When shopping for a midsize sedan, you will likely find that when narrowing down your choice to the most reliable and most affordable, there are two that nab your attention: The 2020 Toyota Camry and the 2020 Honda Accord. These two are among North America’s top choices for sedans because they offer everything needed in a sedan, have proven themselves more than reliable, and are among the most affordable in their class. But which one of these notable sedans will be the right one for you? In the interest of taking some of the stress out of the car-shopping experience, we here at Westbury Toyota have put together a quick and informative comparison list of the Camry and the Accord to assist you – and to prove once and for all that the Camry is still the king of its class.
The mechanical specs of these two cars are pretty similar, but different in the ways that matter most, which you can see in our table below:
|2020 Toyota Camry||2020 Honda Accord|
|2.5 liter (L) 4-cylinder DOHC 4-Cylinder engine||1.4 L DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine|
|203 horsepower (hp) and 182 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque||192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque|
|Sequential shift mode 8-speed automatic transmission||Continuously variable transmission (6-speed manual available)|
|EPA estimated 29 miles per gallon (mpg) city, 41 mpg highway, and 34 mpg combined.||30 mpg city, 38 mpg city, 33 mpg combined.|
As you can see, the Camry edges out the Accord I consistently, most specifically in regard to power and fuel economy. If you are of a more environmentally conscientious mind, both of these sedans are available as Hybrid variants. In terms of fuel economy for the variants, says the writers of U.S. News and World Report, the Camry again comes out on top by getting 51 mpg city and 53 mpg highway, as compared to the Accord’s 48 mpg city and 47 mpg highway.
Safety is something both Honda and Toyota excel at, and that is evident when you take a look at the safety features of these two sedans. While the two of them share some of the more common safety specs, the Camry benefits from the Star Safety System, a suite which includes the following:
In addition, the Camry XLE and XSE V6 have a bird’s eye view monitor, intelligence clearance sonar, and rear cross traffic braking.
The Camry again comes out on top in this category mainly because Toyota has been far more generous in the amount of features you will find in the base trim level of the Camry than Honda has been with the Accord. Standard in the Camry are:
While the 2020 Accord does have Bluetooth and a 7-inch touchscreen in the base trim, you will have to upgrade in order to get a touch interface for the touchscreen, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. If you are looking to get the most in cabin tech for the money you spend, the Camry is clearly the way to go.
Obviously we here at Westbury Toyota are going to be a little biased in favor of the Camry, but the numbers and facts we have accumulated here do not lie: The 2020 Toyota Camry offers more by way of fuel economy, acceleration, safety features, and interior cabin technology than the 2020 Honda Accord does. Both these cars are incredibly popular for good reasons, but the Camry is a better buy not only because it offers more, but because it stands on the pillar of Toyota’s famed reliability. If you are interested in learning more about buying or leasing options for the 2020 Toyota Camry, do not hesitate to give us a call or pay us a visit!