2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Toyota Camry
2018 Honda Accord 2018 Toyota Camry
Cargo Space
  16.7 cu. ft. 14.1 cu. ft.
Rear Leg Room
  40.4 in. 38.0 in.
Rear Shoulder Room
  56.5 in. 55.7 in.

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Toyota Camry

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The Accord and Camry have become well-known mid-size sedans because they both successfully meet the requirements of the category by supplying expansive, discrete compartments for passengers and payload while providing engines that are proficiently powerful without being fuel-hungry. Still, it’s reasonable to expect one of them to these meet these obligations better than the other. Read on to see which one that is.


Numbers illustrate the advantage the 2018 Honda Accord has over the Toyota Camry in keeping commuters comfortable. Ten is the maximum number of speakers available with the Accord sound system while the top Camry trim, the XSE, only goes to nine. Twelve is the number of positions possible with the power-adjusted driver’s seat in the Accord. Camry drivers have to resign themselves to just eight positions. On the other hand, the Camry does offer an 8-inch touchscreen just like the Accord. Unfortunately, Camry buyer have to purchase either the XLE or XSE to enjoy this amenity while Accord customers can expect it in all but the introductory LX model. They can also expect it furnished with access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while the Camry doesn’t carry them at all.


Both sedans offer consumers a choice of two engines, but only the Accord uses two types of transmissions that are expertly matched to the needs of their respective powerplants while the Camry relies on a single 8-speed automatic transmission. The entry-level selection in the 2018 Accord is a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 generating 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque when partnered with a continuously variable transmission. The basic Camry offering is a weightier 2.5-liter inline-4 creating 206 horsepower but just 184 lb-ft of torque. Not surprisingly, the Accord choice delivers 30 mpg city where vehicles spend most of their time while the Camry just reaches 28 mpg. The Accord’s higher torque also comes in handy with urban stop-start driving. More horses on the highway are provided by the Accord’s 2-liter turbocharged inline-4 forging 252 horsepower while teamed with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Camry alternative is a cumbersome 3.5-liter V6 giving 301 horsepower. Once again, the 2018 Accord wins where it counts with 38 mpg highway while the 2018 Camry only manages 30 mpg. *


At 192.1 inches, the Camry is a mere tenth of an inch shorter, but interior measurements would give the impressions it’s smaller than that. The 105.6 cubic feet of cabin space found in the 2018 Honda Accord easily exceeds the 100.4 cubic feet offered by the Camry. Breaking this down into latitude for passengers, the Accord delivers 39.5 inches of front headroom while the Camry restricts things to just 38.3 inches. Rear legroom in the Accord is also dramatically greater than the Camry at 40.4 inches compared to 38 inches. Even the Accord’s rear shoulder room, 56.5 inches, is well ahead of the Camry’s 55.7 inches. The Accord also surpasses the Camry, to a lesser extent, in other variables like front shoulder room, rear hip room, and front leg room. The generous margins extend to the trunk with 16.7 cubic feet in the 2018 Accord while the Camry is stuck at 14.1 cubic feet.

While the 2018 Camry is nice, the 2018 Accord is nicer. Under the hood, it has a choice of engines better suited to the needs of a mid-size sedan. In the cabin, it has more frills including more leeway for occupants. Drop by our dealership today to see what more feels like in a 2018 Honda Accord.

* 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.