• 2018 Honda Accord Versus 2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Honda Accord Awards and Accolades

2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Toyota Camry: Residual Value

Although the 2018 Honda Accord may cost a little more than the 2018 Toyota Camry at the point of sale, it’s crucial to look at how your vehicle will depreciate over the long haul. According to ALG forecasts for April of 2018, the 2018 Honda Accord LX retains an impressive 58% of its residual value after 36 months and 39% after 60 months. Conversely, the 2018 Toyota Camry LE only holds 52% and 34% after the same periods of time.

2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Toyota Camry: Residual Values

Now, consider this: Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com determined the 2018 Honda Accord had the lowest 5-year cost to own in the midsize sedan segment* when factoring in depreciation and out of pocket expenses. Whether it’s value retention or long-term cost to own, the 2018 Honda Accord bests the 2018 Toyota Camry.


Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry: ALG Residual Values

2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Toyota Camry: Standard Features

The starting price will always be a determining factor during the car shopping process, but sometimes that MSRP can be a bit deceiving. Unless you want a no frills, bare-bones vehicle, the addition of certain features can inflate the starting price tag significantly.

2018 Toyota Camry LE

Honda Accord LX vs. Toyota Camry LE: Standard Features

When comparing the Honda Accord LX to the Toyota Camry LE, only the Honda sedan comes standard equipped with adaptive cruise control* across the entire lineup—even the base level LX. Other features such as stereo anti-theft and Traffic Sign Recognition* are simply not available on the Camry. Toyota even charges an extra $129 for floor mats.

2018 Toyota Camry SE

Honda Accord Sport vs. Toyota Camry SE: Standard Features

Perhaps the biggest disappointment for Toyota Camry fans can be found in this upgraded comparison of the Accord Sport and Camry SE. Not only are Apple CarPlay* and Android Auto* missing on the Camry SE, but they aren’t available on any trim level. Additionally, fog lights are noticeably absent across the entire Camry lineup, and features such as stereo anti-theft and Honda’s Traffic Sign Recognition technology are still not available.

2018 Toyota Camry XSE

Honda Accord EX-L vs. Toyota Camry XSE: Standard Features

As the trim levels shift to EX-L and XSE for Accord and Camry, respectively, the gap between features continues to widen. While remote engine start and navigation* come standard equipped on the Accord EX-L, this technology is a costly upgrade on the Camry XSE. From basic amenities to useful extras, every trim in the 2018 Camry lineup will end up costing car shoppers more money.

Edmunds.com Review: 2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Toyota Camry: Interior Space

Whether you’re comparing overall passenger volume, front and rear legroom, front and rear shoulder room, head room, or maximum cargo area, the 2018 Honda Accord has more interior space than the 2018 Toyota Camry. The Accord even boasts more trunk space than the lengthy 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan.


Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry: Passenger Volume 
Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry: Legroom 
Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry: Headroom 
Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry: Shoulder Room 
Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry: Max Cargo Volume

2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Toyota Camry: Performance

Both of these midsize sedans provide Western Michigan drivers with outstanding fuel economy. While the 2018 Camry will achieve slightly better gas mileage on the highway, the 2018 Accord manages better city and combined city/highway mpg when comparing Honda’s LX and Sport trims to Toyota’s LE and SE models. Turning our attention to power, however, only the Accord will generate more torque than the Camry—no matter which trim level is being compared.

Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry: Performance

2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Toyota Camry: Safety

Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are well known within the midsize sedan class for outstanding safety, as was demonstrated by their 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2018.* However, Toyota demands extra for driver assistive technologies like adaptive cruise control, a feature that comes standard on every Accord model—even the base LX trim. (And don’t forget Traffic Sign Recognition, another technology you can’t get on any 2018 Camry trim.) In addition, Accord’s second-row head restraints and available LED fog lights set it apart even further from the Camry when it comes to helpful safety equipment.


2018 Honda Accord Adaptive Cruise Control

Experts Choose Accord Over Camry

The midsize sedan segment is an extremely competitive class, which makes the 2018 Honda Accord’s awards even more impressive. Not only was Accord named the 2018 North American Car of the Year, but it was also named Car and Driver’s 10Best* and America’s Best Sedan*, MotorWeek’s Best Family Sedan, and 2018 KBB.com Best Resale Value*, 2018 KBB.com Best Buy Award: Overall Winner*, and 2018 KBB.com Best Buy: Midsize Car*. Continue reading to see how other automotive experts think the 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Toyota Camry match up.

AutoGuide.com 2018 Honda Accord Review

“The Honda Accord, however, just seems to be smarter, sharper, more user-friendly, and as a whole, offers a more complete and cohesive package. Add in the fact that the style will age more gracefully, and it’s easily the best car in this segment. The Camry is a really good car, but the Accord is just that much better.”


Car and Driver 2018 Honda Accord Review

“But the Accord isn’t just better than the Camry. This is a mass-market car selling at a keen price—and a better-driving one than many more expensive and pretentious performance cars. It’s the unquestioned victor here and everywhere else mid-size, mid-price vehicles may roam.”

Car and Driver

Motor Trend 2018 Honda Accord Review

“Holistically, though, there’s no comparison. The Accord is more comfortable, spacious, and luxurious than the Camry. It’s quieter, rides and handles better, and drives more elegantly. It offers superior technology with a more user-friendly interface. Simply put, Toyota built a better Camry, but Honda built a better car.”

Motor Trend

[1] KBB.com. Visit https://www.kbb.com/new-cars/total-cost-of-ownership/ for more information. Vehicles’ projected resale value is specific to the 2018 model year. [2] ACC with Low-Speed Follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather, or on winding roads. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. Low-Speed Follow not available on 6MT trims. [3] TSR cannot detect all traffic signs and may misidentify certain signs. Accuracy will vary depending on weather and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for complying with all traffic regulations. [4] Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. [5] Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc. [6] The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on EX-L and standard on Touring models in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic™ service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details. [7] Passenger volume: 2018 Honda Accord Touring: 102.7 cu.ft. 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6: 99.3 cu.ft. [8] Headroom: 2018 Honda Accord Touring: 37.5 in. 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6: 37.5 in. [9] Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s new car assessment program (www.safecar.gov) model tested with standard side airbags. [10] Car and Driver, January 2018. [11] Car and Driver, November 2017. [12] For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

† Residual values based on Automotive Lease Guide, 2009.
Residual values calculated using 15,000 miles annually.
Cost of Ownership and 5-Year Maintenance and Repair Costs source:
2009 IntelliChoice, Inc., www.intellichoice.com
Intellichoice 2009 model year shown.
Residual values as of 4/3/2018.
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