Honda Accord LX CVT 1.5T earns up to 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, as estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The 2018 Toyota Camry has very similar EPA estimates with 29-city mpg and 41-highway mpg. Simply put, both cars earn better fuel economy than the other in one regard, but the Camry does earn marginally higher estimates overall. That said, the two biggest strengths of the 2018 Camry—marginally better fuel economy and a minimally smaller base MSRP—stop there. Meanwhile, the 2018 Honda Accord is just getting started.
The biggest strength of the 2018 Accord, in regards to this comparison, is its unmatched availability of state-of-the-art features. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®, for example, are both standard on all 2018 Accord models beyond the LX trim. The 2018 Toyota Camry, however, doesn't offer either of these features on any of its trim levels. For many sedan shoppers, this shortcoming is a deal breaker.
While both sedans do share many safety and driver assistance features, the 2018 Toyota Camry doesn't offer parking assistance on any of its models. The 2018 Accord, on the other hand, has the Touring trim which is more than happy to help Honda drivers slip into that picture-perfect parking spot.
To put the 2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Toyota Camry comparison simply, Toyota offers sedan shoppers a minimally more affordable and marginally more fuel-efficient option. Honda, on the other hand, gives its customers features and technology systems that the Camry just can't match. With countless customers looking to the future and prioritizing the most must-have features—including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® as well as parking assistance—it's no wonder why so many of them choose the 2018 Honda Accord over the 2018 Toyota Camry.
*1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $890.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
*2 Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $965 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for 1.5T LX, EX and EX-L 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 and Touring models with CVT. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport and Touring models with 10-speed automatic transmission. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for 2.0T EX-L models with 10-speed automatic transmission. 47 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg rating for Hybrid models with E-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.