The 2017 Toyota Camry vs the 2017 Honda Accord

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Toyota Camry
2017 Honda Accord

2017 Honda Accord

Got a few ideas in mind for your next midsize sedan? We’re confident that both the 2017 Toyota Camry and the 2017 Honda Accord have made your shortlist, but now you need to decide which of these two leading models is going to tick the most boxes and provide exactly what you’ve been looking for. To make the decision simpler, we’ve put together a quick and easy competitive comparison.

Without further delay, let’s see how the Camry stacks up against the Accord.

Powertrains and MPG

Every driver’s needs are a little different, so the 2017 Toyota Camry allows you to prioritize either efficiency or performance across two available engine options:

  • 2.5L Four-Cylinder: The standard engine gets up to 178-hp and 170 lb.-ft. of torque, with six-speed automatic transmission ensuring up to 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway*.
  • 3.5L V6: The available V6 commands up to 268-hp and 248 lb.-ft. of torque, enough to send you from zero to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds. And the six-speed automatic transmission helps you get up to 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway*.

The 2017 Honda Accord offers its own four-cylinder and V6; on paper, it might seem equal to the Camry, but the devil’s in the details. Toyota understands that exhilarating performance and standout efficiency ratings come from more than just the powertrain, so the Camry offers:

  • Recalibrated shocks, springs, and sway bars for tight, dynamic control
  • Wide track for a confident stance and pinpoint handling
  • Vortex generators to smooth out drag and optimize aerodynamics.
2017 Toyota Camry

Comfort and Convenience Features

If there’s one thing a midsize sedan should be sure to offer in spades, it’s comfort. These are everyday vehicles built to see you through your commute, tackle the school run, go on family vacations, and grab the weekly groceries, and you want to be as comfy as possible through every trip.

The 2017 Camry understands this, and fits several comfort and convenience amenities as standard features across all models, including:

  • Keyless Entry: In a hurry? Trying to shepherd your kids around? The Camry makes things easier by opening up without even making you take the keys from your pocket or purse.
  • 8-Way Power Driver’s Seat: This system lets you adjust your driver’s seat along 8 planes of motion at the touch of a button to find the perfect sweet spot, and provides 2-way power lumbar support to keep you free from back pain.
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks: The Camry provides up to a generous 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, but you can extend that area at will by flipping the rear seats.

It’s features like these that come together to make every journey that bit more enjoyable, but you won’t receive them as standard with the 2017 Honda Accord.

2017 Toyota Camry

Tech Features

The 2017 Toyota Camry continues to outpace the 2017 Honda Accord when it comes to tech features, supplying Toyota drivers with more standard features than the Accord. For example, the Camry fits a 6.1-inch Entune touchscreen with even the entry-level trim, while the standard Accord comes with no touchscreen at all.

Beyond standard features, the Accord fails to provide several of the Camry’s available amenities, including:

  • Qi Wireless charging for on-the-go smartphone battery refueling.
  • Trip Information monitor to read average speed, elapsed time, and fuel economy history.
  • Entune App Suite if you want to find shops in Orange, book cinema tickets in Westminster, or simply listen to internet radio.
2017 Toyota Camry

Safety Features

The 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Toyota Camry jointly lead the way in terms of safety. Both models offer the following state of the art driver assistance features:

  • Pre-Collision System (PCS)
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
  • Auto High Beams (AHB)

However, the Camry pushes slightly ahead by providing several safety features that aren’t available with the Accord at any price. Whiplash-Injury-Lessening (WIL) headrests move forward in a controlled fashion to prevent neck-related injuries, and the Safety Connect system provides:

  • Emergency Assistance
  • Stolen Vehicle Locator
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Automatic Collision Notification
2017 Toyota Camry

The 2017 Toyota Camry Comes Out Ahead of the 2017 Honda Accord

The 2017 Toyota Camry and the 2017 Honda Accord run close to neck-and-neck, but the Toyota ultimately manages to pull ahead. If you’d like to find out more or arrange a test drive, just visit Toyota Place today.

*2017 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.