Comparison: 2017 Honda Accord vs 2017 Toyota Camry

Comparison: 2017 Honda Accord vs 2017 Toyota Camry

It's a question for the ages: Which is better, the Accord or the Camry? These two best-selling sedans have excellent reputations for reliability, safety, and comfort, but which one comes out ahead in this highly competitive segment?

Well, Staunton drivers, we're here to answer this oft-asked query. Check out our side-by-side comparison of the 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Toyota Camry:

Performance

Honda Accord

The Accord has three powertrain options, including a hybrid. The base is a 2.4-liter inline-4 mated to a continuously variable transmission, making 185 horsepower (or 189 for Sport models) and 181 lb-ft of torque. You can also choose a 3.5-liter V6 with either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, which makes 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. The Accord Hybrid has a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine combined with an AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor, making a net 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque.

According to EPA estimates, the Accord's four-cylinder model gets up to 36 MPG, the V6 gets up to 33 MPG, and the Hybrid gets up to 49 MPG.

Toyota Camry

The Camry also features three engine options. The base is a 2.5-liter inline-4 that makes 178 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.5-liter V6 makes 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. The Camry Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter inline-4 with electric motor, making a net 200 horsepower.

The EPA estimates that the Camry four-cylinder gets up to 33 MPG, while the V6 gets up to 30 MPG, and the hybrid gets up to 42 MPG.

Safety and Tech

Honda Accord

The 2017 Accord is a Top Safety Pick+, awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and also earned a best possible 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Accord is available with a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Auto High-Beam Headlights, and Honda LaneWatch blind spot monitor.

Toyota Camry

The Camry is also a Top Safety Pick+ and received a 5-Star Overall Rating by the NHTSA. However, it fell one star short of the Accord's perfect rating in tests for rollover.

The 2017 Camry is available with a backup camera, blind-spot monitoring system, radar-based cruise control, lane-departure warning, and pre-collision braking.

Comfort and Convenience

Honda Accord

The Accord has standard dual-zone climate control, available push-button start, HomeLink Remote System, and automatic dimming rearview mirror. It also features smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth wireless technology, SMS text function, Radio Data System, Pandora compatibility, and HandsFree Link. Available features include HD Radio, HondaLink, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 7-speaker audio with subwoofer, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, HD Digital Traffic, and Song by Voice.  

Toyota Camry

The 2017 Camry does not have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, but it does feature Entune Audio with multimedia bundle, wireless smartphone charging, and cruise control. Available features include HD Radio, navigation system, Entune App Suite, and push-button start.

Pricing

Honda Accord

Starting at $22,455 MSRP

Toyota Camry

Starting at $23,070 MSRP