2023 Toyota Camry vs. Honda Accord
When it comes to midsize sedans, arguably the most famous nameplates in the segment are the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. For over three decades, these familiar foes have gone head-to-head for the top position among drivers in this segment. While the competition between the two has never been more fierce, our team at Germain Toyota of Columbus wants to help you make a more informed decision. We’ve taken an in-depth look at exactly how the Camry and Accord compare against one another. Once you see the results, you’ll quickly understand why more and more drivers are choosing the Camry over the competition.
Staying safe behind the wheel is a universally appreciated component of driving. When shopping for the right midsize sedan, it’s only natural that you’d expect nothing but the best for both yourself and your loved ones when it comes to safety. That’s precisely the reason that every Camry model comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) — a groundbreaking suite of active safety features. Technologies included as standard within this suite are:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
- Automatic High Beams (AHB)
- Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Dynamic
- Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
Although the Accord also has an impressive track record for safety, the Camry still has the advantage in several categories. For example, the base Camry trim offers a Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) available as part of a package option. At Honda, you’ll be forced to step up to a more expensive Hybrid EX trim or higher.
As proof of its commitment to protecting drivers, the 2023 Camry was awarded the Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Furthermore, the 2023 Camry received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA.
Performance & Efficiency
Whether you’re looking to experience exhilaration or efficiency, no other midsize sedan is able to match the dynamic performance available across the Toyota Camry model range. If you’re searching for a race-inspired dose of adrenaline, look no further than the thrilling Camry TRD. TRD trims come standard with impressive features including a body kit tuned for high-speed stability, 19-in TRD wheels, TRD cat-back exhaust, track-tuned suspension, and enlarged 12.9-inch front brakes. Beneath the hood lies a potent 3.5-Liter V6 engine producing 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. For comparison, the Honda Accord Sport offers a mere 192 horsepower and 252 with the optional 2.0L engine. Clearly, the favorite is the Camry TRD. Better still, the Camry is available with the confidence of an all-wheel drive system. The Honda Accord is not offered with AWD.
If it’s fuel efficiency that you’re craving, the Camry continues to outperform the Accord. Comparing base trim levels, the Camry LE offers 39 highway MPG compared to 38 from the Accord LX**. The differences are even more drastic when comparing hybrid models. The Camry LE Hybrid has an EPA-estimated 51/53/52 (city/highway/combined) MPG rating**. That’s significantly higher than the 48/47/47 (city/highway/combined) MPG rating found on the most efficient Accord Hybrid models. Spend less time and money at the pump by choosing the Toyota Camry.
Style & Confidence
Helping you stand out from the crowd, the Toyota Camry offers several signature design cues that you won’t find on any Honda Accord. A perfect example is its stylish two-tone contrast roof color option. Other distinctive features found on the exterior of Camry XSE models include a gloss-black front grille with a sport mesh insert, 19-inch gloss-black wheels, and a dual exhaust with quad chrome tips. For those looking to make a statement behind the wheel, the clear choice is the Toyota Camry.
Long-lasting confidence and peace of mind are two great ways to enhance your ownership experience. When you choose the Camry, both of these come standard. Included with the purchase of any new Camry is the ToyotaCare maintenance plan that covers factory-scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Honda does not offer complimentary scheduled maintenance coverage. Similarly, Camry Hybrid models are backed with the confidence of a Hybrid Battery warranty that lasts 10 years or 150,000 miles. That’s a full 2 years or 50,000 miles of additional coverage than what you’ll get from the Honda Accord Hybrid.
Winner – Toyota Camry
No matter which way you look at it, the clear winner of this head-to-head comparison is the Toyota Camry. The Honda Accord simply cannot measure up to the tremendous performance, efficiency, value, safety, and premium standard features included across the Camry model lineup. We invite you to browse our extensive selection of the latest Camry models here at Germain Toyota of Columbus to find the one that’s perfect for your lifestyle.
** MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $1,095 for Cars (GR86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, GR Corolla, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, GR Supra), $1,335 for SUV/Van/Small Truck (4Runner, bZ4X, C-HR, Corolla Cross, Corolla Cross HEV, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,595 for Large SUV (Sequoia), and $1,795 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure and may be subject to change at any time. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.
**2023 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.